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

Giacomo Puccini: La Boheme. 14 January 2017

Giacomo Puccini:  La Boheme.  14 January 2017
Michael Fabiano and Ailyn Perez will be the featured young lovers for the January 14 radio broadcast.

Giuseppe Verdi: Nabucco. 7 January 2017

Giuseppe Verdi:  Nabucco.  7 January 2017
Placido Domingo stars as the biblical king who is struck mad by the God of the Hebrews while in the Temple of Baal. Verdi's most famous chorus, Va Pensiero, is also featured.

Richard Strauss: Salome. December 17

Richard Strauss:  Salome.  December 17
Patricia Racette has recently triumphed in the title role internationally.

G. Rossini: L'Italiana in Algieri, December 31

G. Rossini:  L'Italiana in Algieri, December 31
An Italian girl is captured by the Barbary pirates and hilarity ensues.

W. A. Mozart: The Magic Flute, December 24

W. A. Mozart:  The Magic Flute, December 24
The Julie Taymor production returns with Janai Brugger and Ben Bliss as Tamino and Pamina. Christopher Maltman is Papageno.

Kaija Saariaho, L'Amour de Loin. December 10

Kaija Saariaho, L'Amour de Loin.  December 10
Eric Owens is the 13th-century troubador and Susanna Philips his Love from Afar (in Tripoli) with Tamara Mumford as the Pilgrim who travels back and forth with their messages to each other in the first Met in HD and radio performance.

Puccini: Manon Lescaut, December 3, 2016

Puccini:  Manon Lescaut, December 3, 2016
Puccini's first major opera received this new production last season and has Anna Netrebko in the title role for this run.



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