Opera on WRTI
Saturday, 1 to 5 pm
Saturday is always opera day at WRTI! We bring you top performances from some of the finest opera companies in the world, every week of the year.
In addition to the full season of opera from The Metropolitan Opera, you'll hear performances from the Academy of Vocal Arts, Lyric Opera of Chicago, LA Opera, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and more.
Double Bill - Purcell: DIDO AND AENEAS; Bartok: BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE
July 25, 1 to 3:30 pm
A riveting pairing of one-act masterpieces, written more than two centuries apart, explores the fine line between devotion and obsession. In Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas , a queen falls prey to the machinations of a formidable enemy, losing her heart to a man who abruptly abandons her. In Bartók’s suspenseful orchestral showpiece Bluebeard's Castle, an impulsive young bride turns her back on her family, only to uncover increasingly dark truths about her new husband.
Gioachino Rossini: THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
August 1, 1 to 4 pm
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
August 8, 1 to 4 pm