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Opera on WRTI
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.
The Metropolitan Opera
March 28, 1 to 4:30 pm
Gaetano Donizetti: LUCIA DI LAMERMOOR
Donizetti's melodic journey of love and deception, conducted by Maurizio Benini. New coloratura talent Albina Shagimuratova sings bel canto's unhinged bride, delivering opera’s most thrilling mad scene. Joseph Calleja is her tragic lover.
April 4, 1 to 4:30 pm
Giuseppe Verdi: ERNANI
April 11, 1 to 5:45 pm
Yannick Nezet-Seguin, conductor
Giuseppe Verdi: DON CARLO