San Francisco Opera
Get your front row seat at one of the leading opera companies in the world! Shot in brilliant HD, the third season of this acclaimed series brings you four spectacular productions performed by world-class singers. Hosted by celebrated mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade.
San Francisco Opera Previous Broadcasts
Boris Godunov (Episode #403)
KQED Life: Mon, Jul 21, 2014 -- 7:00 PM
World-renowned bass Samuel Ramey sings his signature role as the Russian Czar haunted by a horrible act from his past. Modest Mussorgsky's masterpiece, presented here in its original seven-scene version, is a theatrical experience of searing intensity.
- KQED Life: Tue, Jul 22, 2014 -- 1:00 AM
Aida (Episode #402)
KQED Life: Mon, Jul 14, 2014 -- 7:00 PM
Verdi's masterpiece receives the grand-opera treatment in a production designed by the fashion icon Zandra Rhodes. San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti conducts an all-star cast featuring Italian soprano Micaela Carosi as Aida, a signature role that she has sung around the world to great acclaim.
- KQED Life: Tue, Jul 15, 2014 -- 1:00 AM
Porgy and Bess (Episode #401)
KQED Life: Mon, Jul 7, 2014 -- 7:00 PM
George and Ira Gershwin's quintessentially American masterpiece features their most beloved songs, including "Summertime." Francesca Zambello's production, with Eric Owens and Laquita Mitchell in the title roles, brings to life the turbulent story of love found and lost.
- KQED Life: Tue, Jul 8, 2014 -- 1:00 AM
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