Metropolitan Opera 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: Mozart’s Così fan tutte http://redriverradio.org/post/metropolitan-opera-mozart-s-cos-fan-tutte <p><strong>Airs Saturday, April 26 at 12 noon.</strong> The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Mozart’s comic opera Così fan tutte, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine. It features an ensemble cast: Susanna Phillips as Fiordiligi, Isabel Leonard as her sister Dorabella, Danielle de Niese as their feisty maid, Despina, Matthew Polenzani as Ferrando, Rodion Pogossov as Guglielmo, and Maurizio Muraro as the cynical Don Alfonso. Così fan tutte will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.</p> Sun, 27 Apr 2014 01:00:00 +0000 43135 at http://redriverradio.org Metropolitan Opera: Mozart’s Così fan tutte 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