TV and Radio Broadcasts

Did you miss your favorite opera or want to relive a stunning performance? Check the following stations for upcoming broadcasts of past San Francisco Opera performances.

Radio Broadcasts

KDFC broadcasts live-recorded San Francisco Opera performances at 8pm PDT/PST on the first Sunday of every month on 90.3FM. Broadcasts are also available for streaming on demand at kdfc.com for four weeks following the original air date.

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 broadcast in the fall.

TV Broadcasts

See some of our best productions from past seasons on KQED TV.

Gala Concert

Celebrating David!

Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 8PM

KDFC

A gala concert honoring David Gockley’s remarkable tenure as San Francisco Opera’s general director and his enormous impact on opera in America over the past 45 years. Featuring Renée Fleming, Ana María Martínez, Karita Mattila, Patricia Racette, Nadine Sierra, Heidi Stober, Sasha Cooke, Daniela Mack, Dolora Zajick, Michael Fabiano, Brian Jagde, Simon O'Neill, Eric Owens, René Pape, conducted by Nicola Luisotti, Jiří Bělohlávek, John DeMain and Patrick Summers, hosted by Frederica von Stade and Thomas Hampson.

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Gaetano Donizetti

Lucia di Lammermoor

Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 10AM

WFMT

Nadine Sierra (Lucia di Lammermoor), Piotr Beczala (Edgardo), Brian Mulligan (Enrico), Nicolas Testé (Raimondo), Zanda Švēde (Alisa), AJ Glueckert (Normanno), Chong Wang (Arturo); conducted by Nicola Luisotti. Recorded Fall 2015, War Memorial Opera House. 

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George Frideric Handel

Julius Caesar (1982)

Sunday, September 4, 2016 at 8PM

KDFC

Tatiana Troyanos (Julius Caesar), Stanley Wexler (Curio, a tribune), Sarah Walker (Cornelia, Pompey's widow), Delia Wallis (Sextus, son of Pompey and Cornelia), Valerie Masterson (Cleopatra), James Bowman (Ptolemy, Cleopatra's brother), Gregory Stapp (Achillas, his general), Jeffrey Gall (Nirenus, Cleopatra's eunuch); conducted by Charles Mackerras.

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Richard Wagner

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Friday, September 9, 2016 at 10AM

WFMT

James Rutherford (Hans Sachs), Brandon Jovanovich (Walther von Stolzing), Rachel Willis-Sørensen (Eva), Sasha Cooke (Magdalene) Alek Shrader (David), Martin Gantner (Sixtus Beckmesser), Ain Anger (Veit Pogner), Philip Horst (Fritz Kothner), AJ Glueckert (Kunz Vogelgesang), Joel Sorensen (Balthasar Zorn), Corey Bix (Augustin Moser),  Joseph Hu (Ulrich Eisslinger), Sam Handley (Konrad Nachtigall), Anthony Reed (Hans Schwarz), Edward Nelson (Hermann Ortel), Andrea Silvestrelli (A night watchman), Matthew Stump (Hans Foltz), Laurel Porter (An apprentice); conducted by Sir Mark Elder. Recorded Fall 2015, War Memorial Opera House.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The Magic Flute

Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 10AM

WFMT

Sarah Shafer (Pamina), Paul Appleby (Tamino), Efraín Solís (Papageno), Alfred Reiter (Sarastro), Albina Shagimuratova (The Queen of the Night), Greg Fedderly (Monostatos), Jacqueline Piccolino (First Lady), Nian Wang (Second Lady), Zanda Švēde (Third Lady), Maria Valdes (Papagena), Anthony Reed (The Speaker), Richard Walker (First Priest), Edward Nelson (Second Priest), Michael Sacco (First Boy), Pietro Juvara (Second Boy), Rafael Karpa-Wilson (Third Boy), Chong Wang (First Armored Man), Anthony Reed (Second Armored Man); conducted by Lawrence Foster. Recorded Fall 2015, War Memorial Opera House. 

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Gioachino Rossini

Barber Of Seville

Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 10AM

WFMT

Lucas Meachem (Figaro), Daniela Mack (Rosina), René Barbera (Count Almaviva), Alessandro Corbelli (Doctor Bartolo), Andrea Silvestrelli (Don Basilio), Catherine Cook (Berta), Edward Nelson (Fiorello), Efraín Solís (Ambrogio), Matthew Stump (An officer); conducted by Giuseppe Finzi. Recorded Fall 2015, War Memorial Opera House.

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Gordon Getty

The Fall of the House of Usher

Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 10AM

WFMT

Brian Mulligan (Roderick Usher), Jason Bridges (Edgar Allan Poe), Jacqueline Piccolino (Madeline Usher / Lady Madeline), Jamielyn Duggan (Madeline Usher, dancer), Anthony Reed (Doctor Primus), Joel Sorensen (Le Médecin), Edward Nelson (L'Ami); conducted by Lawrence Foster. Recorded Fall 2015, War Memorial Opera House. 

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Georges Bizet

Carmen

Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 8PM

KDFC

Irene Roberts (Carmen), Brian Jagde (Don José), Ellie Dehn (Micaëla), Zachary Nelson (Escamillo), Amina Edris (Frasquita), Renée Rapier (Mercédès), Edward Nelson (Moralès), Brad Walker (Zuniga), Daniel Cilli (El Dancairo), Alex Boyer (El Remendado); conducted by Carlo Montanaro.

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Giuseppe Verdi

Don Carlo

Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 7PM

KDFC

Michael Fabiano (Don Carlo),  Ana María Martínez (Elisabetta), Nadia Krasteva (Princess Eboli), Mariusz Kwiecien (Rodrigo), René Pape (Philip II), Andrea Silvestrelli (The Grand Inquisitor), Matthew Stump (A Monk), Nian Wang (Tebaldo), Toni Marie Palmertree (A Heavenly Voice), Pene Pati (Count Lerma); conducted by Nicola Luisotti.

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Leoš Janáček

Jenůfa

Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 8PM

KDFC

Malin Byström (Jenůfa), Karita Mattila (Kostelnička), William Burden (Laca Klemeň ), Scott Quinn (Steva Buryja), Jill Grove (Grandmother Buryjovka), Matthew Stump (Foreman at the Mill), Anthony Reed (Mayor of the Village), Julie Adams (Karolka), Toni Marie Palmertree (Barena), Zanda Švēde (The Mayor's Wife), Laura Krumm (The Maid), Sarah Tucker (Jano); conducted by Jiří Bĕlohlávek.

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