Donald Maxwell

Airs Saturday, December 26, at 3 p.m. Naomi Lewin presents an hour of Christmas and holiday music from the world of opera and ratorio sung by some of the greatest singers past and present including Marilyn Horne, Leontyne Price, Bryn Terfel, Thomas Hampson, Joan Sutherland and more.

Program details:

Traditional: The Twelve Days of Christmas
Joan Sutherland, soprano

Traditional: The First Noel
Thomas Hampson, baritone

Traditional: Un Flambeau, Jeannette, Isabella
Marilyn Horne, mezzo

Airs Saturday, April 5 at 12 noon. The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Puccini’s classic La Bohème. Tenor Vittorio Grigolo makes his network broadcast debut as Rodolfo, alongside Romanian soprano Anita Hartig, who makes her Met debut this season as Mimì. The cast also features Susanna Phillips as Musetta, Massimo Cavalletti as Marcello, Patrick Carfizzi as Schaunard, Oren Gradus as Colline, and Donald Maxwell as Benoit/Alcindoro. Stefano Ranzani conducts. La Bohème will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.