Malin Byström

Airs Saturday, October 22, at 12 noon. This week the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus conclude their season with a performance of Leoš Janácek’s Janůfa featuring Malin Byström in the title roll with Karita Mattila as Kostelnicka, William Burden as Laca Klemen, and Scott Quinn as Steva Buryja. The San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus will be led by Jirí Belohlávek with stage direction from Olivier Tambosi and the chorus master is Ian Robertson.

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Airs Saturday, April 19 at 12 noon. The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Richard Strauss’s elegant romance Arabella.   Philippe Auguin conducts a cast full of debuting artists.  Swedish soprano Malin Byström, who made a notable Met debut in Gounod’s Faust two seasons ago, sings the role of the levelheaded, yet idealistic Arabella.  German baritone Michael Volle, a leading exponent of dramatic baritone roles in Europe, has made his Met debut this season as Arabella's suitor Mandryka.  Also new to the Met this season are soprano Juliane Banse, who sings the role of Arabella's sister Zdenka, tenor Roberto Saccà as Matteo, and bass-baritone Martin Winkler as Count Waldner. Arabella will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.