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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

COSI FAN TUTTE Photo by Cory Weaver

Cosi fan Tutte

Lyric Opera of Chicago

Saturday, June 6, 2020 - 1:00pm

Composer:

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

Conductor:

James Gaffigan

Mozart’s delightful comedy explores the complexities of love when two men test the loyalties of their fiancés. A production of Lyric Opera of Chicago, conducted by James Gaffigan.

TURANDOT, Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Turandot

Lyric Opera of Chicago

Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 1:00pm

Composer:

GIACOMO PUCCINI

Conductor:

Sir Andrew Davis

Puccini's final work, Turandot has thrilled audiences with the tale of a cold princess who agrees to marry a determined stranger only if he can solve three riddles, and certain death if he fails. Sir Andrew Davis leads the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Previous broadcasts

Elektra

Vienna State Opera

Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 1:00pm

Composer:

RICHARD STRAUSS

Conductor:

Semyon Bychkov

This highly-charged, psychological drama is based on the ancient Greek myth of a woman obsessed with avenging the murder of her father. Soprano Christine Goerke sings the title role in this recorded performance by the Vienna State Opera, conducted by Semyon Bychkov.

Tales of Hoffmann

Vienna State Opera

Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 1:00pm

Composer:

JACQUES OFFENBACH

Conductor:

Frédéric Chaslin

Offenbach’s final work is a series of vignettes, based on stories of fantasy by E.T.A. Hoffmann, in which a poet reflects on three past loves, from youthful passion to mature affection. A recorded performance by the Vienna State Opera, conducted by Frédéric Chaslin, and features singers Dmitry Korchak and Olga Peretyatko.

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