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.
Airs Saturday, February 11 at 11:00 a.m. The 2011-12 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Götterdämmerung, the final opera in Wagner’s four-part cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the performance, which stars Deborah Voigt in the central role of Brünnhilde. Jay Hunter Morris, who stepped into the title role of Wagner’s Siegfried to great acclaim earlier this season, will sing the role of the doomed hero.
Airs Saturday, February 4 at 12:00 noon. The 2011-2012 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena, starring Anna Netrebko in the tour-de-force title role of Henry VIII’s ill-fated second wife, Anne Boleyn. Marco Armiliato conducts the opera, a thrilling dramatization of Boleyn’s final days, which had its Met premiere on opening night of this season in a production by David McVicar.