Kihun Yoon as Marcello and Erica Petrocelli as Musetta in Puccini’s “La bohème” | Photo by Cory Weaver/LA Opera

It’s time for a new season of LA Opera On-Air with KUSC’s resident opera expert Jennifer Miller. Tune in Saturdays at 10AM as Jennifer takes you through some of LA Opera’s most exciting productions. See what’s coming up below.

Saturday, May 16, 10 AM
Puccini’s La Bohème
No matter how many times you’ve heard it, La Bohème always feels new. Six lovable young artists struggle to get by, looking for romance along the way and learning to celebrate life for all it’s worth. Get those tissues ready! Conducting La Bohème for the first time in Los Angeles, James Conlon leads a performance starring Marina Costa-Jackson as Mimi and Saimir Pirgu as Rodolfo.

Saturday, May 23, 10 AM
Mozart’s The Clemency of Titus
Rome, the most powerful capital in the ancient world, falls vulnerable to power players seeking glory. To keep his crown and save the city he loves, Emperor Titus faces the ultimate choice between mercy or murder. James Conlon conducts a performance led by Russell Thomas, one of the hottest tenors of our time.

Saturday, May 30, 10 AM
Bizet’s Carmen
It might be the world’s most popular opera and it’s easy to see why. Ana María Martínez and Brandon Jovanovich star as two lovers who should never ever ever get back together and James Conlon conducts Bizet’s thrill-a-minute score.