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

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Join KCSC host Lane Whitesell this Saturday at 11 a.m. for the Metropolitan Opera broadcast of “Khovanshchina,” Mussorgsky’s sweeping epic, set during the reign of Peter the Great. Starring Russian mezzo-soprano Olga Borodina as Marfa and tenor Misha Didyk as Prince Andrei.


Baritone Gerald Finley (pictured) performs the title role of Mozart’s unprincipled, womanizing scoundrel in the Metropolitan Opera broadcast of “Don Giovanni,” this Saturday, March 10, at 11 a.m. KCSC’s Lane Whitesell hosts this famous opera where comedy meets tragedy.


Giuseppe Verdi’s vision of ancient Egypt is grandly realized in this Metropolitan Opera broadcast of “Aida,” this Saturday at noon, hosted by KCSC’s Lane Whitesell. Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe plays Amneris for the first time for the Met. Soprano Violeta Urmana (pictured) and tenor Marcello Giordani star as the ill-fated lovers.


Soprano Angela Meade (pictured) takes center stage in Saturday’s Metropolitan Opera broadcast of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Ernani,” at noon, hosted by KCSC’s Lane Whitesell. Tenors Marcello Giordani and Roberto DeBiasio join all-stars Verdians Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Ferruccio Furlanetto in Verdi’s early masterpiece.


Baritone Rodion Pogossov takes the stage as Figaro in Saturday’s Metropolitan Opera broadcast of Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia at noon Saturday, February 18. Soprano Diana Damrau joins the cast in this masterpiece of comedy within music, one of the first operas to be performed in America. KCSC’s Lane Whitesell will be your host. (photo: Rodion Pogossov)

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