René Barbera

Airs Saturday, October 31, at 12 noon. This week the San Francisco Opera present's Hector Berlioz's Les Troyens starring Anna Caterina Antonacci as Cassandra, Susan Graham as Dido, Bryan Hymel as Aeneas, and Sasha Cooke as Anna, with Brian Mulligan as Chorebus, Christian Van Horn as Narbal, and René Barbera as Iopas. David McVicar directs this production with Ian Robertson as chorus master and San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus under the direction of David Runnicles.

Cory Weaver / San Francisco Opera

Airs Saturday, October 10, at 12 noon. This week from the San Francisco Opera we present Gioachino Rossini's beloved fairytale, La Cenerentola (Cinderella) starring Karine Deshayes in the title role, René Barbera as Don Ramiro, and Efrain Solis as Dandini, with Carlos Chausson in the role of Don Magnifico, Christian Van Horn as Alidoro, Maria Valdes plays Clorinda, and Zanda Svede as Tisbe. Gregory Fortner directs and the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus under the direction of Jesus López-Cobos and Ian Robertson as Chorus Master. Dianne Nicolini will host.

LA Opera

Airs Saturday, August 1, at 12 noon.  This week the LA Opera explore Figaro unbound in a new production of The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini. Rodion Pogossov stars as Figaro, with René Barbera as Count Almaviva, and Elizabeth DeShong as Rosina. This production also features Alessandro Corbelli as Doctor Bartolo, Kristinn Sigmundsson as Don Basilio, Lucy Schaufer as Berta, and Jonathan Michie as Fiorello. Trevore Ross directs this production and c leads the La Opera Orchestra and Chorus in The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini. Duff Murphy will host.

Airs Saturday, June 1 at 12 noon.  Join us this Saturday at noon for Gaetano Donizetti's Don Pasquale featuring Ildebrando D’Arcangelo as Don Pasquale; Marlis Petersen as Norina, René Barbera as Ernesto with Corey Crider as Malatesta.  Sir Thomas Allen directs and Stephen Lord conducts.