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.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents Mozart's "La Finta Semplice" in a production from the Prinzregenten Theater in Munich.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Donizetti wrote a number of irresistible comedies and this sparkling score may be the best of them all. From Vienna, Juan Diego Florez and Valentina Nafornita star.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
While Mozart's "The Magic Flute" is fun for kids, it's also a very adult look at the conflict between lightness and dark, and how difficult it can be to distinguish which is which.
Thursday, June 04, 2015
On World of Opera, hear a production of "I Puritani" from the Vienna State Opera. It features a stand-out performance by soprano Olga Peretyatko in the high-flying role of Elvira.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Host Lisa Simeone presents Halévy's "La Juive" from the Vienna State Opera. The stars are tenor Neil Shicoff as Eléazar and soprano Soile Isokoski as Rachel, the opera's title character.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents Wagner's "The Flying Dutchman" from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in London.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
On World of Opera, hear Bellini's "The Capulets and the Montagues" from the same theater that staged the opera's world premiere in 1830, La Fenice in Venice.
Thursday, May 07, 2015
This unusual double bill features Puccini's "Suor Angelica" and Granados' "Goyescas" from the Teatrio Regio in Turin, Italy.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Using the same story that later inspired Verdi's "Falstaff," Nicolai's colorful score combines the sparkle of Italian opera with the budding style of German romanticism.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Deep down, as with many of Mozart's comedies, "The Marriage of Figaro" isn't as funny as it first seems, with plenty of telling human foibles all lurking beneath a slapstick veneer.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Today at 4 pm on the Operavore stream, soprano Sondra Radvanovsky stars as Bellini's Norma in a production from the Grand Liceu Theater in Barcelona.
Thursday, April 09, 2015
Host Lisa Simeone presents a production of Rossini's "Tancredi" from the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow.
Thursday, April 02, 2015
In Giordano's revolutionary potboiler "Andrea Chénier," love and politics vie for the hero's soul, vividly demonstrating how both of those passions can be dangerous to one's health.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Host Lisa Simeone presents "La Straniera" from the Theater an der Wien in Vienna. Soprano Marlis Petersen sings the challenging title role.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Host Lisa Simeone presents "A Masked Ball" from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in London.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Host Lisa Simeone presents Gounod's "Romeo and Juliet" in a production from the Royal Theater in Madrid. Soprano Sonya Yoncheva and tenor Roberto Alagna star in the title roles.
Thursday, March 05, 2015
Mussorgsky followed up on his popular epic "Boris Godunov" with his colorful drama, "Kovanshchina," which delves deeply into a complex and fascinating era of Russian history.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Bizet's "The Pearl Fishers" premiered in 1863 and, like "Carmen," it got a rocky reception. Still, there was one prominent critic who saw things differently right from the start.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Strauss' 'Ariadne auf Naxos' on the Operavore stream featuring Vienna State Opera in a production led by conductor Christian Thieleman. Tune in at 1pm ET.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Beethoven spent as much time on his only opera as some composers did on their entire portfolios. "Fidelio" is one of opera's greatest stories of salvation.