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This week!




George Benjamin's Lessons in Love and Violence



View the entire season lineup for the WFMT Radio Network Opera Series!


Saturday Opera with Lane Whitesell 

Enjoy Lane's reviews of opera performances within driving distance here!

Bizet: Carmen. July 1

Bizet:  Carmen.  July 1
Jealous love turns to murder in Seville. Listen here, then go to Opera in the Ozarks to see one of the world's most popular operas.

Mozart, Magic Flute. June 17

Mozart, Magic Flute.  June 17
Christiane Karg is Pamina, Andrew Staples is Tamino, and Kathryn Lewek is the Queen of the Night in a re-imagined setting in a 1950's suburb.

Massenet: Don Quichotte, 10 June, followed by Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions concert

Massenet:  Don Quichotte, 10 June, followed by Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions concert
Clémentine Margaine and Ferruccio Furlanetto are Dulcinea and Don Quixote la Mancha in Massenet's operatic version of Cervantes' novel. The opera will be followed by the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions final concert from last March.

June 3. Berlioz, Les Troyens

June 3.  Berlioz, Les Troyens
Based on Virgil's Aeneid, this HUGE opera includes the sacking of the city of Troy.

Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier

Richard Strauss:  Der Rosenkavalier
You won't want to miss this production, beginning at 11:30 a.m. as Renee Fleming and Elina Garanca are retiring these roles (the Feldmarschallin and Octavian) from their repertoire after 20 years of singing them with this broadcast!

Wagner: The Flying Dutchman

Wagner:  The Flying Dutchman
Presented straight-through with no intermissions, Amber Wagner is the heroine Senta, prepared to be true to the Dutchman to her death.

Wagner. Tristan und Isolde. April 8

Wagner.  Tristan und Isolde.  April 8
Nina Stemme and Stuart Skelton are the star-crossed lovers. This was recorded last fall for airing in April.

Beethoven: Fidelio. April 1

Beethoven:  Fidelio.  April 1
Leonore disguises herself as a young man to try to save her husband from a jealous official who has had him thrown in prison. Adrienne Pieczonka is Fidelio and Klaus Florian Voigt is Florestan.

Mozart: Idomeneo

Matthew Polenzani and Nadine Sierra as Idomeneo and Ilia headline this cast for the concurrent radio/movie theater production.

Bizet: Carmen. February 11

Bizet:  Carmen.  February 11
The timeless story of the gypsy Carmen and the possessive Don Jose who must possess her completely rather than accept her free spirit.

Verdi: Rigoletto. February 4

Verdi:  Rigoletto.  February 4
Željko Lučić reprises Rigoletto from two years ago with Stephen Costello and Olga Peretyatko as the Duke of Mantua and Gilda.

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