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, April 30, 2015
Using the same story that later inspired Verdi's "Falstaff," Nicolai's colorful score combines the sparkle of Italian opera with the budding style of German romanticism.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Deep down, as with many of Mozart's comedies, "The Marriage of Figaro" isn't as funny as it first seems, with plenty of telling human foibles all lurking beneath a slapstick veneer.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Today at 4 pm on the Operavore stream, soprano Sondra Radvanovsky stars as Bellini's Norma in a production from the Grand Liceu Theater in Barcelona.
Thursday, April 09, 2015
Host Lisa Simeone presents a production of Rossini's "Tancredi" from the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow.
Thursday, April 02, 2015
In Giordano's revolutionary potboiler "Andrea Chénier," love and politics vie for the hero's soul, vividly demonstrating how both of those passions can be dangerous to one's health.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Host Lisa Simeone presents "La Straniera" from the Theater an der Wien in Vienna. Soprano Marlis Petersen sings the challenging title role.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Host Lisa Simeone presents "A Masked Ball" from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in London.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Host Lisa Simeone presents Gounod's "Romeo and Juliet" in a production from the Royal Theater in Madrid. Soprano Sonya Yoncheva and tenor Roberto Alagna star in the title roles.
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.