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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

Lohengrin, Photo by Lance Wozier

Lohengrin

Opera Southwest

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 1:00pm

Composer:

RICHARD WAGNER

Conductor:

Anthony Barrese

A part of the medieval Knight of the Swan legend, and pivotal to Richard Wagner’s evolution toward music drama, Lohengrin is a story of the Grail Knight Lohengrin and his mission in a world of purity and dark forces. This production of Opera Southwest is conducted by Anthony Barrese.

Don Giovanni, Photo by Mark Douet

Don Giovanni

Royal Opera House

Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 1:00pm

Composer:

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

Conductor:

Hartmut Haenchen

Mozart’s most powerful opera, and considered one of the greatest in the repertoire, Don Giovanni is based on the legend of Don Juan in a study of the Don’s licentious life that comes to haunt him in a fiery finale. This performance by the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, is led by Hartmut Haenchen.

Previous broadcasts

Bless Me, Ultima   Photo by Lance Wozier

Bless Me, Ultima

Opera Southwest

Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 1:00pm

Composer:

HÉCTOR ARMIENTA

Conductor:

Guillermo Figueroa

Adapted from Rudolfo Anaya’s blockbuster Chicano novel, Bless Me, Ultima by Héctor Armienta by is a poignant tale of a Mexican-American boy’s relationship with a curandera, a folk healer, during World War II. Opera Southwest’s production is conducted by Anthony Barrese.

 

Zelmira, Photo by Don Lassell

Zelmira

Washington Concert Opera

Saturday, September 5, 2020 - 1:00pm

Composer:

GIOACHINO ROSSINI

Conductor:

Antony Walker

A determined young woman protects herself and her father, the king, against a web of deceit, murder and false accusations in this drama composed for the Neapolitan stage. A recorded performance by Washington Concert Opera, conducted by Artistic Director Antony Walker, featuring mezzo-soprano Silva Tro Santafé and tenor Lawrence Brownlee.

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