Opera

 

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The Metropolitan Opera (the "Met") is an opera company based in New York City, resident at the Metropolitan Opera House, located at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.  It is the largest classical music organization in North America . Several operas are presented in new productions each season along with revivals of productions from previous seasons.

The operas in the Met's repertoire consist of a wide range of works, from 18th century Baroque and 19th century bel canto to the minimalism of the late 20th Century. These operas are presented in staged productions that range in style from those with elaborate traditional decors to others that feature modern conceptual designs.

The Met's performing company consists of a large symphony-sized orchestra, a chorus, children's choir, and many supporting and leading solo singers. The company also employs numerous free-lance dancers, actors, musicians and other performers throughout the season. The Met's roster of singers includes both international and American artists, some of whose careers have been developed through the Met's young artists program. While many singers appear periodically as guests with the company, others, such as Renée Fleming and Plácido Domingo, have long maintained a close association with the Met, appearing many times each season.

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

Opera in HD

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04/26/2014

04/26/2014
Music Director James Levine conducts Mozart’s beloved opera about testing the ties of love, “Cosi fan tutte.” The cast is filled with youthful Metropolitan Opera stars: Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard are the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella, Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov are their lovers, with Danielle de Niese as the scheming Despina. Join us this Saturday at noon. Lane Whitesell is your host.

04/19/2014

04/19/2014
The Metropolitan Opera begins at 11 a.m. this Saturday, April 19, presenting “Arabella.” Swedish soprano Malin Byström stars in the title role of Strauss’s nostalgic romance that explores the fleeting charms of youth, opposite Michael Volle and Juliane Banse. Philippe Auguin conducts. Lane Whitesell is your host.

04/12/2014

04/12/2014
The Metropolitan Opera broadcast of "Andrea Chenier" begins at noon. After their powerful pairing in “Il Trovatore,” tenor Marcelo Álvarez and soprano Patricia Racette reunite in Umberto Giordano’s melodramatic story of life in times of revolutionary fervor, a passionate tale of the ill-fated love of a dashing poet and an aristocratic lady, set against the backdrop of the French Revolution. Lane Whitesell is your host.

04/05/2014

04/05/2014
Puccini’s moving story of young love is the most performed opera in Metropolitan Opera history—and with good reason. Soprano Anita Hartig stars as the frail Mimì in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, "La Boheme," with tenor Vittorio Grigolo (pictured) in the role of her passionate lover, Rodolfo. Lane Whitesell is your local host.

03/29/2014

03/29/2014
The Metropolitan Opera broadcast returns this Saturday, March 29th at noon. Diana Damrau stars as Amina opposite bel canto specialist Javier Camarena as Elvino in Mary Zimmerman’s intriguing staging of Bellini’s sweet love story “La Sonnambula,”with its unforgettable sleepwalking aria for the heroine. Marco Armiliato conducts. Lane Whitesell hosts.



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