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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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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.


David McVicar’s vivid production of Verdi’s intense melodrama “Il Travatore,” returns to the Met and airs at noon Saturday, Jan. 12.
The performance features soprano Patricia Racette, mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe (pictured), and tenor Marco Berti.


The Metropolitan Opera broadcast begins at 11 a.m. Sat., Jan. 5. Join us for Hector Berlioz’s (pictured) French grand opera and his most ambitious work, “Les Troyens,” featuring Deborah Voigt, Susan Graham, Marcello Giordani, and Dwayne Croft leading the cast of characters in a portrayal of the Trojan War.


Join KCSC Sat., Dec. 29 at noon for the Metropolitan Opera broadcast of Thomas Ades’s contemporary masterpiece, the three-act opera “The Tempest.” Reprising his performance as Prospero is baritone Simon Keenlyside (pictured).


The Metropolitan Opera broadcast for Sat., Dec. 22 is Bartlett Sher’s Tony Award winning production of Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville,” the rollicking comedy classic, starring Isabel Leonard as Rosina, Alek Shrader as the Count, and Rodion Pogossov (pictured) as the conspiring barber, Figaro.

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