Patricia Racette

Air Saturday, September 19, at 12 noon This week from the San Francisco Opera Michael Cavanagh directs and Karen Kamensek conducts a production of Carlisle Floyd's Susannah starring Patricia Racette in the title role and Brandon Jovanovich as Sam Polk, Raymond Aceto as Rev. Olin Blitch, and Catherine Cook as Mrs. McLean, with James Kryshak in the roll of Little Bat McLean along with Jacqueline Piccolino as Mrs. Hayes, Erin Johnson as Mrs. Gleaton, Suzanne Hendrix as Mrs. Ott, Joel Sorensen in the role of  Elder Hayes,  A.J.

Cory Weaver / San Francisco Opera

Airs Saturday, September 5, at 12 noon This week from the San Francisco Opera it's Puccini's beloved masterpiece Madame Butterfly starring Patricia Racette as Cio-Cio-San, Brian Jagde as Lt. B.F. Pinkerton, Elizabeth DeShong as Susuki, and Brian Mulligan as Sharpless, with Julius Ahn as Goro, Jacqueline Piccolino as Kate Pinkerton, Efrain Solis as Prince Yamadori, Morris Robinson as The Bonze, and Hadleigh Adams as the Commissioner. 

Craig Henry / LA Opera

Airs Saturday, August 15, at 12 noon. This week from the LA Opera they conclude their Figaro Unbound series with a performance of John Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles conducted by James Conlon and directed by Darko Tresnjack. This production stars Victoria Livengood as the Woman with Hat, Kristinn Sigmendsson as Louis XVI, Scott Scully as the Marquis, Patricia Racette as Marie Antoinette, and special guest artist Patti Lapone as Samira.

Cory Weaver / Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, April 25, at 12 noon. The 2014-15 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of the enduringly popular verismo double bill of Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci. The performance is led by Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi. Marcelo Álvarez stars in both operas, as the faithless Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and the heartbroken clown Canio in Pagliacci.

Cory Weaver / San Francisco Opera

Airs Saturday, November 1 at 12 noon. This week the San Francisco Opera conclude it's season with a stellar production of Jerome Kern's Showboat starring Heidi Stober as Magnolia Hawks and Michael Todd Simpson as Gaylord Ravenal, with Bill Irwin as Cap'n Andy Hawks, Patricia Racette as Julie La Verne, Angela Renée Simpson as Queenie, Harriet Harris as Parthy Ann Hawks, Kirsten Wyatt as Ellie Mae Chipley, Morris Robinson as Joe, and John Bolton as Frank Schultz. John Demain leads the San Francisco Opera Orchstra and Chorus and Dianne Nicolini will host.