American Opera Series on WBAA Classical

Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. (length varies)

Created to enable radio stations to present the highest quality opera performances all 52 weeks of the year, WFMT's American Opera Series takes the Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts schedule into consideration, making available great opera broadcasts for the remaining weeks of the year after the Met season is completed.

Each year, we bring you a stellar selection of operas by the nation’s most distinguished companies. This year, companies include Lyric Opera of Chicago, LA Opera and San Francisco Opera, with additional operas from Opera Southwest, Caramoor, Arizona Opera, and more. As always, the schedule includes both audience favorites and exciting lesser-known works – a schedule to please the most discriminating listener.

November 4 - Caramoor Opera - IL PIRATA / Vincenzo Bellini

November 11 - Opera Southwest -  TANCREDI / Gioacchino Rossini

November 18 - Opera Southwest -  AMLETO / Franco Faccio

November 25 - Arizona Opera - RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE / Craig Bohmler