Classical 91.5

Operas from the BBC and European Union

Seasonal, Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.

Classical 91.5 is proud to work in partnership with the WFMT Radio Network, the European Broadcasting Union and the BBC to bring opera productions from some of the United Kingdom’s and Europe's pre-eminent companies to this year’s opera series.

Throughout the summer, selections from The Royal Opera, Rossini Opera Festival, Los Angeles Opera, Opera Southwest, Lyric Opera of Chicago (encore), Teatro dell'Opera di Roma and more.

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The WFMT Network Opera Series begins with performances from the Bavarian State Opera and the Vienna State Opera. Visit here to learn more about some of the great opera houses of the world.

RIA Opera presents Attila, August 2019

Jul 28, 2019

8/3        Verdi: Attila (in Italian)

Opera Online

7/6    Britten: Billy Budd (in English)
Billy Budd         Jacques Imbrailo, baritone             
Captain Edward Vere    Toby Spence, tenor                 
John Claggart         Brindley Sherratt, bass             
Mr Flint             David Soar, bass-baritone             
Mr Redburn         Thomas Oliemans, baritone             
Lieutenant Ratcliffe     Peter Kellner, bass                 
Dansker         Clive Bayley, bass                 
Bosun             Alan Ewing, baritone         

Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. RAI (Italy) presents three operas in July and August.

First, (7/20) from the Rossini Opera Festival, comes one of the less performed works of Rossini – Adina. Premiered in 1826 at Lisbon’s Teatro São Carlos., this comic one-act opera, set in Baghdad, did not return to the stage until 1963. The broadcast features a performance from August 2018.

Royal Opera House

6/1    Wagner:  Die Walküre (in German)
Siegmund     Stuart Skelton, tenor                 
Sieglinde     Emily Magee, soprano             
Wotan         John Lundgren, bass-baritone         
Brünnhilde     Nina Stemme, soprano         

Royal Opera House

5/18        Verdi:  Falstaff