Robert Brubaker

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.

Craig T. Mathew / LA Opera

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.

Press Image / Robert Millard

Airs Saturday, August 13, at 12 noon. On this week's broadcast by the LA Opera on the Air we present Giuseppe Verdi's Falstaff staring Roberto Frontali as Sir John Falstaff, Carmen Giannattasio as Alice Ford, Ekaterina Sadovnikova as Nannetta, and Juan Francisco Gatell as Fenton, with Ronnita Nicole Miller as Mistress Quickly, Robert Brubaker as Dr. Caius, Rodell Rosel as Bardolph, and Valentin Anikin as Pistol. The Los Angeles Opera Orchestra and Chorus are all under the direction of James Conlon with Chorus master Grant Gershon and stage direction from Lee Blakeley.

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.

Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, January 3 at 12 noon.  The 2014-15 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. The performance, sung in English and presented as part of the Met's holiday series, stars soprano Heidi as Gretel; mezzo-soprano Christine Rice in her network broadcast debut as Hansel; tenor Robert as the wicked Witch who captures them; and Michaela Martens and Dwayne Croft as the parents of the wayward children; Sir Andrew Davis conducts. Hansel and Gretel was the opera that inaugurated the Met's long-running series of live matinee radio broadcasts, on Christmas Day, 1931. Hansel and Gretel will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, January 3.

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