Upcoming Sunday Nights at the Opera

From the well-known favorite to the deep cut, each Sunday night brings a new opportunity to fall in love with the wide world of opera. 

May 21
SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE OPERA combines with WCRB In Concert for Odyssey Opera's 2016 performance of Dvorak's Dimitrij. The show will begin at 7:00pm, and will be hosted by Chris Voss.

May 28
W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan: Iolanthe

The Lord Chancellor: George Baker
Iolanthe: Marjorie Thomas
Earl of Mountararat: Ian Wallace
Earl Tolloller: Alexander Young
Private Willis: Owen Brannigan
Strephon: John Cameron
Queen of the Fairies: Monica Sinclair
Celia: April Cantelo
Lelia: Heather Harper
Phyllis: Elsie Morison

Pro Arte Orchestra / Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Malcolm Sargent, conductor

June 4
Jacques Offenbach: The Tales of Hoffmann (Les contes d'Hoffmann)

E.T.A. Hoffmann: Stuart Burrows
Olympia/Giulietta/Antonia/Stella: Beverly Sills
Lindorf/Coppélius/Dapertutto/Miracle: Norman Treigle
Nicklausse/La Muse: Susanne Marsee
Andrés/Spalanzani/Pitichinaccio/Frantz: Nico Castel
Crespel: Robert Lloyd
Hermann/Schlémil: Raimund Hernicx
Nathanaël/Cochenille: Bernard Dickerson
Luther: John Noble
The Voice of Antonia's Mother: Patricia Kern

London Symphony Orchestra/John Alldis Choir
Julius Rudel, conductor

June 11
Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos

Prima Donna/Ariadne: Jessye Norman
The Tenor/Bacchus: Paul Frey
Zerbinetta: Edita Gruberova
Der Komponist: Julia Varady
The Music Teacher: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
The Dancing Master / Scaramuccio: Martin Finke
Harlequin: Olaf Bär
Truffaldin: Gerd Wolf
Brighella: Andreas Conrad
Najade: Eva Lind
Dryade: Marianne Rorholm
Echo: Julie Kaufmann
An officer: Wolfgang Millgramm

The Gewandhaus Orchestra and Chorus
Kurt Masur, conductor

June 18
Charles Gounod: Faust

Faust: Richard Leech
Marguerite: Cheryl Studer
Méphistophélés: José Van Dam
Valentin: Thomas Hampson
Siebel: Martine Mahé
Dame Marthe: Nadine Denize
Wagner: Marc Barrard

The Toulouse Capitol Orchestra and Chorus/Choeur de l'Armée Française
Michel Plasson, conductor

June 25
Igor Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress

Anne Trulove: Jayne West
Tom Rakewell: Jon Garrison
Father Trulove: Arthur Woodley
Nick Shadow: John Cheek
Mother Goose: Shirley Love
Baba the Turk: Wendy White
Sellem: Melvin Lowery
Keeper: Jeffrey Johnson

Orchestra and Chorus of St. Luke's
Robert Craft, conductor