San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus

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Airs Saturday, October 14, 2017, at 12 noon. The American Opera Series from WFMT continues with the San Francisco Opera and an archived performance of of Richard Strauss' Arabella starring Kiri Te Kanawa in the title role and Ingvar Wixell as Mandryka, with Barbara Daniels as Zdenka; William Lewis as Matteo; Alexander Malta as Count Theodor Waldner; Sona Cervena as Countess Waldner; Michael Ballam as Count Elemer; Erie Mills as Fiakermilli; Kevin Langan as Count Lamoral; and John Brandstetter as Count Dominik.

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Airs Saturday, October 7, 2017, at 12 noon. The American Opera Series from WFMT continues with the San Francisco Opera and a production of Gaetano Donizetti's Don Pasquale starring Maurizio Muraro in the title role with Heidi Stober as Norina, Lawrence Brownlee as Ernesto, Malatesta Lucas Meachem as the Doctor, and Bojan Knezevic as A Notary. The stage director is Laurent Pelly and Ian Robertson is the chorus master with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus under the direction of Giuseppe Finzi.

Cory Weaver / San Francisco Opera

Airs Saturday, September 23, 2017, at 12 noon. The American Opera Series from WFMT continues with the San Francisco Opera and a production of Umberto Giordano's Andrea Chénier starring Yonghoon Lee as Andrea Chénier, Anna Pirozzi as Maddalena, George Gagnize as Gérard, J’Nai Bridges as Bersi, Joel Sorensen as The Incredible, Jill Grove as Madelon, David Pershall as Roucher, and Catherine Cook as Contessa di Coigny. Also apprearing are Robert Pomakov, Alex Boyer, Edward Nelson, Anthony Reed, Matthew Stump, Brad Walker, and Anders Frölich.

Cory Weaver / San Francisco Opera

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.

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