Lisa Simeone

World of Opera host

Lisa Simeone hosts WDAV's nationally syndicated World of Opera and Spoleto Chamber Music 2010. She also hosts The Grainger Foundation Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast Series and the internationally syndicated documentary series Soundprint. Lisa has more than 25 years experience in radio and television, including stints with All Things Considered, Performance Today, Weekend Edition and The Metropolitan Opera.

Lisa began her career at WBJC in Baltimore and WETA in Washington, D.C. During her ten years at Baltimore's WJHU, she developed a loyal following for her unusual mix of programming — classical, folk and jazz, along with provocative reports, interviews and call-in shows on everything from anthropology and neuroscience to philosophy to media criticism. (But she confesses that her favorite reports were on bocce, The Hon Man of Baltimore and the virtues of a well-fitting bra!).

As a freelancer, Lisa has done voice-overs, narrations and hosting for the Discovery Channel, PBS and commercial enterprises. When she's not doing radio, Lisa writes for Style Magazine and the Urbanite, as well as book reviews and op-eds for The Baltimore Sun.

Lisa was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and earned a B.A. in Liberal Arts from St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland (the 'Great Books School') in 1980. In 1997, she earned an M.A. from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University.

Lisa Simeone appears in the following:

Rimsky-Korsakov's Kitezh

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Today at 4 pm on World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone brings us The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh in a production from the Grand Liceu Theatre in Barcelona.

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Wagner's Youthful Das Liebesverbot

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Richard Wagner once called his second opera, Das Liebesverbot, a "sin of my youth." Was he being self-effacing? Find out today at 4 pm on the Operavore stream.


Lyrical Epic: Rimsky-Korsakov's The Tsar's Bride

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Today at 4 pm on World of Opera, hear The Tsar's Bride from La Scala. The production stars Olga Peretyatko and is conducted by Daniel Barenboim.


Comedic Drama in Mozart's Don Giovanni

Thursday, May 01, 2014

This week, World of Opera presents Don Giovanni from London's Royal Opera House, starring baritone Mariusz Kwiecen and sopranos Malin Byström and Véronique Gens.

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Passion at a Price: Massenet's Manon

Thursday, April 24, 2014

On this edition of World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents Manon from the Malmö Opera in Sweden, starring soprano Georgia Jarman as Manon and tenor Joachim Bäckström as Des Grieux.

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