Opera in October 2016

Sep 19, 2016

The changing color of the leaves can only mean one thing: October has arrived, 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, UNI Opera Theatre, and Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre.

Soprano Kayla Kjeldseth in UNI's production of Susannah
Credit Roland Ferrie

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 Verdi’s Falstaff on Saturday, October 1st and Sunday, October 2nd.

Iowa Public Radio’s 2016 Opera in October Series:

Des Moines Metro Opera

·         Verdi’s Falstaff: October 1 & 2

·         Massenet’s Manon: October 8 & 9

·         Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice: October 15 & 16

UNI Opera Theatre

·         Floyd’s Susannah: October 22 & 23

Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre

·         Verdi’s La Traviata: October 29 & 30 (National Opera Week)