Opera on WRTI

Saturday, 1 to 5 pm

Join us every Saturday throughout the year for opera broadcasts from some of the most well-known and beloved opera companies in America. The list includes live broadcasts of The Metropolitan Opera's entire Saturday Matinee season, and recorded performances — distributed by WFMT in Chicago — from recent seasons of Lyric Opera of Chicago, LA Opera, and the San Francisco Opera. You'll also hear recorded opera broadcasts of the Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA) and some other surprises throughout the year!

Coming up:

The Metropolitan Opera Saturday Matinee Broadcasts - Live at 1 PM

Information about each broadcast can be found here.

March 23: Saint-Saën’s Samson et Dalila

March 30: Wagner’s Die Walküre

April 6: Puccini’s Tosca
April 13: Wagner’s Sigfried
April 20: Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito
April 27: Wagner’s Götterdämmarung

May 4: Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs des Perles
May 11: Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites

Contribute here to support opera on WRTI throughout the year!

Ways to Connect

Gaetano Donizetti: L'ELISIR D'AMORE on March 31st

Mar 25, 2012

Join us this Saturday, March 31st at 1 pm for the Metropolitan Opera's production of L'Elisir d'Amore. Donizetti’s melodic classic is well served by a quartet of bel canto stars: Juan Diego Flórez and Diana Damrau are the unlikely lovers, Mariusz Kwiecien the vainglorious sergeant, and Alessandro Corbelli the dispenser of the elixir.

Read the synopsis here.