Giuseppe Verdi

LA Opera: 'Nabucco'

Sep 10, 2018

This Saturday at 1 p.m., Classical IPR presents a recent production of Giuseppe Verdi's "Nabucco" from LA Opera.

The production stars Placido Domingo in the title role, with Liudmyla Monastyrska as Abigaille, Morris Robinson as Zaccaria and Mario Chang as Ismaele. James Conlon conducts.

The opera is sung in Italian. For an English translation of the libretto, click here.

Opera Broadcasts from the UK: Un Ballo in Maschera

Jul 16, 2018

This Saturday at 1 p.m., Classical IPR presents Opera Broadcasts from the UK's recent production of Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera.

This production stars Rafael Rojas, Philip Rhodes and Adrienn Miksch.

Opera Broadcasts from the UK: Macbeth

Jun 25, 2018
© ROH | Bill Cooper

This Saturday at 1 p.m., Classical IPR presents Opera Broadcasts from the UK's recent production of Giuseppe Verdi's Macbeth.

This production stars Željko Lučić, Anna Netrebko and Ildebrando D'Arcangelo.

Metropolitan Opera: Luisa Miller

Apr 9, 2018
Photo by Chris Lee/Metropolitan Opera.

Verdi’s Luisa Miller returns to the network for the first time since 2006. It stars Sonya Yoncheva as Luisa, and Piotr Beczala as Rodolfo, the lover she is forced to betray. Both artists make role debuts in this production. Singing Luisa’s father, Miller, Plácido Domingo also adds a new role to his repertoire – the 149th of his legendary career. The cast also features Olesya Petrova as Duchess Federica, Alexander Vinogradov as Count Walter, Rodolfo’s father, and Dmitry Belosselskiy as the scheming Wurm. Bertrand de Billy conducts this thrilling, but lesser-known Verdi score.

Metropolitan Opera: Il Trovatore

Jan 31, 2018
Karen Almond/Metropolitan Opera

Verdi’s Il Trovatore. It stars soprano Jennifer Rowley as the noblewoman Leonora, mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as the mysterious gypsy Azucena, tenor Yonghoon Lee as the troubadour Manrico, and baritone Quinn Kelsey as Manrico’s rival Count di Luna. Bass Štefan Kocán sings the role of Ferrando, and Marco Armiliato leads the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus in the performance.

Listen LIVE on Classical IPR on Saturday, February 3 at 1pm ET.

American Opera Series: Giuseppe Verdi's 'Falstaff'

Oct 20, 2017
Todd Rosenberg

 

This Saturday at 1 p.m., Classical IPR presents a recent concert performance of Verdi's "Falstaff" featuring the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

The performance features Ambrogio Maestri, Eleonora Buratto, Luca Salsi, Rosa Feola and Riccardo Muti conducts.

The full schedule of this season's American Opera Series broadcasts is available by clicking here. Classical IPR broadcasts each opera on Saturday afternoons starting at 1 p.m.

Cory Weaver for San Francisco Opera

This Saturday at 1 p.m., Classical IPR presents a recent production of Giuseppi Verdi's "Aida" from San Francisco Opera.

The production stars Leah Crocetto, Brian Jagde, Ekaterina Semenchuk and George Gagnidze, and Nicola Luisotti conducts. Read more about the production here. An English translation of the libretto is available here