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WFMT Opera
Saturday at 1pm on WVTF Music

Operas from the finest stages around the world

From Milan to New York, Barcelona to Chicago, WFMT gives you a front-row seat to performances from some of the world’s greatest opera companies and performers.

Scheduled broadcasts for 2023

Vienna State Opera (Austria)

JUNE 17 Fidelio / Beethoven

JUNE 24 Salome / Strauss

Opéra de Paris (France)

JULY 1 Nixon in China / Adams

Opera Rara (UK)

JULY 8 il Proscritto / Mercadante

Munich Radio Opera (Germany)

JULY 15 I Lombardi / Verdi

Royal Opera House (UK)

JULY 22 Wozzeck / Berg

La Scala (Italy)

JULY 29 Li zite ‘ngalera / Vinci

Budapest Festival Orchestra (Hungary)

AUGUST 5 Turn of the Screw / Britten

Opéra Royal de Wallonie (Belgium)

AUGUST 12 La sonnambula / Bellini

Gran Teatre del Liceu (Spain)

AUGUST 19 Manon / Massenet

AUGUST 26 L’Incoronazione di Poppea / Monteverdi

National Centre for the Performing Arts (China)

SEPTEMBER 2 William Tell / Rossini

SEPTEMBER 9 The Ballad of the Canal / YIN Qing

SEPTEMBER 16 Otello / Verdi

SEPTEMBER 23 Tannhäuser / Wagner

Aix-en-Provence Festival (France)

SEPTEMBER 30 Picture a Day Like This / George Benjamin

Music of the Baroque (Chicago)

OCTOBER 7 Jephtha / Handel

Opera Festival of Chicago (Chicago)

OCTOBER 14 Assassinio nella cattedrale / Pizzetti

OCTOBER 21 Attila / Verdi

Opera Southwest (New Mexico)

OCTOBER 28 Le comte Ory / Rossini

NOVEMBER 4 Zorro / Héctor Armienta

Bayreuth Festival (Germany)

NOVEMBER 11 Der fliegende Holländer / Wagner

Haymarket Opera (Chicago)

NOVEMBER 18 Marc’Antonio e Cleopatra / Hasse

LA Opera (Los Angeles)

NOVEMBER 25 Pelléas et Mélisande / Debussy

DECEMBER 2 Omar / Rhiannon Giddens & Michael Abels