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

Wagner. Tristan und Isolde. April 8

Wagner.  Tristan und Isolde.  April 8
Nina Stemme and Stuart Skelton are the star-crossed lovers. This was recorded last fall for airing in April.

Beethoven: Fidelio. April 1

Beethoven:  Fidelio.  April 1
Leonore disguises herself as a young man to try to save her husband from a jealous official who has had him thrown in prison. Adrienne Pieczonka is Fidelio and Klaus Florian Voigt is Florestan.

Mozart: Idomeneo

Matthew Polenzani and Nadine Sierra as Idomeneo and Ilia headline this cast for the concurrent radio/movie theater production.

Bizet: Carmen. February 11

Bizet:  Carmen.  February 11
The timeless story of the gypsy Carmen and the possessive Don Jose who must possess her completely rather than accept her free spirit.

Verdi: Rigoletto. February 4

Verdi:  Rigoletto.  February 4
Željko Lučić reprises Rigoletto from two years ago with Stephen Costello and Olga Peretyatko as the Duke of Mantua and Gilda.

Rossini: The Barber of Seville. January 28

Rossini:  The Barber of Seville.  January 28
Figaro, the barber, helps Count Almaviva win Rosina's love and hand.

Charles Gounod: Romeo et Juliette. January 21

Charles Gounod:  Romeo et Juliette.  January 21
Shakespeare's tale of ill-fated lovers is on the radio and at your local movie theaters in HD.



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