PAINTED SKY OPERA, LA TRAVIATA, FEBRUARY 3, 2017

Painted Sky opera triumphed in their first foray into traditional operatic repertory last night at the Freede Little Theater, Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City.

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

 

If you are interested in underwriting an upcoming opera, here is the radio broadcast list for 2016-2017.  Feel free to email Lane Whitesell,  your opera host, at lwhitesell@uco.edu, for more information.

 

1/14    G. Puccini:  La Boheme.    Underwritten

1/21    C. Gounod:  Romeo et Juliette.   Underwritten

1/28    G. Rossini:  Il Barbiere di Siviglia.    Underwritten

2/4      G. Verdi:  Rigoletto.     Underwritten

2/11    G. Bizet:  Carmen.     Underwritten

2/18    V. Bellini:  I Puritani.     Underwritten

2/25    A. Dvorak:  Rusalka.     Underwritten

3/4      J. Massenet:  Werther.    Underwritten

3/11    G. Verdi:  La Traviata.     Underwritten

3/18    G. Rossini:  Guillaume Tell (from fall 2016)  Underwritten

3/25    W. Mozart:  Idomeneo.     Underwritten

4/1      L. v. Beethoven:  Fidelio.     Underwritten

4/8      R. Wagner:  Tristan und Isolde.  Underwritten 

4/15    G. Verdi:  Aida.     Underwritten

4/22     P. Tchiakovsky:  Evgeny Onegin.     Underwritten

4/29     R. Wagner:  Der Fliegende Hollander.    Underwritten

5/6      F. Alfano:  Cyrano de Bergerac.

5/13     R. Strauss:  Der Rosenkavalier.    Underwritten

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SUMMER - FALL  2017


The 2016 American Opera Series is here via The WFMT Radio Network. The American 

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Metropolitan Opera Live in HD

Tinseltown

AMC 24, Quail Springs Mall

Regal Cinemas Spotlight 14, Norman

February 25  Rusalka

March 11  La Traviata

March 25  Idomeneo

April 22  Eugene Onegin

May 13  Der Rosenkavalier

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Opera companies within driving distance!

 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

 

Bizet: Carmen. February 11

Bizet:  Carmen.  February 11
The timeless story of the gypsy Carmen and the possessive Don Jose who must possess her completely rather than accept her free spirit.

Verdi: Rigoletto. February 4

Verdi:  Rigoletto.  February 4
Željko Lučić reprises Rigoletto from two years ago with Stephen Costello and Olga Peretyatko as the Duke of Mantua and Gilda.

Rossini: The Barber of Seville. January 28

Rossini:  The Barber of Seville.  January 28
Figaro, the barber, helps Count Almaviva win Rosina's love and hand.

Charles Gounod: Romeo et Juliette. January 21

Charles Gounod:  Romeo et Juliette.  January 21
Shakespeare's tale of ill-fated lovers is on the radio and at your local movie theaters in HD.

Giacomo Puccini: La Boheme. 14 January 2017

Giacomo Puccini:  La Boheme.  14 January 2017
Michael Fabiano and Ailyn Perez will be the featured young lovers for the January 14 radio broadcast.

Giuseppe Verdi: Nabucco. 7 January 2017

Giuseppe Verdi:  Nabucco.  7 January 2017
Placido Domingo stars as the biblical king who is struck mad by the God of the Hebrews while in the Temple of Baal. Verdi's most famous chorus, Va Pensiero, is also featured.

Richard Strauss: Salome. December 17

Richard Strauss:  Salome.  December 17
Patricia Racette has recently triumphed in the title role internationally.

G. Rossini: L'Italiana in Algieri, December 31

G. Rossini:  L'Italiana in Algieri, December 31
An Italian girl is captured by the Barbary pirates and hilarity ensues.

W. A. Mozart: The Magic Flute, December 24

W. A. Mozart:  The Magic Flute, December 24
The Julie Taymor production returns with Janai Brugger and Ben Bliss as Tamino and Pamina. Christopher Maltman is Papageno.

Kaija Saariaho, L'Amour de Loin. December 10

Kaija Saariaho, L'Amour de Loin.  December 10
Eric Owens is the 13th-century troubador and Susanna Philips his Love from Afar (in Tripoli) with Tamara Mumford as the Pilgrim who travels back and forth with their messages to each other in the first Met in HD and radio performance.

Puccini: Manon Lescaut, December 3, 2016

Puccini:  Manon Lescaut, December 3, 2016
Puccini's first major opera received this new production last season and has Anna Netrebko in the title role for this run.

Rossini: The Thieving Magpie

Rossini:  The Thieving Magpie
Rossini's opera semi-seria is a problem for production since it depends on a magpie. Glimmerglass allowed the magpie (danced by Meg Gillentine, also the choreographer) full range of the stage this year.

10/29/2016 -- Sweeney Todd

10/29/2016 -- Sweeney Todd
The summer 2016 production of Sweeney Todd from the Glimmerglass Festival starred Greer Grimsley as the butcherous barber.



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