KUCO presents:   Los Angeles Opera

In just a quarter-century of existence, LA Opera has become, under the leadership of The Eli and Edythe Broad's General Director Plácido Domingo, the  fourth largest opera company in the United States.  Mark Swed from the Los Angeles Times declares that the LA Opera "...stands out as a newly important force in American Opera."

Conductor and Music Director James Conlon has developed a vast symphonic, operatic and choral repertoire and has established enduring relationships with the world's most prestigious symphony orchestras and opera houses. Through worldwide touring to North and South America, Asia, and Europe, an extensive discography, frequent television appearances and guest speaking engagements, he has become one of today's most recognized conductors.


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

Opera in HD

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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.


Verdi’s vision of ancient Egypt is grandly realized with the Metropolitan Opera broadcast of “Aida,” starring soprano Violeta Urmana and tenor Marcello Giordani as the ill-fated lovers. Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe sings the part of Amneria for the first time for the Met. Broadcasting on Saturday, Dec. 15 at noon.


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.

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