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

4/23/2022 The Gershwins: Porgy and Bess

4/23/2022  The Gershwins:  Porgy and Bess
This performance was recorded last fall for broadcast today.

4/16/22. Richard Strauss: Elektra

4/16/22.  Richard Strauss:  Elektra
Patrice Chereau's contemporary Elektra is back at the Met after world travel. Michaela Schuster as Klytemnestra joins Nina Stemme, Lise Davidson, and Greer Grimsley in the all-star cast.

4/9/22. Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro

4/9/22.  Mozart:  The Marriage of Figaro
This is a second performance of this work this year, with a new cast. Gerald Finley is the Count and Christian van Horn is Figaro, with Federica Lombardi as the Countess and Ying Fang as Susanna, with Sasha Cooke as the new Cherubino. This is the first repeat of an opera in the same season in many years.

4/2/22. Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin

4/2/22.  Tchaikovsky:  Eugene Onegin
Ailyn Perez makes her role debut as Tatiana, with Igor Golovatenko as Onegin and Ain Anger as Prince Gremin, with Piotr Beczala as Lenski, who will die in the Act II duel.

3/26/22. Verdi: Don Carlo

3/26/22.  Verdi:  Don Carlo
The original five-act French version is presented for the first time in the Met's history. Matthew Polenzani and Sonya Yoncheva are the ill-fated son of Spain's King Philip II and France's Henry II, who become stepmother and son instead of husband and wife after falling in love in the park of Fontainbleau. Jamie Barton is the Princess Eboli, who is banned from Court after betraying the queen.

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