The WFMT Opera Series

Saturdays at noon
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast Series

Operas from the finest stages around the world

From Milan to New York, Barcelona to Chicago, WFMT gives you a front-row seat to performances from some of the world’s greatest opera companies and performers.

Donizetti’s L’Elisir D’Amore

China's National Centre for the Performing Arts | December 3, 2022

WFMT Opera Series Season Finale: Donizetti’s fabulous L’Elisir D’Amore stars Serena Gamberoni in the role of Adina alongside Francesco Meli as Nemorino and Liu Songhu as Belcore.

Kevin Puts’s The Hours

Met Opera | December 10, 2022

The exciting premiere radiates with star power with Kelli O’Hara and Joyce DiDonato joining Fleming as the opera’s trio of heroines.

Verdi’s Rigoletto

Met Opera | December 17, 2022

Giuseppe Verdi’s ever-popular masterpiece returns for a performance starring Lisette Oropesa, Aigul Akhmetshina, Stephen Costello, and Luca Salsi in the title role, with Speranza Scappucci conducting.

Mozart’s The Magic Flute (abridged English-language version)

Met Opera | December 24, 2022

The Met’s abridged, family-friendly version of Mozart’s musical fairy tale returns for the holiday season.

Met Debuts On the Air

Met Opera | December 31, 2022

Highlights of artists making their Metropolitan Opera debuts during live broadcasts, including sopranos Bidu Sayão, Kiri Te Kanawa, and Astrid Varnay and conductor Sir Georg Solti.