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

Amilcare Ponchielli: La Gioconda. September 2

Amilcare Ponchielli:  La Gioconda.  September 2
The 1979 performances are a piece of history. Here are Renata Scotto and Luciano Pavarotti in the roles that they each forbade San Francisco Opera to release on video.

August 12, 19, 26. The Figaro Trilogy

August 12, 19, 26.  The Figaro Trilogy
In 2014-2015, LA Opera presented The Barber of Seville, The Marriage of Figaro, and The Ghosts of Versailles, all featuring Figaro doing the matchmaking. This is being rebroadcast this summer with The Barber of Seville on August 12, The Marriage of Figaro on August 19, and The Ghosts of Versailles on August 26.

August 5. Jacques Offenbach: The Tales of Hoffmann

August 5.  Jacques Offenbach:  The Tales of Hoffmann
Hoffmann tells the stories of his three lost loves, while getting more and more drunk at the tavern. Pictured are Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau as Hoffmann and Antonia in Act III.

July 29. Verdi: MacBeth

July 29.  Verdi:  MacBeth
"The Scottish opera," like "the Scottish Play," has sometimes been held to bring bad luck on those that name it. The LA Opera production features Placido Domingo in the title role.

Wagner: Tannhauser. July 22

Wagner:  Tannhauser.  July 22
Johann Botha as Tannhauser is assaulted and denounced during the singing contest at the Wartburg Castle. Modern dress in the 1400's. This is a rebroadcast from the 2014-2015 season at Lyric Opera.

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin. July 9

Tchaikovsky:  Eugene Onegin.  July 9
Marius Kwiecen and Ana Maria Martinez are Onegin and Tatiana, who fall in love with each other at different times, leading to tragedies.

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