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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

Opera in HD

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01/14/12

01/14/12
This Saturday KCSC’s Lane Whitesell hosts a Metropolitan Opera archival broadcast of Vincenzo Bellini’s “Norma,” starring mezzo-soprano Marilyn Home and soprano Dame Joan Sutherland (pictured). The opera was broadcast April 4, 1970.

01/07/2012

01/07/2012
Join KCSC opera host Lane Whitesell for the Metropolitan Opera broadcast of Engelbert Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel” at noon on Saturday, January 7. Mezzo-soprano Alice Coote (Hansel) and coloratura soprano Aleksandra Kurzak (Gretel) dazzle in the Met’s wickedly funny production, performed in English.

12/31/2011

12/31/2011
Something a little special on the opera this week as KCSC airs a Metropolitan Opera broadcast from 1951. Join host Lane Whitesell at noon, December 31 for Johann Strauss, Jr.’s “Die Fledermaus.” Starring: American mezzo-soprano Regina Resnik (pictured), coloratura soprano Patrice Munsel, and tenor Charles Kullman. Presented in English.

12/24/2011

12/24/2011
Romantic comedy describes this week’s Metropolitan Opera, Gaetano Donizetti’s “La Fille du Regiment,” a tale of love, conflict and happy resolution, a kooky antagonist, and endearing heroes. Tune in at noon Saturday, December 24th with KCSC opera host Lane Whitesell.

12/17/2011

12/17/2011
A favorite opera is scheduled for this weekend! Giacomo Pucchini’s “Madama Butterfly,” Anthony Minghella’s stunning production and Metropolitan Opera broadcast will be aired at noon this Saturday with host Lane Whitesell. Soprano Patricia Racette performs the title role.



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