Enjoy these long days and warm evenings with great music from the world of opera. Featured photo courtesy of the Santa Fe Opera.

JUNE 21, 2021: AIDA

By Giuseppe Verdi with Birgit Nilsson, Franco Corelli, Grace Bumbry featuring Zubin Mehta conducting the Rome Opera Chorus and Orchestra

JUNE 28, 2021: SAPHO

By Jules Massenet with Renée Doria, Ginès Sierra, Gisèle Ory featuring Roger Boutry conducting the Orchetre Symphonique de la Garde Républicaine and the Choral Stéphne Caillat.

JULY 5, 2021: COYOTE TAILS

By Henry Mollicone with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City featuring Russell Patterson

JULY 12, 2021: CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / I PAGLIACCI

By Pietro Mascagni / Ruggiero Leoncavallo with Maria Callas, Giuseppe di Stefano, Tito Gobbi featuring Tullio Serafin and the Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Milan. Hosted by Jeremey Bot.

JULY 19, 2021: THE FLYING DUTCHMAN

By Richard Wagner with Norman Bailey, Janis Martin, René Kollo, Marti Talvela, Isola Jones featuring Georg Solti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

JULY 26, 2021: RUSLAN AND LYUDMILA

by Mikhail Glinka with Valery Yaroslavtsev, Bela Rudenko, Yebeny Nesterenko, Tamara Sinyavskaya featuring Yuri simonov and the Chorus and Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theater, Moscow

AUGUST 2, 2021: ORLANDO PALADINO

by Joseph Haydn with Arleen Auger, Elly Ameling, Gwendolyun Killebrew, George Shirley, Claes H. Ahnsjo featuring Antal Dorati and the Chamber Orchestra of Lausanne

AUGUST 9, 2021: MADAMA BUTTERFLY

by Giacomo Puccini with Luciano Pavarotti, Mirella Freni, Christa Ludwig featuring Herbert von Karajan and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus. Hosted by Jeremey Bot.

AUGUST 16, 2021: THE CORONATION OF POPPEA

by Claudio Monteverdi with Arleen Auger, Della Jones, Linda Hirst, James Bowman, Gregory Reinhart featuring Richard Hickox and the City of London Baroque Sinfonia

AUGUST 23, 2021: ANDREA CHENIER

by Umberto Giordano with Mario del Monaco, Ettore Bastianini, Renata Tebaldi, Fiorenza Cossotto featuring Gianandrea Gavazzeni and the Orchestra and Chorus of the Accademi di Santa Cecilia, Rome

AUGUST 30, 2021: IL TURCO IN ITALIA

by Gioacchino Rossini with Cecilia Bartoli, Michele Pertusi, Alessandro Corbelli, Ramon Vargas featuring Riccardoi Chailly and the Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan

SEPTEMBER 6, 2021: SALOME

By Richard Strauss with Birgit Nilsson, Gerhard Stolze, Grace Hoffman, Eberhard Wachter, Tom Krause featuring George Solti and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

SEPTEMBER 13, 2021: FIDELIO

By Ludwig van Beethoven with Angela Denoke, John Villars, Thomas Quasthoff featuring Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic and Arnold Schoenberg Choir. Hosted by Jeremey Bot.