SUMMER - FALL 2016
The 2016 American Opera Series is here via The WFMT Radio Network. The American Opera Series is designed to complement the Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts, filling in the schedule to complete the year. This year the American Opera Series features great performances by the Lyric Opera of Chicago, LA Opera,San Francisco Opera, Glimmerglass Festival, Opera Philadelphia, and the San Francisco Symphony presenting a concert version of Beethoven’s Fidelio.
San Francisco Opera
The WFMT Radio Network is pleased to continue the American Opera Series with eleven productions from San Francisco Opera's 2015-16 season!
San Francisco has had a love affair with opera for more than 150 years. In fact, citizens during the Gold Rush were mad for it. Between 1851 and the earthquake of 1906, nearly 5,000 opera performances were given in San Francisco in 26 different theaters. San Francisco Opera, one of the world’s leading opera companies for more than 90 years, is synonymous with entrepreneurship, innovation and community involvement.
SUMMER 2016 AMERICAN OPERA RADIO SCHEDULE
San Francisco Opera
October 1 Dialogues of the Carmelites / Poulenc
October 8 Carmen / Bizet
October 15 Don Carlos / Verdi
October 22 Jenůfa / Janáček
October 29 Sweeney Todd / Sondheim
November 5 The Thieving Magpie / Rossini
November 12 The Crucible / Robert Ward
November 19 Charlie Parker's Yardbird / Schnyder
San Francisco Symphony
November 26 Fidelio / Beethoven
The Metropolitan Opera
From its opening in 1883, the Metropolitan Opera has been one of the world's leading opera companies. Today, the Met's preeminent position rests on the elements that established its reputation: high quality performances with many of the world's most renowned artists, a superior company of choral and orchestral musicians, a large repertory of works, and the resources to make performances available to the public.
Each season, the Met stages more than two hundred performances of opera in New York City. More than 800,000 people attend the performances in the opera house during the season. Millions more, throughout the world, experience the Met on television, on tours, and through cinemacasts, radio, and recordings.
If you are interested in underwriting an upcoming opera, here is the radio broadcast list for 2016-2017. Feel free to email Lane Whitesell, your opera host, at [email protected], for more information.
12/3 G. Puccini: Manon Lescaut, 11:30
12/10 K. Saariaho: L'Amour de Loin
12/17 R. Strauss: Salome
12/24 E. Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel, from 1/1/2008
12/31 G. Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri
1/7 G. Verdi: Nabucco
1/14 G. Puccini: La Boheme
1/21 C. Gounod: Romeo et Juliette
1/28 G. Rossini: Il Barbiere di Seviglia
2/4 G. Verdi: Rigoletto
2/11 G. Bizet: Carmen
2/18 V. Bellini: I Puritani
2/25 A. Dvorak: Rusalka
3/4 J. Massenet: Werther
3/11 G. Verdi: La Traviata
3/18 G. Rossini: Guillaume Tell (from fall 2016) Underwritten
3/25 W. Mozart: Idomeneo
4/1 L. v. Beethoven: Fidelio
4/8 R. Wagner: Tristan und Isolde. Underwritten
4/15 G. Verdi: Aida
4/22 P. Tchiakovsky: Evgeny Onegin
4/29 R. Wagner: Der Fliegende Hollander
5/6 F. Alfano: Cyrano de Bergerac
5/13 R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier
Metropolitan Opera Summer
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Opera companies within driving distance!
Austin Lyric Opera www.austinlyricopera.com
Dallas Opera www.dallasopera.or
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