Opera on WRTI
Saturday, 1 to 5 pm
Join us every Saturday throughout the year for opera broadcasts from some of the most well-known and beloved opera companies in America. The list includes live broadcasts of The Metropolitan Opera's entire Saturday Matinee season, and recorded performances — distributed by WFMT in Chicago — from recent seasons of Lyric Opera of Chicago, LA Opera, and the San Francisco Opera. You'll also hear recorded opera broadcasts of the Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA) on selected Sundays, and some other surprises throughout the year!
San Francisco Opera
October 7 Don Pasquale / Donizetti
October 14 Arabella / Strauss (1980)
The cast from 1980 included Kiri Te Kanawa in the title role along with Ingvar Wixell (Mandryka), Barbara Daniels (Zdenka), William Lewis (Matteo), Alexander Malta (Count Theodor Waldner), Sona Cervena (Countess Waldner), Michael Ballam (Count Elemer), Erie Mills (Fiakermilli), Kevin Langan (Count Lamoral), and John Brandstetter (Count Dominik). Wolfgang Rennert conducts.
October 21 Falstaff / Verdi / Chicago Symphony Orchestra
October 28 Lucrezia Borgia / Donizetti / Caramoor
November 4 Il Pirata / Bellini / Caramoor
November 11 Tancredi / Rossini / Opera Southwest
November 18 Opera Day on WRTI - details TBD
November 25 Riders of the Purple Sage / Craig Bohmler / Arizona Opera
Stay tuned for the next season of The Metropolitan Opera!