David Bižić

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Airs Saturday, March 4, 2017, at 12 noon. The 2016-17 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Kristine Opolais starring in her first Met broadcast of her breakthrough role, the title character in The 2016-17 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Massenet’s Werther starring tenor Vittorio Grigolo in the title role of the tortured young poet opposite mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as the beautiful but unobtainable Charlotte.

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Airs Saturday, March 15 at 12 noon. The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of the tragic romance Werther, starring tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the title role of the tortured poet. Alain Altinoglu leads a cast that includes French mezzo-soprano Sophie Koch in her network broadcast debut as Charlotte, the object of Werther’s impossible love; Lisette Oropesa as Sophie; Serbian bass-baritone David Bižić in his network broadcast debut as Albert; and Jonathan Summers as the Bailiff.  Werther will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.