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Metropolitan Opera Live Broadcast

Saturdays at noon on Classical 91.1
  • Hosted by Margaret Juntwait

Launched in 1931, the Met's Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical radio series in American broadcast history. The 2017-18 season of Saturday broadcasts will once again be heard over the Toll Brothers - Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.

2017-18 Season Schedule:

All broadcasts (with the exception of Parsifal) begin Saturdays at noon on 91Classical

December 2

Verdi: Requiem

James Levine, cond.

Krassimira Stoyanova, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Ferruccio Furlanetto

December 9

Mozart: The Magic Flute (abridged English language version)

Edo de Waart, cond.

Hanna-Elisabeth Muller, Kathryn Lewek, Charles Castronovo, Nathan Gunn, Alfred Walker, Tobias Kehrer

December 16

Bellini: Norma (new production)

Joseph Colaneri, cond.

Angela Meade, Jamie Barton, Joseph Calleja, Matthew Rose

December 23

Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro

Harry Bicket, cond.

Rachel Willis-Sorensen, Christiane Karg, Serena Malfi, Luca Pisaroni, Adam Plachetka

December 30

Lehar: The Merry Widow

Ward Stare, cond.

Susan Graham, Andriana Chuchman, Paul Groves, Taylor Stayton, Thomas Allen

January 6

Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel (English language version)

Donald Runnicles, cond.

Lisette Oropesa, Tara Erraught, Dolora Zajick, Gerhard Siegel, Quinn Kelsey

January 13

Mascagni: Cavelleria Rusticana

Leoncavallo: Pagliacci

Nicola Luisotti, cond.

Ekaterina Semenchuk, Roberto Alagna, Zeljko Lucic, Aleksandra Kurzak, Roberto Alagna, George Gagnidze, Alessio Arduini

January 20

Massenet: Thais (recorded performance from Fall 2017)

Emmanuel Villaume, cond.

Ailyn Perez, Jean-Francois Borras, Gerald Finley, David Pittsinger

January 27

Puccini: Tosca (new production)

Andris Nelsons, cond.

Kristine Opolais, Vittorio Grigolo, Bryn Terfel, Patrick Carfizzi

February 3

Verdi: Il Trovatore

James Levine, cond.

Maria Agresta, Anita Rachvelishvili, Yongoon Lee, Quinn Kelsey, Stefan Kocan

February 10

Donizetti: L’Elisir D’Amore

Domingo Hindoyan, cond.

Pretty Yende, Matthew Polenzani, Davide Luciano, Ildebrando D’Arcangelo

February 17

EARLY START TIME: 11:00 am

Wagner: Parsifal

Yannick Nezet-Seguin, cond.

Evelyn Herlitzius, Klaus Florian Vogt, Peter Mattei, Evgeny Nikitin, Rene Pape

 

February 24

Puccini: La Boheme

Marco Armiliato, cond.

Sonya Yoncheva, Susanna Phillips, Michael Fabiano, Lucas Meachem, Alexey Lavrov, Matthew Rose, Paul Plishka

March 3

Puccini: Madama Butterfly

Marco Armiliato, cond.

Ermonela Jaho, Maria Zifchak, Roberto Aronica, Roberto Frontali

March 10

Rossini: Semiramide

Maurizio Benini, cond.

Angela Meade, Elizabeth DeShong, Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, Ryan Speedo Green

March 17

R. Strauss: Elektra

Yannick Nezet-Seguin, cond.

Christine Goerke, Elza van den Heever, Michaela Schuster, Jay Hunter Morris, Mikhail Petrenko

March 24

Puccini: Turandot

Marco Armiliato, cond.

Martina Serafin, Guanqun Yu, Marcelo Alvarez, Alexander Tsymbalyuk

March 31

Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte (new production)

David Robertson, cond.

Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Kelli O’Hara, Ben Bliss, Adam Plachetka, Christopher Maltman

April 7

Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor

Roberto Abbado, cond.

Olga Peretyatko, Vittorio Grigolo, Massimo Cavalletti, Vitalij Kowaljow

April 14

Verdi: Luisa Miller

James Levine, cond.

Sonya Yoncheva, Olesya Petrova, Piotr Beczala, Placido Domingo, Alexander Vinogradov, Dmitry Belosselskiy

April 21

Ades: The Exterminating Angel (recording of Met premiere performance from Fall 2017)

Thomas Ades, cond.

Audrey Luna, Amanda Echalaz, Sally Matthews, Sophie Bevan, Alice Coote, Christine Rice, Iestyn Davies, Joseph Kaiser, Frederic Antoun, David Portillo, David Adam Moore, Rod Gilfry, Kevin Burdette, Christian Van Horn, John Tomlinson

April 28

Massenet: Cendrillon (Met premiere)

Bertrand de Billy, cond.

Kathleen Kim, Joyce DiDonato, Alice Coote, Stephanie Blythe, Laurent Naouri

May 5

Gounod: Romeo et Juliette

Placido Domingo, cond.

Ailyn Perez, Karine Deshayes, Bryan Hymel, Joshua Hopkins, Kwangchul Youn

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