Afternoon at the Opera

Afternoon at the Opera

Saturdays at noon on WILL-FM

Make sure your weekend includes an Afternoon at the Opera and enjoy timeless pieces from all the greats, including Verdi, Puccini, Mozart, Bellini, and Rossini. Join us Saturdays at noon on WILL-FM 90.9, your only on-air source for opera in central Illinois.

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Opera Gala 2021

For this year's Opera Gala on Sept. 18, we enjoy a truly phenomenal piece of operatic history brought to life by Opera Southwest’s Artistic Director Anthony Barrese and then brought straight to you, thanks to Afternoon at the Opera.

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The sensational Swedish premiere of Strauss’s opera and famed soprano Birgit Nilsson’s role debut as Elektra.

Illinois Arts Council Agency

These programs are partially sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.