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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Host Lisa Simeone presents "The Thieving Magpie" from the 2015 Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, Italy, the composer's hometown.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.