KUCO presents:   Los Angeles Opera

In just a quarter-century of existence, LA Opera has become, under the leadership of The Eli and Edythe Broad's General Director Plácido Domingo, the  fourth largest opera company in the United States.  Mark Swed from the Los Angeles Times declares that the LA Opera "...stands out as a newly important force in American Opera."

Conductor and Music Director James Conlon has developed a vast symphonic, operatic and choral repertoire and has established enduring relationships with the world's most prestigious symphony orchestras and opera houses. Through worldwide touring to North and South America, Asia, and Europe, an extensive discography, frequent television appearances and guest speaking engagements, he has become one of today's most recognized conductors.


Post-opera programming is locally produced by volunteer Lane Whitesell

Opera Links

     Austin Lyric Opera www.austinlyricopera.com

     Dallas Opera www.dallasopera.org

     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

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This Saturday at noon, the LA Opera presents Billy Budd. Based on Herman Melville's classic American tale, this production of one of Benjamin Britten's masterpieces comes to the LA Opera stage for the first time in 14 years. Baritone Liam Bonner leads the all-male cast in what novelist E.M. Forster describes as a "sexual discharge gone evil." Post opera programming produced by volunteer Lane Whitesell.


This Saturday at Noon, the LA Opera features Mozart's The Magic Flute. Under the baton of James Conlon, this celebration of true love conquering all transports audiences into an enchanted world where good faces the forces of darkness. Packed with exquisite singing and stage wizardry, Mozart's delightful blend of high comedy & serious drama enchants young & old alike. Post-opera programming presented by volunteer Lane Whitesell.


A riveting drama of love and jealousy, filled with famously alluring melodies, Carmen is one of the world’s most popular operas. This Saturday at Noon features Patricia Bardon in the lead role of Bizet’s masterpiece, with an immortal score that overflows with one delight after another. Post-opera programming presented by volunteer Lane Whitesell.


Saturday at Noon brings us the first LA Opera broadcast for the season. Music Director James Conlon conducts this unabashed celebration of Merrie Olde England’s lusty days and bawdy nights, starring Italian baritone Roberto Frontali. When Shakespeare’s portly knight of Windsor hatches a plot to improve his love life by courting two different married women, he launches a flood of comic chaos and romantic misadventure. Post-opera programming presented by volunteer Lane Whitesell.


This Saturday at Noon is the final Lyric Opera of Chicago broadcast of the season. Joyce DiDonato and Matthew Polenzani in Mozart's passionate, political opera set in ancient Rome, La clemenza di Tito. Post-opera programming presented by volunteer Lane Whitesell.

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