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Classical WETA is Washington's home for opera year round.

Classical WETA is Washington's home for opera year round. From December through May, experience the power and passion of the Metropolitan Opera. The rest of the year features performances from leading opera houses around the world, including Washington National Opera.

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Upcoming broadcasts

A scene from Laurent Pelly's new production of Massenet's Cendrillon . Photographed here at the Santa Fe Opera. Photo by Ken Howard.

CENDRILLON

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 1:00pm

Composer:

JULES MASSENET

Conductor:

Bertrand de Billy

A storybook kingdom. Pandolfe, a country gentleman, has married Madame de la Haltière, an imperious countess. She and her daughters, Noémie and Dorothée, bully Pandolfe’s daughter from his first marriage, Lucette—known as Cendrillon.

A scene from Gounod's Roméo et Juliette. Photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

ROMÉO ET JULIETTE

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 1:00pm

Composer:

CHARLES GOUNOD

Conductor:

Plácido Domingo

Verona, 18th century. A chorus tells of the endless feud between the Montague and Capulet families, and of the love of their children, Roméo and Juliette.

Previous broadcasts

Rod Gilfry as Alberto Roc, Amanda Echalaz as Lucia de Nobile, and Christine Rice as Blanca Delgado in Adès' "The Exterminating Angel." Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 1:00pm

Composer:

THOMAS ADÈS

Conductor:

Thomas Adès

The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. 

Sonya Yoncheva as Luisa, Plácido Domingo as Miller, and Piotr Beczała as Rodolfo in Verdi's "Luisa Miller." Photo: Chris Lee / Met Opera

LUISA MILLER

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 12:30pm

Composer:

GIUSEPPE VERDI

Conductor:

Bertrand de Billy

The story centers on the bond between a father and his daughter as they stand together against a hostile world. It is an opera very much like its title character—one that impresses with genuine virtues rather than superficial flashiness.

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