Opera at Noon brings listeners to opera houses around the world for incredible performances of this art form that dates back to the 16th Century.

July 31: Giuseppe Verdi’s Il Trovatore (in Italian) from a 1960 Kungliga Operan (Royal Swedish Opera) performance. Jussi Björling stars as Manrico, with Hjördis Schymberg in the role of Leonora, under the baton of Herbert Sandberg. WFMT 2021 Opera Series.

August 7: Elektra by Richard Strauss. This 1965 performance from the Kungliga Operan (Royal Swedish Opera) features Birgit Nilsson as Elektra in her first performance of the challenging and virtuosic role, which became one of the most acclaimed in her long and famous career.