90.5 WUOL Classical Louisville is proud to present the WFMT Radio Network Opera Series on Saturdays at 1pm.

Highlights of the WFMT Radio Network Opera Series for 2018 include:

A stellar performance of the rarely-performed 1774 French version of Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice from the Lyric Opera of Chicago
Lawrence Brownlee and Albina Shagimuratova in Bellini’s bel canto masterpiece I puritani, also from the Lyric Opera of Chicago
A broadcast of the world premiere of George Benjamin’s third opera, Lessons in Love and Violence, presented by The Royal Opera with the composer at the podium and featuring Stéphane Degout and Barbara Hannigan
San Francisco Opera‘s presentation of Giordano’s verismo opera Andrea Chénier, starring Yonghoon Lee, Anna Pirozzi, J’Nai Bridges, and more
The audience-favorite William Tell, presented by Opera Southwest and starring Sean Anderson, Claudia Chapa, and more
OperaDelaware‘s presentation of Rossini’s last Italian opera, the beautiful and virtuosic Semiramide with Lindsay Ohse, Aleksandra Romano, Daniel Mobbs, and more
A full schedule can be found below and on the right-hand side of the screen (for easy downloading).

Lyric Opera of Chicago, Part I

May 12 Orphée et Eurydice / Gluck

May 19 Rigoletto / Verdi

May 26 Die Walküre / Wagner

June 2 The Pearl Fishers / Bizet

June 9 Turandot / Puccini

June 16 I puritani / Bellini

Operas from the BBC and the European Broadcasting Union
June 23 Lessons in Love and Violence / G. Benjamin / Royal Opera

June 30 Macbeth / Verdi / Royal Opera

July 7 The Return of Ulysses / Monteverdi / Royal Opera & Roundhouse

July 14 Eugene Onegin / Tchaikovsky / Scottish Opera

July 21 Un ballo in maschera / Verdi / Opera North

July 28 Lohengrin / Wagner / Royal Opera

August 4 Pelléas et Mélisande / Glyndebourne

Lyric Opera of Chicago, Part II
August 11 Così fan tutte / Mozart

August 18 Faust / Gounod

August 25 Das Rheingold / Wagner

September 1 Bel Canto / J. López

LA Opera
September 8 Carmen / Bizet

September 15 Nabucco / Verdi

September 22 Norma / Bellini

September 29 Gianni Schicci & Pagliacci / Puccini, Leoncavallo

October 6 Moby Dick / J. Heggie

San Francisco Opera
October 13 Andrea Chénier / Giordano

October 20 Barber of Seville / Rossini

October 27 Don Pasquale / Donizetti

November 3 Dream of the Red Chamber / B. Sheng

November 10 Usher House & La chute de la maison Usher / Getty, Debussy

November 17 Semiramide / Rossini

Opera Southwest
November 24 William Tell / Rossini