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, March 05, 2015
Mussorgsky followed up on his popular epic "Boris Godunov" with his colorful drama, "Kovanshchina," which delves deeply into a complex and fascinating era of Russian history.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Bizet's "The Pearl Fishers" premiered in 1863 and, like "Carmen," it got a rocky reception. Still, there was one prominent critic who saw things differently right from the start.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Strauss' 'Ariadne auf Naxos' on the Operavore stream featuring Vienna State Opera in a production led by conductor Christian Thieleman. Tune in at 1pm ET.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Beethoven spent as much time on his only opera as some composers did on their entire portfolios. "Fidelio" is one of opera's greatest stories of salvation.
Thursday, February 05, 2015
On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents Massanet's "Cléopâtre" from the Champs-Elysées Theatre in Paris.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
On World of Opera, Lisa Simeone presents "Aureliano in Palmira" from the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents "The Maid of Orleans" in a production from the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Today at 4 pm on the Operavore stream, World of Opera presents "Simone Boccanegra" from one of opera's most glamorous houses, La Fenice in Venice.
Thursday, January 08, 2015
Today at 4 pm on the Operavore stream, hear "Giulio Cesare," one of the many Handel operas being heard more and more often in the world's theaters.
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.