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The Royal Opera House on the Silver Screen

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This fall, WQXR brings the Royal Opera House from London's Covent Garden to New York airwaves along with a series of screenings in partnership with Symphony Space.

Every Saturday at 1 pm, from Sept. 14-Nov. 2, WQXR will broadcast operas from the Royal Opera House's 2012-13 season. Highlights include Plácido Domingo in the title role of Verdi’s Nabucco; Bryn Terfel as Wotan in Wagner’s Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, and Siegfried; and Roberto Alagna and Aleksandra Kurzak as Nemorino and Adina in The Elixir of Love.

In addition, beginning Sunday, Sept. 22, Symphony Space and WQXR will screen a series of select operas from the Royal Opera House in high definition video. The "Royal Opera House Cinema," will include Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Rossini’s La Donna del Lago from the 2012-13 season, as well as the current season’s Les Vêpres Siciliennes by Verdi and Wagner’s Parsifal.

Screenings take place at 3 pm on Sundays at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre with introductions by Operavore host Naomi Lewin, among others. 

Program details:


Sept. 14 — Verdi: Don Carlo

Sept. 21 — Wagner: Das Rheingold

Sept. 28 — Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin

Oct. 5 — Wagner: Die Walkure

Oct. 12 — Verdi: Nabucco

Oct. 19 — Wagner: Siegfried

Oct. 26 — Donizetti: The Elixir of Love

Nov. 2 — Wagner: Gotterdammerung



Sept. 22 — Verdi: Nabucco

Oct. 13 — Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin

Nov. 3 — Rossini: La Donna del Lago

Nov. 24 — Verdi: Les Vêpres Siciliennes

Jan. 26 — Wagner: Parsifal (rescheduled from Dec. 22)