American Opera Series

Cory Weaver for San Francisco Opera

This Saturday at 1 p.m., Classical IPR presents a recent production of Giordano’s "Andrea Chénier" from San Francisco Opera.

The production stars Yonghoon Lee, Anna Pirozzi, George Gagnidze and J'Nai Bridges, and Nicola Luisotti conducts.

The full schedule of this season's American Opera Series broadcasts is available by clicking here. Classical IPR broadcasts each opera on Saturday afternoons starting at 1 p.m.

 

Cory Weaver for San Francisco Opera

This Saturday at 1 p.m., Classical IPR presents a recent production of Giacomo Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" from San Francisco Opera.

The production stars Lianna Haroutounian, Vincenzo Costanzo, Zanda Svede and Julie Adams, and Yves Abel conducts. Read more about the production here. An English translation of the libretto is available here

Cory Weaver for San Francisco Opera

This Saturday at 1 p.m., Classical IPR presents a recent production of Giuseppi Verdi's "Aida" from San Francisco Opera.

The production stars Leah Crocetto, Brian Jagde, Ekaterina Semenchuk and George Gagnidze, and Nicola Luisotti conducts. Read more about the production here. An English translation of the libretto is available here

Ron Scherl for San Francisco Opera

This Saturday at 1 p.m., Classical IPR presents a 1979 production of Amilcare Ponchielli's "La Gioconda" from San Francisco Opera. 

This performance features Renata Scotto in the title role and Luciano Pavarotti as Enzo Grimaldo. Bruno Bartoletti conducts. The complete cast list is available here. An English translation of the libretto is available here

Craig T. Mathew for LA Opera

  This Saturday at 1 p.m., Classical IPR presents a recent production of John Corigliano's "The Ghosts of Versailles" from LA Opera.

The production stars Patricia Racette, Patti LuPone, Lucas Meachem and Robert Brubacker, and James Conlon conducts. Read more about the production here. The production is in English.

Craig T. Mathew for LA Opera

This Saturday at 1 p.m., Classical IPR presents a recent production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro" from LA Opera.

The production stars Robert Tagliavini, Pretty Yende, Ryan McKinny and Guanqun Yu, and James Conlon conducts. Read more about the production here. An English translation of the libretto is available here.

Craig T. Mathew

This Saturday at 1 p.m., Classical IPR presents a recent production of Gioachino Rossini's "The Barber of Seville" from LA Opera.

The production stars Rene Barbera, Rodion Pogossov and Elizabeth DeShong, and James Conlon conducts. Read more about the production here. An English translation of the libretto is available here.

Ken Howard

 This Saturday at 1 p.m., Classical IPR presents a recent production of Jacques Offenbach's "The Tales of Hoffman" from LA Opera.

The production stars Vittorio Grigolo, Diana Damrau, Kate Lindsey and Kate Aldrich, and Placido Domingo conducts. Read more about the production here. An English translation of the libretto is available here.

Karen Almond

This Saturday at 1 p.m., Classical IPR presents a recent production of Giuseppe Verdi's "Macbeth" from LA Opera.

The production stars Placido Domingo as Macbeth and Ekaterina Semenchuk as Lady Macbeth, and James Conlon conducts. Read more about the production here. An English translation of the libretto is available here.

Todd Rosenberg

This Saturday at 1 p.m., Classical IPR presents a recent production of Richard Wagner's "Tannhäuser" from the Lyric Opera of Chicago. 

 The production stars Johan Botha in the title role, Michaela Schuster as Venus, Amber Wagner as Elisabeth, and Gerald Finley as Wofram, and Sir Andrew Davis conducts. Click here for an English translation of the libretto.

Todd Rosenberg

This Saturday at 1 p.m., Classical IPR presents a recent production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Don Giovanni" from the Lyric Opera of Chicago

The production stars Mariusz Kwiecien as Don Giovanni, Ana Maria Martinez as Donna Elvira, Marina Rebeka as Donna Anna and Kyle Ketelsen as Leporello, and Sir Andrew Davis conducts. Click here for an English translation of the libretto.

Todd Rosenberg

This Saturday at 1 PM, Classical IPR presents a recent production of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin" from the Lyric Opera of Chicago

Andrew Cioffi

This Saturday at 1 PM, Classical IPR presents a recent production of Georges Bizet's "Carmen" from the Lyric Opera of Chicago

Cory Weaver

 This Saturday at 1 PM, Classical IPR presents a recent production of Vincenzo Bellini's "Norma" from the Lyric Opera of Chicago

Todd Rosenberg

  This Saturday at 1 PM, Classical IPR presents a recent production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "The Magic Flute" from the Lyric Opera of Chicago

Todd Rosenberg

  This Saturday at 1 PM, Classical IPR presents a recent production of Jules Massenet's "Don Quichotte" from the Lyric Opera of Chicago

Todd Rosenberg

This Saturday at 1 PM, Classical IPR presents a recent production of Hector Berlioz's "Les Troyens" from the Lyric Opera of Chicago

Todd Rosenberg

This Saturday at 1 PM, Classical IPR presents a recent production of Gaetano Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor" from the Lyric Opera of Chicago

Todd Rosenberg

This Saturday at 1 PM, Classical IPR presents the first opera of the season from the American Opera Series. This week's broadcast is a recent production of Richard Wagner's "Das Rheingold" from the Lyric Opera of Chicago