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WQED Broadcasts

Pittsburgh Opera Head of Music Glenn Lewis and 2016-17 Resident Artist Claudia Rosenthal, in the WQED-FM studio with Anna Singer. Photo by Chris Cox.

WQED-FM radio broadcasts are the perfect way to catch up on the past and upcoming seasons of Pittsburgh Opera.

  • WQED-FM broadcasts each of Pittsburgh Opera's previous-season productions, in their entirety, in the weeks leading up to our new season's opening night. If a production was sold out, or you just want to hear your favorite arias again, WQED-FM's broadcasts are a great way to hear these performances. See the schedule below for details.
  • Hosted by WQED’s Anna Singer, the Pittsburgh Opera Preview Shows are half-hour previews of each upcoming opera. Each 30-minute Preview Show is broadcast twice before each production opens (the Saturday before opening night, and again the night before opening night), giving listeners an in-depth introduction to the opera’s singers, music, and production.

WQED-FM Re-Cap Shows for our 2022-23 Season:

  • Rusalka – Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 1:00 PM
  • The Marriage of Figaro – Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 1:00 PM
  • Ariodante – Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 1:00 PM
  • Il Trovatore – Saturday, September 30, 2023 at 1:00 PM
  • We Shall Not Be Moved – Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 1:00 PM

WQED-FM Preview Shows for our 2023-24 Season:

  • The Barber of Seville – Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 12:30 PM & Friday, October 13, 2023 at 7:00 PM
  • The Flying Dutchman – Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 12:30 PM & Friday, November 10, 2023 at 7:00 PM
  • Iphigénie en Tauride – Saturday, January, 13, 2024 at 12:00 PM & Friday, January 19, 2024 at 7:00 PM
  • Proving Up – Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 12:30 PM & Friday, February 16, 2024 at 7:00 PM
  • La Traviata – Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 11:30 AM & Friday, March 15, 2024 at 7:00 PM
  • The Passion of Mary Cardwell Dawson – Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 12:30 PM & Friday, April 13, 2024 at 7:00 PM

Listen at 89.3 FM or at WQED.org.


As we build up to opening night of The Barber of Seville, Pittsburgh Opera is opening up our vaults to release daily opera moments on WQED-FM!

Each weekday for four consecutive weeks from Monday, September 18th through Friday October 13th, WQED-FM will be broadcasting a specially selected Pittsburgh Opera audio clip at 5:30PM.

These "'Where can we take you?' moments" will take you to such far-flung locales as Seville, Paris, the Black Forest, ancient Egypt, the royal palace of Babylon, and more, all from the conveniece of your car or home. 

Take a breath of fresh aria on your commute home from work!