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, 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.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents "Alceste" in a production from historic La Fenice in Venice.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone brings us Strauss's "Elektra" in a production from the Vienna State Opera.
Thursday, July 09, 2015
On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents Rossini's "The Turk in Italy" from one of Italy's finest regional theaters.
Thursday, July 02, 2015
On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents Verdi's "Macbeth" in a production from the Champs-Elysées Theatre in Paris, starring baritone Roberto Frontali in the title role.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents Mozart's "La Finta Semplice" in a production from the Prinzregenten Theater in Munich.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Donizetti wrote a number of irresistible comedies and this sparkling score may be the best of them all. From Vienna, Juan Diego Florez and Valentina Nafornita star.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
While Mozart's "The Magic Flute" is fun for kids, it's also a very adult look at the conflict between lightness and dark, and how difficult it can be to distinguish which is which.
Thursday, June 04, 2015
On World of Opera, hear a production of "I Puritani" from the Vienna State Opera. It features a stand-out performance by soprano Olga Peretyatko in the high-flying role of Elvira.