Opera

Opera at Classical KUCO

 

 

 

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

 

 

  Saturday, April 28th, Encore Wednesday, May 2nd

Cinemark Tinseltown,

AMC 24 Quail Springs Mall

Regal Cinemas Spotlight 14, Norman 

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 Oklahoma City's New Resident  

Opera Company

 

Presenting

Three Decembers, by Jake Heggie, May 11-13


Freede Little Theater, Civic Center Music Hall, OKC.  8 p.m. and 2 p.m.
 

3Decembers

Tosca October 6, 2017 Review

La Traviata February 3, 2017 Review

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Oklahoma City

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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 

Enjoy Lane's reviews of opera performances within driving distance here!

Thomas Ades: The Exterminating Angel. April 21

Thomas Ades:  The Exterminating Angel.  April 21
This is an archival performance of the Met's first performances last fall. Most of the cast is made of up-and-coming young artists, including Kevin Burdette and Rod Gilfry, who have sung in Tulsa and Dallas.

Verdi: Luisa Miller. April 14, 11:30 a.m.

Verdi:  Luisa Miller.  April 14, 11:30 a.m.

The Count's son Rodolfo knows the secret of how the Count killed his predecessor with the help of Wurm. Miller and Luisa are caught in the crossfire.

Lucia di Lammermoor, April 7. 11:30 a.m.

Lucia di Lammermoor, April 7.  11:30 a.m.
Coincidentally playing at OU this weekend, Lucia is a story of betrayal of a young woman by her brother, his retainers, and a Calvinist Presbyterian minister who is supposed to be her protector, all in the name of political power.

Mozart: Cosi fan tutte. March 31

Mozart:  Cosi fan tutte.  March 31
See Oklahoma's Kelly O'Hara as Despina on the HD broadcast at your local movie theater with Christopher Maltman as Don Alfonso, Amanda Majewski and Serena Malfi as Fiordiligi and Dorabella, and Ben Bliss and Adam Platchetka as Ferrando and Guglielmo.

Puccini: Turandot. March 24

Puccini:  Turandot.  March 24
Hei-Kyung and Marcello Alvarez reprise their singing of Liu and Calaf with Maria Serafin as the title character and bass Alexander Tsymbalyuk as Timur in this broadcast of Puccini's last opera.

Richard Strauss: Elektra. March 17

Richard Strauss:  Elektra.  March 17
Christine Goerke has become the premiere Elektra of our time. She appears with Elza van den Heever as her sister Chrystothemis, Michaela Schuster as her mother Klytaemnestra, and Mikhail Petrenko as her brother Orest, in this presentation of the greatest of all disfunctional families. The rest of the afternoon will be the Spring Fund Drive for opera and vocal music.

Rossini: Semiramide. March 10, also in HD.

Rossini:  Semiramide.  March 10, also in HD.
Rossini's Semiramide, the last of his opera seria, is seldom performed because of the problems of finding a cast. It requires a soprano, mezzo, tenor, and bass with extreme agility of voice and good acting skills. Piecutred is Elizabeth Deshong, this year's Arsace. Angela Meade, Javier Camarena, and Ildur Abdrazakov are Semiramide, Idreno, and Assur. This radio performance can also be seen on the wide screen in HD.

Puccini: Madama Butterfly. March 3

Puccini:  Madama Butterfly.  March 3
Ermonela Jaho and Roberto Aronica are Cio-Cio-San and Lieutenant B. F. Pinkerton in the Anthony Minghella production of Madame Butterfly. Maria Zifchak and Roberto Frontali round out the principals as Suzuki and the American consul Sharpless.

Puccini: La Boheme. Early: 11:30 a.m.

Puccini:  La Boheme.  Early:  11:30 a.m.

Michael Fabiano and Sonya Yoncheva are the broadcast Rodolfo and Mimi with Susanna Philips and Lucas Meacham as Musetta and Marcello.

Wagner: Parsifal. EARLY 10:30 a.m. February 17

Wagner:  Parsifal.  EARLY 10:30 a.m. February 17
Richard Wagner's Parsifal has its first outing under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin this season. Klaus Florian Vogt and Evelyn Herlitzius bring their European roles to the Met as Parsifal and Kundry.

Donizetti: L'Elisir d'amore. 11 a.m. start time

Donizetti:  L'Elisir d'amore.  11 a.m. start time
Donizetti's romantic comedy features Pretty Yende and Matthew Polenzani as Adina and Nemorino, with Ildebrando d'Arcangelo as Dr. Dulcamara. The performance begins one hour early, at 11 a.m. central time.

Giuseppe Verdi: Il Trovatore. February 3

Giuseppe Verdi:  Il Trovatore.  February 3
A truly convoluted tale of love and revenge has returned to the Met, with Yonghoon Lee as the title character Manrico, Jennifer Rowley as his true love Leonora, Quinn Kelsey as the Count di Luna, and Anita Rachvelishvili as the sometimes insane gypsy who has raised Manrico as her own child.

Giacomo Puccini: Tosca. January 27

Giacomo Puccini:  Tosca.  January 27
Puccini's "shabby little shocker" has returned with Sonya Yoncheva and Vittorio Grigolo as the lovers and Zeljko Lucic as Baron Scarpia. This matinee is the last performance now; it returns to the Met in April and May with Anna Netrebko and Marcello Alvarez as Floria Tosca and Mario Cavaradossi.

Jules Massenet: Thais. January 20

Jules Massenet:  Thais.  January 20
Based on the novel by Anatole France, the courtesan of ancient Alexandria, Thais, is saved by the Cenobite monk Athanael, who loses his religion for love of Thais, who dies in his arms. Ailyn Perez sings the title role with Gerald Finley as the monk. This is an archived performance from last November.

Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana, and Leoncavallo: Pagliacci. January 13

Mascagni:  Cavalleria Rusticana, and Leoncavallo:  Pagliacci.  January 13
Opera's most famous double bill opened January 8th for this year's run, with tenor Roberto Alagna singing in both operas, Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana, and Canio in Pagliacci.



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