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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.
Thursday, August 02, 2012
Today on the Operavore stream, Martin y Soler’s Il burbero di buon cuore (The Kind-Hearted Grouch) in a performance from the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
George Bizet's masterpiece Carmen, may have a greater selection of hummable tunes than any other opera, and also the purest, most smoldering brand of passion.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Today at 4 pm on the Operavore stream, World of Opera presents Massenet's Werther in an unusual production from the Montreal Opera.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Ludwig van Beethoven spent as much time on his only opera as some composers did on their entire portfolios -- and it shows. Fidelio is one of opera's greatest stories of salvation, both literal and spiritual.
Thursday, July 05, 2012
This new production of Falstaff features baritone Ambrogio Maestri in the title role, soprano Ana Maria Martinez as Alice Ford, and mezzo-soprano Marie-Nicole Lemieux as Mistress Quickly.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The individual, one-act dramas of Puccini's Il Trittico are all popular in their own right. Yet we seldom get the chance that this production offers: to hear all three operas in one sitting, as the composer first envisioned.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
This production of Handel's Orlando from La Monnaie, features Belgium's B'Rock Baroque Orchestra, led by conductor René Jacobs.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
This Verdi rarity comes from the Montpellier Festival in France and stars soprano Olga Mykytenko and tenor Alfred Kim as a pair of lovers with a dysfunctional family life.
Thursday, June 07, 2012
It's not often we get to hear the premiere of a 275-year-old piece by one of history's most beloved composers, but that what we've got in this performance of a newly reconstructed opera by Vivaldi.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Joseph Haydn wrote a surprising number of operas, including La Vera Costanza. Today at 1 pm, listen to a production by the Royal Wallonie Opera in Liège, Belgium.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012
With Teseo, Handel ventured into the world of operatic special effects in a drama filled with magical transformations and supernatural interventions, all reinforced by one of the composer's most vibrant scores.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Today at 4 pm: Bass-baritones Robert Hale and Johannes Martin Kränzle are Wotan and Alberich, respectively, whose vengeful anger sets the entire story of Wagner's Ring in motion.
Thursday, May 03, 2012
Mezzo-soprano Susan Graham sings the title role, with baritone Russell Braun as her brother Orestes, in a Canadian Opera Company production led by conductor Pablo Heras-Casado.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Leave it to Verdi to take a classic tragedy by Shakespeare and, if anything, make it even more powerful and heartrending. Operavore presents Verdi's Otello from the Vienna State Opera.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
With The Barber of Seville, Rossini came as close as anyone to creating a flawless operatic comedy. Operavore presents a version by the Grand Theatre of Geneva.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Jules Massenet wrote several stylish, witty and genuinely beautiful operas, but it was Manon that put him "on the map." It's one of two operatic versions of the tragic legend of Manon Lescaut.
Thursday, April 05, 2012
Of all Haydn's operas, this was the most popular in his lifetime and arguably his best.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
The Paris National Opera presents La Forza del Destino, Verdi's relentless drama of politics, passion and revenge starring soprano Violeta Urmana and tenor Marcelo Alvarez.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Puccini's love-stoked tearjerker La Boheme, may end tragically, but the opera's multiple levels of passion and sentiment still make for a great "date night."