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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12:00pm

Sat March 24, 2012
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Metropolitan Opera: Verdi’s Macbeth

A scene from Verdi's "Macbeth" with Nadja Michael as Lady Macbeth
Marty Sohl Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, March 24 at 12:00 noon. The 2011-12 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Verdi’s Macbeth, starring Thomas Hampson in the title role. Gianandrea Noseda conducts his first Met performances of Verdi’s opera, adapted from the Shakespeare tragedy, which also stars German soprano Nadja Michael in her Met debut run as Lady Macbeth.

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12:00pm

Sat March 17, 2012
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Metropolitan Opera Radio: Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina

The final scene of Mussorgsky’s “Khovananshchina.”
Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, March 17 at 12:00 noon. The 2011-12 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina, conducted by Kirill Petrenko and featuring an acclaimed Russian, Georgian, and Ukrainian cast. Anatoli Kotscherga makes his network debut as Ivan Khovansky, the leader of a conspiracy against Peter the Great, with Misha Didyk as his son, Andrei.

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12:00pm

Sat March 10, 2012
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Metropolitan Opera: Mozart's Don Giovanni

Marty Sohl Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, March 10 at 12:00 p.m. The 2011-12 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, starring Gerald Finley in the title role. Andrew Davis conducts an extraordinary cast in Michael Grandage’s new production, with Bryn Terfel as Leporello, Marina Rebeka as Donna Anna, Ellie Dehn as Donna Elvira, Isabel Leonard as Zerlina,Matthew Polenzani as Don Ottavio, James Morris as the Commendatore, and Shenyang as Masetto.

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12:00am

Sat March 3, 2012
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Metropolitan Opera Radio: Verdi’s Aida

A scene from Act II of Verdi's "Aida."
Marty Sohl Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, March 3, at 12 pm.  The 2011-12 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Verdi’s Aida, starring Violeta Urmana as the enslaved Ethiopian princess.

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12:00am

Sat February 25, 2012
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Metropolitan Opera Radio - Verdi’s Ernani

Airs Saturday, February 25 at 12:00 noon.   The 2011-2012 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Verdi’s Ernani, featuring an acclaimed cast. The rising young American soprano Angela Meade is Elvira; Marcello Giordani is her beloved, the bandit Ernani; and Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Ferruccio Furlanetto play her noble suitors, Carlo and Silva. Ernani will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12 p.m. CST on Saturday, February 25.

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