The brisk air and changing leaves can only mean one thing: October is arriving, and with it comes Iowa Public Radio’s Opera in October 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.
Opera in October airs on Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 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. Opera in October begins with the Des Moines Metro Opera’s production of Puccini’s Turandot on Saturday, October 7th and Sunday, October 8th.
Iowa Public Radio’s 2017 Opera in October Series:
Des Moines Metro Opera
· Puccini’s: Turandot: October 7 & 8
· Sondheim’s A Little Night Music: October 14 & 15
· Britten’s Billy Budd: October 21 & 22
U of Iowa Opera Theatre
· Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance: October 28 & 29
Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre
· Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci: November 4 & 5