Raymond Aceto

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Airs Saturday, September 16, 2017, at 12 noon. The American Opera Series from WFMT continues with the San Francisco Opera and a production of Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini starring Lianna Haroutounian as Cio-Cio-San, Vincenzo Costanzo as Pinkerton, Zanda Svede as Suzuki, and Anthony Clark Evans as Sharpless. This production also features Julius Ahn as Goro , Raymond Aceto as The Bonze, Edward Nelson as Yamadori, Julie Adams as Kate Pinkerton, Matthew Stump as The Imperial Commissioner, and Jere Torkelsen as The Official Registrar.

Cory Weaver / San Francisco Opera

Airs Saturday, September 9, 2017, at 12 noon. The American Opera Series from WFMT continues with the San Francisco Opera and a production of Aida by Giuseppe Verdi staring Leah Crocetto as Aida and Brian Jagde as Radames, with Ekaterina Semenchuck as Amneris, George Gagnidze as Amonasro, Raymond Aceto as Ramfis, Anthony Reed as King of Egypt, Toni Marie Palmertree as A Priestess, and Pene Pati as A Messenger.

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.