Sunday Night at the Opera

Sunday nights, 9:00pm-midnight

Sunday nights, take a trip to the opera house, without leaving the comfort of your own house. Grab a bowl of popcorn and settle in, as your host Chris Voss brings you a different fantastic opera recording each week.

Composer Ludwig van Beethoven
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April 30, 9:00pm

Beethoven only wrote one opera: "Fidelio..." or so the story goes. The full story behind Beethoven's opera is more complex. This week on Sunday Night at the Opera, join Chris Voss for that story, and the opera that became "Fidelio" - the original Beethoven opera masterpiece, "Leonore". 

Portrait of composer Piotr Illych Tchaikovsky by Nikolai Kuznetsov
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May 7, 9:00pm

This week on Sunday Night at the Opera, it's Tchaikovsky's final stage work (written in conjunction with his ballet "The Nutcracker"): "Iolanta."

Cagli Opera House, Italy
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In the coming weeks, join Chris Voss as he finishes up a month-long exploration of opera deep cuts with Beethoven's only opera, in its original version: "Leonore"!

Then, in May, hear some perennial favorites, including Tchaikovsky's "Iolanta," Monteverdi's "The Coronation of Poppea," and Massenet's "Manon".