WFMT Opera

Saturday afternoons on WVTF Music

The WFMT Radio Network Opera Series 2021

 

Haymarket Opera Company

 

JUNE 12

OS21-01 Acis and Galatea & Apollo e Dafne / Handel (Double-Bill)

Operas from the European Broadcasting Union: Royal Opera (UK)

 

JUNE 19

OS21-02 Tosca / Puccini

 

JUNE 26

OS21-03 Les vêpres siciliennes / Verdi

 

JULY 3

OS21-04 Don Giovanni / Mozart

 

JULY 10

OS21-05 Tannhäuser / Wagner

 

JULY 17

OS21-06 Der Rosenkavalier / R. Strauss

 

JULY 24

OS21-07 Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk / Shostakovich

Operas from the European Broadcasting Union: Swedish Royal Opera

 

JULY 31

OS21-08 Il Trovatore / Verdi (Archival, 1960)

 

AUGUST 7

OS21-09 Elektra / R. Strauss (Archival, 1965)

Operas from the European Broadcasting Union: France

 

AUGUST 14

OS21-10 Manon / Massenet / Opéra de Paris

 

AUGUST 21

OS21-11 The Demon / Rubinstein / Opéra National de Bordeaux

 

AUGUST 28

OS21-12 Parsifal / Wagner / Opéra du Capitole de Toulouse

 

SEPTEMBER 4

OS21-13 Hippolyte et Aricie / Rameau / Opéra Comique

 

 

Puccini’s ‘Tosca’

Jun 16, 2021
Catherine Ashmore

Royal Opera | June 19, 2021, 1:00 pm

Jealousy, torture, murder and suicide: the path of true love certainly produces a bumpy ride… Puccini’s Tosca can make for a compelling night at the theatre. But when, as here, you get a cast, conductor and orchestra all at the top of their game, it is positively overwhelming. Three of the great operatic performers of our time are united: Angela Gheorghiu sings the title role, Jonas Kaufmann is her lover Cavaradossi, and Bryn Terfel is that menacing embodiment of sadistic evil, Baron Scarpia. Antonio Pappano conducts.

Verdi’s ‘Les Vêpres Siciliennes’

Jun 16, 2021
Bill Cooper

Royal Opera | June 26, 2021, 1:00 pm

Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’

Jun 16, 2021
Bill Cooper

Royal Opera | July 3, 2021, 1:00 pm

The impulsive Don Giovanni (Mariusz Kwiecien) travels through Europe seducing women (Véronique Gens, Malin Bystrom and Elizabeth Watts), accompanied by his servant, Leporello (Alex Esposito). But when he commits murder, Don Giovanni unleashes a dark power beyond his control. He continues to seduce and betray but, haunted by the ghost of the murdered man, he invites him to dinner. The ghost of the Commendatore (Alexander Tsymbalyuk) urges him to repent – but Don Giovanni will not.

Wagner’s ‘Tannhäuser’

Jun 16, 2021
Clive Barda

Royal Opera | July 10, 2021, 1:00 pm

Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier

Jun 16, 2021
Catherine Ashmore

Royal Opera | July 17, 2021, 1:00 pm

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