S.F. Opera on KDFC

KDFC is the radio home of the San Francisco Opera, with a full-length production, recorded live at the War Memorial Opera House, on the first Sunday of every month at 8pm. Dianne Nicolini hosts.

And now you can stream the SF Opera broadcasts any time right here on KDFC.com. Click here to see what's available for streaming.

Sunday, December 7, at 8PM

Turandot by Giacomo Puccini

Archival performance featuring Luciano Pavarotti and Montserrat Caballe. This passionate tale of a princess whose cruelty masks her fear of love features some of the composer’s most glorious music, including the stirring anthem “Nessun dorma.”

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Sunday, November 2, at 8PM

Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini

Puccini's heartbreaking tale of innocence, betrayal and sacrifice returns in a bold and beautiful production by Jun Kaneko, designer of San Francisco Opera's dazzling production of The Magic Flute (2012). Patricia Racette heads a superb cast including Elizabeth DeShong, Brian Jagde, and Brian Mulligan.

Sunday, October 5, at 8PM

Show Boat by Kern and Hammerstein

A true classic of American musical theater, this tale of life on the Mississippi from the 1880s to the 1920s is both a poignant love story and a powerful reminder of the bitter legacy of racism. The magnificent Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein II score, includes such classic songs as "Ol’ Man River," "Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man," "Make Believe" and "You Are Love". Maestro John DeMain conducts. 

Sunday, September 7, at 8PM

La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi

Violetta Valéry may be the most heart-wrenching character in all of opera: a high-spirited but deceptively delicate woman who unexpectedly finds, and then selflessly gives up, the love of her all-too-short life.

Sunday, August 3, at 8PM

Season Preview with David Gockley and Dianne Nicolini

A preview of the 2014-15 season with Dianne Nicolini in conversation with SFO General Director David Gockley, featuring highlights from this season's operas.

Sunday, July 6, at 8PM

General Director's Choice: 
Xerxes by George Frideric Handel

Clever comedy is intertwined with tender poignancy in a tale of unrequited love and intrigue at a royal court. Patrick Summers, who conducts Handel with “astounding depth, virtuosity and clarity” (San Francisco Chronicle), leads an outstanding cast featuring Susan Graham and David Daniels.

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