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Metropolitan Opera Live 12/01/18: Mefistofele

Nov 27, 2018
Photo: Karen Almond / Met Opera

The 2018-19 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season opens with Arrigo Boito’s Mefistofele, starring 2018 Richard Tucker Award winner Christian Van Horn in the diabolical title role.  The opera also stars Michael Fabiano as Faust, who bargains with the devil for his soul, Angela Meade as the innocent Margherita, and Jennifer Check as Helen of Troy.  All four principal singers made role debuts with this run of the opera, which had not been heard at the Met since the 1999-2000 season.

This Saturday at 1 p.m., Classical IPR presents a recent production of Rossini's "William Tell" from Opera Southwest.

The production stars Sean Anderson in the title role, with Claudia Chapa as Hedwige, Sharin Apostolou as Jemmy and Caroline Worra as Mathilde. Anthony Barrese conducts.

The opera is sung in French. For the libretto in French and English, click here.

This Saturday at 1 p.m., Classical IPR presents a recent production of Rossini's "Semiramide" from Opera Delaware.

The production stars Lindsay Ohse in the title role, with Aleksandra Romano as Arsace and Daniel Mobbs as Assur. Anthony Barrese conducts.

The opera is sung in Italian. To see the libretto in Italian and English, click here

This Saturday at 1 p.m., Classical IPR presents a double bill of Gordon Getty's "Usher House" and Claude Debussy's "La chute de la maison Usher" from San Francisco Opera.

Both productions star Brian Mulligan as Roderick Usher, Jason Bridges as Edgar Allan Poe and Jacqueline Piccolino as Lady Madeline Usher. Lawruence Foster conducts.

Getty's "Usher House" is sung in English. Debussy's "La chute de la maison Usher" is sung in French.

This Saturday at 1 p.m., Classical IPR presents a recent production of Bright Sheng's "Dream of the Red Chamber" from San Francisco Opera.

The production stars Yijie Shi as Bao Yu, Purem Jo as Dai Yu, Irene Roberts as Bao Chai and Hyona Kim as Lady Wang. George Manahan conducts.

This opera is sung in English. 

This Saturday at 1 p.m., Classical IPR presents a recent production of Gaetano Donizetti's "Don Pasquale" from San Francisco Opera.

The production stars Maurizio Muraro in the title role, with Heidi Stober as Norino and Lawrence Brownlee as Ernesto. Giuseppe Finzi conducts.

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

This Saturday at 1 p.m., Classical IPR presents a recent production of Rossini's "The Barber of Seville" from San Francisco Opera.

The production stars Lucas Meachem as Figaro, Daniela Mack as Rosina and Rene Barbera as Count Almaviva. Giuseppe Finzi conducts.

The opera is sung in Italian. For the libretto in English and Italian, click here

This Saturday at 1 p.m., Classical IPR presents a recent production of Umberto Giordano's "Andrea Chenier" from San Francisco Opera.

The production stars Yonghoon Lee in the title role, with Anna Pirozzi as Maddalena, George Gagnize as Gerard and J'Nai Bridges as Bersi. Nicola Luisotti conducts.

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

This Saturday at 1 p.m., Classical IPR presents a recent production of Jake Heggie's "Moby-Dick" from LA Opera.

The production stars Jay Hunter Morris as Captain Ahab, Joshua Guerrero as Greenhorn, Morgan Smith as Starbuck and Musa Ngqungwana as Queequeg. James Conlon conducts.

The opera is sung in English.

This Saturday at 1 p.m., join Classical IPR for a double bill of Puccini's "Gianni Schicci" and Leoncavallo's "Pagliacci."

"Gianni Schicchi" stars Placido Domingo in the title role with Arturo Chacon-Cruz as Runuccio and Andriana Chuchman as Lauretta. Grant Gershon conducts.

"Pagliacci" stars Marco Berti as Canio, Ana Maria Martinez as Nedda and George Gagnidze as Tonio. Placido Domingo conducts. 

Both operas are sung in Italian.

LA Opera: 'Norma'

Sep 17, 2018

This Saturday at 1 p.m., Classical IPR presents a recent production of Vincenzo Bellini's "Norma" from LA Opera.

The production stars Angela Meade in the title role, with Jamie Barton as Adalgisa and Russell Thomas as Pollione. James Conlon conducts.

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

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.

LA Opera: 'Carmen'

Sep 3, 2018

This Saturday at 1 p.m., join Classical IPR for a recent production of Georges Bizet's "Carmen" from LA Opera.

The production stars Ana Maria Martinez in the title role, with Brandon Jovanovich as Don Jose, Amanda Woodbury as Micaela and Alexander Vinogradov as Escamillo. James Conlon conducts.

The opera is sung in French. For a side-by-side French and English libretto, click here

This Saturday at 1 p.m., Classical IPR presents a recent production of Jimmy Lopez's "Bel Canto" from Lyric Opera of Chicago.

The production stars Danielle de Niese as Roxane, J'nai Bridges as Carmen and Jeongcheol Cha as Hosokawa. Sir Andrew Davis conducts.

The production is in English, Spanish, Japanese, Russian, German, French, Latin and Quechua. Click here for more information. 

This Saturday at 1 p.m., Classical IPR presents a recent production of Richard Wagner's "Das Rheingold" from Lyric Opera of Chicago. 

The production stars Eric Owens as Wotan, Samuel Youn as Alberich, Stefan Margita as Loge and Tanja Ariane Baumgartner as Fricka. Sir Andrew Davis conducts.

The opera is sung in German. For a side-by-side German and English libretto, click here.

Saturday at 1 p.m., join Classical IPR for a recent production of Charles Gounod's "Faust" from Lyric Opera of Chicago.

The production stars Benjamin Bernheim in the title role with Ailyn Perez as Marguerite, Christian Van Horn as Mephistopheles and Edward Parks as Valentin. Emmanuel Villaume conducts.

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

Lyric Opera Of Chicago: Così Fan Tutte

Aug 6, 2018

This Saturday at 1 p.m., Classical IPR presents Lyric Opera of Chicago's recent production of Mozart's Così Fan Tutte.

This production stars Ana Marìa Martìnez, Marianne Crebassa, Andrew Stenson and Joshua Hopkins.

Lyric Opera of Chicago: Les Troyens

Jul 31, 2018

This Saturday at 1 p.m., Clasical IPR presents Lyric Opera of Chicago's recent production of Berlioz' Les Troyens.

This production stars Christine Goerke, Susan Graham, Brandon Jovanovich and Lucas Meachem.

Opera Broadcasts from the UK: Lohengrin

Jul 24, 2018

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

This production stars Klaus Florian Vogt, Kristine Opolais and Christine Goerke.

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: Eugene Onegin

Jul 9, 2018

This Saturday at 1 p.m., Classical IPR presents Opera Broadcasts from the UK's recent production of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin.

This production stars Samuel Dale Johnson, Natalya Romaniw and Peter Auty.

Opera Broadcasts from the UK: The Return of Ulysses

Jul 2, 2018

This Saturday at 1 p.m., Classical IPR presents Opera Broadcasts from the UK's recent production of Monteverdi's The Return of Ulysses.

This production stars Roderick Williams, David Shipley, Catherine Carby and Caitlin Hulcup.

Lyric Opera of Chicago: 'Rigoletto'

May 14, 2018

This Saturday at 1 p.m., Classical IPR presents Lyric Opera of Chicago's recent production of Giuseppe Verdi's "Rigoletto." 

This production stars Matthew Polenzani, Mario Rojas, Whitney Morrison and Quinn Kelsey.

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