Airs saturday, February 21, at 12 noon. The 2014-15 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Mozart’s Don Giovanni. It stars baritone Peter Mattei, who is widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost interpreters of the title role. New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert leads the ensemble cast that also features Elza van den Heever as Donna Anna, Luca Pisaroni as Giovanni's servant Leporello, Kate Lindsey as the ingénue Zerlina, Emma Bell as Donna Elvira, and James Morris as the Commendatore, in addition to two network broadcast debuts: Russian tenor Dmitry Korchak as Anna’s fiancé, Don Ottavio, and Czech bass-baritone Adam Plachetka as Zerlina's fiancé, Masetto. Don Giovanni will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, February 21.
Airs Saturday, June 22 at 12 noon. This week tyhe Lyric Opera of Chicago presenst a Wagner masterpiece with Die Meistersinger (in German) staring James Morris as Hans Sachs with Johan Botha as Stolzing, Amanda Majeski as Eva, Bo Skovhus as Beckmesser, David Portillo as David and Jamie Barton as Magdalene.