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Radio Broadcasts

KDFC Broadcasts

Listen online at kdfc.com or on your FM dial with its newly improved transmitters, at 90.3 San Francisco, Los Gatos and Saratoga; 89.9 North and East Bay; 92.5 Ukiah-Lakeport; 104.9FM South Bay and Peninsula; or Comcast Cable 981.  Broadcasts of live-recorded San Francisco Opera performances air at 8pm on the first Sunday of every month, hosted by KDFC’s Dianne Nicolini. Broadcasts will be available for streaming on demand at kdfc.com for four weeks following the original air date.

WFMT Broadcasts

Tune in to the WFMT Radio Network on Saturday mornings at 10am PST to hear operatic favorites, recorded live and broadcast nationally and internationally across the network. San Francisco Opera performances are scheduled in the fall.


Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 
8:00pm on KDFC
Season Preview with David Gockley and Dianne Nicolini 
A preview of the 2014-15 season with Dianne Nicolini in conversation with SFO General Director David Gockley, featuring highlights from this season's operas.
Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 10:00am on WFMT Mefistofele Arrigo Boito
Ildar Abdrazakov (Mefistofele), Ramón Vargas (Faust), Patricia Racette (Margherita, Elena), Erin Johnson (Marta); conducted by Nicola Luisotti. Recorded Fall 2013, War Memorial Opera House. 
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Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 10:00am on WFMT Tosca Giacomo Puccini
Patricia Racette (Floria Tosca), Brian Jagde (Mario Cavaradossi), Mark Delavan (Baron Scarpia), Joel Sorensen (Spoletta), Dale Travis (Sacristan); conducted by Nicola Luisotti. Recorded Fall 2012, War Memorial Opera House. 
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Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 10:00am on WFMT The Flying Dutchman Richard Wagner
Greer Grimsley (The Dutchman), Lise Lindstrom (Senta), Ian Storey (Erik), Kristinn Sigmundsson (Daland); conducted by Patrick Summers. Recorded Fall 2013, War Memorial Opera House. 
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Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 8:00pm on KDFC

Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 10:00am on WFMT
La Traviata Giuseppe Verdi
Nicole Cabell (Violetta), Saimir Pirgu (Alfredo), Vladimir Stoyanov (Giorgio Germont), Zanda Švēde (Flora); conducted by Nicola Luisotti. Recorded Summer 2014, War Memorial Opera House. 
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Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 10:00am on WFMT Peter Grimes Benjamin Britten
FROM THE ARCHIVES: Jon Vickers (Peter Grimes), Heather Harper (Ellen Orford), Sheila Nadler (Auntie), Geraint Evans (Captain Balstrode), Alexander Malta (Swallow); conducted by John Pritchard. Recorded Fall 1976, War Memorial Opera House.
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Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 10:00am on WFMT Falstaff Giuseppe Verdi
Bryn Terfel (Falstaff), Ainhoa Arteta (Alice Ford), Heidi Stober (Nannetta), Meredith Arwady (Dame Quickly); conducted by Nicola Luisotti. Recorded Fall 2013, War Memorial Opera House. 
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Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 10:00am on WFMT The Barber of Seville Gioachino Rossini
Lucas Meacham (Figaro), Isabel Leonard (Rosina), Javier Camarena (Count Almaviva), Alessandro Corbelli (Doctor Bartolo); conducted by Nicola Luisotti. Recorded Fall 2012, War Memorial Opera House. 
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Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 10:00am on WFMT Die Frau ohne Schatten Richard Strauss
FROM THE ARCHIVES: Presented in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Richard Strauss's birth. Leonie Rysanek (The Empress), Matti Kastu (The Emperor), Walter Berry (Barak), Ursula Schröder-Feinen (Barak’s Wife), Ruth Hesse (The Empress’s nurse); conducted by Karl Böhm. Recorded October 15, 1976, War Memorial Opera House.
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Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 8:00pm on KDFC

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 10:00am on WFMT
Show Boat Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II
Heidi Stober (Magnolia Hawks), Michael Todd Simpson (Gaylord Ravenal), Patricia Racette (Julie La Verne), Morris Robinson (Joe), Angela Renée Simpson (Queenie), Bill Irwin (Cap'n Andy Hawks), Harriet Harris (Parthy Ann Hawks), Kirsten Wyatt (Ellie Mae Chipley), John Bolton (Frank Schultz; conducted by John DeMain. Recorded Summer 2014, War Memorial Opera House.
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Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 10:00am on WFMT Dolores Claiborne Tobias Picker
Patricia Racette (Dolores Clairborne), Susannah Biller (Selena St. George), Elizabeth Futral (Vera Donovan), Wayne Tigges (Joe St. George); conducted by George Manahan. Recorded Fall 2013, War Memorial Opera House. 
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Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 8:00pm on KDFC Madame Butterfly Giacomo Puccini
Patricia Racette (Cio-Cio-San), Brian Jagde (Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton), Elizabeth DeShong (Suzuki), Brian Mulligan (Sharpless), Julius Ahn (Goro), Morris Robinson (The Bonze); conducted by Nicola Luisotti. Recorded Summer 2014, War Memorial Opera House. 
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Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 8:00pm on KDFC Turandot Giacomo Puccini
FROM THE ARCHIVES: Montserrat Caballé (Princess Turandot), Luciano Pavarotti (Calaf), Leona Mitchell (Liù), Dale Duesing (Ping), Rémy Corazza (Pang), Joseph Frank (Pong), Giorgio Tozzi (Timur); conducted by Riccardo Chailly. Recorded Fall 1977, War Memorial Opera House.
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