World of Opera

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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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Boito's 'Mefistofele' From Munich

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Today at 4pm, host Lisa Simeone presents Boito's "Mefistofele" in a production by the Bavarian State Opera from the National Theater in Munich.

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Verdi's 'Falstaff' From Milan

Thursday, December 03, 2015

On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents this recent production of "Falstaff" from the same historic venue where the opera premiered in 1893, La Scala in Milan.

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Marschner's 'Hans Heiling' From Vienna

Thursday, November 26, 2015

On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents Marschner's "Hans Heiling" in a production from the Theater an der Wien in Vienna.

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Simon Mayr's 'Medea in Corinto' From Valle d'Itria Festival

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Mayr's exciting and often deeply moving "Medea in Corinto" comes to World of Opera in a first-rate production from the Valle d'Itria Festival in Martina Franca, Italy.

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Mozart's 'Don Giovanni' From the Royal Opera House

Thursday, November 12, 2015

On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents "Don Giovanni" from London's Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Baritone Christopher Maltman sings the title role.

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Verdi's 'Otello' From the Peralada Castle Festival

Thursday, November 05, 2015

On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents Verdi's "Otello" from the 2015 Peralada Castle Festival on the Costa Brava in northeastern Spain.

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Puccini's 'Tosca' From Barcelona

Thursday, October 29, 2015

On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents "Tosca" from the Grand Liceu Theater in Barcelona. Listen Saturday at 5 and again Sunday at 1pm.

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Rossini's 'The Thieving Magpie' From the Rossini Opera Festival

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Host Lisa Simeone presents "The Thieving Magpie" from the 2015 Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, Italy, the composer's hometown.

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Mozart's 'Così fan tutte' From Barcelona

Thursday, October 15, 2015

On this edition of World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone brings us Mozart's "Così fan tutte" in a production from the Grand Liceu Theater in Barcelona. 

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Verdi's 'Il Trovatore' From Choregies d'Orange Festival

Thursday, October 08, 2015

On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents Verdi's "Il Trovatore" in a production from the 2015 Choregies d'Orange Festival.

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Today: Hear the 'William Tell' Which Caused an Uproar

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Today on the Operavore stream, tune in for what has been the most talked-about production of 2015: Damiano Michieletto's controversial update of Rossini's "William Tell."

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Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky From the Aix-en-Provence Festival

Thursday, September 24, 2015

World of Opera presents Tchaikovsky's fanciful one-act opera "Iolanta," and Stravinsky's uniquely evocative melodrama "Persephone," in a double bill from the Aix-en-Provence Festival.

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Mozart's 'The Abduction from the Seraglio' From the Proms

Thursday, September 17, 2015

On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents "The Abduction from the Seraglio" in a Glyndebourne Festival production, presented as part of the 2015 BBC Proms concerts in London.

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Gounod's 'Cinq-Mars' From Munich

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.

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Verdi's 'Luisa Miller' From Hamburg

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Always drawn to the greatest and most challenging literature, Verdi based this compelling drama on a play by Friederich Schiller.

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Chausson's 'King Arthur' From the Bastille Opera

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.

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Mozart's 'La Clemenza di Tito' from Paris

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.

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Puccini's 'La Boheme' From the Royal Opera House

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.

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Gounod's 'Faust' From Turin

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.

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Double Feature: Szymanowski's 'King Roger' and Rossini's 'L'Inganno Felice'

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.

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