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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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Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky, tenor Marcelo Alvarez, and baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky lead an excellent cast in Verdi’s “Un Ballo in Maschera,” (“A Masked Ball”), the first Metropolitan Opera broadcast of the season, this Saturday, December 8 at noon. Join KCSC opera host Lane Whitesell.


Join KCSC this Saturday at noon for the Houston Grand Opera broadcast of Donizetti’s “Maria Stuarda,” the story of Mary, Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I, featuring mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato (Mary) and soprano Katie Van Kouten (pictured).


The Houston Grand Opera broadcast this Saturday at noon is one of Benjamin Britten’s most magnificent works, “The Rape of Lucretia,” featuring tenor Anthony Dean Griffey and soprano Leah Crocetto.


Join us this Saturday at noon for the Houston Grand Opera broadcast of Verdi’s “La Traviata,” featuring American tenor Bryan Hymel and soprano Albina Shagimuratova. KCSC’s Lane Whitesell will be your host.


Join us for our fund drive opera special, Beethoven’s only opera, “Fidelio, a broadcast of the Houston Grand Opera this Saturday at noon, hosted by KCSC’s Lane Whitesell. This performance was boosted by extraordinary international superstar soprano Karita Mattila as Leonore and a dream cast including the majestic tenor Simon O’Neill as Leonore’s husband, Florestan, and baritone Tomas Tomason as the evil Pizarro.

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