Opera

 

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

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10/29/11

10/29/11
Join KCSC opera host Lane Whitesell for the Houston Grand Opera broadcast of Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly,” at noon on Saturday, October 29.

10/22/11

10/22/11
R. Strauss’s elegant and moving meditation on the conventions of theater pits a comedienne against a prima donna at a Vienna high-society party in the Houston Grand Opera broadcast of “Ariadne auf Naxos.” All at noon on KCSC, hosted by Lane Whitesell.

10/15/2011

10/15/2011
The cycle reaches its climax with this world-premiere production of Richard Wagner’s Gotterdammerung at noon this Saturday.
Lane Whitesell will host the final San Francisco Opera broadcast for the year at noon on Saturday. Photo: British tenor Ian Storrey.

10/08/2011

10/08/2011
KCSC’s Lane Whitesell hosts Richard Wagner’s “Siegfried,” a broadcast of the San Francisco Opera’s third “Ring” opera in “The Ring of the Nibelung” series. This Saturday at noon, hear American tenor Jay Hunter Morris (pictured) perform the lead role of Siegfried. Maestro Donald Runnicles, one of the world’s most acclaimed Wagner conductors leads the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus in the performance.

10/01/2011

10/01/2011
Saturday’s opera is part two of the San Francisco Opera presentation of the complete “Ring of the Nibelung” cycle. Join host Lane Whitesell at noon, October 1 for Richard Wagner’s “Die Walkure,” performed at the War Memorial Opera House.



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