Opera

 

 

The Metropolitan Opera

Radio Broadcasts

 

From its opening in 1883, the Metropolitan Opera has been one of the world's leading opera companies. Today, the Met's preeminent position rests on the elements that established its reputation: high quality performances with many of the world's most renowned artists, a superior company of choral and orchestral musicians, a large repertory of works, and the resources to make performances available to the public.

Metropolitan Opera House

Each season, the Met stages more than two hundred performances of opera in New York City. More than 800,000 people attend the performances in the opera house during the season. Millions more, throughout the world, experience the Met on television, on tours, and through cinemacasts, radio, and recordings. 

Met Opera Radio

Launched in 1931, the Metropolitan Opera's Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical music program in radio history. The 84th season begins on December 6, 2014, with Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia, starring Isabel Leonard. Twenty-three broadcasts will be presented on the Toll-Brothers Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network through May 9, 2015. Margaret Juntwait returns as the series's  host, joined by commentator Ira Siff.

Post-opera programming is locally produced by volunteer Lane Whitesell

Opera Links

Austin Lyric Opera www.austinlyricopera.com

Dallas Opera www.dallasopera.or

Houston Grand Opera www.houstongrandopera.org/

San Antonio Opera www.saopera.com

Santa Fe Opera www.santafeopera.org

Tulsa Opera  www.tulsaopera.com

Wichita Grand Opera  www.wichitagrandopera.org

Opera in HD

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04/25/2015

04/25/2015
The Met's new production of the double bill Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci "provides a splendid, subtle contemporary view of the two verismo chestnuts." (Wall Street Journal) Marcelo Álvarez "delivers the most impassioned and and commanding singing" (New York Times), opposite Eva-Maria Westbroek and Patricia Racette.

04/18/2015

04/18/2015
Shostakovich's towering tragedy of adultery and murder, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, stars the commanding dramatic soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek as the heroine who suffers the vicissitudes of her treachery. Brandon Jovanovich is her co-conspirator and lover, and James Conlon conducts.

04/11/2015

04/11/2015
Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin "subtly drew nuanced details, glowing sound, and sure pacing from the great Met orchestra" (New York Times) in Verdi's masterpiece Don Carlo. Barbara Frittoli, Yoonghoon Lee, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, and Ferruccio Ferlanetto lead the starry cast.

04/04/2015

04/04/2015
"Supported by the splendid Met orchestra, [James Levine] ignited theatrical fires" (Financial Times) in Verdi's early masterpiece Ernani. Plácido Domingo stars in the baritone role of Don Carlo, opposite Angela Meade as Elvira and Francesco Meli in the title role.

03/28/2015

03/28/2015
New coloratura star Albina Shagimuratova takes on the tour-de-force title role of Donizetti's bel canto drama Lucia di Lammermoor, opposite Joseph Calleja as Edgardo. Maurizio Benini conducts Mary Zimmerman's hit production.

Local Opera Review - The Coronation of Poppea

OCU's production of The Coronation of Poppea, March 6 - 8, 2015.

Local Opera Review - Little Women

UCO's production of Mark Adamo's Little Women, March 5 - 8, 2015

Opera Within Driving Distance, Spring 2015

 Austin Lyric Opera

Mozart, Don Giovanni: April 25 and 30, May 3

 

Dallas Opera

Puccini, La Boheme: March 13,15, 18, 21, 27, 29

Donizetti, Elixir of Love (Fifty-minute family version): March 22

Tchaikovsky, Iolanta: April 10, 12, 15, 18

Davies, The Billy Goats Gruff: April 11

 

Fort Worth Opera Festival

Verdi, La Traviata: April 25, May 3, 9

David T. Little, Dog Days: April 24, 26, 28, 29, May 1, 2

Thomas, Hamlet: May 2, 10

 

Houston Grand Opera

Wagner, Die Walküre: April 18, 22, 25, 30, May 1

Sondheim, Sweeney Todd: April 24, 26, 29, May 2, 8, 9

Martinez/Foglia, El Pasado Nunca Se Terminar: May 13, 16, 17

 

Lyric Opera of Kansas City

Puccini, Tosca: April 18, 22, 24, 26

 

Oklahoma City University

Lerner and Loewe, Brigadoon: April 24, 25, 26

 

Tulsa Opera

Carlisle Floyd, Of Mice and Men: April 10, 12

 

Wichita Grand Opera

Puccini, Turandot: August 28, 30

Verdi, Don Carlo, September 25, 27

Offenbach, Grand Duchess of Gerolstein: October 10, 16, 18