WFMT Radio Network Opera Series

 December 3rd


 Donizetti:  L'Elisir D'Amore

 National Center for the Performing Arts China


Saturday Opera with Lane Whitesell 

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

2021-2022 Operas within Driving Distance

August 21. Anton Rubinstein: The Demon

August 21.  Anton Rubinstein:  The Demon
This opera was a favorite in Russia before the Russian Revolution, and every major Russian bass and baritone recorded arias from this opera, including Dmitry Hvorostovsky. Can the demon be reconciled with Heaven ?

August 14. Massenet: Manon

August 14. Massenet: Manon
The abbé Prévost's l’Histoire du Chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut served as inspiration for Massenet’s Manon; a portrait of the French Regency era. Manon (Pretty Yende) steers a course, escaping the convent only throw herself headlong into a passionate, yet self-destructive love affair with Des Grieux (Benjamin Bernheim).

August 7. Strauss: Elektra

August 7. Strauss: Elektra
From 1965 this archive broadcast from Royal Swedish Opera is the sensational Swedish premiere of Strauss' opera and is famed soprano Birgit Nilsson's role debut as Elektra.

July 31. Verdi: Il trovatore

July 31. Verdi: Il trovatore
This is a historic performance from the Royal Swedish Opera which has recently been made available, starring Jussi Bjorling, Kerstin Meyer, and Hyordis Schymberg as Manrico, Azucena, and Leonora, with Hugo Haslo as Count di Lu.

July 24. Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

July 24. Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
Shostakovich's opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk is one of the twentieth century's masterpieces, acclaimed at its premiere in 1934 but then banned two years later by Stalin.

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