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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

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 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!

Jules Massenet: Thais. January 20

Jules Massenet:  Thais.  January 20
Based on the novel by Anatole France, the courtesan of ancient Alexandria, Thais, is saved by the Cenobite monk Athanael, who loses his religion for love of Thais, who dies in his arms. Ailyn Perez sings the title role with Gerald Finley as the monk. This is an archived performance from last November.

Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana, and Leoncavallo: Pagliacci. January 13

Mascagni:  Cavalleria Rusticana, and Leoncavallo:  Pagliacci.  January 13
Opera's most famous double bill opened January 8th for this year's run, with tenor Roberto Alagna singing in both operas, Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana, and Canio in Pagliacci.

Humperdinck: Hansel und Gretel

Humperdinck:  Hansel und Gretel
Gerhard Siegel is The Witch with Tara Erraught and Lisette Oropeso as Hansel and Gretel in this final performance of the English-language holiday favorite for this season.

Lehar: The Merry Widow. December 30

Lehar:  The Merry Widow.  December 30
This is the only Viennese operetta currently in the Met's repertory, and thus is a perfect opera for New Year's eve weekend. Pictured: The Can-Can at Maxim's, Act III.

Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro, December 23

Mozart:  Le Nozze di Figaro, December 23
Adam Plachetka is the wily Figaro and Luca Pisaroni Count Almaviva on December 23rd, with Rachel Willis-Sorenson as the Countess, Christiane Karg as Susanna, and Serena Malfi as Cherubino.

Bellini: Norma. December 16

Bellini:  Norma.   December 16
A typical Druid love triangle, with a philandering Roman tenor caught by the mother of his children.

Mozart: Magic Flute. Begins 11:30 on December 9

Mozart:  Magic Flute.  Begins 11:30 on December 9
The holiday perennial returns

Verdi: Requiem. December 2

Verdi:  Requiem.  December 2
The broadcast of the Saturday matinee performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem opens the 2017-2018 season of the Metropolitan Opera radio series and is dedicated to the memory of Dmitri Hvorostovsky. 

Craig Bohlmer: Riders of the Purple Sage. November 25

Craig Bohlmer:  Riders of the Purple Sage.  November 25
Based on the Zane Grey novel, this is the first world premiere in the history of Arizona Opera.

Franco FAccio: Amleto. November 18

Franco FAccio:  Amleto.  November 18
Thirty years before Arrigo Boito wrote the Shakespearean librettos for Verdi's Falstaff and Otello he wrote this libretto for Franco Faccio. The opera had not been produced since 1865 when Opera Southwest performed it.



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