Stephanie Blythe http://redriverradio.org en Metropolitan Opera: Verdi's Falstaff http://redriverradio.org/post/metropolitan-opera-verdis-falstaff <p><strong>Airs Saturday, December 14 at 12 noon.</strong>&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season will continue with a live broadcast of Verdi’s Falstaff, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine. Baritone Ambrogio Maestri, who has sung the title role at major opera houses around the world, stars in his first Met performances as Sir John Falstaff. Sat, 14 Dec 2013 18:00:00 +0000 37261 at http://redriverradio.org Metropolitan Opera: Verdi's Falstaff Metropolitan Opera: Wagner’s Die Walküre http://redriverradio.org/post/metropolitan-opera-wagner-s-die-walk-re <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Saturday, April 13 at 11 a.m.</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;The 2012-13 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Die </span>Walküre<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the second of the four operas in Wagner’s epic </span>Der<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Ring&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">des </span>Nibelungen<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Met Principal Conductor Fabio </span>Luisi<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> leads the performance, part of the first of three Ring cycles that will be heard at the Met this season in honor of the composer’s bicentennial.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Deborah </span>Voigt<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> returns in the title role of the warrior maiden </span>Brünnhilde<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, in a cast that also includes Mark </span>Delavan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in his company role debut as her father </span>Wotan<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, ruler of the gods; Stephanie Blythe as&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">his formidable wife </span>Fricka<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the goddess of marriage; Martina </span>Serafin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in her Met debut as </span>Sieglinde<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Simon O’Neill as her twin, </span>Siegmund<span style="line-height: 1.5;">; and Hans-Peter </span>König<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as </span>Sieglinde’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> brutal husband,&nbsp;</span>Hunding<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Die </span>Walküre<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 11 a.m. CT on Saturday, April 13.</span></p><p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 16:00:00 +0000 25943 at http://redriverradio.org Metropolitan Opera: Wagner’s Die Walküre Metropolitan Opera: Wagner’s Das Rheingold http://redriverradio.org/post/metropolitan-opera-wagner-s-das-rheingold <p><strong>Airs Saturday, April 6 at 12 noon.</strong> The 2012-13 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Richard Wagner’s Das Rheingold, led by Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi. Luisi will lead three complete cycles of Wagner’s epic Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Met this season in honor of the composer’s bicentennial, with each of the four operas receiving a worldwide radio broadcast. Das Rheingold, the first opera in the cycle, will feature company role debuts by Mark Delavan as Wotan and Meredith Arwady as Erda. Eric Owens (Alberich), Stephanie Blythe (Fricka), Stefan Margita (Loge), Hans-Peter König (Fafner), Franz-Josef Selig (Fasolt), Gerhard Siegel (Mime), and Wendy Bryn Harmer (Freia) reprise their acclaimed portrayals from previous Ring cycles at the Met.</p><p> Sat, 06 Apr 2013 17:00:00 +0000 25557 at http://redriverradio.org Metropolitan Opera: Wagner’s Das Rheingold