LA Opera On The Air

Airs Saturday, August 26, 2017, at 12 noon. The American Opera Series from WFMT continues this week with The LA Opera performing John Corigliano's The Ghost of Versailles starring Patricia Racette as Marie Antoinette, Christopher Maltman as Beaumarchais, and Kristinn Sigmundsson as Louis XVI. This production also features Lucas Meachem as Figaro, Robert Brubaker as Bégearss, Guanqun Yu as Rosina, Lucy Schaufer as Susanna, Joshua Guerrero as Count Almaviva, Renée Rapier as Cherubino, Stacey Tappan as Florestine, and Brenton Ryan as Leon.

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Airs Saturday, August 19, 2017, at 12 noon. The American Opera Series from WFMT continues this week with Mozart's The Marriage Of Figaro starring Roberto Tagliavini as Figaro and Pretty Yende as Susanna, with Ryan McKinny as Count Almaviva, Guanqun Yu as Countess Almaviva, Renée Rapier as Cherubino, Kristinn Sigmundsson as Doctor Bartolo, Lucy Schaufer as Marcellina, So Young Park as Barbarina, Philip Cokorinos as Antonio, Robert Brubaker as Don Basilio, and Joel Sorensen as Don Curzio.

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Airs Saturday, August 12, 2017, at 12 noon. The American Opera Series from WFMT continues this week with Gioachino Rossini's The Barber Of Seville starring Rodion Pogossov as Figaro, René Barbera as Count Almaviva, and Elizabeth DeShong as Rosina. Also featured in this production are Alessandro Corbelli as Doctor Bartolo, Kristinn Sigmundsson as Don Basilio, Lucy Schaufer as Berta, and Jonathan Michie as Fiorello. Grant Gershon is the chorus master and James Conlon leads the LA Opera Orchestra and Chorus in this production.

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Airs Saturday, August 5, 2017, at 12 noon. The American Opera Series from WFMT continues this week with Jacques Offenbach's The Tales Of Hoffmann (In French), starring Vittorio Grigolo as Hoffmann and Kate Lindsey performing the roles of The Muse & Nicklausse.

Karen Almond

Airs Saturday, July 29, 2017, at 12 noon. The American Opera Series from WFMT continues this week with a new season from the LA Opera On The Air. For their season open we'll hear Verdi's Macbeth starring Plácido Domingo in the title role with Lady Macbeth sung by Ekaterina Semenchuk, and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo as Banquo; Joshua Guerrero as Macduff; Josh Wheeker as Malcolm; Summer Hassan as Lady-in-Waiting; and Theo Hoffman as the Doctor.

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