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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.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
On World of Opera, Gounod's rarely performed historical drama "Cinq-Mars" comes to us from the Prince Regent Theater in Munich.
Thursday, September 03, 2015
Always drawn to the greatest and most challenging literature, Verdi based this compelling drama on a play by Friederich Schiller.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents Chausson's "King Arthur" in an all-star production from the Bastille Opera in Paris, the composer's hometown.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
On Operavore Saturday hear the characters in Mozart's final opera discover that when it seems things could hardly go more horribly, everything can still turn out fine.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents "La Boheme" from one of opera's most prestigious venues, in a performance featuring one of today's operatic superstars.
Thursday, August 06, 2015
Goethe's immortal drama "Faust" — with it's legendary deal with the devil — has been adapted in countless ways, but few if any can match the power and romance of Gounod's opera.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
World of Opera this week presents a double feature of Szymanowski's "King Roger" from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and Rossini's "L'Inganno Felice" from La Fenice in Venice.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents "Alceste" in a production from historic La Fenice in Venice.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone brings us Strauss's "Elektra" in a production from the Vienna State Opera.
Thursday, July 09, 2015
On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents Rossini's "The Turk in Italy" from one of Italy's finest regional theaters.
Thursday, July 02, 2015
On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents Verdi's "Macbeth" in a production from the Champs-Elysées Theatre in Paris, starring baritone Roberto Frontali in the title role.
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.