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12:00pm

Sat March 7, 2015
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Metropolitan Opera: Bizet’s Carmen

A scene from Act I of Bizet’s Carmen
Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, March 7, at 12 noon. The 2014-15 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Bizet’s Carmen, starring Elīna Garanča as the gypsy seductress and Jonas Kaufmann as her jealous lover, Don José. American soprano Ailyn Pérez and Hungarian bass Gábor Bretz make their network broadcast debuts as the country girl Micaëla and the toreador Escamillo, and Louis Langrée conducts. Carmen will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 1:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 7.

12:00pm

Sat February 14, 2015
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Metropolitan Opera: Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta & Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle

Anna Netrebko in the title role of Tchaikovsky's Iolanta
Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, February 14, at 12 noon. The 2014-15 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of a new double bill:  Tchaikovsky’s romantic fairy tale Iolanta, with soprano Anna Netrebko in the title role of a blind princess, tenor Piotr Beczala as Vaudémont, a knight who falls in love with her, and baritone Aleksei Markov as Robert, her fiancé; and Bartók’s harrowing Bluebeard’s Castle, with soprano Nadja Michael as a bride who discovers the terrifying truth about her new husband, sung by bass Mikhail Petrenko. Valery Gergiev conducts both operas. This production, by Mariusz Trelinski, marks the company premiere of Iolanta, Tchaikovsky’s final opera, as well as the Met’s first-ever staged performances of Bluebeard’s Castle in its original Hungarian. Iolanta/ Bluebeard’s Castle will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, February 14.

12:00pm

Sat February 7, 2015
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Metropolitan Opera: Verdi’s Macbeth

Anna Netrebko as Lady Macbeth and Željko Lučić in the title role of Verdi's Macbeth
Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, February 7 at 12 noon. The 2014-15 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Verdi’s Macbeth, heard in an archived performance from October 11, 2014. The broadcast, taped live in the fall, features soprano Anna Netrebko, who was making her first Met appearances as the ruthless Lady Macbeth, opposite baritone Željko Lučić in the title role, bass René Pape as Banquo, and tenor Joseph Calleja as Macduff. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi led the performance. Macbeth will be heard over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, February 7.

12:00pm

Sat January 31, 2015
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Metropolitan Opera: Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann

Erin Morley as Olympia and Vittorio Grigolo in the title role

Airs Saturday, January 31 at 12 noon. The 2014-15 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann, starring Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo, who is singing his first Met performances of the title role.

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12:00pm

Sat January 17, 2015
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Metropolitan Opera: Lehár’s The Merry Widow

Kelli O'Hara as Valencienne with the Grisettes
Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, January 17 at 12 noon. The 2014-15 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Lehár’s operetta The Merry Widow. Soprano Renée Fleming adds a new role to her extensive repertory as the wealthy widow Hanna Glawari, opposite baritone Nathan Gunn as the dashing Count Danilo. Broadway star Kelli O’Hara makes her network broadcast debut in the comic role of Valencienne, The cast also features tenor Alek Shrader and baritone Thomas Allen, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis. The new production, by Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman, is performed in an English translation by Jeremy Sams. The Merry Widow will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, January 17.

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