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Here's where to get your weekly opera fix, presented by Kwagiulth and Stó: lō First Nations mezzo-soprano Marion Newman - Nege'ga. Newman hosts Saturday Afternoon at the Opera on radio and online. What's more, you get a chance to sample the best new recordings and rediscover some of the greatest voices of the past.

Reach us at opera@cbc.ca

Please scroll down to see our Playlogs of past episodes.

SAATO LINEUP, 2022

Jun 18/22

Why Opera? with guest Teiya Kasahara
THE MAGIC FLUTE (Mozart)
Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Klaus Florian Vogt (Tamino); Christiane Karg (Pamina); Rolando Villazón (Papageno); Albina Shagimuratova (Queen of the Night.)

Jun 25/22

Why Opera? with guest Ian Cusson
PETER GRIMES (Britten)
Conductor: Sir Colin Davis; Jon Vickers (Grimes); Heather Harper (Ellen Orford); Jonathan Summers (Captain Balstrode); Thomas Allen (Ned Keene.)

Jul 2/22

Why Opera? with guest Debi Wong
DAVID AND JONATHAN (Charpentier)
Conductor: William Christie; Jean-Francois Gardeil (Saul); Jean-Paul Fouchécourt (Joabel); Monique Zanetti (Jonathan); Gérard Lesne (David.)

Jul 9/22

Why Opera? with guest Tim Long
NIXON IN CHINA (Adams)
Conductor: Marin Alsop; Robert Orth (Richard Nixon); Maria Kanyova (Pat Nixon); Marc Heller (Mao Tse-Tung); Chen Ye-Yuan (Cho En-lai.)

Jul 16/22

MANON (Massenet)
Conductor: Frédéric Chaslin; Nino Machaidze (Manon Lescaut); Juan Diego Flórez (Le Chevalier des Grieux) Dan Paul Dumitrescu (Le Comte des Grieux); Adrian Eröd (Lescaut.)

Jul 23/22

PELLEAS ET MELISANDE (Debussy)
Conductor: Josep Pons; Julie Fuchs (Mélisande); Stanislas de Barbeyrac (Pelléas); Dame Sarah Connolly (Geneviève); Stefano Palatchi (The Doctor.)

Jul 30/22

SAMSON ET DALILA (Saint-Saens)
Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano; SeokJong Baek (Samson); Elīna Garanča (Dalila); Lukasz Golinski (High Priest of Dagon) Blaise Malaba (Abimélech.)

Aug 6/22

AGRIPPINA (Handel)Conductor: Maxim Emelyanychev; Joyce Didonato (Agrippina); Elsa Benoit (Poppea); Luca Pisaroni (Claudio); Franco Fagioli (Nerone); Jakub Jozef Orlinski (Ottone.)

Aug 13/22

Listener's Choice!
IOLANTA (Tchaikovsky)
Conductor: Emmanuel Villaume; Anna Netrebko (Iolanta); Sergei Skorokhodov (Count Vaudemont); Alexey Markov (Robert); Vitalij Kowaljow (King Rene.)
FLIGHT (Jonathan Dove)
Conductor: David Parry; Christopher Robson (Refugee); Claron McFadden (Controller); Richard Coxon (Bill); Mary Plazas (Tina.)

Aug 20/22

Why Opera? Guest: Simone Osborne LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR (Donizetti) Conductor: Tullio Serafin; Maria Callas (Lucia); Tito Gobbi (Enrico): Giuseppe di Stefano (Edgardo.)

Aug 27/22

Why Opera?/ Guest: Joel Ivany DEAD MAN WALKING (Heggie)  Conductor: Patrick Summers; Joyce Didonato (Sister Helen Prejean); Philip Cutlip (Joseph de Rocher); Frederica von Stade (Mrs. Patrick de Rocher); Measha Brueggergosman (Sister Rose.)

Sept 3/22

CENDRILLON (Massenet) - from the Metropolitan Opera
Conductor: Emmanuel Villaume; Isabel Leonard (Cendrillon); Emily d'Angelo (Prince Charming); Jessica Pratt (Fairy Godmother) 

Sept 10/22

Fall Season Begins

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