Live at the Opry is a live album by American country music artist, Patsy Cline. The album was released April 4, 1988 on MCA Records and was produced by The Country Music Foundation. The album consists of transcript recordings from several appearances Cline made on the Grand Ole Opry between 1956 and 1962.
Although originally released on a vinyl record in 1988, the album was soon available on compact disc and cassette. The cover art had originally been taken by Les Leverett and was digitally remastered by Glenn Meadows, Milan Bogdan, Jim Loyd and Benny Quinn at Masterfonics. Upon its release, the album peaked at #60 on the Billboard MagazineTop Country Albums chart.
Live at the Opry garnered mixed reviews from music critics. David Handelman of Rolling Stone gave the album four out of five stars, calling the release "a flawless testament to a career that, though cut short by a plane crash, is sure to endure forever." Handelamn praised the tracks "Walkin' After Midnight" and "I Fall to Pieces," comparing Cline's vocal styles to a waitress who knows "she's pouring the world's best coffee." He further praised her overall performance, stating, "As the Country Music Foundation's Jay Orr points out in the excellent liner notes, on a few numbers Cline sounds pleasantly surprised at her own performance, letting out delighted snarls and yelps."
Live at the Opry also was given a less favorable review by Mike Henderson of Allmusic, who gave the effort three out of five stars. Henderson begins the review by explaining his criticisms, saying, "Even if Live at the Opry had been extremely disappointing, there would have been an audience for this 28-minute CD. Cline, after all, went down in history as one of country's all-time greats (despite having a much too short career), and her more obsessive fans would have welcomed the arrival of this release regardless of the quality." Henderson, however, did comment that the album was "generally rewarding," even if some of the tracks were "imperfect and brief." The reviewer finally concluded by stating, "Those with a casual interest in Cline's legacy would be better off with a collection of her best-known studio recordings, but for the seasoned Cline enthusiast, Live at the Opry has a lot to offer – imperfections and all."