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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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The Houston Grand Opera brings fresh fun to Rossini’s early 19th century best-known opera, “The Barber of Seville,” broadcast Saturday, October 27 at noon on KCSC, hosted by Lane Whitesell. The opera features baritone Nathan Gunn as Figaro, and tenor Lawrence Brownlee and soprano Ana Maria Martinez. (both pictured)


Join us Saturday, October 20 at noon for the San Francisco Opera broadcast of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Attila,” featuring a world-class cast including bass Ferruccio Furlanetto (pictured) as the intense, conflicted anti-hero Attila the Hun, Venezuelan soprano Lucretia Garcia, baritone Quinn Kelsey, and bass Samuel Ramney. KCSC’s Lane Whitesell hosts.


The San Francisco Opera broadcast this Saturday (Oct. 13) at noon is John Adams’ “Nixon in China,” the rich recreation of President Nixon’s trip to Beijing, a masterpiece that has established itself as a great American opera. Baritone Brian Mulligan stars in the title role. KCSC’s Lane Whitesell hosts.


Saturday’s noon opera is Mozart’s great comedy, “The Marriage of Figaro,” starring Italian bass Luca Pisaroni as the impulsive Figaro and soprano Danielle de Niese as Susanna. (both pictured). KCSC’s Lane Whitesell hosts the San Francisco Opera broadcast October 6th.


This week’s San Francisco Opera broadcast is George Frideric Handel’s Baroque-era masterpiece, “Xerxes,” (Serse), based loosely upon the life of Xerxes I of Persia. Mezzo-soprano Susan Graham and countertenor David Daniels (pictured) star. Join KCSC opera host Lane Whitesell at noon, Saturday, September 29.

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