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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.

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Verdi's Nabucco from the Grand Theater of Geneva

Today at 4 pm on the Operavore stream, World of Opera presents Nabucco from Switzerland's Grand Theatre of Geneva. Baritone Lucio Gallo stars in the title role.

Gounod's Faust From London's Royal Opera House

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Listen to the Operavore Stream at 5pm ET Sunday to Gounod's popular musical representation of the immortal story of Faust recorded at the Royal Opera House.

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Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin from Bologna

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Today at 1 pm on the Operavore stream, World of Opera presents Eugene Onegin from one of Italy's many fine regional opera houses.

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Verdi's Luisa Miller From Switzerland

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Host Lisa Simeone presents this early, now-neglected gem by Verdi in a production from Switzerland's Lausanne Opera. The stars are soprano Lana Kos in the title role, with tenor Giuseppe Gipali as Rodolfo, in a production led by conductor Roberto Rizzi Brignoli.

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Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito From Venice

Thursday, June 26, 2014

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The characters in Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito, his final opera, discover that even when it seems things could hardly go more horribly, disastrously wrong, everything can eventually turn out just fine — thanks to this drama's generous, and almost surreally tolerant title character. 

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Bohuslav Martinu's Mirandolina from Ostrava

Thursday, June 19, 2014

World of Opera presents Mirandolina in a production by the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre, presented in the Antonin Dvorak Theatre in Ostrava. Listen on the Operavore stream.

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Rossini's William Tell from Turin

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The cast features baritone Dalibor Jenis in the title role, with tenor John Osborn as Arnold Melcthal and soprano Angela Meade as Mathilde, in a production led by conductor Gianandrea Noseda.

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Rimsky-Korsakov's Kitezh

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Today at 4 pm on World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone brings us The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh in a production from the Grand Liceu Theatre in Barcelona.

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Double Feature: Orfeo meets Orfeo ed Euridice

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Today at 4 pm on the Operavore stream, World of Opera brings us a fascinating double bill featuring Claudio Monteverdi's Orfeo and Christoph Willibald Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice.

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Wagner's Youthful Das Liebesverbot

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Richard Wagner once called his second opera, Das Liebesverbot, a "sin of my youth." Was he being self-effacing? Find out today at 4 pm on the Operavore stream.

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Puccini's Tosca

Thursday, May 15, 2014

This week on World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents Tosca from the Royal Theater in Turin, Italy. Soprano Anna Pirozzi stars in the title role with Marco Berti as Cavaradossi and Marco Vratogna as Scarpia.

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Lyrical Epic: Rimsky-Korsakov's The Tsar's Bride

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Today at 4 pm on World of Opera, hear The Tsar's Bride from La Scala. The production stars Olga Peretyatko and is conducted by Daniel Barenboim.

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Comedic Drama in Mozart's Don Giovanni

Thursday, May 01, 2014

This week, World of Opera presents Don Giovanni from London's Royal Opera House, starring baritone Mariusz Kwiecen and sopranos Malin Byström and Véronique Gens.

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Passion at a Price: Massenet's Manon

Thursday, April 24, 2014

On this edition of World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents Manon from the Malmö Opera in Sweden, starring soprano Georgia Jarman as Manon and tenor Joachim Bäckström as Des Grieux.

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Substance Battles Spectacle, in Meyerbeer's L'Africaine

Thursday, April 17, 2014

This week, World of Opera presents L'Africaine in a production from one of opera's most glamorous destinations, La Fenice in Venice. The stars are soprano Veronica Simeoni and tenor Gregory Kunde.

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Handel's Rodelinda from ENO

Thursday, April 10, 2014

This week on World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone takes us to London for the English National Opera's production of George Frideric Handel's Rodelinda.

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Rossini's Le Comte Ory

Thursday, April 03, 2014

This week on World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents Le Comte Ory from the Lyon Opera in France, regarded as one of Gioachino Rossini's wittiest comedic operas.

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Innocence in La Sonnambula

Thursday, March 27, 2014

This week, World of Opera presents La Sonnambula from the Grand Liceu Theatre in Barcelona starring Juan Diego Flórez and soprano Patrizia Ciofi, in a performance led by Daniel Oren.

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Fate Takes Hold in Verdi's Forza del Destino

Thursday, March 20, 2014

This week on World of Opera,  Verdi's La Forza del Destino in a production from the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, featuring Anja Harteros and Jonas Kauffmann.

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Enchantment in Massenet's Cendrillon

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Today at 4 pm, World of Opera presents Cendrillon from the Grand Liceu Theatre in Barcelona, starring Joyce DiDonato as Cinderella and  Alice Coote as the young Prince Charming.

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Gounod's Romeo and Juliet

Thursday, March 06, 2014

This week, on World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents Gounod's Romeo and Juliet in a production from the Royal Wallonie Opera in Liège, Belgium.

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