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May. 17 2019

06/22/19 – The Queen of Spades (Royal Opera) – 1pm

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The Royal Opera House’s Queen of Spades Title: Queen of Spades Tchaikovsky’s most ambitious opera receives star treatment in Stefan Herheim’s staging, with a cast including Eva-Maria Westbroek, Felicity Palmer and Aleksandrs Antonenko. Hosts: Sean Rafferty, Lisa Flynn Broadcast Producer: BBC WFMT Series Producer: Daniel Goldberg Conductor: Antonio Pappano Cast (in order of vocal appearance): […]

May. 17 2019

06/15/19 – Simon Boccanegra (Royal Opera) – 1pm

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The Royal Opera House’s Simon Boccanegra Title: Simon Boccanegra Verdi’s tragedy about the ill-fated Doge of Genoa Simon Boccanegra returns in Elijah Moshinsky’s handsome Renaissance production. Hosts: Martin Handley, Lisa Flynn Broadcast Producer: BBC WFMT Series Producer: Daniel Goldberg Conductor: Henrik Nánási Cast (in order of vocal appearance): Paolo Albani – Mark Rucker Pietro – […]

May. 17 2019

06/08/19 – Siegfried (Royal Opera) – 1pm

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The Royal Opera House’s Siegfried Title: Siegfried The third opera in Richard Wagner’s epic cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen revels in its depiction of heroism even as it sets up the cycle’s dramatic conclusion. Hosts: Tom Service, Lisa Flynn Broadcast Producer: BBC WFMT Series Producer: Daniel Goldberg Conductor: Antonio Pappano Cast (in order of vocal […]

May. 17 2019

06/01/19 – Die Walküre (Royal Opera) – 1pm

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The Royal Opera House’s Die Walküre Title: Die Walküre Hosts: Tom Service, Lisa Flynn Broadcast Producer: BBC WFMT Series Producer: Daniel Goldberg Conductor: Antonio Pappano Cast (in order of vocal appearance): Siegmund – Stuart Skelton Sieglinde – Emily Magee Hunding–Ain Anger Wotan – John Lundgren Brunnhilde – Nina Stemme Fricka – Sarah Connolly Gerhilde – […]

May. 13 2019

05/25/19 – Das Rheingold – 1pm (Royal Opera House)

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The Royal Opera House’s Das Rheingold Title: Das Rheingold Hosts: Tom Service and Lisa Flynn Broadcast Producer: BBC WFMT Series Producer: Daniel Goldberg Conductor: Antonio Pappano Cast (In order of vocal appearance): Woglinde – Lauren Fagan Wellgunde – Christina Bock Flosshilde– Andela Simkin Alberichr – Johannes Martin Kränzle Wotan – John Lundgren Fricka – Sarah Connolly Freia – Lise Davidsen Fasolt – Günther Groissböck Fafner– Brindley Sherratt Froh […]

May. 13 2019

05/18/19 – Falstaff – 1pm (Royal Opera House)

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The Royal Opera House’s Falstaff Title: Falstaff Hosts: Sean Rafferty, Lisa Flynn Broadcast Producer: BBC WFMT Series Producer: Daniel Goldberg Conductor: Nicola Luisotti Cast (in order of vocal appearance): Dr. Caius – Carlo Bosi Sir John Falstaff – Bryn Terfel Bardolph –Michael Colvin Pistol – Craig Colclough Meg Page – Marie McLaughlin Alice Ford – Ana Maria Martinez Mistress Quickly – Marie-Nicole Lemieux Nannetta– Anna […]

May. 13 2019

—WBJC Operafest 2019 Full Schedule—

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schedule subject to change Royal Opera House (Presented in partnership with the BBC and the European Broadcasting Union) May 18                                                Falstaff / Verdi / Royal Opera May 25                                                Das Rheingold / Wagner / Royal Opera June 1                                     Die Walküre / Wagner / Royal Opera June 8                                     Siegfried / Wagner / Royal Opera June […]

Oct. 11 2018

11/24/18 – William Tell – 1pm

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Opera Southwest William Tell by Gioachino Rossini libretto by Victor-Joseph Étienne de Jouy and L. F. Bis Performed in French OVERVIEW William Tell – more than just an overture. The last opera he ever wrote and considered Rossini’s magnum opus, William Tell tells the dramatic story of the Swiss legend. You’ve probably heard the overture while watching reruns of The Lone Ranger, and know the […]

Oct. 11 2018

11/17/18 – Semiramide – 1pm

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Opera Delaware Semiramide by Gioachino Rossini,  libretto by Gaetano Rossi SUNG IN ITALIAN Photos by Joe del Tufo, Moonloop Photography 2 Hours, 40 Minutes OVERVIEW Based on Voltaire’s tragedy Semiramis, Rossini’s final Italian opera (1823) about a power-hungry Babylonian Queen who murdered her husband does NOT end happily ever after! This rarely-performed tour de force is a sumptuous masterpiece, […]

Oct. 11 2018

11/10/18 – Don Pasquale – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti  Libretto by Giovanni Ruffini and Gaetano Donizetti SUNG IN ITALIAN photo credit: Cory Weaver / San Francisco Opera OVERVIEW Sparkling with virtuosic singing and playful humor, this boisterous comedy pits the miserly Don Pasquale against his nephew Ernesto and Ernesto’s sweetheart, the crafty young Norina. This performance of […]

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