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.

Umberto Giordano

Andrea Chénier (2016)

Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 10AM

WFMT

Yonghoon Lee (Andrea Chénier), George Gagnidze (Carlo Gérard), Anna Pirozzi (Maddalena di Coigny), J’Nai Bridges (Bersi), Robert Pomakov (Mathieu), David Pershall (Roucher), Joel Sorensen (L’Incrediblie), Jill Grove (Madelon), Catherine Cook (Contessa di Coigny), Edward Nelson (Pietro Fléville), Alex Boyer (The Abbé), Brad Walker (Dumas), Matthew Stump (Fouquier-Tinville), Anthony Reed (Schmidt), Anders Fröhlich (Major-Domo); conducted by Nicola Luisotti. 

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Bright Sheng and David Henry Hwang

Dream of the Red Chamber (2016)

Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 10AM

WFMT

Yijie Shi (Bao Yu), Pureum Jo (Dai Yu), Hyona Kim (Lady Wang), Irene Roberts (Bao Chai), Karen Chia-ling Ho (Princess Jia), Qiulin Zhang (Granny Jia), Aunt Xue (Yanyu Guo), Randall Nakano (Monk), Pene Pati (Stone), Alex Boyer (Stone), Edward Nelson (Stone), Amina Edris (Flower), Toni Marie Palmertree (Flower), Zanda Svede (Flower); conducted by George Manahan.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Don Giovanni (2017)

Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 8PM

KDFC

Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Don Giovanni), Erin Wall (Donna Anna), Ana María Martínez (Donna Elvira), Erwin Schrott (Leporello), Stanislas de Barbeyrac (Don Ottavio), Sarah Shafer (Zerlina), Michael Sumuel (Masetto), Andrea Silvestrelli (The Commendatore), conducted by Marc Minkowski.

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Gaetano Donizetti

Don Pasquale (2016)

Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 10AM

WFMT

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

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Richard Strauss

Arabella (1980)

Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 10AM

WFMT

Kiri Te Kanawa (Arabella), Ingvar Wixell (Mandryka), Barbara Daniels (Zdenka), William Lewis (Matteo), Alexander Malta (Count Waldner), Rebecca Cook (Fortune Teller), Michael Ballam (Count Elemer), John Brandstetter (Count Dominik), Kevin Langan (Count Lamoral), Erie Mills (Fiakermilli), Lee Woodriff (Djura), Karl Saarni (Jankel); conducted by Wolfgang Rennert. 

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Giuseppe Verdi

Rigoletto (2017)

Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 8PM

KDFC

Quinn Kelsey (Rigoletto), Nino Machaidze (Gilda), Pene Pati (The Duke of Mantua), Reginald Smith, Jr. (Count Monterone), Andrea Silvestrelli (Sparafucile), Zanda Švēde (Maddalena), Andrew G. Manea (Marullo), Amitai Pati (Matteo Borsa), Anthony Reed (Count Ceprano), Buffy Baggott (Giovanna), Amina Edris (Countess Ceprano), Erin Neff (A page), Jere Torkelsen (An usher); conducted by Nicola Luisotti.

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Giacomo Puccini

La Bohème (2017)

Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 8PM

KDFC

Erika Grimaldi (Mimì), Ellie Dehn (Musetta), Arturo Chacón-Cruz (Rodolfo), Audun Iversen (Marcello) Scott Conner (Colline), Brad Walker (Schaunard), Dale Travis (Benoit), Michael Jankosky (A Prune Vendor), Colby Roberts (Parpignol ), BeaAlyssa Cortado (A child ), ), Dale Travis (Alcindoro), Bojan Knežević (A Custom-House Sergeant ), Torlef Borsting (A Custom-House Officer); conducted by Carlo Montanaro.

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