WFMT Radio American Opera Series


The American Opera Series

On Saturday, May 16, the WFMT Radio Network Opera Series began its 2020 schedule of recorded broadcasts of opera productions from the Munich State Opera, Vienna State Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Santa Fe Opera, LA Opera, and more. This series is designed to complement the Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts, filling in the schedule to complete the year. You can enjoy this wonderful broadcast series every Saturday afternoon from May through November, streaming on WEKU-FM Classical at 1:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time).


LA Opera On Air!

August 1                   Carmen / Georges Bizet

August 8                   The Clemency of Titus / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

August 15                 La Bohème / Giacomo Puccini

Chicago Symphony Orchestra presents Aida

August 22                 Aida / Giuseppe Verdi

Royal Danish Opera (DEN)

August 29                 L’Orfeo / Claudio Monteverdi

Opera Southwest

September 5            Bless Me, Ultima / Hector Armienta

September 12         Lohengrin / Richard Wagner


Royal Opera House (UK)

September 19         Fidelio / Ludwig van Beethoven

September 26         Don Giovanni / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

October 3                 Death in Venice / Benjamin Britten

October 10               Don Pasquale / Gaetano Donizetti

October 17               Werther / Jules Massenet

October 24               Agrippina / George Frederic Handel


Hamburg State Opera (GER)

October 31               Norma / Vincenzo Bellini



November 7            Scalia/Ginsberg / Derrick Wang

Trial by Jury / Arthur Sullivan and William Schwenck Gilbert


La Scala, Milan (IT)

November 14          Tosca / Giacomo Puccini

November 21          Il Turco in Italia / Gioacamo Rossini


Liceu Opera Barcelona (ES)

November 28          Cavalleria Rusticana / Pietro Mascagni

                                         Pagliacci / Ruggero Leoncavallo