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

05/28/22 Glass: Akhenaten

05/28/22 Glass:  Akhenaten
This is a revival of the wildly successful production from a few years back, allowing Anthony Roth Costanza another few performances of the role.

05/21/22 Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor

05/21/22 Donizetti:  Lucia di Lammermoor
The new production is updated to the modern American rust belt with its own kind of poverty and patronage problems. Nadine Sierra and Javier Camarena are Lucia and Edgardo.

05/14/22 Wagner: Die Meistersinger

05/14/22 Wagner:  Die Meistersinger
This performance was recorded last fall for broadcast today. Pictured is the end of Act II, in which a serenade to the wrong girl by the wrong man becomes a brawl in the streets which ends when the night watchman walks through.

05/07/22 Puccini: Turandot

05/07/22  Puccini:  Turandot
This will also be an HD broadcast at Quail Springs and in Norman. Liudmyla Monastyrska sings the title role with Yonghoon Lee as Calaf and Ermonela Jaho as Liu.

04/30/22 Puccini: Madama Butterfly

04/30/22 Puccini:  Madama Butterfly
The Anthony Minghella production has become a house favorite after a rocky start.
The puppet is shows with our Cio-Cio-San, Eleonora Buratto, and our Sharpless, David Bizic

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