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. 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, Royal Opera, and the San Francisco Opera. You'll also hear recorded opera broadcasts of the Academy ofugust Vocal Arts (AVA) and some other surprises throughout the year! All broadcasts are at 1 PM.
The Metropolitan Opera Saturday Matinee Broadcast Season
January 9, 2021
Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Performance from April 26, 2007
Maurizio Benini; Joyce DiDonato (Rosina), Claudia Waite (Berta), Lawrence Brownlee (Count Almaviva), Russell Braun (Figaro), John Del Carlo (Dr. Bartolo), Samuel Ramey (Don Basilio)
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