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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06/15/2013

06/15/2013
The Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Puccini’s “La Boheme,” this Saturday at noon, starring soprano Anna Netrebko in her Lyric debut as the sickly seamstress Mimi and tenor Joseph Calleja as the impoverished poet Rodolfo. Follow this famous tale of love and loss among the young inhabitants of the Latin Quarter in mid-19th century Paris with KCSC host Lane Whitesell.

06/08/2013

06/08/2013
Double header for this Saturday’s noon opera schedule! First, you’ll hear soprano Christine Goerke make her Lyric Opera of Chicago debut in the title role of Richard Strauss’ “Elektra.” Next, tune in to Engelbert Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel,” starring mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong as Hansel and soprano Maria Kanyova as Gretel. KCSC’s Lane Whitesell hosts.

06/01/2013

06/01/2013
The Lyric Opera of Chicago lights up the first of June with the noon broadcast of Gaetano Donizetti’s wickedly, sardonic comedy “Don Pasquale,” starring Ildebrando D’Arcangelo as Don Pasquele joined by soprano Marlis Petersen, baritone Corey Crider, and tenor Rene Barbera. KCSC’s Lane Whitesell hosts.

05/25/2013

05/25/2013
Tune in at noon to 90.1 FM this Saturday, May 25 for an encore presentation of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s broadcast of Jules Massenet’s “Werther,” starring tenor superstar Matthew Polenzani (pictured) as the poet, Werther, and soprano Sophie Koch as Charlotte—the haunting story of missed connections and shattered illusions. KCSC’s Lane Whitesell hosts.

05/18/2013

05/18/2013
Join us at noon this Saturday, May 18 for the Lyric Opera of Chicago broadcast, Verdi’s “Simon Boccanegra,” starring the world-renowned Thomas Hampson (pictured) as Simon, Ferruccio Furlanetto as Fiesco, Krassimira Stoyanova as Amelia, and Frank Lopardo, as Adomo. Set in 14th century Genoa, the opera centers on the noble, passionate, desperately conflicted Boccanegra, Doge of Genoa and his violent conflict with his enemy, the nobleman Fiesco (and a reconciliation that will break your heart).



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