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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With its cataclysmic climax, the Metropolitan Opera’s new Ring cycle come to its resolution in Richard Wagner’s Gotterdammerung, presented Saturday at 11 a.m., hosted by KCSC’s Lane Whitesell. The opera stars soprano Deborah Voigt (pictured) as Brunnhilde and tenor Jay Hunter Morris as Siegfried.


This Saturday’s Metropolitan Opera broadcast presents charismatic soprano Anna Netrebko starring in Gaetano Donizetti’s “Anna Bolena,” beginning at 11 a.m. Join KCSC opera host Lane Whitesell for this 3 ½ hour portrayal of the ill-fated queen driven insane by her unfaithful king. Ms. Netrebko sings one of opera’s greatest mad scenes in this premiere production.


The revival of the Metropolitan Opera broadcast of Puccini’s “Tosca,” will be aired and hosted by KCSC’s Lane Whitesell at noon, Saturday, January 28. Soprano Patricia Racette performs the title role along with Robert Dean Smith as her heroic lover.


Lovers of Baroque opera have it all in this Saturday’s Metropolitan Opera broadcast of “The Enchanted Island,” featuring arias and ensembles by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau and others. The all-star cast includes David Daniels, Joyce DiDonato, Placido Domingo, and Luca Pisaroni. KCSC’s Lane Whitesell hosts the show at noon, Jan. 21.


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.

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