On this broadcast from the Houston Grand Opera, Austrian baritone Adrian Eröd plays the legendary playboy, whose “little black book” holds thousands of names. Saturday at 1 pm.
Airs Saturdays at 1 pm on WQXR.
WFMT brings you the most electrifying live performances from the world’s great opera companies: the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the LA Opera, the San Francisco Opera, the Houston Grand Opera and for the very first time, the Royal Opera House in London's Covent Garden. Below is the upcoming schedule:
Nov. 23 — Wagner's Tristan and Isolde (Houston Grand Opera)
Nov. 30 — Mozart's Don Giovanni (Houston Grand Opera)
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Saturday, November 23, 2013
Today at 1 pm, Houston Grand Opera presents Wagner’s classic with Ben Heppner and Nina Stemme in the starring roles.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Today at 1 pm, Il Trovatore is classic Verdi, featuring over-the-top characters, an unlikely, convoluted plot, and classic Verdi themes of destiny and desire.
Saturday, November 09, 2013
Our fall broadcasts from Houston Grand Opera begin with the company premiere of the Rossini early gem The Italian Girl in Algiers, given in October 2012.
Saturday, November 02, 2013
Our series from the Royal Opera House concludes with the final installment of Wagner’s Ring Cycle: Gotterdammerung. Sit back and take in this six-plus-hour epic.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Saturday at 1 pm, tenor Roberto Alagna stars as the lovesick Nemorino, alongside soprano Aleksandra Kurzak as Adina, and baritone Ambrogio Maestri as Dr. Dulamara.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Keith Warner's production of the third opera in Wagner's epic Ring cycle combines elemental forces with contemporary concern.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Today at 1 pm, hear Placido Domingo in his first-ever performance in the title role of Nabucco. Liudmyla Monastyrska plays Abigaille.
Saturday, October 05, 2013
Today at 1 pm: Bryn Terfel is Wotan, Lord of the Gods. Susan Bullock is Brünnhilde, while Simon O'Neill and Eva-Maria Westbroek are Siegmund and Sieglinde. Sarah Connolly is Fricka.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Saturday at 1 pm, tune in for the Royal Opera House's recent production of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, starring Simon Keenlyside.
Saturday, September 21, 2013
This production of Das Rheingold is the second installment in our fall series from the Royal Opera House in London. Bryn Terfel is Wotan and Sarah Connolly is Fricka.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Saturday at 1 pm, the first of WQXR's series of special broadcasts from the Royal Opera House in London features Verdi’s dramatic tale of love, ambition and intrigue set in 16th-century Spain.
Saturday, September 07, 2013
This week's broadcast from San Francisco Opera comes from the archives, a 1974 production of Luisa Miller, starring Luciano Pavarotti and Katia Ricciarelli.
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Today at 1 pm, tune in for John Cox's production of Mozart's Così fan tutte, staged at San Francisco Opera last season, which set the action in the casino of a Mediterranean resort.
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Saturday at 1 pm, American tenor and Wagner veteran Brandon Jovanovich stars as the title role in San Francisco Opera’s production of Lohengrin. Watch a video preview.
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Today at 1 pm, tune in for Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer's adaptation of Herman Melville's novel, which played to strong reviews at San Francisco Opera last fall.
Saturday, August 10, 2013
This Saturday at 1 pm, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and soprano Nicole Cabell star as Romeo and Giulietta in The Capulets and the Montagues at the San Francisco Opera.
Saturday, August 03, 2013
American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky stars as the title role in Puccini’s Tosca presented by Los Angeles Opera. She sings opposite Marco Berti, the Italian tenor who plays Tosca’s lover, Mario Cavaradossi.
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Icelandic baritone Tomas Tomasson stars as the title role in Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman presented by Los Angeles Opera. Tomasson’s character faces a curse that can only be broken by the beautiful Senta.
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Rossini’s Cinderella retells the classic fairytale originally written by Charles Perrault. American mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey stars as the title role in Los Angeles Opera’s delightful production of Cinderella. She sings opposite Rene Barbera, the American tenor who plays Prince Ramiro.
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Ukrainian soprano Oksana Dyka stars as the title role in Los Angeles Opera’s production of Madama Butterfly. Tenor Brandon Jovanovich plays Pinkerton and Milena Kitic is Suzuki.