Airs Saturday, October 4 at 12 noon. This week the San Francisco Opera brings us Gioachino Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia starring Ao Li as Fiorello and Javier Camarena as Count Almaviva with Alessandro Corbelli as Doctor Bartolo, Lucas Meachem as Figaro, Isabel Leonard as Rosina, Andrea Silvestrelli as Don Basilio, Catherine Cook as Berta, A.J. Glueckert as Ambrogio, Andrew Truett as the Notary, and Hadleigh Adams as An Officer. Giuseppe Finzi conducts and Dianne Nicolini will host.
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.