LA Opera on Air!
11:00 am Saturday
The WFMT Radio Network is pleased to continue its American Opera Series with five productions from LA Opera’s 2014-15 season and a special encore broadcast of Massenet’s Thaïs, starring Plácido Domingo. Now on the eve of its 30th Anniversary Season, LA Opera has become the nation’s fourth largest opera company under the leadership of its Eli and Edythe Broad General Director, Plácido Domingo, and now "...stands out as a newly important force in American Opera." (Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times). Conductor and Music Director James Conlon has developed a vast symphonic, operatic and choral repertoire and has established enduring relationships with the world's most prestigious symphony orchestras and opera houses. Through worldwide touring to North and South America, Asia, and Europe, an extensive discography, frequent television appearances and guest speaking engagements, he has become one of today's most recognized conductors.
- July 25: PURCELL/BARTOK: Dido and Aeneas/Bluebeard's Castle
- Aug 1: ROSSINI: The Barber of Seville
- Aug 8: MOZART: The Marriage of Figaro
- Aug 15: CORIGLIANO: The Ghosts of Versailles
- Aug 22: MASSENET: Thais
- Aug 29: SAN FRANCISCO OPERA BEGINS