Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko in La Forza del Destino. Photo: Bill Cooper / ROH

Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko in La Forza del Destino. Photo: Bill Cooper / ROH

Ciao, Opera Mavens! Here are your broadcast opera-tunities for this month:

THE ROYAL OPERA IN CINEMAS
La Forza del Destino (Verdi) – Leonora (Anna Netrebko, Merola 1996) falls in love with Don Alvaro (Jonas Kaufmann), but when her father forbids their marriage, a fatal accident triggers a drama of obsession, vengeance and tragedy. Directed by Christof Loy and conducted by ROH Music Director Antonio Pappano. Tues Apr 30 at 7pm
Clay Theatre 2261 Fillmore St., SF
Shattuck Cinemas 2230 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley
Nickelodeon Theatre 210 Lincoln St., Santa Cruz

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA ON KDFC
https://www.kdfc.com/2018/11/met-opera/
Aida (Verdi) – Anna Netrebko sings Aida with Anita Rachvelishvili as Amneris, Aleksandrs Antonenko as Radames, Quinn Kelsey (Merola 2002) as Amonasro, and Dmitry Belosselskiy as Ramfis. Conducted by Nicola Luisotti. Sat May 4 at 10am

Dialogues des Carmelites (Poulenc) – Isabel Leonard sings Blanche de la Force with Adrianne Pieczonka as Madame Lidione, and Karita Mattila as the Prioress. Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts. Sat May 11 at 10am

PBS – GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
http://www.kqed.org/tv/programs/index.jsp?pgmid=15125
Les Pêcheurs de Perles (Bizet) – Diana Damrau stars as Leïla, the beautiful Hindu priestess, with Matthew Polenzani as Nadir and Mariusz Kwiecien as Zurga, the rival pearl divers whose friendship is tested by their rivalry for her affections. Conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. Sun May 5 at 12noon – KQED+

Turandot (Puccini) – Nina Stemme takes on the title role of the proud princess of legendary imperial China with Marco Berti as Calaf and Anita Hartig as Liu. Franco Zeffirelli’s golden production is conducted by Paolo Carignani. Sun May 12 at 12noon – KQED+

Adriana Lecouvreur (Cilea) – Anna Netrebko takes on the title role of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her on-and offstage passion; With Piotr Beczala as her lover, Maurizio, Anita Rachvelishvili as La Principessa, and baritone Ambrogio Maestri as Michonnet. Conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. Sun May 19 at 12noon – KQED+

THE OPERA HOUR ON KDFC
https://www.kdfc.com/2019/02/the-opera-hour
This monthly one-hour program welcomes long-time opera fans and the opera curious who want to discover the magic of this music by highlighting upcoming opera performances and gems from the SF Opera archives. Sun May 5 at 8pm on KDFC and KDFC.com

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: LIVE IN HD
https://www.fathomevents.com/series/the-met-live-in-hd
Dialogues des Carmelites (Poulenc) – The Met’s classic John Dexter production of this devastating story of faith and martyrdom stars Isabel Leonard as Blanche de la Force, Adrianne Pieczonka as Madame Lidione, and Karita Mattila as the Prioress. Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts.
Sat May 11 at 9am (live) and Wed May 15 at 1pm and 6:30pm (encore)

PESCADERO OPERA SOCIETY
http://www.pescaderoopera.com
La Traviata (Verdi) – Director Marta Domingo‘s 2006 LA Opera production stars Renee Fleming as Violetta,  Rolando Villazon (Merola 1998) as Alfredo, and Renato Bruson as Germont.  Conducted by James Conlon.
Sat May 11, potluck at 12noon followed by DVD presentation at 1pm
10350 Cabrillo Hwy, 3 miles south of Pescadero Rd. (look for the American flag)

JARVIS CONSERVATORY – OPERA FILMS
http://jarvisconservatory.com/operadancefilms.html
Aida (Verdi) – Teatro Real Madrid 2018 production directed by Hugo de Ana starring Liudmyla Monastyrska as Aida, Gregory Kunde as Radames, Violeta Urmana as Amneris, and George Gagnidze as Amonasro. Conducted by Nicola Luisotti.
Sat May 25 at 7pm Jarvis Conservatory 1711 Main St., Napa

ENJOY!