Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts
Hear The Metropolitan Opera on Classical 101 Every Saturday Afternoon.
Launched in 1931, the Metropolitan Operaâ€™s Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical music program in radio history. The 83rd season begins on December 7, 2013, with Verdiâ€™s Rigoletto, starring Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Matthew Polenzani, and Sonya Yoncheva, continuing the celebration of Verdi’s 200th birthday. Twenty-three broadcasts will be presented on the Toll Brothersâ€“Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network through May 10, 2014. Margaret Juntwait returns as the seriesâ€™s host, joined by commentator Ira Siff.
Airtime: December 7, 2013 12:30
Baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky sings the title for the first time at the Met. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts.
Airtime: December 14, 2014, 1:00 pm.
Ambrogio Maestri sings the role of the blustery Sir John Falstaff. James Levine conducts.
Airtime: December 21, 2013, 1:00 pm.
A performance recorded in Fall 2013, the Met celebrates the Britten centennial with the composerâ€™s adaptation of Shakespeareâ€™s romance. James Conlon conducts.
Airtime: December 28, 2013, 12:30 pm
Sondra Radvanovsky and Marcello Giordani take the title roles. Marco Armiliato conducts.
Airtime: January 4, 2014
Julie Taymorâ€™s fanciful production is sung in English in this abridged holiday version for families.
Airtime: January 11, 2014, 1:00 pm
Straussâ€™ beloved operetta set in Vienna, New Yearâ€™s Eve, 1899. Susanna Phillips and Christopher Maltman lead the sparkling cast. (Network Premiere of new English language version)
Airtime: January 18, 2014, 1:00 pm
Anna Nebrebko and Mariusz Kwiecien star as the love-struck Tatiana and the imperious Onegin in one of the composerâ€™s most sumptuous scores.
Airtime: January 25, 2014,
Star soprano Anna Netrebko reprises her adorable Adina, Ramon Vargas is her lovesick
Nemorino and Erwin Schrott sings the likeable quack Dulcamara, whose â€œmagicâ€ potion causes as many problems as it solves.
Airtime: February 1, 2014
Anthony Minghellaâ€™s powerfully dramatic production returns with Amanda Echalaz in her Met debut season as the tragic Cio-Cio-San. Rising star Bryan Hymel is Pinkerton and Philippe Auguin conducts.
Airtime: February 8, 2014
The great RenÃ©e Fleming returns to one of her signature roles, singing the enchanting â€œSong to the Moon.â€ Piotr Beczala co-stars as the Prince, Dolora Zajick is Jezibaba, and Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts this storybook production.
Airtime: February 15, 2014
Straussâ€™ magical opera returns to the Met for the first time in a decade under the baton of Vladimir Jurowski.
Airtime: February 22, 2014
Alice Coote sings her first Met Octavian, joining a superb ensemble that includes Martina Serafin as Marschallin. This seasonâ€™s performances celebrate the 100th anniversary of the US premiere. Edward Gardner conducts.
Airtime: March 1, 2014, 12:00 pm
With Noseda; Dyka, Rachvelishvili, Semishkur, Abdrazakov, Petrenko, KocÃ¡n
Airtime: March 8, 2014, 12:00 pm
With Summers; de Niese, Chuchman, Graham, Daniels, Costanzo, Domingo, Pisaroni
Airtime: March 15, 2014,
With Altinoglu; Oropesa, Koch, Kaufmann, BiÅ¾iÄ‡, Summers
Airtime: March 22, 2014
With Levine; Voigt, O’Neill, Hoare, Hampson, Bayley
Airtime: March 29, 2014
With Armiliato; Damrau, Camarena, Pertusi
Airdate: April 5, 2014
With Ranzani; Hartig, Phillips, Grigolo, Cavalletti, Carfizzi, Gradus, Maxwell
Airdate: April 12, 2014
With Noseda; Racette, Ãlvarez, LuÄiÄ‡
Airdate: April 19, 2014, 12:00 pm
With Auguin; BystrÃ¶m, KÃ¼hmeier, SaccÃ , Volle, Winkler
Airdate: April 26, 2014
With Levine; Phillips, Leonard, de Niese, Polenzani, Pogossov, Muraro
Airdate: May 3, 2014
With Mariotti; Peretyatko, Brownlee, Kwiecien, Pertusi
Airdate: May 10, 2014
With Luisi, DiDonato, FlÃ³rez, Spagnoli, Corbelli, Pisaroni