Arabella

Ron Scherl / San Francisco Opera

Airs Saturday, October 14, 2017, at 12 noon. The American Opera Series from WFMT continues with the San Francisco Opera and an archived performance of of Richard Strauss' Arabella starring Kiri Te Kanawa in the title role and Ingvar Wixell as Mandryka, with Barbara Daniels as Zdenka; William Lewis as Matteo; Alexander Malta as Count Theodor Waldner; Sona Cervena as Countess Waldner; Michael Ballam as Count Elemer; Erie Mills as Fiakermilli; Kevin Langan as Count Lamoral; and John Brandstetter as Count Dominik.

Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, April 19 at 12 noon. The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Richard Strauss’s elegant romance Arabella.   Philippe Auguin conducts a cast full of debuting artists.  Swedish soprano Malin Byström, who made a notable Met debut in Gounod’s Faust two seasons ago, sings the role of the levelheaded, yet idealistic Arabella.  German baritone Michael Volle, a leading exponent of dramatic baritone roles in Europe, has made his Met debut this season as Arabella's suitor Mandryka.  Also new to the Met this season are soprano Juliane Banse, who sings the role of Arabella's sister Zdenka, tenor Roberto Saccà as Matteo, and bass-baritone Martin Winkler as Count Waldner. Arabella will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.