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.
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.
Airs Monday, February 20 at 11:00 a.m. The International Piano Festival kicks off from the Princeton University campus this July 7th through the 15th as part of the Golandsky Institute’s Summer Symposium. The festival celebrates piano masterworks and brings students, teachers and professional pianists together to hear wonderful music and hone their craft. The Golandsky Institute has been helping musicians learn proper technique and avoid music-related injury since its start in 2003.
A scene from Act 2 of Rossini's "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" at the Metropolitan Opera.
Credit Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera (c) 2006
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.