Opera

 

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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

Opera in HD

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02/04/2014

02/04/2014
The great Renée Fleming returns to The Metropolitan Opera and one of her signature roles, singing the enchanting “Song to the Moon” in Antonin Dvorák’s soulful fairy-tale opera, “Rusalka.” Tenor Piotr Beczala co-stars as the Prince, Dolora Zajick is Ježibaba, and dynamic young maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium. Lane Whitesell is your host at noon, Saturday, February 4.

02/01/2014

02/01/2014
The Metropolitan Opera broadcast airing at noon this Saturday, February 1 is Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly.” Anthony Minghella’s breathtakingly beautiful and powerfully dramatic production returns, with Amanda Echalaz making her Met debut as Cio-Cio-San. Rising tenor Bryan Hymel sings Pinkerton. Philippe Auguin, Marco Armiliato, and Fabio Luisi share conducting duties. Hosted by Lane Whitesell.

01/25/2014

01/25/2014
Anna Netrebko reprises her adorable Adina in Bartlett Sher’s charming production of Donizetti’s tender comedy,”L’Elisir D’Amore,” sharing the role with Andriana Chuchman in her Met debut. Ramón Vargas is the love-struck Nemorino, and Erwin Schrott sings the likeable quack Dulcamara, whose “magic” potion causes as many problems as it solves. Join us Saturday, January 25 at noon for this broadcast. Lane Whitesell is your host.

01/18/2014

01/18/2014
Marina Poplavskaya and Peter Mattei take on the roles of the lovestruck Tatiana and the imperious Onegin in Deborah Warner's new production of Tchaikovsky's fateful romance, “Eugene Onegin,” which opened the Met season last September. Tune in at noon Saturday, January 18th to hear the taped broadcast, hosted by Lane Whitesell.

01/11/2014

01/11/2014
Jeremy Sams returns to the Met to direct a new production (English language version) of Johann Strauss’s beloved operatic confection, “Die Fledermaus.” Sams places the action in turn-of-the-century Vienna, an elegant, opulent setting. Soprano Susanna Phillips and baritone Christopher Maltman lead the sparkling cast which also features Jane Archibald, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Michael Fabiano, and Paulo Szot. Adam Fischer conducts. Join host Lane Whitesell this Saturday, January 11 at noon on KCSC.



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