Lisette Oropesa

Airs Monday, October 13 at 11 a.m. This week on the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Manfred Honeck leads the orchestra and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh along with soprano Lisette Oropesa, tenor Andrey Nemzer, and baritone Hugh Russell in Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana. John Stafford Smith’s “The Star Spangled Banner will open the show and we'll also hear Ludwig van Beethoven’s Overture to “Fidelio" as well as David Stock’s Symphony No. 6. Jim Cunningham will host the week's broadcast concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

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Airs Saturday, March 15 at 12 noon. The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of the tragic romance Werther, starring tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the title role of the tortured poet. Alain Altinoglu leads a cast that includes French mezzo-soprano Sophie Koch in her network broadcast debut as Charlotte, the object of Werther’s impossible love; Lisette Oropesa as Sophie; Serbian bass-baritone David Bižić in his network broadcast debut as Albert; and Jonathan Summers as the Bailiff.  Werther will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.

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Airs Saturday, December 14 at 12 noon. The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season will continue with a live broadcast of Verdi’s Falstaff, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine. Baritone Ambrogio Maestri, who has sung the title role at major opera houses around the world, stars in his first Met performances as Sir John Falstaff.