Opera Broadcasts

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Launched in 1931, the Metropolitan Opera’s Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical music program in radio history. The 84th season begins on December 6, 2014, with Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, starring Isabel Leonard. Twenty-three broadcasts will be presented on the Toll Brothers – Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network through May 9, 2014. Margaret Juntwait returns as the series’s host, joined by commentator Ira Siff. Be sure and check broadcast times, as some of the longer performances begin earlier than the traditional 12pm.

Coming up Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts

December 20, 2014 11:00 am
Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro
de Waart; Rachel Willis-Sorensen, de Niese, Malfi, Kwiecien, Schrott

December 27, 2014 12:00 pm
Verdi’s La Traviata
Armiliato; Rebeka, Costello, Kelsey

January 3, 2015 12:00 pm
Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel
Davis; Stober, Rice, Martens, Brubaker, Croft

January 10, 2015 12:00 pm
Verdi’s Aida
Armiliato; Wilson, Urmana, Giordani, Dobber, Belosselskiy, Howard

January 17, 2015 12:00 pm
Lehar’s The Merry Widow
Davis; Fleming, O’Hara, Gunn, Shrader, Allen

January 24, 2015 12:00 pm
Puccini’s La Boheme
Frizza; Opolais, Rebeka, Borras, Kwiecien, Arduini, Soar, Del Carlo

January 31, 2015 12:00 pm
Offenbach’s Les Contes D’Hoffmann
Abel; Morley, Gerzmava, Rice, Lindsey, Grigolo, Hampson

February 7, 2015 12:00 pm
Verdi’s Macbeth
(Performance from Fall 2014)
Luisi; Netrebko, Calleja, Lučić, Pape

February 14, 2015 11:30 am
Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta/Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle
Iolanta: Gergiev; Netrebko, Beczala, Markov, Azizov, Tanovitski
Bluebeard’s Castle: Gergiev; Michael, Petrenko

February 21, 2015 11:30 am
Mozart’s Don Giovanni
Gilbert; van den Heever, Bell, Lindsey, Korchak, Mattei, Pisaroni, Plachetka, Morris

February 28, 2015 12:00 pm
Mozart’s Die Zauberfloete
(Performance from October 2014)
Fischer; Yende, Durlovski, Spence, Werba, McKinny, Pape

March 7, 2015 12:00 pm
Bizet’s Carmen
Langree; Perez, Garanča, Kaufmann, Bretz

March 14, 2015 12:00 pm
Rossini’s La Donna Del Lago
Mariotti; DiDonato, Barcellona, Florez, Osborn, Gradus

March 21, 2014 11:30 am
Massenet’s Manon
Villaume; Damrau, Grigolo, Braun, Teste

March 28, 2015 11:00 am
Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor
Benini; Shagimuratova, Calleja, Capitanucci, Miles

April 4, 2015 12:00 pm
Verdi’s Ernani
Levine; Meade, Meli, Domingo, Belosselskiy

April 11, 2015 11:00 am
Verdi’s Don Carlo
Nezet-Seguin; Frittoli, Gubanova, Lee, Keenlyside, Furlanetto, Morris

April 18, 2015 12:00 pm
Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
(Performance from Fall 2014)
Conlon; Westbroek, Jovanovich, Very, Kotscherga

April 25, 2015 11:30 am
Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana/Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci
Cavalleria Rusticana: Luisi; Westbroek, Alvarez, Lučić
Pagliacci: Luisi; Racette, Alvarez, Gagnidze, Meachem

May 2, 2015 1:00 pm ET
Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera
Levine; Radvanovsky, Stober, Zajick, Beczala, Hvorostovsky

May 9, 2015 12:00 pm
Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress
Levine; Claire, Blythe, Appleby, Finley, Sherratt