Richard Wagner

Cory Weaver / Lyric Opera of Chicago

Airs Saturday, May 26, 2018, at 12 noon. Our opera season continues this summer the Lyric Opera of Chicago's production of Richard Wagner's Die Walküre starring Brandon Jovanovich as Siegmund, Elisabet Strid as Sieglinde, Ain Anger as Hunding, and Eric Owens as Wotan. Christine Goerke takes the roll of Brünnhilde, and Tanja Ariane Baumgartner is Fricka. this production also features Whitney Morrison, Alexandra LoBianco, Catherine Martin, Lauren Decker, Laura Wilde, Deborah Nansteel, Zanda Švēde, and Lindsay Ammann. Sir Andrew Davis conducts.

Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, February 17, 2018, at 11 p.m. The 2017-18 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Wagner’s final opera, Parsifal. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts his first network broadcast as Met Music Director Designate. An acclaimed cast of Wagnerian singers stars in this production by François Girard. Tenor Klaus Florian Vogt sings the title role of a naïve youth who saves the brotherhood of the Holy Grail. Soprano Evelyn Herlitzius makes her network broadcast debut as the mysterious Kundry.

Airs Saturday, July 22, 2017, at 12 noon. This week The Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner starring Johan Botha in the title role and Amber Wagner as Elisabeth, with Michaela Schuster as Venus, Gerald Finley as Wolfram, and John Relyea as Landgraf. Sir Andrew Davis leads the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus with Stage Direction from Tim Albery and our chorus master is Michael Black.

Airs Saturday, May 20, 2017, at 12 noon. The Lyric Opera of Chicago return again for another season with an opening performance of Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner, Eric Owens will take the role of Wotan with Samuel Youn as Alberich; Štefan Margita as Loge; Tanja Ariane Baumgartner as Fricka; Wilhelm Schwinghammer as Fasolt; Tobias Kehrer as Fafner; and Okka von der Damerau as Erda. The stage director is David Pountney and Sir Andrew Davis conducts the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus in Das Rheingold.

Cory Weaver / San Francisco Opera

Airs Saturday, September 3, at 12 noon. This week the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus are featured in Wagner's Die Meistersinger starring James Rutherford as hans Sachs, Brandon Jovanovich as Walther von Stolzing, Rachel Willis-Sørensen as Eva, and Sasha Cooke as Magdalene.

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