The warmer air and budding trees can only mean one thing: April is arriving, and with it comes Iowa Public Radio’s Arias in April series! For five weeks, listeners can tune in to enjoy opera productions from the Des Moines Metro Opera, University of Iowa Opera Theatre, and Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre.
Arias in April airs on Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 11 p.m. on Iowa Public Radio Classical. Please see IPR’s broadcast schedule below for the season overview, and take a look at the “At the Opera with IPR” webpage each week for individual program details. Arias in April begins with the Des Moines Metro Opera’s production of Puccini’s Turandot on Saturday, April 7th and Sunday, April 8th.
Iowa Public Radio’s 2018 Arias in April Series:
Des Moines Metro Opera
· Puccini’s: Turandot: April 7 & 8
· Sondheim’s A Little Night Music: April 14 & 15
· Britten’s Billy Budd: April 21 & 22
U of Iowa Opera Theatre
· Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance: April 28 & 29
Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre
· Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci: May 5 & 6