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 and for a second year, the Royal Opera House in London's Covent Garden.
June 7: Wagner's Parsifal from Lyric Opera of Chicago
June 14: Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier from the Metropolitan Opera
June 21: Rossini's The Barber of Seville from Lyric Opera of Chicago
June 28: Dvorak's Rusalka from Lyric Opera of Chicago
July 5: Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito from Lyric Opera of Chicago
July 12: Verdi's Falstaff from LA Opera
July 19: Bizet's Carmen from LA Opera
July 26: Mozart's Magic Flute from LA Opera
Aug. 2: Britten's Billy Budd from LA Opera
Aug. 9: Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor from LA Opera
Aug. 16: Massenet's Thais from LA Opera
Aug. 23: Boito's Mephistopheles from San Francisco Opera
Aug. 30: Puccini's Tosca from San Francisco Opera
Sept. 6: Wagner's The Flying Dutchman from San Francisco Opera
Sept. 13: Britten's Peter Grimes from San Francisco Opera
Sept. 20: Rossini's The Barber of Seville from San Francisco Opera
Sept. 27: TBD
Oct. 4: Verdi's La Traviata from San Francisco Opera
Oct. 11: TBD
Oct. 18: Verdi's Falstaff from San Francisco Opera
Oct. 25: Mozart's Don Giovanni from the Royal Opera House
Nov. 1: Kern's Showboat from San Francisco Opera
Nov. 8: Donizetti's Lucretia Borgia from Caramoor
Nov. 15: Wagner's Parsifal from the Royal Opera House
Nov. 22: Gounod's Faust from the Royal Opera House
Nov. 29: Verdi's Sicilian Vespers from the Royal Opera House
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Saturday, August 23, 2014
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Join us Saturday at 1 pm for the Los Angeles Opera's debut production of Massenet's Thaïs, starring Georgian soprano Nino Machaidze and Plácido Domingo.
Saturday, August 09, 2014
Today at 1 pm, join us for Los Angeles Opera's new production of Donizetti's potboiler, which debuted in March. Russian soprano Albina Shagimuratova stars.
Saturday, August 02, 2014
Today at 1 pm: Recorded during the Benjamin Britten centennial year, LA Opera presents the composer’s most ambitious opera, Billy Budd, in a definitive staging with Liam Bonner in the lead role.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Today at 1 pm, tune in for the LA Opera's broadcast of Mozart's enchanting comedy. It stars Lawrence Brownlee as Tamino, Janai Bruggeri as Pamina, Evan Boyer as Sarastro and Erika Miklosa as the Queen of the Night.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Saturday at 1 pm, Bizet's riveting drama of love and jealousy, filled with famously alluring melodies and captivating dances, is heard in a performance by Los Angeles Opera.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Today at 1 pm, the summer season of broadcasts from Los Angeles Opera kicks off with the company's new production of Verdi's comic masterpiece Falstaff.
Saturday, July 05, 2014
Saturday at 1 pm, join us for the Lyric Opera of Chicago's La clemenza di Tito, starring Matthew Polenzani, Amanda Majeski and Joyce DiDonato.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Rusalka, Dvorak's neglected masterpiece, had its Lyric Opera of Chicago debut this February in a production by David McVicar. Join us Saturday at 1 pm for a broadcast of that performance, with soprano Ana Maria Martinez in the title role.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Tune in Saturday at 1 pm for Rossini's Barber of Seville from Chicago, starring Nathan Gunn and Isabel Leonard.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Saturday at 1 pm, join us for an encore broadcast of Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier recorded this season at the Metropolitan Opera.
Saturday, June 07, 2014
This Saturday at 1 pm, the Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Wagner's Parsifal featuring Paul Groves in the title role and Thomas Hampson as Amfortas.
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Today at 1 pm, join us for the Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2013 performance of Madama Butterfly, starring soprano Patricia Racette as Cio-Cio-San and Italian tenor Stefano Secco as Pinkerton.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
On this broadcast from the Lyric Opera of Chicago South African tenor Johan Botha plays the title role alongside soprano Ana María Martínez as Desdemona. Saturday at 1 pm.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
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.
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.