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, May 22, 2014
Richard Wagner once called his second opera, Das Liebesverbot, a "sin of my youth." Was he being self-effacing? Find out today at 4 pm on the Operavore stream.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
This week on World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents Tosca from the Royal Theater in Turin, Italy. Soprano Anna Pirozzi stars in the title role with Marco Berti as Cavaradossi and Marco Vratogna as Scarpia.
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Today at 4 pm on World of Opera, hear The Tsar's Bride from La Scala. The production stars Olga Peretyatko and is conducted by Daniel Barenboim.
Thursday, May 01, 2014
This week, World of Opera presents Don Giovanni from London's Royal Opera House, starring baritone Mariusz Kwiecen and sopranos Malin Byström and Véronique Gens.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
On this edition of World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents Manon from the Malmö Opera in Sweden, starring soprano Georgia Jarman as Manon and tenor Joachim Bäckström as Des Grieux.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
This week, World of Opera presents L'Africaine in a production from one of opera's most glamorous destinations, La Fenice in Venice. The stars are soprano Veronica Simeoni and tenor Gregory Kunde.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
This week on World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone takes us to London for the English National Opera's production of George Frideric Handel's Rodelinda.
Thursday, April 03, 2014
This week on World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents Le Comte Ory from the Lyon Opera in France, regarded as one of Gioachino Rossini's wittiest comedic operas.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
This week, World of Opera presents La Sonnambula from the Grand Liceu Theatre in Barcelona starring Juan Diego Flórez and soprano Patrizia Ciofi, in a performance led by Daniel Oren.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
This week on World of Opera, Verdi's La Forza del Destino in a production from the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, featuring Anja Harteros and Jonas Kauffmann.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Today at 4 pm, World of Opera presents Cendrillon from the Grand Liceu Theatre in Barcelona, starring Joyce DiDonato as Cinderella and Alice Coote as the young Prince Charming.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
This week, on World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents Gounod's Romeo and Juliet in a production from the Royal Wallonie Opera in Liège, Belgium.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
This week on World of Opera host Lisa Simeone takes us to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden for a brand new production of Verdi's The Sicilian Vespers.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
This week on World of Opera, we'll hear the famous "Flower Duet" straight from the source, when host Lisa Simeone presents a complete production of Lakmé from Switzerland's Lausanne Opera.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
This week on World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents The Marriage of Figaro from Switzerland's Grand Theatre of Geneva.
Thursday, February 06, 2014
World of Opera takes us to the Palais Garnier in Paris for Christoph Gluck's Alceste. Soprano Sophie Koch sings the title role in a production featuring the Musciens du Louvre, led by Marc Minkowski.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Today at 4 pm on the Operavore stream, hear La Traviata from La Scala in Milan. The production features soprano Diane Damrau and tenor Piotr Beczala and conductor Daniele Gatti.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Today at 4 pm on the Operavore stream, hear Handel's Agrippina from the Grand Liceu Theater in Barcelona. The production features mezzo-sopranos Sarah Connolly and Malena Ernman and conductor Harry Bicket.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
The story may be a little silly and extremely politically incorrect, but nobody did wackiness better, more beautifully, or with finer comedic instinct than Rossini in this sparkling score.
Thursday, January 09, 2014
World of Opera brings us one of Vivaldi's lesser known works, The Coronation of Dario. The production comes from the International Baroque Opera Festival in Beaune, France.