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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 on WQXR's Operavore stream.
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Thursday, June 16, 2016
This week, World of Opera presents 'Dante,' a 19th-century French opera by Benjamin Godard based on the life of the great Italian poet. Lisa Simeone hosts.
Thursday, June 09, 2016
This week on World of Opera, legendary singer Placido Domingo performs Verdi's 'Il Due Foscari' from the Liceu opera house in Barcelona.
Thursday, June 02, 2016
The Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston presents Francesco Cavalli's 17th-century masterpiece, 'Veremonda, l'amazzone di aragona,' hosted by Lisa Simeone.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
This week, World of Opera presents Verdi's 'Un Ballo in Maschera' from the Bavarian State Opera with conductor Zubin Mehta, tenor Piotr Beczala and soprano Anja Harteros.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Marco Armiliato conducts Gounod's 'Romeo and Juliet' from the Vienna State Opera with Juan Diego Flórez and Marina Rebeka as Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers.
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.