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: 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.

Rossini: Tancredi. November 11

Rossini:  Tancredi.  November 11
Recorded a year ago in Albuquerque, this is Rossini's 1813 Heroic opera.

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