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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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Join KCSC opera host Lane Whitesell this Saturday, May 5, at 11 a.m. for a half hour opera preview followed by the Metropolitan Opera broadcast of Leos Janacek’s “The Makropulos Case.” Count on a tour-de-force performance from Finnish soprano Karita Mattila (pictured) in this absorbing drama of a diva’s supernatural fight against her destiny.


This week the Metropolitan Opera broadcast airs at 10 a.m. Join KCSC host Lane Whitesell and this stellar cast for the second installment of Robert Lepage’s new production of the Ring cycle, Wagner’s “Die Walkure,” starring Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel as Wotan, lord of the Gods, and soprano Deborah Voight (pictured) as Brunnhilde.


Special note this week: the Metropolitan Opera broadcast of Wagner’s “Siegfried,” begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 21. Tune in to part 3 of the Ring, as Wagner’s cosmic vision focuses on his hero’s early conquests. Tenor Jay Hunter Morris (pictured) sings the title role and soprano Deborah Voight’s Brunnhilde is his prize. KCSC’s Lane Whitesell hosts.


This week’s Metropolitan Opera broadcast is Giuseppe Verdi’s romantic tragedy “La Traviata,” at noon Saturday, April 14. Soprano Natalie Dessay (pictured) will put on the red dress as Violetta. Baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky performs as Germont and tenor Matthew Polenzani sings Alfredo.


This Saturday’s 11 a.m. Metropolitan Opera broadcast, hosted by Lane Whitesell, features Jules Massenet’s “Manon,” starring Russian soprano Anna Netrebko (pictured), Polish tenor Piotr Beczala, and Brazilian baritone Paulo Szot.

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