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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01/04/2014

01/04/2014
Join us for the Metropolitan Opera broadcast of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” at noon, January 4 on KCSC. Julie Taymor’s fanciful production is sung in English in this abridged holiday version for families. The winning cast includes Alek Shrader as Tamino, Eric Owens as Sarastro, and Nathan Gunn as the winsome Papageno. Lane Whitesell is your host.

12/28/2013

12/28/2013
Puccini’s fast-moving operatic thriller “Tosca,” is on the Metropolitan Opera broadcast schedule for 11:30 a.m., Saturday, December 28. Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky and tenor Marcello Giordani take on the title role of the jealous diva and the rebellious artist she loves while baritone George Gagnidze plays the evil Scarpia in this timeless verismo score. Lane Whitesell hosts.

12/21/2013

12/21/2013
Tune in at noon Saturday, December 21 for the Metropolitan Opera broadcast of Benjamin Britten’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” as the Met celebrates the Britten centennial with Shakespeare’s magical romance. James Conlon conducts the brilliantly original score, sung by a gifted ensemble which includes soprano Kathleen Kim as Tytania and countertenor Iestyn Davies as Oberon. Lane Whitesell hosts.

12/14/2013

12/14/2013
The Metropolitan Opera broadcast this Saturday, December 14th is Verdi’s “Falstaff,” scheduled at noon. An undisputed master of Verdi's final comic masterpiece, James Levine conducts Robert Carsen's acclaimed production, the first new Met “Falstaff” since 1964. Baritone Ambrogio Maestri sings the role of the blustery Sir John Falstaff, opposite a marvelous ensemble cast. Lane Whitesell hosts.

12/07/2013

12/07/2013
The Metropolitan Opera broadcast returns this Saturday, December 7 at 11:30 a.m. Dmitri Hvorostovsky sings the title role of Verdi’s tragic masterpiece “Rigoletto,” for the first time at the Met in Michael Mayer’s dazzling production set in Las Vegas—the neon-bedecked hit of the 2012–13 season. Matthew Polenzani is the womanizing Duke, and Irina Lungu and Sonya Yoncheva, both in their Met debuts, sing Gilda. Hosted by Lane Whitesell.



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