Alice Coote

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Airs Saturday, February 22 at 12 noon. The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier, heard in an archival broadcast from earlier this season. Edward Gardner leads the cast that features Viennese soprano Martina Serafin in one of her signature roles, the Marschallin. Mezzo-soprano Alice Coote sings the trouser role of the Marschallin’s young lover, Octavian, while soprano Erin Morley is Sophie, the innocent young woman who comes between the two.

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Airs Saturday, April 27 at 12 noon.  The 2012-13 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Handel’s Giulio Cesare, starring countertenor David Daniels in the title role and soprano Natalie Dessay as Cleopatra, conducted by Baroque specialist Harry Bicket.  David McVicar’s popular staging, originally produced at the Glyndebourne Festival and having its Met premiere this season, incorporates many innovative elements into the story of Caesar and Cleopatra’s romance—including extensive choreography by Andrew George.