Seattle Opera Unveils Online Radio Broadcasts of Past Performances

By David Salazar

Seattle Opera has announced that starting on Saturday, April 25, 2020, it will start broadcasting past performances on Classical KING FM 98.1.

The program, “Seattle Opera Mornings on King FM” will feature past performances from the company’s archives.

All broadcasts will be available on the radio and at starting every Saturday at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET.

“Seattle Opera and KING FM are thrilled to be able to bring beautiful music and storytelling to our audiences’ ears,” Seattle Opera General Director Christina Scheppelmann said in a press release. “Many thanks go to all the artists who make Seattle Opera what it is, and who have allowed us to share their talent with the airwaves during these unprecedented times.”

Below is the full slate of performances, which kicks off with Verdi’s “Aida.”

April 25:     Aida (2018) Alexandra LoBianco and Alfred Walker
May 2:        La bohème (2013) Francesco Demuro, Elizabeth Caballero
May 9:        The Flying Dutchman (2016) Greer Grimsley
May 16:      The Magic Flute (2017) John Moore
May 23:      Il trovatore (2019) Angela Meade
May 30:      Tosca (2015) Mary Elizabeth Williams, Greer Grimsley
June 6:       The Marriage of Figaro (2016) Nuccia Focile
June 13:     The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs (2019) John Moore
June 20:     Don Giovanni (2014) Lawrence Brownlee
June 27:     La traviata (2017) Corinne Winters
July 11:      Madama Butterfly (2017) Yasko Sato
July 18:      Così fan tutte (2018) Marjukka Tepponen
July 25:      Rigoletto (2019) Soraya Mafi