Diana Damrau

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Airs Saturday, February 18, at 12 noon. The 2016-17 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Bellini’s I Puritani, starring soprano Diana Damrau and tenor Javier Camarena, who add new roles to their Met repertories as Elvira, the heroine driven to madness, and her beloved Lord Arturo Talbot. Maurizio Benini conducts the bel canto masterpiece, which also stars baritone Alexey Markov as Riccardo Forth, the Puritan leader in love with Elvira, and bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni as Elvira’s uncle, Giorgio Walton.

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Airs Saturday, January 21, at 12 noon. The 2016-17 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Gounod’s adaptation of the Shakespeare classic, Roméo et Juliette, starring soprano Diana Damrau as Juliette, opposite tenor Vittorio Grigolo as Roméo. Gianandrea Noseda conducts, in Bartlett Sher’s new production which also features Virginie Verrez as Stéphano, Elliot Madore as Mercutio, and Mikhail Petrenko as Frère Laurent. Roméo et Juliette will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 p.m.

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Airs Saturday, January 16, 12 p.m. The 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles (The Pearl Fishers), a rarity by the composer of Carmen that has not been seen at the Met in nearly a century. The opera, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, tells the story of two friends, pearl divers who are both in love with a beautiful Hindu priestess.

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Airs Saturday, March 21, at 12 noon. The 2014-15 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Massenet’s tragic romance Manon. It stars soprano Diana Damrau and tenor Vittorio Grigolo, who have made their Met role debuts as the title character and her devoted lover, the Chevalier des Grieux. Emmanuel Villaume conducts the performance, also featuring Russell Braun as Manon’s cousin, Lescaut, and Nicolas Testé as the Chevalier’s father, the Comte des Grieux.  Manon will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, March 21.

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Airs Friday, March 29 at 12 noon. The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Bellini’s La Sonnambula. This run marks soprano Diana Damrau's first-ever performances in the title role of the sleepwalking Amina. The broadcast also stars rising Mexican tenor Javier Camarena as Amina's fiance, Elvino, and Italian bass Michele Pertusi as Count Rodolfo, conducted by Marco Armiliato. La Sonnambula will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.

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