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)
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.
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