Metropolitan Opera 2013-14 Season http://redriverradio.org en Metropolitan Opera's National Council Winners Concert 2014 http://redriverradio.org/post/metropolitan-operas-national-council-winners-concert-2014 <div><strong>Airs Saturday, July 12 at 12 noon. </strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After a months-long series of competitions at the district, regional, and national levels, a panel of judges has named five young singers the winners of the 2014 National Council Auditions, the nation’s most prestigious vocal competition. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 17:00:00 +0000 46819 at http://redriverradio.org Metropolitan Opera's National Council Winners Concert 2014 Metropolitan Opera: Rossini’s La Cenerentola http://redriverradio.org/post/metropolitan-opera-rossini-s-la-cenerentola <div><strong>Airs Saturday, May 10 at 12 noon. &nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season concludes with a live broadcast of Rossini’s La </span>Cenerentola<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, starring mezzo-soprano Joyce </span>DiDonato<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in her first network performance of one of her signature roles. The role of her prince, Don Ramiro, will be sung by Juan Diego </span>Flórez<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, one of the world’s foremost Rossini tenors. Met Principal Conductor Fabio </span>Luisi<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> returns to the podium to lead his first </span>bel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> canto opera with the company. The cast also includes Alessandro </span>Corbelli<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as Don </span>Magnifico<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the wicked stepfather; Luca </span>Pisaroni<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as the wise </span>Alidoro<span style="line-height: 1.5;">; and Italian baritone </span>Pietro<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Spagnoli<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in his network debut as Don Ramiro’s valet, </span>Dandini<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. La </span>Cenerentola<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.</span></div><p> Sat, 10 May 2014 17:00:00 +0000 43830 at http://redriverradio.org Metropolitan Opera: Rossini’s La Cenerentola Metropolitan Opera: Bellini’s I Puritani http://redriverradio.org/post/metropolitan-opera-bellini-s-i-puritani <p><strong>Airs Saturday, May 3 at 12 noon. </strong>The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Bellini’s I Puritani. &nbsp;Acclaimed Russian soprano Olga Peretyatko will make her network broadcast debut as Elvira, the Puritan maiden who slips in and out of madness after being abandoned at the altar. &nbsp;The revival also stars tenor Lawrence Brownlee as Elvira's beloved Arturo, baritone Mariusz Kwiecien as his rival Riccardo, and bass Michele Pertusi as Elvira's uncle, Giorgio; they are led by the rising Italian conductor Michele Mariotti, who is married to Peretyatko. &nbsp;I Puritani will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.</p><p> Sat, 03 May 2014 17:00:00 +0000 43479 at http://redriverradio.org Metropolitan Opera: Bellini’s I Puritani Metropolitan Opera: Strauss’s Arabella http://redriverradio.org/post/metropolitan-opera-strauss-s-arabella <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Saturday, April 19 at 12 noon.&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Richard Strauss’s elegant&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">romance </span>Arabella<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp; Philippe </span>Auguin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> conducts a cast full of debuting artists. &nbsp;Swedish soprano </span>Malin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Byström<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, who made a&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">notable Met debut in </span>Gounod’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Faust two seasons ago, sings the role of the levelheaded, yet idealistic </span>Arabella<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;German&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">baritone Michael </span>Volle<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a leading exponent of dramatic baritone roles in Europe, has made his Met debut this season as&nbsp;</span>Arabella's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> suitor </span>Mandryka<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;Also new to the Met this season are soprano </span>Juliane<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Banse<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, who sings the role of </span>Arabella's<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">sister </span>Zdenka<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, tenor Roberto </span>Saccà<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as </span>Matteo<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and bass-baritone Martin Winkler as Count </span>Waldner<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. </span>Arabella<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will be heard&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.</span></div><p> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:00:00 +0000 42901 at http://redriverradio.org Metropolitan Opera: Strauss’s Arabella Metropolitan Opera: Giordano’s Andrea Chénier http://redriverradio.org/post/metropolitan-opera-giordano-s-andrea-ch-nier <p><strong>Airs Saturday, April 12 at 12 noon.</strong> The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Giordano’s Andrea Chénier. &nbsp;Gianandrea Noseda conducts the verismo tragedy, which stars tenor Marcelo Álvarez in the title role of the real-life poet executed during the Reign of Terror; soprano Patricia Racette as his love, the aristocrat Maddalena; and baritone Željko Lučić as Carlo Gérard, the former servant turned revolutionary. &nbsp;Andrea Chénier will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.</p> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Bill Beckett 42480 at http://redriverradio.org Metropolitan Opera: Giordano’s Andrea Chénier