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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

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The Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!" Saturday, July 13 at noon. John Cudia makes his Lyric debut in the role of Curly McLain opposite Ashley Brown's Laurey and David Adam Moore's Jud. KCSC's Lane Whitesell hosts this broadcast.


Tune in at noon for the Lyric Opera of Chicago broadcast of Andre Previn's "A Streetcar Named Desire," based on the book by Tennesee Williams. A Lyric Opera premiere, "Streetcar" stars Renee Fleming as Blanche DuBois, Susanna Phillips as Stella, and Teddy Tahu Rhodes as Stanley. KCSC's Lane Whitesell hosts.


Join us this Saturday, June 29 at noon for the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s broadcast of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Rigoletto,” and experience a world where murder’s a sport and debauchery’s a way of life. Baritone Zeljko Lucic (pictured) shares the stage as Rigoletto with soprano Albina Shagimuratova as Gilda and tenor Giuseppe Filianoti as the Duke. KCSC’s Lane Whitesell hosts.


Saturday, June 22 marks the return of Wagner’s richly human comedy of manners, “Die Meistersinger,” a broadcast of the Lyric Opera of Chicago beginning at noon. Tenors James Morris and Johan Botha star along with soprano Amanda Majeski and baritone Bo Skovhus. KCSC’s Lane Whitesell hosts.


The Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Puccini’s “La Boheme,” this Saturday at noon, starring soprano Anna Netrebko in her Lyric debut as the sickly seamstress Mimi and tenor Joseph Calleja as the impoverished poet Rodolfo. Follow this famous tale of love and loss among the young inhabitants of the Latin Quarter in mid-19th century Paris with KCSC host Lane Whitesell.

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