Airs Saturday, January 28 at 12:00 noon. The 2011-2012 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Puccini’s Tosca, starring Patricia Racette as the fiery title character, Marcelo Álvarez as her lover, the idealistic Cavaradossi, and James Morris as the villain Scarpia. Finnish conductor Mikko Franck makes his Met debut with this season’s performances of Tosca, and veteran bass Paul Plishka, whose distinguished Met career spans more than 40 years, sings the role of the Sacristan in his final Met performance.
Airs Monday, January 23 at 11 a.m. Hosted by Orli Shaham, Program 1: Napa Valley is known for its romantic atmosphere, incredible vineyards and of course – some of the nation’s finest wine! This storied region is also home to Music in the Vineyards, the 18th annual chamber music festival bringing together internationally recognized, classical musicians in unique and intimate winery settings.
Airs Saturday, January 21 at 12:00 noon. The 2011-2012 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of The Enchanted Island, a world premiere opera written and devised by Jeremy Sams that sets music by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, and other composers of the Baroque era to a new, English-language libretto.