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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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Previous broadcasts

Der Rosenkavalier Photo by Ken Howard

Der Rosenkavalier

The Metropolitan Opera

Saturday, February 27, 2021 - 1:00pm

Composer:

RICHARD STRAUSS

Conductor:

Sebastian Weigle

This lighthearted masterpiece of Richard Strauss revels in the splendor and elegance of 18th century Vienna as the backdrop for a bittersweet story of romance and reflections on the evolution of life. Recorded in 2017, this all-star cast includes tenor Matthew Polenzani and soprano Renée Fleming as the Marschallin.

La Rondine Photo by Ken Howard

La Rondine

The Metropolitan Opera

Saturday, February 20, 2021 - 1:00pm

Composer:

GIACOMO PUCCINI

Conductor:

Marco Armiliato

This charming Puccini opera is the story of the courtesan Magda, who, like a swallow referenced in the title, flies home to her old life after a bittersweet love affair. This Metropolitan Opera recorded 2009 performance stars internationally acclaimed singers Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna.

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