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12:00pm

Sat February 21, 2015
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Metropolitan Opera: Mozart’s Don Giovanni

Emma Bell as Donna Elvira in Mozart's Don Giovanni
Marty Sohl Metropolitan Opera

Airs saturday, February 21, at 12 noon. The 2014-15 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Mozart’s Don Giovanni. It stars baritone Peter Mattei, who is widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost interpreters of the title role. New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert leads the ensemble cast that also features Elza van den Heever as Donna Anna, Luca Pisaroni as Giovanni's servant Leporello, Kate Lindsey as the ingénue Zerlina, Emma Bell as Donna Elvira, and James Morris as the Commendatore, in addition to two network broadcast debuts: Russian tenor Dmitry Korchak as Anna’s fiancé, Don Ottavio, and Czech bass-baritone Adam Plachetka as Zerlina's fiancé, Masetto. Don Giovanni will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, February 21.

12:00pm

Sat January 24, 2015
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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 January 10, 2015
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Metropolitan Opera: Verdi’s Aida

Triumphal Scene From Aida
Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, January 10 at 12 noon.  The 2014-15 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Verdi’s tragedy Aida. Soprano Tamara Wilson makes her network broadcast debut as the Ethiopian princess Aida, opposite tenor Marcello Giordani as the Egyptian warrior Radamès. Violeta Urmana, who sang Aida with the company in 2009 and 2012, makes her first Met appearances as the Egyptian princess Amneris, and George Gagnidze returns to the role of Aida's father, Amonasro. Marco Armiliato conducts. Aida will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, January 10.

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12:00pm

Sat January 18, 2014
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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.

12:00pm

Sat March 9, 2013
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Metropolitan Opera: Verdi’s Don Carlo

Scene from Don Carlo
Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, March 9 at 12 noon. The 2012-13 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Verdi’s Don Carlo, led by renowned conductor Lorin Maazel in his first Verdi performance with the company. Tenor Ramón Vargas sings his first Met performances of the title role, opposite soprano Barbara Frittoli, also in her house role debut, as Elisabeth de Valois. Reprising their roles from previous Met seasons are mezzo-soprano Anna Smirnova as the jealous Princess Eboli; baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky as the revolutionary Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa; bass Ferruccio Furlanetto as the tormented King Philip II; and bass Eric Halfvarson as the Grand Inquisitor. Don Carlo will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12 p.m. CT on Saturday, March 9.  

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