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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

Csilla Boross

Nabucco

Grand Theater Orchestra and Chorus

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 1:00pm

Composer:

GIUSEPPE VERDI

Conductor:

John Fiore

The composer's first big hit, Nabucco  is one of many of Verdi operas in which his patriotic followers found a timely political agenda woven into an exotic, historical context, and its emotional chorus "Va Pensiero" became a sort of unofficial, Italian national anthem.

Tancredi

Tancredi

Champs-Elysées Theatre Chorus & Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra

Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 1:00pm

Composer:

Gioachino Rossini

Conductor:

Enrique Mazzola

Niobe

Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra

Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 1:00pm

Composer:

AGOSTINO STEFFANI

Conductor:

Paul O'Dette and Stephen Stubbs

This rarely-heard gem is both a splendid jumble of comedy, tragedy, mythology and politics, and one of the most accomplished operas of its time, employing a musical style that seems to bridge the artistic worlds of Monteverdi and Handel.
 

Previous broadcasts

Faust

Faust

Royal Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 1:00pm

Composer:

CHARLES GOUNOD

Conductor:

Maurizio Benini

This lush drama by Gounod is surely the most popular musical representation of the immortal story of Faust, a man who confronts both the devil incarnate and the hellish consequences of his own weakness. 

Eugene Onegin

Eugene Onegin

Teatro Comunale Orchestra and Chorus

Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 1:00pm

Composer:

P. I. TCHAIKOVSKY

Conductor:

Aziz Shokhakimov

A brooding masterpiece, Tchaikovsky's dark drama portrays a caddish aristocrat whose indifference towards others turns full circle, and comes back to destroy him. 

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