Philippe Auguin http://redriverradio.org en 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: Puccini’s Madama Butterfly http://redriverradio.org/post/metropolitan-opera-puccini-s-madama-butterfly <p><strong>Airs Saturday, February 1 at 12 noon. </strong>The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Puccini’s tragedy Madama Butterfly. South African soprano Amanda Echalaz, who makes her Met debut this season, sings Cio-Cio-San, opposite tenor Bryan Hymel as Pinkerton. The cast also includes mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki and American baritone Scott Hendricks in his network broadcast debut as Sharpless, conducted by Philippe Auguin. Madama Butterfly will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.</p><p> Sat, 01 Feb 2014 18:00:00 +0000 39487 at http://redriverradio.org Metropolitan Opera: Puccini’s Madama Butterfly