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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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Tune in at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, February 23 for the Metropolitan Opera hit production and broadcast of Bizet’s “Carmen,” starring Anita Rachvelishvili as the sultry gypsy and Nikolai Schukoff performing the role of Don Jose, the soldier who’s doomed love for Carmen destroys them both. KCSC’s Lane Whitesell hosts.


Michael Mayer’s bold new production of “Rigoletto” locates Verdi’s tragedy of lust, betrayal and revenge to 1960 Las Vegas, broadcast by the Metropolitan Opera this Saturday, February 16 at noon. The performance stars Zeljko Lucic in the title role, with Diana Damrau as his beautiful daughter and Piotr Beczala as the womanizing duke. KCSC’s Lane Whitesell hosts.


Saturday, February 9, tune in at noon to the Metropolitan Opera broadcast of Donizetti’s melodic classic “L’Eliser d’Amore,” served by a quartet of bel canto stars: Juan Diego Florez and Diane Damrau play the unlikely lovers, Mariusz Kwiecien the vainglorious sergeant, and Alessandro Corbelli, the dispenser of the elixir.


Join us this Saturday, February 2nd at noon for the Metropolitan Opera broadcast of Rossini’s comic opera, “Le Comte Ory,” featuring tenor Juan Diego Florez as the lecherous Count Ory and soprano Pretty Yende as the Countess Adele.


This Saturday at noon is the Metropolitan Opera broadcast of Donizetti’s “Maria Stuarda,” starring mezzo-soprano Joyce Di Donato (pictured) as a luminous Mary Stuart in David McVicar’s premiere Met production.

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