Opera

This week! 

2018-2019 Saturday afternoon broadcasts

 

Verdi's Rigoletto

 

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Saturday Opera with Lane Whitesell 

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

2018-2019 Operas within Driving Distance

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin. July 9

Tchaikovsky:  Eugene Onegin.  July 9
Marius Kwiecen and Ana Maria Martinez are Onegin and Tatiana, who fall in love with each other at different times, leading to tragedies.

Bizet: Carmen. July 1

Bizet:  Carmen.  July 1
Jealous love turns to murder in Seville. Listen here, then go to Opera in the Ozarks to see one of the world's most popular operas.

Mozart, Magic Flute. June 17

Mozart, Magic Flute.  June 17
Christiane Karg is Pamina, Andrew Staples is Tamino, and Kathryn Lewek is the Queen of the Night in a re-imagined setting in a 1950's suburb.

Massenet: Don Quichotte, 10 June, followed by Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions concert

Massenet:  Don Quichotte, 10 June, followed by Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions concert
Clémentine Margaine and Ferruccio Furlanetto are Dulcinea and Don Quixote la Mancha in Massenet's operatic version of Cervantes' novel. The opera will be followed by the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions final concert from last March.

June 3. Berlioz, Les Troyens

June 3.  Berlioz, Les Troyens
Based on Virgil's Aeneid, this HUGE opera includes the sacking of the city of Troy.

Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier

Richard Strauss:  Der Rosenkavalier
You won't want to miss this production, beginning at 11:30 a.m. as Renee Fleming and Elina Garanca are retiring these roles (the Feldmarschallin and Octavian) from their repertoire after 20 years of singing them with this broadcast!

Wagner: The Flying Dutchman

Wagner:  The Flying Dutchman
Presented straight-through with no intermissions, Amber Wagner is the heroine Senta, prepared to be true to the Dutchman to her death.



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