Mariusz Kwiecien

12:00pm

Sat May 16, 2015
Lyric Opera Of Chicago

Lyric Opera of Chicago: Mozart's Don Giovanni

Airs Saturday, May 16, at 12 noon. The first production in this year's season from the Lyric Opera of Chicago features Mozart's Don Giovanni with Mariusz Kwiecien as Don Giovanni; Marina Rebeka as Donna Anna; Ana María Martínez as Donna Elvira; and Kyle Ketelsen as Leporello. Also in this production are Antonio Poli as Don Ottavio; Andrea Silvestrelli as Il Commendatore; Andriana Chuchman as Zerlina; and Michael Sumuel as Masetto. Sir Andrew Davis conducts the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus.

12:00pm

Sat January 24, 2015
Metropolitan Opera

Metropolitan Opera: Puccini's La Bohème

A scene from Act IV of La Bohème
Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, January 24, at 12 noon.  The 2014-15 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Puccini's La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history. This story of love and loss, set among artists living the Bohemian life in Paris, features an international cast: Latvian sopranos Kristine Opolais as Mimì and Marina Rebeka as Musetta; French tenor Jean-François Borras as Rodolfo; Polish baritone Mariusz Kwiecien as Marcello; Italian baritone Alessio Arduini as Schaunard; and English bass David Soar as Colline. Riccardo Frizza conducts. La Bohème will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, January 24

12:00pm

Sat December 20, 2014
Metropolitan Opera

Metropolitan Opera: Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro

Erwin Schrott as Figaro

Airs Saturday, December 20 at 12 noon. The 2014-15 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Mozart’s comic masterpiece Le Nozze di Figaro. Erwin Schrott sings the title role of the resourceful valet who must outwit his master before he can marry; Danielle de Niese is his clever fiancee, Susanna; and Mariusz Kwiecien is the lecherous Count Almaviva. The performance features two major network broadcast debuts: American soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen, a 2010 winner of the Met National Council Auditions and First Prize winner at this year’s Operalia competition, as Countess Almaviva; and Italian mezzo-soprano Serena Malfi as the pageboy Cherubino. Edo de Waart conducts the opera, presented in the new production by Richard Eyre which opened the Met season in the fall. Le Nozze di Figaro will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, December 20.

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.