Saturday Afternoon at the Opera

Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.

Join us every Saturday afternoon for thrilling performances from the world's greatest operatic stages! Our year-round series of broadcasts feature live performances from the Metropolitan Opera, as well as productions from Lyric Opera of Chicago, LA Opera on Air, San Francisco Opera, and Houston Grand Opera.

  • Views: 434 The Metropolitan Opera

    Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. (December through May)

    Launched in 1931, the Metropolitan Opera’s Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical music program in radio history.

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  • Views: 218 The Lyric Opera of Chicago

    Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. (May through July)

    The Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts returns with opening night productions, following the end of the Metropolitan Opera season.

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  • Views: 167 LA Opera on Air

    Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. (July through August)

    Los Angeles Opera presents LA Opera on Air, a weekly broadcast series of performances recorded live at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

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  • Views: 256 San Francisco Opera

    Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. (August through October)

    The San Francisco Opera presents 10 operas from their past season, hosted by Elaine Warner and Dianne Nicolini.  Performed in the War Memorial Opera House, their home since October 1932.

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  • Views: 48 Houston Grand Opera

    Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. (November through December)

    Houston Grand Opera is recognized nationally and internationally for artistic excellence and innovation. It contributes to the cultural enrichment of the city of Houston and the nation, by producing and performing world-class operas, creating a diverse, innovative and balanced program of performances, events, community and educational projects, which reaches the widest possible public.

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