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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04/19/2014

04/19/2014
The Metropolitan Opera begins at 11 a.m. this Saturday, April 19, presenting “Arabella.” Swedish soprano Malin Byström stars in the title role of Strauss’s nostalgic romance that explores the fleeting charms of youth, opposite Michael Volle and Juliane Banse. Philippe Auguin conducts. Lane Whitesell is your host.

04/12/2014

04/12/2014
The Metropolitan Opera broadcast of "Andrea Chenier" begins at noon. After their powerful pairing in “Il Trovatore,” tenor Marcelo Álvarez and soprano Patricia Racette reunite in Umberto Giordano’s melodramatic story of life in times of revolutionary fervor, a passionate tale of the ill-fated love of a dashing poet and an aristocratic lady, set against the backdrop of the French Revolution. Lane Whitesell is your host.

04/05/2014

04/05/2014
Puccini’s moving story of young love is the most performed opera in Metropolitan Opera history—and with good reason. Soprano Anita Hartig stars as the frail Mimì in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, "La Boheme," with tenor Vittorio Grigolo (pictured) in the role of her passionate lover, Rodolfo. Lane Whitesell is your local host.

03/29/2014

03/29/2014
The Metropolitan Opera broadcast returns this Saturday, March 29th at noon. Diana Damrau stars as Amina opposite bel canto specialist Javier Camarena as Elvino in Mary Zimmerman’s intriguing staging of Bellini’s sweet love story “La Sonnambula,”with its unforgettable sleepwalking aria for the heroine. Marco Armiliato conducts. Lane Whitesell hosts.

03/22/2014

03/22/2014
The Metropolitan Opera broadcast airs at noon, Saturday, March 22. “Wozzeck’s” longtime champion James Levine conducts Alban Berg’s gripping score of passion, despair, and murder. Soprano Deborah Voigt and baritone Thomas Hampson (pictured) step into the demanding roles of Marie and the hapless title character for the first time in their remarkable careers. Lane Whitesell hosts.



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