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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

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Robert Lepage’s landmark production of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen is back for three complete cycles this spring. Tune in at noon, Saturday, April 6 for the first installment of the Metropolitan Opera broadcast of Wagner’s Das Rheingold, starring Stephanie Blythe, Stefan Margita, and Mark Delavan as Wotan.


Saturday, at 11:30 a.m., tune in to the Metropolitan Opera broadcast of Verdi’s “La Traviata,” and hear soprano Diana Damrau tackle Verdi’s eternal heroine for the first time in Willy Decker’s inspiring production. Placido Domingo sings the baritone role of Germont, Violetta’s tormentor. KCSC’s Lane Whitesell hosts.


Join us at noon, Saturday, March 23 for a 1977 archive broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera production of Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino,” the dark, magnificent opera starring the legendary Leontyne Price (pictured) as Leonora who is desperately in love with Alvara (Placido Domingo) even as fate wrenches them apart. KCSC’s Lane Whitesell hosts.


Join us at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16th for the Metropolitan Opera broadcast of Riccardo Zandonai’s rarely performed opera, “Francesca Da Rimini,” starring soprano Eva-Maria Westbrook as the title heroine and Marcello Giordani, Robert Brubaker, and Mark Delavan. KCSC’s Lane Whitesell hosts.


The Metropolitan Opera broadcast begins early this weekend so tune in at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 9 for Nicholas Hytner’s powerful production of Verdi’s epic vision of the Spanish Inquisition, “Don Carlos.” The broadcast features a strong cast including Ramon Vargas (pictured) in the title role joined by Barbara Frittoli, Anna Smirnovo, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, and others.

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