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WFMT brings you the most electrifying live performances from the world’s great opera companies: the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Los Angeles Opera, the San Francisco Opera and the Houston Grand Opera. Below is our upcoming schedule, with more performances to be announced:
May 25 — Verdi's Simon Boccanegra (Lyric Opera of Chicago)
June 1 — Massenet's Wherther (Lyric Opera of Chicago)
June 8 — Puccini's La Boheme (Lyric Opera of Chicago)
June 15 — Wagners Die Meistersinger (Lyric Opera of Chicago)
June 22 — Verdi's Rigoletto (Lyric Opera of Chicago)
June 29 — Previn's A Streetcar Named Desire (Lyric Opera of Chicago)
July 6 — Puccini's Madama Butterfly (LA Opera)
July 13 — Rossini's Cinderella (LA Opera)
July 20 — Puccini's Tosca (LA Opera)
July 27 — Wagner's The Flying Dutchman (LA Opera)
Aug. 3 — Bellini's The Capulets and the Montagues (San Francisco Opera)
Aug. 10 — Heggie's Moby Dick (San Francisco Opera)
Aug. 17 — Wagner's Lohengrin (San Francisco Opera)
Aug. 24 — Mozart's Cosi fan tutte (San Francisco Opera)
Aug. 31 — Offenbach's Tales of Hoffman (San Francisco Opera)
Sept. 7 — Verdi's Luisa Miller (San Francisco Opera)
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Saturday, May 25, 2013
The summer season of broadcasts from the Lyric Opera of Chicago begins with Verdi's epic drama. Thomas Hampson sings the title role alongside Ferruccio Furlanetto and Krassimira Stoyanova.
Saturday, December 01, 2012
Houston Grand Opera's 2012 staging of Donizetti's opera, based on Schiller’s play “Mary Stuart," stars Joyce DiDonato in her role debut of as the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Houston Grand Opera presents the original five-act French-language version of Verdi's sprawling grand opera. The work is based on Friedrich Schiller's play inspired by 16th-century history.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
This week, we take you to Bayreuth, the theater which Richard Wagner designed, to hear his storm-tossed opera The Flying Dutchman. On the podium is Christian Thielemann.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The story of Violetta Valéry, a beautiful but mortally ill courtesan, has defined romantic tragedy ever since the Dumas novel that inspired it—La dame aux camellias—appeared in 1848.
Saturday, November 03, 2012
This Houston Grand Opera production of Beethoven's opera stars tenor Simon O'Neill as Florestan, the prisoner in need of rescue, and Karita Mattila as his wife, Leonore.