Airs Saturday, April 18, at 12 noon. The 2014-15 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Shostakovich’s searing drama Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, heard in an archived performance from November. Eva-Maria Westbroek starred as the adulterous and murderous Katerina Ismailova, a role she has sung to acclaim at leading houses around the world. James Conlon conducted the performance, which also starred Brandon Jovanovich as Katerina’s lover, Sergei, and Anatoli Kotscherga as her brutal father-in-law, Boris.
Airs Saturday, August 2 at 12 noon. This week the LA Opera presents the sultry, love fueled opera Carmen by George Bizet featuring Patricia Bardon as Carmen, with Brandon Jovanovich as Don José, Pretty Yende as Micaëla, Ildebrando D’Arcangelo as Escamillo, with Valentin Anikin as Zuniga, Daniel Armstrong in the role of Moralès, Hae Ji Chang as Frasquita, and Cassandra Zoé Velasco as Mercédès. Plácido Domingo leads the LA Opera Orchestra and Chorus in this production.
Airs Saturday, June 28 at 12 noon. Join us this Saturday at noon for the next production from the Lyric Opera of Chicago as they present Dvořák's Rusalka featuring Ana María Martínez in the title roll with Brandon Jovanovich as the Prince, Jill Grove as Jezibaba, Ekaterina Gubanova as the Foreign Princess, and Eric Owens as Vodnik. Sir Andrew Davis will lead the Lyric Opera Chors and Orchestra in the production directed by Sir David McVicar.