Richard Wagner

The World Youth Symphony Orchestra presents its fifth concert of the season this Sunday evening.

Erik Nielsen will conduct the young artists in Andromède by Augusta Holmès and selections from Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner.

Listen to An Evening with the World Youth Symphony Orchestra on Classical IPR this Sunday. Tune in at 7 p.m. for recordings from the Interlochen archives and comments from Erik Nielsen. Then enjoy the live concert broadcast at 7:30.

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.

Lyric Opera of Chicago: 'Die Walküre'

May 21, 2018

This Saturday at 12 p.m., Classical IPR presents Lyric Opera of Chicago's recent production of Richard Wagner's"Die Walküre." 

This production stars Brandon Jovanovich, Elisabet Strid, Ain Anger and Eric Owens.

Metropolitan Opera: Parsifal

Feb 12, 2018
Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Wagner’s final opera, Parsifal. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts his first network broadcast as Met Music Director Designate. An acclaimed cast of Wagnerian singers stars in this production by François Girard. Tenor Klaus Florian Vogt sings the title role of a naïve youth who saves the brotherhood of the Holy Grail. Soprano Evelyn Herlitzius makes her network broadcast debut as the mysterious Kundry. Baritone Peter Mattei is the wounded King Amfortas; bass René Pape is the wise knight, Gurnemanz; and bass-baritone Evgeny Nikitin is the evil sorcerer Klingsor.

Todd Rosenberg

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

 The production stars Johan Botha in the title role, Michaela Schuster as Venus, Amber Wagner as Elisabeth, and Gerald Finley as Wofram, and Sir Andrew Davis conducts. Click here for an English translation of the libretto.

Todd Rosenberg

This Saturday at 1 PM, Classical IPR presents the first opera of the season from the American Opera Series. This week's broadcast is a recent production of Richard Wagner's "Das Rheingold" from the Lyric Opera of Chicago