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.

Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas

Met Opera | December 9, 2023

Sung in Spanish and inspired by Gabriel García Márquez, Florencia en el Amazonas tells the story of an opera diva who returns to her homeland to perform at the legendary opera house of Manaus... and to search for her lost lover.

Mozart’s The Magic Flute

Met Opera | December 16, 2023

The Met’s English-sung, family-friendly production of Mozart’s dazzling fairy tale returns.

Wagner’s Tannhäuser

Met Opera | December 23, 2023

Dashing Austrian tenor Andreas Schager returns as the knight Tannhäuser in Wagner’s ravishing opera of love, lust, and redemption.

Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro

Met Opera | December 30, 2023

The legendary Cesare Siepi sings one of his most popular roles in this historic broadcast—the effervescent servant Figaro in this classic performance from 1956.

Verdi’s Nabucco

Met Opera | January 6, 2024

Ancient Babylon comes to life in a classic Met staging of biblical proportions.

Puccini’s La Bohème

Met Opera | January 13, 2024

Soprano Elena Stikhina is the heartbreaking seamstress Mimì, and tenor Joseph Calleja is the role of the love-struck poet Rodolfo.