Airs Thursdays at 4 pm, Saturdays at 5 pm and Sundays at 1 pm on the Operavore stream.
World of Opera with host Lisa Simeone brings listeners the world of tragedy and triumph, passion and seduction, intrigue and disaster, jealousies and dreams — the world of opera — every week on WQXR's Operavore stream.
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Thursday, May 12, 2016
Ivor Bolton conducts Wagner's early opera, 'Das Liebesverbot,' from Madrid's Teatro Real.
Thursday, May 05, 2016
Verdi's once-neglected opera, a controversial tale of a pastor and his unfaithful wife, is broadcast from Venice's La Fenice.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
This week, Operavore presents Puccini's 'Madama Butterfly,' conducted by Manlio Benzi at the Göteborg Opera in western Sweden.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Lisa Simeone hosts Janáček's fairy-tale opera about a wily fox from the Teatro Regio in Turin.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Covent Garden presents Tchaikovsky's opera based on the Pushkin novel, starring Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Michael Fabiano and Ferruccio Furlanetto.
Thursday, April 07, 2016
Soprano Anna Netrebko leads a strong cast in Verdi's 'Joan of Arc,' recorded live on opening night of La Scala's 2015-16 season. Riccardo Chailly conducts the production.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Joseph Kaiser portrays the troubled title character in Benjamin Britten's haunting masterpiece, 'Peter Grimes,' presented at Vienna's Theater an der Wien.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Conductor Jeffery Tate leads this performance of Mozart's 'Idomeneo' — an opera whose mythological subject belies its trendsetting form — from Venice's La Fenice.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Lisa Simeone hosts this presentation of Verdi's beloved 'La Traviata' from an 18th-century Italian opera house in Naples.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Host Lisa Simone presents arguably the first opera ever written, Monteverdi's 'L'Orfeo,' from the Toroella de Montgri Music Festival in Spain.
Thursday, March 03, 2016
Juan Diego Flórez, Lucy Crowe and Amanda Forsythe star in Gluck's 'Orphée et Eurydice' from Covent Garden.
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Roberto Alagna stars as Nemorino in the Bastille Opera's production of 'The Elixir of Love' from Paris.
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Lisa Simeone hosts a performance of Ravel's 'L'Heure Espagnole' and 'L'Enfant et les Sortilèges' from Geneva's Victoria Hall.
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Host Lisa Simeone presents Verdi's Ernani, based on Victor Hugo's tale of a woman and three men who love her.
Thursday, February 04, 2016
Host Lisa Simeone presents "The Queen of Spades" from the Rome Opera, led by conductor Paolo Arrivabeni.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Host Lisa Simeone presents Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor in a production from the Grand Liceu Theater in Barcelona.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Host Lisa Simeone presents Berlioz's "Les Troyens" from the Hamburg State Opera. The stars are mezzo-soprano Elena Zhidkova and tenor Torsten Kerl as Dido and Aeneas.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents Massenet's "Werther" in a production from the Salzburg Festival. Tenor Piotr Beczala stars in the title role.
Thursday, January 07, 2016
On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents Rossini's "La Cenerentola" from the Lausanne Opera in Switzerland.
Thursday, December 31, 2015
On the Operavore stream this week hear the Christmas story as envisioned by John Adams, arguably America's best-known living composer.