Giuseppe Verdi

San Francisco Opera / San Francisco Opera

Airs Saturday, August 29, at 12 noon. This week we travel to the San Francisco Opera for their season with a performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto.

Craig Matthew / LA Opera

Airs Saturday, July 18, at 12 noon We travel next to Los Angeles for the L.A. Opera on the Air and a production of Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece La Traviata staring Placido Domingo as Giorgio Germont, Nino Machaidza as Violetta Valery, and Arturo Chacon-Cruz as Alfredo Germont, with Peabody Southwell as Flora Bervoix, Brenton Ryan as Gastone, Daniel Mobbs as Baron Douphol, Daniel Armstrong as Marquis d’Obigny, Soloman Howard as Doctor Grenvil, and Vanessa Becerra in the role of Annina.

Robert Kusel / Lyric Opera Of Chicago

This week on the Lyric Opera of Chicago we present Verdi's Il Trovatore featuring Andrea Silvestrelli as Ferrando; J’nai Bridges as Inez; Amber Wagner as Leonora; and Quinn Kelsey as Count Di Luna. This production also features Yonghoon Lee in the roll of Manrico, with Stephanie Blythe as Azucena; Kenneth Nichols as An Old Gypsy; Timothy Bradley as A Messenger; and Jonathan Johnson as Ruiz. Asher Fisch will lead the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus and Suzanne Nance will host with guest commentator Roger Pines.

Airs Saturday, October 18 at 12 noon. This week on the San Francisco Opera we feature Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece La Traviata, starring Ailyn Pérez as Violetta Valery, Saimir Pirgu as Alfredo Germont, Zanda Svede as Flora Bervoix, Dale Travis as Baron Douphol, and Hadleigh Adams as Marqius D'Obigny. This production also features Andrew Craig Brown as Doctor Grenvil, and Erin Johnson as Annina. Nicola Luisotti leads the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus and Dianne Nicolini will host.

Airs Saturday, June 7 at 12 noon.  This week the Lyric Opera Of Chicago brings us Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece La Traviata featuring Marina Rebeka in the role of Violetta with Joseph Calleja as Alfredo, and Quinn Kelsey as Giorgio Germont. Massimo Zanetti conducts the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus in this production.