Jamie Barton

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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.

Airs Saturday, September 12, at 12 noon. This week from the San Francisco Opera we feature Vincenzo Bellini's Italian masterpiece Norma starring Sondra Radvanovsky as Norma, Jamie Barton as Adalgisa, and Russell Thomas as Pollione, with Christian Van Horn as Oroveso, Jacqueline Piccolino as Clotilda, and A.J. Glueckert as Flavio. The production is directed by Kevin Newbury and the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus are under the direction of Nicola Luisotti with Ian Robertson as Chorus Master. Dianne Nicolini will host.

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.