Opera

Opera at Classical KUCO

 

 Grand Theatre, Leeds

This week!

 

 

 

Verdi's Un Ballo in maschera

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View the entire season lineup for the WFMT Radio Network Opera Series!

  

 

 

  

 Oklahoma City's New Resident Opera Company 

Verdi's Rigoletto - September 14, 16 and 21

Bel Canto Trio - November 29 

Menoti's Amahl and the Night Visitors - December 14 and 15

Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti - January 27, 28 and 29

Bizet (Brook) La Tragedie de Carmen - May 17 and 19  

 

Oklahoma City

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Opera Companies within Driving Distance

Schedules

 

 

 Austin Lyric Opera

Dallas Opera

Houston Grand Opera  

Lyric Opera Kansas City

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

San Antonio Opera

Santa Fe Opera

Tulsa Opera 

Wichita Grand Opera 

 

Saturday Opera with Lane Whitesell 

Enjoy Lane's reviews of opera performances within driving distance here!

Monteverdi: The Return of Ulysses. July 7

Monteverdi:  The Return of Ulysses.  July 7
This production was from The Roundhouse, a smaller venue used by the Royal Opera for chamber and baroque operas. It featured Australian mezzo Caitlin Hulcup as Penelope and Roderick Williams as Ulysses.

Puccini: Turandot. June 9

Puccini:  Turandot.  June 9
Turandot has her suitors killed in revenge for the death of Princess Liu-Ling many years ago unless one can answer her riddles. In a production reminiscent of one which was used in Dallas 40 years ago, Turandot appears from inside a giant pearl held in the claws of a dragon. Amber Wagner is the ice Princess.

Bizet: The Pearl Fishers. June 2

Bizet:  The Pearl Fishers.  June 2
Bizet's little gem has had a resurgence of popularity the past few years. I've seen productions in Santa Fe, Dallas, the Met (on HD) and now Chicago presents it. Matthew Polenzani and Marius Kwiecen have the big duet, and Marina Rebeka is the chaste priestess who has fallen in love.

Verdi: Rigoletto. May 19

Verdi:  Rigoletto.  May 19
Matthew Polenzani is the Duke of Mantua with Rosa Feola as Gilda and Quinn Kelsey as the jester Rigoletto.

Gluck: Orphee. May 12

Gluck:  Orphee.  May 12
Lyric Opera of Chicago partnered with the Joffrey Ballet for the Paris (tenor) version of Gluck's opera.

May 5. Gounod: Romeo et Juiliette

May 5.  Gounod:  Romeo et Juiliette
Ailyn Perez and Charles Castronovo star as the tragic lovers

Massenet: Cendrillon. April 28, Radio and HD

Massenet:  Cendrillon.  April 28, Radio and HD
This production began at the Santa Fe Opera in 2006, directed by Laurent Kelly and starring Joyce DiDonato. The rest of the cast has changed over the years but it has become a true "signature role" for Ms. DiDonato. The sets were designed by Barbara de Limburgh and have come to the larger stages of the world over the last 12 years without losing their sense of the original fairy tale.

Thomas Ades: The Exterminating Angel. April 21

Thomas Ades:  The Exterminating Angel.  April 21
This is an archival performance of the Met's first performances last fall. Most of the cast is made of up-and-coming young artists, including Kevin Burdette and Rod Gilfry, who have sung in Tulsa and Dallas.

Verdi: Luisa Miller. April 14, 11:30 a.m.

Verdi:  Luisa Miller.  April 14, 11:30 a.m.

The Count's son Rodolfo knows the secret of how the Count killed his predecessor with the help of Wurm. Miller and Luisa are caught in the crossfire.

Lucia di Lammermoor, April 7. 11:30 a.m.

Lucia di Lammermoor, April 7.  11:30 a.m.
Coincidentally playing at OU this weekend, Lucia is a story of betrayal of a young woman by her brother, his retainers, and a Calvinist Presbyterian minister who is supposed to be her protector, all in the name of political power.



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