Airs Saturday, December 6 at 12 noon. The Metropolitan Opera’s 2014-15 season of live Saturday matinee radio broadcasts begins with Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia – The Barber of Seville. The comedy stars mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as the feisty Rosina; tenor Lawrence Brownlee as the lovestruck Count Almaviva; and baritone Christopher Maltman in his first Met appearances in the title role of the resourceful barber Figaro. Michele Mariotti conducts the performance, which also features Maurizio Muraro as Dr. Bartolo and Paata Burchuladze as Don Basilio.
Airs Saturday, August 9 at 12 noon. Mozart's delightful world filled with magic and melody will be presented this week on the LA Opera with Janai Brugger in the role of Pamina, Lawrence Brownlee as Tamino, and Erika Miklósa as the Queen of the Night. This performance also features Evan Boyer as Sarastro, Rodion Pogossov as Papageno and Amanda Woodbury as Papagena. James Conlon lead the LA Opera Orchstra and Chorus for this performance.
Airs Saturday, May 3 at 12 noon. The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Bellini’s I Puritani. Acclaimed Russian soprano Olga Peretyatko will make her network broadcast debut as Elvira, the Puritan maiden who slips in and out of madness after being abandoned at the altar. The revival also stars tenor Lawrence Brownlee as Elvira's beloved Arturo, baritone Mariusz Kwiecien as his rival Riccardo, and bass Michele Pertusi as Elvira's uncle, Giorgio; they are led by the rising Italian conductor Michele Mariotti, who is married to Peretyatko. I Puritani will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.