NOTE: Due to technical difficulties on June 30th, WHRB was unable to broadcast Verdi's La Forza del Destino. Therefore, Verdi's La Forza del Destino will be broadcast at 8pm on SUNDAY, July 7th. Britten's Billy Budd will be broadcast at 6pm on SATURDAY, July 13th. Beginning July 14th, the summer opera schedule will resume as scheduled. Thank you very much for your patience and understanding!

Summer Opera Broadcasts are every Sunday at 8pm, beginning on June 2, 2019.

JUNE 2: Special Preview of the Boston Early Music Festival

JUNE 9: Wagner’s Siegfried, Royal Opera House

OPERA: Siegfried, Part III of 'The Ring of the Nibelung' (in German)

COMPOSER: Richard Wagner LIBRETTIST: Richard Wagner

CAST: Vinke, Stemme, Siegel, Lundgren, Kränzle, Sherratt, Lehmkuhl, Engebretson

ENSEMBLE: Royal Opera House Orchestra & Chorus CONDUCTOR: Sir Antonio Pappano

JUNE 16: Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra, Royal Opera House

OPERA: Simon Boccanegra (in Italian)

COMPOSER: Giuseppe Verdi LIBRETTIST: Francesco Maria Piave

CAST: Álvarez, Furlanetto, Bassenz, Meli, Rucker, Shibambu, Ramsay, Davies

ENSEMBLE: Royal Opera House Orchestra & Chorus CONDUCTOR: Henrik Nánási

JUNE 23: Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades, Royal Opera House

OPERA: The Queen of Spades (in Russian)

COMPOSER: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky LIBRETTIST: Pyotr & Modest Tchaikovsky

CAST: Antonenko, Stoyanov, Westbroek, Palmer, Lundgren, Goryachova, Kravets, Martirossian, Winter, Nicoll, Stucker, Kim, Mofidian

ENSEMBLE: Royal Opera House Orchestra & Chorus CONDUCTOR: Sir Antonio Pappano

JUNE 30: Verdi’s La forza del destino, Royal Opera House

OPERA: La forza del destino (in Italian)

COMPOSER: Giuseppe Verdi LIBRETTO: Francesco Maria Piave

CAST: Netrebko, Kaufmann, Tézier, Furlanetto, Corbelli, Simeoni, Lloyd, Alexander, Mofidian, Bosi

ENSEMBLE: Royal Opera House Orchestra & Chorus CONDUCTOR: Sir Antonio Pappano

JULY 7: Britten’s Billy Budd, Royal Opera House

OPERA: Billy Budd (in English)

COMPOSER: Benjamin Britten LIBRETTO: Francesco Maria Piave

CAST: Imbrailo, Spence, Sherratt Soar, Oliemans, Kellner, Bayley, Ewing, Rock, Kim, Furness, Sedgwick, Elliott, Gillett

ENSEMBLE: Royal Opera House Orchestra & Chorus CONDUCTOR: Ivor Bolton

JULY 14: Giardano’s Andrea Chénier, Royal Opera House

OPERA: Andrea Chénier (in Italian)

COMPOSER: Umberto Giordano LIBRETTO: Luigi Illica

CAST: Alagna Radvanovsky, Platanias, Rice, Plowright, Cunningham, Gadd, Hall, Clarke, Bosi, Stout, Zilio, Alcántara, White

ENSEMBLE: Royal Opera House Orchestra & Chorus CONDUCTOR: Daniel Oren

JULY 21: Rossini’s Adina, Rossini Opera Festival

OPERA: Adina (in Italian)

COMPOSER: Gioachino Rossini LIBRETTO: Gherardo Bevilacqua-Aldobrandini

CAST: Priante, Oropesa, Sekgapane, Macchioni, Giangregorio

ENSEMBLE: Gioachino Rossini Symphony Orchestra and Teatro della Fortuna M. Agostini Chorus

CONDUCTOR: Diego Matheuz

JULY 28: Gluck’s Orfeo di Euridice, Teatro dell’Opera Rome

OPERA: Orfeo ed Euridice (in Italian)

COMPOSER: Christoph Willibald Gluck LIBRETTO: Raniero de’ Calzabigi

CAST: Vistoli, Sicilia, Baráth

ENSEMBLE: Teatro dell’Opera di Roma Orchestra and Chorus CONDUCTOR: Gianluca Capuano

AUGUST 4: Verdi’s Attila, La Scala Milan

OPERA: Attila (in Italian)

COMPOSER: Giuseppe Verdi LIBRETTO: Temistocle Solera and Francesco Maria Piave (after Zacharias Werner's play, Attila, König der Hunnen)

CAST: Abdrazakov, Hernández, Petean, Sartori, Pittari, Buratto

ENSEMBLE: La Scala Orchestra and Chorus CONDUCTOR: Riccardo Chailly

AUGUST 11: Bellini’s Norma, Lyric Opera Chicago

OPERA: Norma (in Italian)

COMPOSER: Vincenzo Bellini LIBRETTO: Felice Romani

CAST: Radvanovsky. DeShong, Thomas, Silvestrelli

ENSEMBLE: Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra and Chorus CONDUCTOR: Riccardo Frizza

AUGUST 18: Mozart’s Magic Flute, Lyric Opera Chicago

OPERA: The Magic Flute (in German)

COMPOSER: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart LIBRETTO: Emanuel Schikaneder

CAST: Karg, Polenzani, Plachetka, Lewek, Fischesser, Newman, Govertsen

ENSEMBLE: Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra and Chorus CONDUCTOR: Rory Macdonald

AUGUST 25: Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Lyric Opera Chicago

OPERA: Lucia di Lammermoor (in Italian)

COMPOSER: Gaetano Donizetti LIBRETTO: Salvardore Cammarano

CAST: Shagimuratova, Beczała, Kelsey, Sâmpetrean

ENSEMBLE: Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra and Chorus CONDUCTOR: Enrique Mazzola

SEPTEMBER 1: Massenet’s Don Quichotte, Lyric Opera Chicago

OPERA: Don Quichotte (in French)

COMPOSER: Jules Massenet LIBRETTO: Henri Caïn

CAST: Furlanetto, Margaine, Alaimo

ENSEMBLE: Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra and Chorus CONDUCTOR: Sir Andrew Davis