Mariusz Kwiecien

12:00pm

Sat May 3, 2014
Metropolitan Opera

Metropolitan Opera: Bellini’s I Puritani

Olga Peretyatko in her Met debut as Elvira
Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

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.

12:00pm

Sat January 18, 2014
Metropolitan Opera

Metropolitan Opera: Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin

Scene from Act II of Eugene Onegin
Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, January 18 at 12 noon. The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin.  Valery Gergiev conducts the performance, which features soprano Anna Netrebko as the naive heroine Tatiana, baritone Mariusz Kwiecien as the aristocratic title character, and tenor Piotr Beczala as the poet Lenski. Mezzo-soprano Oksana Volkova sings the role of Tatiana’s sister, Olga, and Alexei Tanovitski sings Prince Gremin. This cast opened the Met season with this new production last fall. Eugene Onegin will be heard over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.