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Airs Saturday, May 7, at 12 noon. The 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season closes with a live broadcast of Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail – The Abduction from the Seraglio – conducted by Met Music Director James Levine, who will assume the new title of Music Director Emeritus at the conclusion of the Met’s current season. Soprano Albina Shagimuratova makes her network role debut as Konstanze, opposite rising tenor Paul Appleby as her fiancé, Belmonte.

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Airs Saturday, April 30, at 12 noon. The 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Richard Strauss’s Elektra. Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts an acclaimed cast of artists, all making Met role debuts with this new production created by the late Patrice Chéreau. Soprano Nina Stemme sings the title role; mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier is Elektra’s formidable mother Klytämnestra, soprano Adrianne Pieczonka is her gentle sister Chrysothemis, and bass-baritone Eric Owens is her long-lost brother Orest.

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Airs Saturday, April 23, at 12 noon. The 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Verdi’s Otello. Aleksandrs Antonenko stars in the title role, one he has performed around the world to wide acclaim. He appears opposite Hibla Gerzmava, who makes her Met role debut this spring as Otello’s innocent wife Desdemona. Željko Lučić sings the part of the evil Iago, Alexey Dolgov is his pawn Cassio, and James Morris is the Venetian ambassador Lodovico. Adam Fischer conducts.

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Airs Saturday, April 16, at 12 noon. The 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux. Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky stars as Queen Elizabeth I of England, completing her season-long quest to sing the leading roles in all three of Donizetti’s Tudor Queen tragedies. Earlier this season, Radvanovsky gave acclaimed performances as Anne Boleyn in Anna Bolena and Mary, Queen of Scots, in Maria Stuarda.

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Airs Saturday, April 2, at 12 noon. The 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, starring soprano Kristine Opolais, one of today’s most acclaimed interpreters of the tragic heroine Cio-Cio-San, opposite tenor Roberto Alagna as the faithless Pinkerton. Karel Mark Chichon makes his company debut this season conducting a cast that also features Maria Zifchak as Cio-Cio-San’s maid Suzuki and Dwayne Croft as the American consul Sharpless.

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