WFMT Summer Opera Series

(Rochester, NY) -- Classical 91.5 continues its operas on Saturday afternoons at 1 p.m. with WFMT Summer Opera Series, running through November 28, 2020. The operas includes productions from Munich, Vienna, and Chicago, with an exceptional cast and stunning performances.

In June WFMT returns to the American Midwest for eight encore presentations from Lyric Opera of Chicago.On Saturday, June 6 it's Cosi fan tutte, with Ana María Martínez as Fiordiligi alongside Marianne Crebassa, Andrew Stenson, Elena Tsallagova, and more. Saturday, June 13 Classical 91.5 presents one of the most celebrated operas of all time, Puccini’s Turandot, with Patrick Guetti, Andrea Silvestrelli, and an incredible cast of performers. The hits keep coming with another of Opera’s most famous composers, Giuseppe Verdi, with a knockout production of Rigoletto that is sure to delight on Saturday, June 20. Then, listeners will hear two epic works from France and Germany, with Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers on Saturday, June 27, and Wagner’s Die Walkure on Saturday, July 4.

The opera series will continue until November 2020, spanning the off-season of the MET broadcasts. More information will be released in the coming weeks as we try to remain flexible for opera companies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please let us know if you have any questions and stay tuned for more information soon!

 


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