Opera

This week! 

2018-2019 Saturday afternoon broadcasts

 

Verdi's Rigoletto

 

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Saturday Opera with Lane Whitesell 

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

2018-2019 Operas within Driving Distance

Umberto Giordano: Andrea Chenier. Sept. 23

Umberto Giordano:  Andrea Chenier.  Sept. 23
A poet and a noblewoman find love during the French Revolution

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.



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