Metropolitan Opera 2013-14 Season

Saturday's at 2:00 p.m.
Margaret Juntwait

Launched in 1931, the Metropolitan Opera’s Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical program in radio history. This 82nd season kicks off on December 8, 2012, with Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera. Twenty-three broadcasts will be presented on the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network through May 11, 2013. Margaret Juntwait returns as the series’s host.

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11:00am

Sat April 28, 2012
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Metropolitan Opera: Wagner's Die Walküre

Jonas Kaufmann as Siegmund and Eva-Maria Westbroek as Sieglinde in Wagner's "Die Walküre."
Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, May 28 at 11:00 a.m. The 2011-12 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Wagner’s Die Walküre, the second installment in his epic cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen. Katarina Dalayman sings the title role of the warrior maiden Brünnhilde, alongside an acclaimed cast that includes Bryn Terfel as Wotan, Jonas Kaufmann as Siegmund, Eva-Maria Westbroek as Sieglinde, Stephanie Blythe as Fricka, and Hans-Peter König as Hunding.

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11:00am

Sat April 21, 2012
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Met Opera: Wagner's Siegfried

A scene from Act III of the Met's new production of Wagner's "Siegfried" with Jay Hunter Morris as the title character and Deborah Voigt as Brünnehilde.
Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, April 21 at 11:00 a.m. The 2011-12 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Wagner’s Siegfried, the third installment in Wagner’s epic cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen. Jay Hunter Morris stars as the title character, a hero so brave that he literally does not know the meaning of the word “fear.” The celebrated cast of Wagnerians includes Deborah Voigt as Brünnhilde; Bryn Terfel as the Wanderer; and Gerhard Siegel as Mime. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the performance, which is part of a complete Ring cycle presented in a new production by Robert Lepage. Siegfried will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network. 

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12:00pm

Sat April 14, 2012
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Metropolitan Opera: Verdi’s La Traviata

A scene from Act 1 of Verdi's "La Traviata" with Natalie Dessay (center, in red) as Violetta.
Marty Sohl Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, April 14 at 12:00 noon. The 2011-12 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Verdi’s La Traviata. Natalie Dessay sings her first Met performances of the iconic leading role, Violetta Valéry. Matthew Polenzani co-stars as her love, Alfredo, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky is his disapproving father, Giorgio Germont. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the performance in the second of his four consecutive radio broadcasts this season. The opera will be seen in Willy Decker’s striking production, which premiered to critical acclaim at the Met in 2010. La Traviata will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12 p.m. CT on Saturday, April 14.  The performance will also be transmitted worldwide as part of The Met: Live in HD series, which is now seen in more than 1,700 movie theaters in 54 countries.

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12:00pm

Sat April 7, 2012
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Metropolitan Opera: Massenet’s Manon

Piotr Beczala as des Grieux and Anna Netrebko as the title character in Massenet's "Manon."
Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, April 7 at 12:00 noon.  The 2011-12 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Massenet’s Manon. Anna Netrebko sings her first Met performances of the title role, with Piotr Beczala in his role debut as Manon’s lover, the Chevalier des Grieux, and Paulo Szot as her cousin, Lescaut. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the performance of Laurent Pelly’s striking new production, which opened March 26.  Manon will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 7. The performance will also be transmitted worldwide as part of The Met: Live in HD series, which is now seen in more than 1,700 movie theaters in 54 countries.

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12:00pm

Sat March 31, 2012
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Metropolitan Opera: Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore

A scene from Donizetti's "L'Elisir d'Amore" with Alessandro Corbelli as Dr. Dulcamara.
Cory Weaver Metropolitan Opera

Airs Sarurday, March 31 at 12:00 noon. The 2011-12 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore. Juan Diego Flórez stars as the simple villager Nemorino, opposite Diana Damrau as the beautiful Adina; Mariusz Kwiecien is Adina’s swaggering suitor, Belcore; and Alessandro Corbelli is the potion-peddling Doctor Dulcamara. Donato Renzetti conducts L’Elisir d’Amore, which will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12 p.m. CT on Saturday, March 31.

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