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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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The Metropolitan Opera broadcast returns this Saturday, December 7 at 11:30 a.m. Dmitri Hvorostovsky sings the title role of Verdi’s tragic masterpiece “Rigoletto,” for the first time at the Met in Michael Mayer’s dazzling production set in Las Vegas—the neon-bedecked hit of the 2012–13 season. Matthew Polenzani is the womanizing Duke, and Irina Lungu and Sonya Yoncheva, both in their Met debuts, sing Gilda. Hosted by Lane Whitesell.


Join us for the final Houston Grand Opera broadcast of the year featuring Richard Wagner’s “Tristan and Isolde,” at noon, Saturday, November 30. Soprano Nina Stemme (pictured) and tenor Ben Heppner star in the title roles. Wagner’s opera speaks to timeless themes: the inevitability of fate, omnipresent death, and salvation through transcendent love. KCSC’s Lane Whitesell hosts.


Saturday’s Houston Grand Opera broadcast presents one of Mozart’s masterpieces, “Don Giovanni,” starring baritone Adrian Erod, bass-baritone Kyle Ketelsen, and soprano Rachel Willis-Sorensen. Mozart’s alternately playful and powerful music illustrates the story of Don Juan with charm, wit, and the gravity of impending doom. Join KCSC’s host Lane Whitesell at noon.


Join us at noon Saturday, November 16 for the Houston Grand Opera broadcast of one of George Frideric Handel’s most popular operas, “Xerxes.” Mezzo-soprano Susan Graham leads an all-star cast, including counter-tenor David Daniels, in this tale of entangled love set in a garden. Lane Whitesell is your host.


Join us this Saturday, November 9 for the Houston Grand Opera broadcast of Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” starring soprano Tamara Wilson as Leonara, the noble lady in love with the troubadour and officer, Manrico, sung by Italian tenor Marco Berti. Lane Whitesell is your host at noon.

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