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Airs Saturday, March 24, 2018, at 12 noon.  The 2017-18 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Puccini’s Turandot. Soprano Martina Serafin stars in the title role of the proud Chinese princess, opposite tenor Marcelo Álvarez as Calàf, the mystery prince who is determined to win her. Soprano Guanqun Yu makes her network broadcast debut as the courageous slave girl Liù, and bass-baritone Alexander Tsymbalyuk is Calàf’s father, Timur. Marco Armiliato conducts the performance, presented in the much-loved production by Franco Zeffirelli.

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Airs Saturday, March 10, 2018, at 12 noon. The 2017-18 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Rossini’s Semiramide. The Met’s first live Saturday matinee broadcast of this opera in 25 years features a cast of leading bel canto singers. Soprano Angela Meade stars in the title role as the Babylonian queen who conceals a dark secret, with mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong as Arsace, the young warrior she chooses to be king.

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Airs Saturday, February 24, 2018, at 12 noon. The 2017-18 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Puccini’s La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history. The acclaimed stars are soprano Sonya Yoncheva, who plays the fragile Mimì, and tenor Michael Fabiano, who sings the role of the poet Rodolfo. They are joined by soprano Susanna Phillips as the coquettish Musetta, with baritone Lucas Meachem as her lover Marcello. Marco Armiliato conducts the performance.

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Airs Saturday, January 27, 2018, at 12 noon. The 2017-18 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Puccini’s thrilling drama Tosca. Soprano Sonya Yoncheva stars as the jealous but devout diva Floria Tosca, opposite tenor Vittorio Grigolo as her lover, the artist Mario Cavaradossi. Baritone Željko Lučić is the villainous Scarpia. Emmanuel Villaume conducts the opera in a new production by Sir David McVicar. Tosca will be heard live over Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 noon CT on Saturday, January 27.

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Airs Saturday, January 6, 2018, at 12 noon. The 2017-18 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with the second of its English-language family-friendly presentations this holiday season, Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. Donald Runnicles conducts, and the cast features soprano Lisette Oropesa as Gretel, mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught as Hansel, tenor Gerhard Siegel as the evil Witch, veteran mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick as Gertrude, the children’s mother, and baritone Quinn Kelsey as Peter, their father.

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