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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05/11/2013

05/11/2013
The Metropolitan Opera starts early this Saturday, May 11! Tune in at 10 a.m. to hear Robert Lepage’s landmark production of Wagner’s “Gotterdammerung.” The “Ring’s” cataclysmic finale stars Deborah Voigt (pictured) as Brunnhilde opposite Lars Cleveman as Siegfried. KCSC’s Lane Whitesell hosts.

05/04/2013

05/04/2013
Tune in at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 4 for one of the Metropolitan Opera’s greatest productions, Francis Poulenc’s masterpiece “Dialogues des Carmelites,” a rare return to the repertory with a fine cast led by Patricia Racette, Felicity Palmer, and Isabel Leonard. Louis Langree conducts this dramatic work with one of the most haunting final moments in opera. KCSC's Lane Whitesell hosts.

04/27/2013

04/27/2013
The Metropolitan Opera broadcast begins at 11 a.m. this Saturday, April 27. Join us for David McVicar’s witty and effervescent production of Handel’s “Giulio Cesare,” starring the world’s leading countertenor David Daniels singing the title role opposite Natalie Dessay as Cleopatra. KCSC’s Lane Whitesell hosts.

04/20/2013

04/20/2013
Tune in at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 20 for KCSC’s Metropolitan Opera broadcast. In part three of the Ring, Wagner’s cosmic vision focuses on his hero’s early conquests, while Robert Lepage’s revolutionary stage machine transforms from bewitched forest to mountaintop love nest. Jay Hunter Morris sings the title role and Deborah Voigt’s Brunnhilde is his prize. Bryn Terfel is the wanderer. KCSC’s Lane Whitesell hosts.

04/13/2013

04/13/2013
Of special note, the Metropolitan Opera broadcast begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13. Tune in and hear the second installment of Robert Lepage’s new production of Wagner’s Ring cycle, Die Walkure, starring a stellar cast led by Bryn Terfel as Wotan and Deborah Voigt as Brunnhilde.



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