Opera

 

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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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11/05/2011

11/05/2011
This Saturday, at noon, KCSC brings you the Houston Grand Opera’s “Dead Man Walking,” a story of passion and redemption. The opera airs during KCSC’s fall fund drive and we hope many of you opera fans will call in and underwrite an opera or make a pledge. Brad and Lane and Kimberly will be standing by to take your call at 974-3333. Pictured: mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato.

10/29/11

10/29/11
Join KCSC opera host Lane Whitesell for the Houston Grand Opera broadcast of Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly,” at noon on Saturday, October 29.

10/22/11

10/22/11
R. Strauss’s elegant and moving meditation on the conventions of theater pits a comedienne against a prima donna at a Vienna high-society party in the Houston Grand Opera broadcast of “Ariadne auf Naxos.” All at noon on KCSC, hosted by Lane Whitesell.

10/15/2011

10/15/2011
The cycle reaches its climax with this world-premiere production of Richard Wagner’s Gotterdammerung at noon this Saturday.
Lane Whitesell will host the final San Francisco Opera broadcast for the year at noon on Saturday. Photo: British tenor Ian Storrey.

10/08/2011

10/08/2011
KCSC’s Lane Whitesell hosts Richard Wagner’s “Siegfried,” a broadcast of the San Francisco Opera’s third “Ring” opera in “The Ring of the Nibelung” series. This Saturday at noon, hear American tenor Jay Hunter Morris (pictured) perform the lead role of Siegfried. Maestro Donald Runnicles, one of the world’s most acclaimed Wagner conductors leads the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus in the performance.



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