Alexander Malta

Ron Scherl / San Francisco Opera

Airs Saturday, October 14, 2017, at 12 noon. The American Opera Series from WFMT continues with the San Francisco Opera and an archived performance of of Richard Strauss' Arabella starring Kiri Te Kanawa in the title role and Ingvar Wixell as Mandryka, with Barbara Daniels as Zdenka; William Lewis as Matteo; Alexander Malta as Count Theodor Waldner; Sona Cervena as Countess Waldner; Michael Ballam as Count Elemer; Erie Mills as Fiakermilli; Kevin Langan as Count Lamoral; and John Brandstetter as Count Dominik.

San Francisco Opera

Airs Saturday, September 27 at 12 noon. This week on the San Francisco Opera we'll hear Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes starring Jon Vickers in the title role, Paul Geiger as Hobson, and Alexander Malta as Swallow, with Donna Petersen in the role of Mrs. Sedley, Heather Harper as Ellen Orford, John Del Carlo as A Fisherman, Sheila Nadler as Auntie, and Geraint Evans as Captain Balstrode. John Pritchard conducts the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus and Dianne Nicolini will host.