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, January 28, 2016
Host Lisa Simeone presents Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor in a production from the Grand Liceu Theater in Barcelona.
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.
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.
Thursday, January 07, 2016
On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents Rossini's "La Cenerentola" from the Lausanne Opera in Switzerland.
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.
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.
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.
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.