This week! 

The Metropolitan Opera returns to radio airwaves


Verdi's La Traviata





 Oklahoma City's New Resident Opera Company 

Bel Canto Trio - November 29 

Menoti's Amahl and the Night Visitors - December 14 and 15

Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti/Arias and Barcarolles - January 27, 28 and 29

Bizet (Brook) La Tragedie de Carmen - May 17 and 19  


Oklahoma City



Opera Companies within Driving Distance

2018-2019 Productions



 Austin Lyric Opera

Dallas Opera

Houston Grand Opera  

Lyric Opera Kansas City

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

Painted Sky Opera of Oklahoma City

San Antonio Opera

Santa Fe Opera

Tulsa Opera 

Wichita Grand Opera 

and more! 

Saturday Opera with Lane Whitesell 

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

2018-2019 Operas within Driving Distance

Mozart: Cosi fan tutte. March 31

Mozart:  Cosi fan tutte.  March 31
See Oklahoma's Kelly O'Hara as Despina on the HD broadcast at your local movie theater with Christopher Maltman as Don Alfonso, Amanda Majewski and Serena Malfi as Fiordiligi and Dorabella, and Ben Bliss and Adam Platchetka as Ferrando and Guglielmo.

Puccini: Turandot. March 24

Puccini:  Turandot.  March 24
Hei-Kyung and Marcello Alvarez reprise their singing of Liu and Calaf with Maria Serafin as the title character and bass Alexander Tsymbalyuk as Timur in this broadcast of Puccini's last opera.

Richard Strauss: Elektra. March 17

Richard Strauss:  Elektra.  March 17
Christine Goerke has become the premiere Elektra of our time. She appears with Elza van den Heever as her sister Chrystothemis, Michaela Schuster as her mother Klytaemnestra, and Mikhail Petrenko as her brother Orest, in this presentation of the greatest of all disfunctional families. The rest of the afternoon will be the Spring Fund Drive for opera and vocal music.

Rossini: Semiramide. March 10, also in HD.

Rossini:  Semiramide.  March 10, also in HD.
Rossini's Semiramide, the last of his opera seria, is seldom performed because of the problems of finding a cast. It requires a soprano, mezzo, tenor, and bass with extreme agility of voice and good acting skills. Piecutred is Elizabeth Deshong, this year's Arsace. Angela Meade, Javier Camarena, and Ildur Abdrazakov are Semiramide, Idreno, and Assur. This radio performance can also be seen on the wide screen in HD.

Puccini: Madama Butterfly. March 3

Puccini:  Madama Butterfly.  March 3
Ermonela Jaho and Roberto Aronica are Cio-Cio-San and Lieutenant B. F. Pinkerton in the Anthony Minghella production of Madame Butterfly. Maria Zifchak and Roberto Frontali round out the principals as Suzuki and the American consul Sharpless.

Puccini: La Boheme. Early: 11:30 a.m.

Puccini:  La Boheme.  Early:  11:30 a.m.

Michael Fabiano and Sonya Yoncheva are the broadcast Rodolfo and Mimi with Susanna Philips and Lucas Meacham as Musetta and Marcello.

Wagner: Parsifal. EARLY 10:30 a.m. February 17

Wagner:  Parsifal.  EARLY 10:30 a.m. February 17
Richard Wagner's Parsifal has its first outing under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin this season. Klaus Florian Vogt and Evelyn Herlitzius bring their European roles to the Met as Parsifal and Kundry.

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