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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Donizetti's 'Lucia di Lammermoor' From Barcelona

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Host Lisa Simeone presents Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor in a production from the Grand Liceu Theater in Barcelona.

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Berlioz's 'Les Troyens' From the Hamburg State Opera

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Host Lisa Simeone presents Berlioz's "Les Troyens" from the Hamburg State Opera. The stars are mezzo-soprano Elena Zhidkova and tenor Torsten Kerl as Dido and Aeneas.

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Massenet's 'Werther' From the Salzburg Festival

Thursday, January 14, 2016

On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents Massenet's "Werther" in a production from the Salzburg Festival. Tenor Piotr Beczala stars in the title role.

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Rossini's 'La Cenerentola' From Switzerland

Thursday, January 07, 2016

On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents Rossini's "La Cenerentola" from the Lausanne Opera in Switzerland.

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John Adams' 'El Niño' From the Spoleto Festival USA

Thursday, December 31, 2015

On the Operavore stream this week hear the Christmas story as envisioned by John Adams, arguably America's best-known living composer.

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Rimsky-Korsakov's 'Christmas Eve' From Moscow

Thursday, December 24, 2015

On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents Rimsky-Korsakov's "Christmas Eve" in a performance from Svetlanov Hall at the International Center for the Arts in Moscow.

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Donizetti's 'Roberto Devereux' From Madrid

Thursday, December 17, 2015

On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents Donizetti's "Roberto Devereux" in a production from the Royal Theater in Madrid.

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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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