Donizetti

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Airs Saturday, April 16, at 12 noon. The 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux. Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky stars as Queen Elizabeth I of England, completing her season-long quest to sing the leading roles in all three of Donizetti’s Tudor Queen tragedies. Earlier this season, Radvanovsky gave acclaimed performances as Anne Boleyn in Anna Bolena and Mary, Queen of Scots, in Maria Stuarda.

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Airs Saturday, March 19, at 12 noon. The 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Donizetti’s beloved comedy L’Elisir d’Amore. Polish soprano Aleksandra Kurzak and Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo star as Adina and Nemorino, whose playful romance is at the heart of the story. The cast also features Adam Plachetka as the narcissistic sergeant Belcore and Alessandro Corbelli as the charlatan Dr. Dulcamara. Conductor Enrique Mazzola leads the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus in his network broadcast debut.

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Airs Saturday, March 12, at 12 noon. The 2015-16  Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Donizetti’s comedic masterpiece Don Pasquale. Baritone Ambrogio Maestri sings the title role for the first time in his career this season, alongside show-stopping tenor Javier Camarena as Pasquale’s nephew, the lovelorn Ernesto. Italian soprano Eleonora Buratto, fresh off her Met debut, is the bewitching Norina, and baritone Levente Molnár is the wily Doctor Malatesta, in a performance conducted by Maurizio Benini.

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Airs Saturday, February 20, at 12 noon The 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda. Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky sings the title role of Mary, Queen of Scots, the second of the three queens in Donizetti’s celebrated operas about the Tudor court. Soprano Elza van den Heever is Elisabetta – Queen Elizabeth I of England, Mary’s arch-nemesis – a role she sang to acclaim in the opera’s Met premiere in 2012. And Spanish tenor Celso Albelo makes his Met debut this season as Leicester, who is loved by both women.

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Airs Saturday, January 9, at 12 noon. The 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena, with American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role. This will be the first broadcast of Radvanovsky’s season-long quest to sing all three of the principal heroines in Donizetti’s “Tudor queens trilogy,” being presented in its entirety for the first time at the Met this season. In the first opera, Anna Bolena, Radvanovsky stars as the young Anne Boleyn, who struggles to hold onto the throne of England.

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