SFOpera - TV and Radio Broadcasts

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 90.3, 104.9, 89.9, 103.9, 95.9 and 92.5 FM. 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.

Gaetano Donizetti

Don Pasquale

Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 8PM

KDFC

Maurizio Muraro (Don Pasquale), Heidi Stober (Norina), Lawrence Brownlee (Ernesto), Lucas Meachem (Dr. Malatesta), Bojan Knežević (A Notary); conducted by Giuseppe Finzi.

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Leoš Janáček

The Makropulos Case

Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 8PM

KDFC

Nadja Michael (Emilia Marty), Charles Workman (Albert Gregor), Stephen Powell (Baron Jaroslav Prus), Dale Travis (Dr. Kolenatý), Joel Sorensen (Vitek), Julie Adams (Kristina), Matthew O’Neill (Count Hauk-Sendorf), Brenton Ryan (Janek); conducted by Mikhail Tatarnikov.

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Giuseppe Verdi

Aida

Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 8PM

KDFC

Leah Crocetto (Aida), Ekaterina Semenchuk (Amneris), Brian Jagde (Radames), George Gagnidze (Amonasro), Raymond Aceto (Ramfis),  Anthony Reed (King of Egypt), Toni Marie Palmertree (A Priestess), Pene Pati (A Messenger); conducted by Nicola Luisotti.

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Giacomo Puccini

Madame Butterfly

Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 8PM

KDFC

Lianna Haroutounian (Cio-Cio-San), Vincenzo Costanzo (Lt. B. F. Pinkerton), Zanda Švēde (Suzuki), Julius Ahn (Goro), Anthony Clark Evans (Sharpless), Edward Nelson (Prince Yamadori), Raymond Aceto (The Bonze), Matthew Stump (Imperial Commisioner), Julie Adams (Kate Pinkerton), Jere Torkelsen (Official Registrat); conducted by Yves Abel.

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Giuseppe Verdi

Otello (1978)

Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 8PM

KDFC

Placido Domingo (Otello), Stephen West (Montano), Barry McCauley (Cassio), Guillermo Sarabia (Iago), Barry Busse (Roderigo), Katia Ricciarelli (Desdemona), Gwendolyn Jones (Emilia), John Del Carlo (A herald), Clifford Grant (Lodovico); conducted by Giuseppe Patanè.

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