KUCO presents:   Los Angeles Opera

In just a quarter-century of existence, LA Opera has become, under the leadership of The Eli and Edythe Broad's General Director Plácido Domingo, the  fourth largest opera company in the United States.  Mark Swed from the Los Angeles Times declares that the LA Opera "...stands out as a newly important force in American Opera."

Conductor and Music Director James Conlon has developed a vast symphonic, operatic and choral repertoire and has established enduring relationships with the world's most prestigious symphony orchestras and opera houses. Through worldwide touring to North and South America, Asia, and Europe, an extensive discography, frequent television appearances and guest speaking engagements, he has become one of today's most recognized conductors.


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

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Tune in at noon for the Lyric Opera of Chicago broadcast of Andre Previn's "A Streetcar Named Desire," based on the book by Tennesee Williams. A Lyric Opera premiere, "Streetcar" stars Renee Fleming as Blanche DuBois, Susanna Phillips as Stella, and Teddy Tahu Rhodes as Stanley. KCSC's Lane Whitesell hosts.


Join us this Saturday, June 29 at noon for the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s broadcast of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Rigoletto,” and experience a world where murder’s a sport and debauchery’s a way of life. Baritone Zeljko Lucic (pictured) shares the stage as Rigoletto with soprano Albina Shagimuratova as Gilda and tenor Giuseppe Filianoti as the Duke. KCSC’s Lane Whitesell hosts.


Saturday, June 22 marks the return of Wagner’s richly human comedy of manners, “Die Meistersinger,” a broadcast of the Lyric Opera of Chicago beginning at noon. Tenors James Morris and Johan Botha star along with soprano Amanda Majeski and baritone Bo Skovhus. KCSC’s Lane Whitesell hosts.


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.


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.

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