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.

Celebrating Franco Zeffirelli

Met Opera | February 11, 2023

The Met commemorates the centenary of Franco Zeffirelli’s birth with a special presentation drawn from the company’s radio archives.

Verdi’s Don Carlo

Met Opera | February 18, 2023

In a performance from Fall 2022, Russell Thomas stars in the title role.

Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Met Opera | February 25, 2023

Keri-Lynn Wilson conducts this Dmitri Shostakovich performance from October 12, 2022 starring Svetlana Sozdateleva.

Verdi’s La traviata

Met Opera | March 11, 2023

Dazzling soprano Angel Blue stars as Violetta in Verdi‘s stirring romantic tragedy. Nicola Luisotti conducts the Met Opera Orchestra and Dmytro Popov (Alfredo) and Artur Ruciński (Giorgio).

Wagner’s Lohengrin

Met Opera | March 18, 2023

Met music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Piotr Beczała (Lohengrin), Tamara Wilson (Elsa), Christine Goerke (Ortrud), Evgeny Nikitin (Telramund), Günther Groissböck (Heinrich), and Brian Mulligan (Herald).

Bellini’s Norma

Met Opera | March 25, 2023

Sonya Yoncheva stars in the dynamite title role alongside Ekaterina Gubanova (Adalgisa), Michael Spyres (Pollione), and Christian Van Horn (Oroveso). Maurizio Benini conducts.