Metropolitan Opera 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: 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 Metropolitan Opera: Puccini’s La Bohème http://redriverradio.org/post/metropolitan-opera-puccini-s-la-boh-me <p><strong>Airs Saturday, April 5 at 12 noon</strong>. The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Puccini’s classic La Bohème. Tenor Vittorio Grigolo makes his network broadcast debut as Rodolfo, alongside Romanian soprano Anita Hartig, who makes her Met debut this season as Mimì. The cast also features Susanna Phillips as Musetta, Massimo Cavalletti as Marcello, Patrick Carfizzi as Schaunard, Oren Gradus as Colline, and Donald Maxwell as Benoit/Alcindoro. Stefano Ranzani conducts. La Bohème will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.</p><p> Sat, 05 Apr 2014 17:00:00 +0000 42152 at http://redriverradio.org Metropolitan Opera: Puccini’s La Bohème Metropolitan Opera: Bellini’s La Sonnambula http://redriverradio.org/post/metropolitan-opera-bellini-s-la-sonnambula <p><strong>Airs Friday, March 29 at 12 noon.</strong> The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Bellini’s La Sonnambula. This run marks soprano Diana Damrau's first-ever performances in the title role of the sleepwalking Amina. The broadcast also stars rising Mexican tenor Javier Camarena as Amina's fiance, Elvino, and Italian bass Michele Pertusi as Count Rodolfo, conducted by Marco Armiliato. La Sonnambula will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.</p> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Bill Beckett 41839 at http://redriverradio.org Metropolitan Opera: Bellini’s La Sonnambula Metropolitan Opera: Berg's Wozzeck http://redriverradio.org/post/metropolitan-opera-bergs-wozzeck <p><strong>Airs Saturday, March 22 at 12 noon.</strong> The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Berg's&nbsp;Wozzeck conducted by Met Music Director James Levine. Levine has led more performances of Berg’s dark opera than any other conductor in Met history. Thomas Hampson and Deborah Voigt are singing their first-ever performances of the leading roles this season: Wozzeck, a hapless soldier crushed by society, and Marie, his unfaithful mistress. This performance will also star Simon O’Neill as the Drum-Major, Peter Hoare as the Captain, and Clive Bayley as the Doctor. Wozzeck will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.&nbsp;</p><p> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 17:00:00 +0000 41515 at http://redriverradio.org Metropolitan Opera: Berg's Wozzeck