The 2016 American Opera Series is here via The WFMT Radio Network. The American Opera Series is designed to complement the Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts, filling in the schedule to complete the year. This year the American Opera Series features great performances by the Lyric Opera of Chicago, LA Opera,San Francisco Opera, Glimmerglass Festival, Opera Philadelphia, and the San Francisco Symphony presenting a concert version of Beethoven’s Fidelio.
The WFMT Radio Network is pleased to continue the American Opera Series with three productions from LA Opera’s 2015-16 season, along with special encore broadcasts of two Verdi operas: The Two Foscari starring Plácido Domingo, and Falstaff starring Roberto Frontali.
In just three decades of existence, LA Opera has become one of America’s most exciting and ambitious opera companies under the leadership of general director Plácido Domingo and music director James Conlon. Presenting benchmark productions of standard repertoire as well as new and rarely-staged operas, LA Opera brings together world-renowned singers, designers, directors and conductors for performances that attract the attention of international audiences and critics. The nation’s fourth largest opera company, LA Opera "...stands out as a newly important force in American Opera." (Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times).
SUMMER 2016 AMERICAN OPERA RADIO SCHEDULE
Lyric Opera of Chicago
May 14 Marriage of Figaro / Mozart
May 21 Bel Canto / J. López
May 28 Cinderella / Rossini Underwritten
June 4 Wozzeck / Berg
June 11 Merry Widow / Lehár
June 18 Nabucco / Verdi
June 25 Der Rosenkavalier / Strauss
July 2 Romeo & Juliet / Gounod
July 9 Rusalka / Dvořák
July 16 Gianni Schicchi/Pagliacci / Puccini/Leoncavallo
July 23 Norma / Bellini
July 30 The Two Foscari / Verdi
August 6 Moby-Dick / J. Heggie
August 13 Falstaff / Verdi
San Francisco Opera
August 20 Luisa Miller / Verdi
August 27 Lucia di Lammermoor / Donizetti
September 3 Die Meistersinger / Wagner
September 10 Magic Flute / Mozart
September 17 Barber of Seville / Rossini
September 24 Fall of the House of Usher / Debussy, Getty, et al. (reconstruction)
October 1 Dialogues of the Carmelites / Poulenc
October 8 Carmen / Bizet
October 15 Don Carlos / Verdi
October 22 Jenůfa / Janáček
October 29 TBA – More Information Coming Soon!
November 5 TBA
November 12 TBA
November 19 TBA
November 26 TBA
The Metropolitan Opera
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.
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.
If you are interested in underwriting an upcoming opera, click here to see what is available and contact Lane Whitesell.
Metropolitan Opera Summer
7:00-9:23 Cinemark Tinseltown
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Opera companies within driving distance!
Opera within Driving Distance Summer 2016
Aspen Music Festival (selected events) (aspenmusicfestival.com)
Intimate Artist Dinner with Rene Fleming, July 5
Opera Scenes Master Classes, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6
Puccini: La Boheme. July 14, 16, 18
Shakespeare Songs: Of Love and Madness. July 20
William Bolcom: A Wedding. July 28, 30
Voice Studio Class. July 10, 17, 24, 31
Central City Opera (centralcityopera.org)
Moore: Ballad of Baby Doe. July 9, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 27, 29, 31, August 2, 4, 6
Puccini: Tosca. July 16, 22, 24, 26, 30, August 3, 5, 7
Mozart: Impresario. July 27, August 3, and July 28 in Boulder (2 performances)
Musto: Later the Same Evening. July 28, Colorado Springs; July 30, Denver Art Museum,
and Central City, August 5
Opera in the Ozarks at Inspiration Point
Mozart: Don Giovanni. June 17, 22, 25, 29, July 7, 13
Britten: Albert Herring. June 18, 23, 30, July 5, 9, 14
Puccini: Il Tabarro / Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci (Double Bill). June 21, 24, 28, July 1, 6, 8, 15
Opera Sampler. July 2
Opera Scenes. July 12
Santa Fe Opera (santafeopera.org)
Puccini: Fanciulla de West. July 1, 6, 9, 15, August 2, 8, 13, 17, 23, 27
Mozart: Don Giovanni. July 2, 8, 13, 22, August 1, 10, 15, 20, 26
Gounod: Romeo et Juliette. July 16, 20, 29, August 4, 9, 16, 25
R. Strauss: Capriccio. July 23, 27, August 5, 11, 19
Barber: Vanessa. July 30, August 3, 12, 18, 24
Apprentice Showcase. August 14, 21
Summer Gala with Joyce di Donato. August 6, Eldorado Hotel, Santa Fe
Tulsa Youth Opera (tulsaopera.com)
The Hobbit, by Dean Burry. Williams Theater, Tulsa PAC
June 18, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and June 19, 2:30 p.m.
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