KUCO presents:   Los Angeles Opera

In just a quarter-century of existence, LA Opera has become, under the leadership of The Eli and Edythe Broad's General Director Plácido Domingo, the  fourth largest opera company in the United States.  Mark Swed from the Los Angeles Times declares that the LA Opera "...stands out as a newly important force in American Opera."

Conductor and Music Director James Conlon has developed a vast symphonic, operatic and choral repertoire and has established enduring relationships with the world's most prestigious symphony orchestras and opera houses. Through worldwide touring to North and South America, Asia, and Europe, an extensive discography, frequent television appearances and guest speaking engagements, he has become one of today's most recognized conductors.


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

Click here for theater showtimes and ticket information.


Join us Saturday, July 14 at noon for the LA Opera broadcast of Mozart’s “Cosi fan Tutte,” starring soprano Aleksandra Kurzak and bass-baritone Ildebrando D’Arcangelo (pictured right) in this delightful comic battle of the sexes. KCSC’s Lane Whitesell hosts.


LA Opera returns with the broadcast of Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin,” a romantic work based on Alexander Pushkin’s novel. The opera airs at noon and stars soprano Oksana Dyka as Tatiana and baritone Dalibar Jenis as Eugene (both pictured). KCSC’s Lane Whitesell hosts.


Coming up is Giuseppe Verdi’s “Aida,” said to be Verdi’s masterpiece at the peak of his power, the granddaddy of grand-opera spectacles. Tune in at noon, Saturday, June 30 for this Lyric Opera broadcast, starring American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky as Aida and tenor Marcello Giordani as Radames (pictured). KCSC’s Lane Whitesell hosts.


George Frideric Handel’s first opera for a London audience was “Rinaldo,” was performed in 1711. Tune in at noon Saturday, June 23 to hear the Lyric Opera broadcast of “Rinaldo” starring countertenor David Daniels as Rinaldo (pictured) and German soprano Julia Kleiter as Almirena. KCSC’s Lane Whitesell hosts.


The Lyric Opera of Chicago honors a timeless classic, Jerome Kern’s spectacular production, “Showboat,” this Saturday at noon. With book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, “Showboat” follows a group of theater folk from the 1890’s Mississippi River through Chicago’s Roaring Twenties. Nathan Gunn stars as Ravenal and Ashley Brown (both pictured) stars as Magnolia in this 3 ½ hour production. KCSC’s Lane Whitesell hosts.

© 2014 KUCO Classical, All Rights Reserved | Website designed by Back40 Design & managed by Javelin CMS

100 North University Drive, Edmond, OK 73034 | (405) 974-3333 | Link to UCO | F: (405) 974-3844 | E: kucofm@uco.edu
Legal & Policies

Become a Sponsor