Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Season

Saturday's at 12:00 p.m.
  • Hosted by Margaret Juntwait

Launched in 1931, the Metropolitan Opera’s Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical program in radio history. This season kicks off on December 2, 2017 with the Requiem by Verdi and run  through May 5, 2018 with a new production of Roméo et Juliette by Gounod. The season will feature The Magic Flute, Le Nozze Di Figaro, Tosca, Thaïs, Parsifal, La Bohème, Turandot, and Così Fan Tutte among otherand much more. Twenty-three broadcasts will be presented on the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network through May 5, 2017. Mary Jo Heath will be the season’s new host.

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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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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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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.

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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Airs Saturday, February 18 at 12:00 noon.   The 2011-12 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Rossini’s comic favorite Il Barbiere di Siviglia – The Barber of Seville. Soprano Diana Damrau, who starred in the 2006 premiere of Bartlett Sher’s production, reprises her acclaimed performance as the spirited heroine Rosina.Rising South African tenor Colin Lee makes his Met role debut as Count Almaviva, the nobleman who disguises himself to win Rosina’s heart.

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