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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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Join KCSC host Lane Whitesell at noon Sat., Dec. 10 for Charles Gounod’s “Faust," the classic retelling of the Faust legend updated
to the first half of the 20th century. Jonas Kaufmann plays the title role of Faust, with Rene Pape as the devil and Marina Poplavskaya
as Marguerite.


Programming Note: The broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera’s production of George Frideric Handel’s “Rodelinda” begins a half hour earlier at 11:30 a.m. this Saturday, December 3. Celebrated soprano Renee Fleming reprises the lead role in this story set in seventh century Lombardy. (photo: Renee Fleming).


Renowned soprano Patricia Racette makes her role debut as the passionate Floria Tosca in Puccini’s timeless drama. Join KCSC host Lane Whitesell at noon, Saturday, November 26, for the Houston Grand Opera broadcast.


The mysterious death of an apprentice ignites a town’s suspicions against a fisherman in the Houston Grand Opera broadcast of Britten’s “Peter Grimes,” at noon, Saturday, November 19, hosted by KCSC’s Lane Whitesell. Photo: tenor Anthony Dean Griffey as Peter Grimes.


The volatile religious and political conflicts of two ancient Scottish clans fuel the drama of Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor,” a broadcast of the Houston Grand Opera. Lane Whitesell hosts the opera at noon Saturday, November 12. Photo: Russian soprano Albina Shagimuratova.

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