Conspirators want the monarch dead and suspected adultery plays right into their murderous plans. The king is in love with his best friend’s wife and she’s in love with him. Desperate to extinguish her ardor, she turns to a sorceress for help but it’s too late! Sondra Radvanovsky, Mark Delavan and Stephanie Blythe star in Lyric Opera’s production Saturday at 1 pm.

Alan Brandt is a senior announcer at WUOL and as been on the Louisville public radio airwaves for 30 years.