September 25, 2012
Frederica von Stade hosts the third season of high-definition telecasts from San Francisco Opera's recent performances.
This series consists of 2009 productions, the telecasts taking place at 8 p.m. on Channel 9.
On Thursday, it's Strauss' Salome, with Nadja Michael in the title role, Nicola Luisotti conducting.
Puccini's Il trittico, with Patricia Racette's memorable performance in all three operas, will be seen on Oct. 4; and Verdi's Otello, with Johan Botha, Zvetelina Vassileva, and Marco Vratogna — on Oct. 11.
In addition to numerous repeats on KQED Life, Ch. 9 encores follow the Thursday evening showing on Friday mornings at 2. No comment.