Opera

 

Opera at Classical KUCO

with Lane Whitesell

 

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Lane's Holiday Gift CD List!

 

 

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Lane's review of Hansel & Gretel at the University of Oklahoma

The Met’s 2017–18 season of Live in HD movie-theater transmissions features ten presentations!

 

  

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Regal Cinemas Spotlight 14, Norman 

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 Oklahoma City's New Resident  

Opera Company

 

Tosca October 6, 2017 Review

La Traviata February 3, 2017 Review

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Opera Companies within Driving Distance

Schedules

 

 

 Austin Lyric Opera

Dallas Opera

Houston Grand Opera  

Lyric Opera Kansas City

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

San Antonio Opera

Santa Fe Opera

Tulsa Opera 

Wichita Grand Opera 

 

Saturday Opera with Lane Whitesell

Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro, December 23

Mozart:  Le Nozze di Figaro, December 23
Adam Plachetka is the wily Figaro and Luca Pisaroni Count Almaviva on December 23rd, with Rachel Willis-Sorenson as the Countess, Christiane Karg as Susanna, and Serena Malfi as Cherubino.

Bellini: Norma. December 16

Bellini:  Norma.   December 16
A typical Druid love triangle, with a philandering Roman tenor caught by the mother of his children.

Mozart: Magic Flute. Begins 11:30 on December 9

Mozart:  Magic Flute.  Begins 11:30 on December 9
The holiday perennial returns

Verdi: Requiem. December 2

Verdi:  Requiem.  December 2
The broadcast of the Saturday matinee performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem opens the 2017-2018 season of the Metropolitan Opera radio series and is dedicated to the memory of Dmitri Hvorostovsky. 

Craig Bohlmer: Riders of the Purple Sage. November 25

Craig Bohlmer:  Riders of the Purple Sage.  November 25
Based on the Zane Grey novel, this is the first world premiere in the history of Arizona Opera.

Franco FAccio: Amleto. November 18

Franco FAccio:  Amleto.  November 18
Thirty years before Arrigo Boito wrote the Shakespearean librettos for Verdi's Falstaff and Otello he wrote this libretto for Franco Faccio. The opera had not been produced since 1865 when Opera Southwest performed it.

Rossini: Tancredi. November 11

Rossini:  Tancredi.  November 11
Recorded a year ago in Albuquerque, this is Rossini's 1813 Heroic opera.

Bellini: Il Pirata. November 4

Bellini:  Il Pirata.  November 4
Angela Meade and Santiago Ballerini are the ill-fated lovers, the pirate and his would-be wife, in Bellini's early tragedy.

Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia. October 28

Donizetti:  Lucrezia Borgia.  October 28
This was a concert performance of Lucrezia Borgia this summer at the Caramoor Festival, recorded for our listening pleasure.

Verdi: Falstaff. Concert Performance

This is an archival concert performance of Falstaff by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with Ambrogio Maestri as Falstaff.

Richard Strauss: Arabella. October 14

A Viennese family can only afford to have one daughter making a debut to society so the second daughter has been raised as a son. When the "boy" falls in love, will it spoil the older sister's chances at a marriage to a wealthy widower?

Gaetano Donizetti: Don Pasquale. October 7

Gaetano Donizetti:  Don Pasquale.  October 7
Norina (Heidi Stober), Ernesto (Lawrence Brownlee), and Dr. Malatesta (Lucas Meacham) stop 70-year-old Don Pasquale's plans to marry and disinherit his nephew Ernesto. Maurizio Muraro is the title character.

Bright Sheng: Dream of the Red Chamber. September 30

Bright Sheng:  Dream of the Red Chamber.  September 30
A Chinese warrior is torn between the love of his soulmate and his family's need for him to marry his cousin, a rich heiress.

Umberto Giordano: Andrea Chenier. Sept. 23

Umberto Giordano:  Andrea Chenier.  Sept. 23
A poet and a noblewoman find love during the French Revolution

Amilcare Ponchielli: La Gioconda. September 2

Amilcare Ponchielli:  La Gioconda.  September 2
The 1979 performances are a piece of history. Here are Renata Scotto and Luciano Pavarotti in the roles that they each forbade San Francisco Opera to release on video.



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