Here’s where to get your weekly opera fix, presented by one of the greatest Canadian opera stars of all time. Ben Heppner hosts Saturday Afternoon at the Opera every week and brings you the legendary Live from the Met broadcasts as well as outstanding productions from the greatest opera houses around the world. Plus you get a chance to sample the best new recordings and rediscover some of the greatest voices of the past.
Elektra – R. Strauss
Christine Goerke sings her first Elektra at the Met in Patrice Chéreau’s landmark production, a sensation at its Met premiere last spring, which the Wall Street Journalcalled “revolutionary … a triumph on all fronts.” Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Strauss’s shattering score, a tour de force for the singers and the orchestra alike.
For more information visit: http://www.metopera.org/Season/Radio/Saturday-Matinee-Broadcasts/ or http://www.cbcmusic.ca/programs/saturdayafternoonattheopera