Lisa Simeone

Host, World of Opera

Lisa Simeone hosts World of Opera on Friday evenings.  Lisa has more than 25 years experience in radio and television, including stints with All Things Considered, Performance Today, Weekend Edition and The Metropolitan Opera.

Lisa began her career at WBJC in Baltimore and WETA in Washington, D.C. During her ten years at Baltimore's WJHU, she developed a loyal following for her unusual mix of programming — classical, folk and jazz, along with provocative reports, interviews and call-in shows on everything from anthropology and neuroscience to philosophy to media criticism. (But she confesses that her favorite reports were on bocce, The Hon Man of Baltimore and the virtues of a well-fitting bra!).

As a freelancer, Lisa has done voice-overs, narrations and hosting for the Discovery Channel, PBS and commercial enterprises. When she's not doing radio, Lisa writes for Style Magazine and the Urbanite, as well as book reviews and op-eds for The Baltimore Sun.

Lisa was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and earned a B.A. in Liberal Arts from St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland (the 'Great Books School') in 1980. In 1997, she earned an M.A. from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University.

World of Opera

World of Opera with host Lisa Simeone brings you the world of tragedy and triumph, passion and seduction, intrigue and disaster, jealousies and dreams - the world of opera - every week.

World of Opera features the best in opera performances from around the world, both historical and contemporary.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Hailed as the number one US Orchestra in the world by the venerable British publication Gramophone, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra presents concerts recorded at Symphony Center in Chicago.

Hosted by Lisa Simeone, this weekly program offers a unique format of engaging and lively content, including produced segments created to provide deeper insight into the music and programmatic themes found within the CSO’s concert season; interviews with CSO musicians, guest artists, and composers; and an exploration of the stories found within the CSO’s rich heritage of recordings and the Orchestra’s illustrious history in Chicago.