Rodell Rosel

Todd Rosenberg / Lyric Opera Of Chicago

Airs Saturday, July 11, at 12 noon. On this week's broadcast from the Lyric Opera of Chicago the opera that has left audiences spellbound for over a century, Puccini's Tosca. A fiery Deva, the rebel artist and the sadistic police chief for who all Rome trembles. This production stars Tatiana Serjan as Tosca, Brian Jagde as Cavaradossi, and Evgeny Nikitin as Scarpia, with Richard Ollarsaba as Angelotti, Dale Travis as Sacristan, and Rodell Rosel as Spoletta. The production also features Bradley Smoak as Sciarrone, Annie Wagner as Shepherd, and Anthony Clark Evans as the Jailer. John Caird will lead the the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus along with the Chicago Children's Choir in this performance.

Airs Saturday, July 26 at 12 noon. In honor of Verdi’s 200th birthday, LA Opera presents a new production of the crowning glory of the composer’s magnificent career, his comic masterpiece Falstaff. LA Opera Music Director James Conlon, praised internationally for his mastery of Verdi, conducts this unabashed celebration of Merrie Olde England’s lusty days and bawdy nights, starring Italian baritone Roberto Frontali.