LA Opera on Air

PLEASE NOTE: New season of the American Opera Series begins May, 2017. The information below will be updated prior to the release of the American Opera Series.

The WFMT Radio Network is pleased to continue the American Opera Series with three productions from LA Opera’s 2015-16 season, along with special encore broadcasts of two Verdi operas: The Two Foscari, starring Plácido Domingo, and Falstaff, starring Roberto Frontali.

In just three decades of existence, LA Opera has become one of America’s most exciting and ambitious opera companies under the leadership of general director Plácido Domingo and music director James Conlon. Presenting benchmark productions of standard repertoire as well as new and rarely-staged operas, LA Opera brings together world-renowned singers, designers, directors and conductors for performances that attract the attention of international audiences and critics. The nation’s fourth largest opera company, LA Opera “…stands out as a newly important force in American Opera.” (Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times).

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).


Category: Operas
Duration: 2-hour / Varies by Opera
Frequency: Flexible
Availability: 07/16/2016 - 08/13/2016

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  • Host: Duff Murphy
  • Executive Producer: Gail Eichenthal
  • Associate Producer: Mark Lyons
  • Underwriter: This program is made possible through the generous support of Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl