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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, San Francisco Opera and the Glimmerglass Festival.

All 2016 opera broadcasts are Saturdays at 1 pm (ET):

May 14: Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro from Lyric Opera of Chicago.
May 21: López's Bel Canto from Lyric Opera of Chicago.
May 28: Rossini's Cinderella from Lyric Opera of Chicago.
June 4: Berg's Wozzeck from Lyric Opera of Chicago.
June 11: Lehár's The Merry Widow from Lyric Opera of Chicago.
June 18: Verdi's Nabucco from Lyric Opera of Chicago.
June 25: Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier from Lyric Opera of Chicago.
July 2: Gounod's Romeo and Juliet from Lyric Opera of Chicago.
July 9: Dvořák's Rusalka from Lyric Opera of Chicago.
July 16: Puccini's Gianni Schicchi and Leoncavallo's Pagliacci from LA Opera.
July 23: Bellini's Norma from LA Opera.
July 30: Verdi's The Two Foscari from LA Opera.
Aug. 6: J. Heggie's Moby-Dick from LA Opera.
Aug. 13: Verdi's Falstaff from LA Opera.
Aug. 20: Verdi's Luisa Miller from San Francisco Opera.
Aug. 27: Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor from San Francisco Opera.
Sept. 3: Wagner's Die Meistersinger from San Francisco Opera.
Sept. 10: Mozart's The Magic Flute from San Francisco Opera.
Sept. 17: Rossini's The Barber of Seville from San Francisco Opera.
Sept. 24: The Fall of the Houe of Usher (Debussy, Getty) from San Francisco Opera.
Oct. 1: Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites from San Francisco Opera.
Oct. 8: Bizet's Carmen from San Francisco Opera.
Oct. 15: Verdi's Don Carlos from San Francisco Opera.
Oct. 22: Janáček's Jenůfa from San Francisco Opera.
Oct. 29: Sondheim's Sweeney Todd from the Glimmerglass Festival.
Nov. 5: Rossini's The Thieving Magpie from the Glimmerglass Festival.
Nov. 12: Ward's The Crucible from the Glimmerglass Festival.
Nov. 19: Schnyder's Yardbird from Opera Philadelphia.
Nov. 26: Beethoven's Fidelio from San Francisco Symphony.

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