Opera fans don't have to live in Los Angeles to experience some of LAO’s most exciting productions. Broadcasts of our performances can be heard every summer on Classical KUSC 91.5fm, with selected performances syndicated internationally on the WFMT Radio Network.
LA Opera on Air is hosted by KUSC’s resident opera expert, morning announcer Jennifer Miller. The 2020 broadcast schedule features three performances recorded live at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
No matter how many times you’ve heard it, La Bohème always feels new. Six lovable young artists struggle to get by, looking for romance along the way and learning to celebrate life for all it’s worth. Get those tissues ready! Conducting La Boheme for the first time in Los Angeles, Music Director James Conlon leads a performance starring Marina Costa-Jackson as Mimi and Saimir Pirgu as Rodolfo. (Recorded in September 2019)
Airs on KUSC at 10am on Saturday, May 16, 2020.
Syndication on the WFMT Radio Network begins August 15, 2020.
The Clemency of Titus
Rome, the most powerful capital in the ancient world, falls vulnerable to power players seeking glory. To keep his crown and save the city he loves, Emperor Titus faces the ultimate choice between mercy or murder. James Conlon conducts a performance led by Russell Thomas, one of the hottest tenors of our time. (Recorded in March 2019.)
Airs on KUSC at 10am on Saturday, May 23, 2020.
Syndication on the WFMT Radio Network begins August 8, 2020.
It might be the world’s most popular opera and it’s easy to see why. Ana María Martínez and Brandon Jovanovich star as two lovers who should never ever ever get back together and James Conlon conducts Bizet’s thrill-a-minute score. (Recorded in September 2017.)
Airs on KUSC at 10am on Saturday, May 30, 2020.
Syndication on the WFMT Radio Network begins August 1, 2020.