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, January 01, 2015
There's not a lot to be taken seriously in this comic romp by Donizetti, unless, of course, you count the music.
Thursday, December 25, 2014
In John Adams's "El Niño," the sweeping setting of this Christmas story is both compellingly contemporary and filled with ancient traditions.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents Rossini's "The Journey to Reims" from the 2014 Rossini-in-Wildbad Festival, in Bad-Wildbad, Germany.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
This week hear Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades from the Philharmonie in Munich, with tenor Misha Didyk as Hermann and soprano Tatiana Serjan as Lisa.
Thursday, December 04, 2014
On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents Mozart's trendsetting, and trend-breaking "Idomeneo," from the Vienna State Opera.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents Boris Godunov from the Finnish National Opera in Helsinki.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Hear Rossini's Armida straight from the source, the annual Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, Italy, the composer's hometown.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents Tchaikovsky's fascinating drama "The Enchantress" from the historic Theater an der Wien in Vienna.
Thursday, November 06, 2014
On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents "Maria Stuarda" from the same city where much of the history it portrays actually took place.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
On World of Opera host Lisa Simeone presents Rossini's "The Barber of Seville" from the 2014 Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, the composer's hometown in Italy.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
This production of Puccini's "Manon Lescau" from Germany's Baden-Baden Easter Festival comes to us belatedly, but it's worth the wait, with Eva-Maria Westbroek in the title role.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
On World of Opera hear Verdi's "Il Trovatore" in a production from the 2014 Salzburg Festival, featuring a cast that made it one of the operatic year's most anticipated events.
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Deceptively complex, Mozart's comic farce Cosí fan tutte leaves many listeners a little bit queasy, pondering the future of their most treasured relationships.
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Today at 4 pm on the Operavore stream, host Lisa Simeone presents "Salome" from one of the many cities where it was initially banned.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Host Lisa Simeone presents Rameau's "Castor and Pollux" from the Berlioz Opera House at the Montpellier Festival in France.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents "Otello" from one a venue that lives up to its name, the 2000-year-old Théâtre Antique in Orange, France.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
While you may think you haven't heard La Wally before, you most likely have heard at least part of it.
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Today at 4 pm on the Operavore stream, Das Rheingold gets Wagner's monumental Ring cycle off to a rousing start, in a broadcast from the 2014 Bayreuth Festival.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Though it's not one of Donizetti's better known scores, the concise drama and pure, emotional energy of this opera make it one of his most compelling.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
While it has often been overshadowed by the composer's more famous dramas, many Richard Strauss aficionados consider The Woman Without a Shadow to be his finest opera.