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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

NORMA, Photo by Hans Jörg Michel

Norma

Hamburg State Opera

Saturday, October 31, 2020 - 1:00pm

Composer:

VINCENZO BELLINI

Conductor:

Matteo Beltrami

This dramatic bel canto work is set during ancient times, when the high priestess Norma forsakes her vows, resulting in a tragic triangle of love and sacrifice. Marina Rebeka sings the role of Norma in this production of Hamburg State Opera.

Previous broadcasts

Werther (C) ROH 2019 Photographed by Catherine Ashmore.jpg

Werther

Royal Opera House

Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 1:00pm

Composer:

JULES MASSENET

Conductor:

Edward Gardner

Based on a story by Goethe, this romantic opera with lush orchestration is a tale of the sorrows of the sensitive poet, Werther. This production of the Royal Opera House, features tenor Juan Diego Florez in the title role.

A scene from Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Fidelio

Fidelio

Royal Opera House

Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 1:00pm

Composer:

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

Conductor:

Sir Antonio Pappano

Showcased as part of the Beethoven 250 celebration, his only opera is a dramatic story of fidelity, courage and triumph over struggle. Acclaimed tenor Jonas Kaufmann stars as the political prisoner Florestan, in a production of the Royal Opera House, conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano.

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