WQED preview with Claudia Rosenthal and Anna SingerPittsburgh 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.

The Pittsburgh Opera Preview Shows for our 2021-22 season productions will be broadcast:

  • The Magic Flute – Saturday, October 30, 2021 & Friday, November 5, 2021
  • The Rose Elf – Saturday, January 15, 2022 & Friday, January 21, 2022
  • In A Grove – Saturday, February 12, 2022 & Friday, February 18, 2022
  • Carmen – Saturday, March 19, 2022 & Friday, March 25, 2022
  • Blue – Saturday, April 16, 2022 & Friday, April 22, 2022


Listen at 89.3 FM or at WQED.org.

Pittsburgh Opera's 2020-21 season will be broadcast in the fall of 2021.