Above: Ana-Maria Martinez in Bizet’s Carmen. Credit: Ken Howard
The WFMT Radio Network is pleased to continue the Opera Series with two performances from LA Opera’s 2017-18 season—Bizet’s Carmen, starring Ana María Martínez, and Verdi’s Nabucco, starring Plácido Domingo—along with encore broadcasts of Norma, a double bill of Pagliacci and Gianni Schicchi, and Jake Heggie’s Moby-Dick.
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 (Sebastian Paul and Marybelle Musco 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.
LA Opera On Air Titles in the 2018 WFMT Radio Network Opera Series Schedule:
September 8 Carmen / Bizet
September 15 Nabucco / Verdi
September 22 Norma / Bellini
September 29 Gianni Schicchi & Pagliacci / Puccini & Leoncavallo
October 6 Moby-Dick / J. Heggie
Full cast list and performance information can be found via the link on the right-hand side of the screen, marked “Listings”.
This program is a part of the WFMT Radio Network 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.