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, August 15, 2013
Perhaps Wagner's most straightforward and approachable opera, The Flying Dutchman is presented today at 4 pm on the Operavore stream.
Thursday, August 08, 2013
Today at 4 pm on the Operavore stream, hear William Tell in a complete performance from one the Netherlands Opera in Amsterdam. The cast features baritone Nicola Alaimo in the title role.
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Fresh from its latest appearance on the Covent Garden stage in London, this production of Verdi's Don Carlo features an all-star, international cast — including tenor Jonas Kaufmann in one of his signature roles — in one of Verdi's most beautiful, and also perplexing, operas.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Amilcare Ponchielli's masterpiece La Gioconda, a drama of politics, passion and murder, is one of opera's most delicious "guilty pleasures." Tune in at 4pm to hear it on our Operavore Stream!
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Today at 4 pm on the Operavore stream, baritone Simon Keenlyside sings the title role, with soprano Krassimira Stoyanova as Tatyana, in a production led by conductor Robin Ticciati.
Thursday, July 04, 2013
The historical Lucrezia Borgia may actually have been a fine, upstanding citizen. But her popular reputation isn't so sunny and it's her legacy as a notorious poisoner that Donizetti exploits in an opera featuring a title role that's both brilliant and daunting.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Today at 4 pm on the Operavore stream, host Lisa Simeone presents Verdi's Falstaff in a production from the same, historic venue where the opera premiered back in 1893.
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Thursday, June 20, 2013
On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents Cimarosa's The Secret Marriage in a production from the Royal Theatre in Turin, Italy.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Tune into the Operavore stream at 4pm ET, and hear the Paris National Opera Orchestra perform Strauss' final opera.
Thursday, June 06, 2013
Today at 4 pm on the Operavore stream, the World of Opera presents Dvorak's Rusalka from the Göteborg Opera in Sweden.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Today at 4 pm on the Operavore stream, tune in for Giacomo Meyerbeer's five-act extravaganza Robert le Diable from Covent Garden.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
In an encore presentation, Philip Glass's dynamic new drama Kepler, rooted in the life and inspirational ideas of the 17-century mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Das Rheingold gets Richard Wagner's monumental Ring Cycle off to a rousing start, in a quickly-paced drama introducing a fanciful world of vivid characters and world-shaping passions.
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Today at 4 pm on World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents Offenbach's magnum opus, The Tales of Hoffman, in a production from the Grand Liceu Theatre in Barcelona.
Thursday, May 02, 2013
Today on World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone brings us Puccini's Manon Lescaut in a production from the Royal Theater of the Mint in Brussels and the Belgian National Opera.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
International intrigue is the order of the day when a novice priest turns fearsome warrior, to win the hand of a king's mistress, in Donizetti's La Favorite, a drama that combines the pomp and elegance of French grand opera with the passionate intensity of Donizetti's Italian tragedies.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Today at 1 pm on Operavore, hear Dvořák's Armida from an ancient city in the composer's Czech homeland, in a production by the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre in Ostrava.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Today at 4 pm on Operavore: hear I Vespri Siciliani from the Vienna State Opera. The stars are soprano Angela Meade as Elena, and tenor Gregory Kunde as Arrigo.
Thursday, April 04, 2013
Today at 4 pm on Operavore, hear Verdi's Nabucco with baritone Leo Nucci in the title role, and soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska as Abigaille. Nicola Luisotti conducts.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Agostino Steffani's rarely heard Niobe is a splendid jumble of comedy, tragedy, mythology and politics. It's also one of the most accomplished operas of its time, employing a musical style that seems to bridge the artistic worlds of Monteverdi and Handel.