Carmen

Airs Saturday, July 1, 2017, at 12 noon. This week The Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Georges Bizet's Carmen starring Anita Rachvelishvili as Carmen and Brandon Jovanovich as Don José, with Eleonora Buratto as Micaëla, Christian Van Horn as Escamillo, and Bradley Smoak as Zuniga. Rob Ashford is our director, Michael Black is Chorus master and the Lyric Opera Orchestra & Chorus are under the direction of Ainars Rubikis.

Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, February 11, at 12 noon. The 2016-17 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a revival of Bizet’s Carmen starring mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine in her network broadcast debut as the title character, a role she has sung to acclaim around the world. Tenor Roberto Aronica is the gypsy’s jealous lover, Don José, with soprano Maria Agresta as the devoted Micaëla and bass-baritone Kyle Ketelsen as the swaggering toreador Escamillo. Asher Fisch conducts the performance.

Airs Saturday, October 8, at 12 noon. This week the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus are featured in George Bizet's Carmen staring Irene Roberts in the title role and Brian Jagde as Don José, with Ellie Dehn as Micaëla, and Zachary Nelson as Escamillo. The San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus will be under the direction of Carlo Montanaro with Ian Robertson as Chorus Master and Stage Direction by Calixto Bieito.

Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, March 7, at 12 noon. The 2014-15 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Bizet’s Carmen, starring Elīna Garanča as the gypsy seductress and Jonas Kaufmann as her jealous lover, Don José. American soprano Ailyn Pérez and Hungarian bass Gábor Bretz make their network broadcast debuts as the country girl Micaëla and the toreador Escamillo, and Louis Langrée conducts. Carmen will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 1:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 7.

LA Opera

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.

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