The WFMT Radio Network is pleased to continue its American Opera Series with two performances from LA Opera’s 2016-17 season—Verdi’s Macbeth, starring Plácido Domingo and conducted by James Conlon, and Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann, starring Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau—along with encore broadcasts of its 2015 “Figaro Trilogy”: The Barber of Seville by Rossini, The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart, and The Ghosts of Versailles by John Corigliano.
In just over three decades of existence, LA Opera has become one of America’s most exciting and ambitious opera companies. Under the leadership of Plácido Domingo (Eli and Edythe Broad General Director), James Conlon (Richard Seaver Music Director) and Christopher Koelsch (President and CEO), the company is dedicated to staging imaginative new productions, world premiere commissions and inventive presentations of the classics that preserve the foundational works while making them feel fresh and compelling.
This program is a part of the American Opera Series, a series designed to complement the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts to fill out the year with great Opera content. The series begins in May and lasts until November (exact dates are published in the first quarter of the year).