The WFMT Radio Network is pleased to continue its American Opera series. In just a quarter-century of existence, LA Opera has become, under the leadership of The Eli and Edythe Broad's General Director Plácido Domingo, the United States' fourth largest opera company and now "...stands out as a newly important force in American Opera." (Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times).
(cast listings are available at WFMT)
July 12 - Verdi's "Falstaff"
July 19 - Bizet's "Carmen"
July 26 - Mozart's "The Magic Flute"
August 2 - Britten's "Billy Budd"
August 9 - Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor"
August 16 - Massenet's "Thais"
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