Marco Armiliato

Andrew Cioffi / Lyric Opera of Chicago

Airs Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 12 noon. Our opera season continues this summer the Lyric Opera of Chicago's production of Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi starring Matthew Polenzani as the Duke of Mantua; Mario Rojas as Borsa; Whitney Morrison as Countess Ceprano; and Quinn Kelsey as Rigoletto. This production also features Takaoki Onishi, Alan Higgs, Todd Thomas, Alexander Tsymbalyuk, Rosa Feola, Lauren Decker, Diana Newman, Kenneth Nichols, and Zanda Švēde. E.

Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, March 24, 2018, at 12 noon.  The 2017-18 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Puccini’s Turandot. Soprano Martina Serafin stars in the title role of the proud Chinese princess, opposite tenor Marcelo Álvarez as Calàf, the mystery prince who is determined to win her. Soprano Guanqun Yu makes her network broadcast debut as the courageous slave girl Liù, and bass-baritone Alexander Tsymbalyuk is Calàf’s father, Timur. Marco Armiliato conducts the performance, presented in the much-loved production by Franco Zeffirelli.

Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, February 24, 2018, at 12 noon. The 2017-18 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Puccini’s La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history. The acclaimed stars are soprano Sonya Yoncheva, who plays the fragile Mimì, and tenor Michael Fabiano, who sings the role of the poet Rodolfo. They are joined by soprano Susanna Phillips as the coquettish Musetta, with baritone Lucas Meachem as her lover Marcello. Marco Armiliato conducts the performance.

Karen Almond / Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, February 3, 2018, at 12 noon. The 2017-18 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Verdi’s Il Trovatore. It stars soprano Jennifer Rowley as the noblewoman Leonora, mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as the mysterious gypsy Azucena, tenor Yonghoon Lee as the troubadour Manrico, and baritone Quinn Kelsey as Manrico’s rival Count di Luna. Bass Štefan Kocán sings the role of Ferrando, and Marco Armiliato leads the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus in the performance.

Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 12 noon. The 2016-17 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Franco Alfano’s Cyrano de Bergerac, starring tenor Roberto Alagna, who adds the opera’s gallant title character to his extensive Met repertory. Marco Armiliato conducts the revival of this rarely performed work. American soprano Jennifer Rowley makes her role debut as Roxane, Cyrano’s secret love, and the cast also features tenor Atalla Ayan as Christian and baritone Juan Jesús Rodríguez as de Guiche.

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