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Airs Saturday, January 14, at 12 noon: The 2016-17 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Puccini’s La Bohème, the most-performed opera in the company’s history, starring Ailyn Pérez as Mimì, Michael Fabiano as Rodolfo, Susanna Phillips as Musetta, and Alessio Arduini as Marcello. Carlo Rizzi leads the cast which also features Alexey Lavrov in the role of Schaunard, Christian Van Horn as Colline, and Paul Plishka as Benoit/Alcindoro.

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Airs Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 12 noon. The 2016-17 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Verdi’s Nabucco, conducted by Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine, with Plácido Domingo in a network role debut as the title character, the King of Babylon. The legendary duo has worked together many times over the past four decades, but this season marks the first time they have collaborated on Nabucco. Liudmyla Monastyrska sings the ambitious Abigaille, who is determined to seize control of the Babylonian empire.

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Airs Saturday, December 24, at 12 noon. The 2016-17 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with an archival broadcast of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, in an English-language performance from January 1, 2008. Vladimir Jurowski led the performance, with soprano Christine Schäfer as Gretel; mezzo-soprano Alice Coote as Hansel; mezzo-soprano Rosalind Plowright and baritone Alan Held as their parents, Gertrude and Peter; and the late tenor Philip Langridge as the wicked Witch.

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Airs Saturday, December 10, at 12 noon. The 2016-17 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with the network broadcast premiere of Kaija Saariaho’s L’Amour de Loin (“Love From Afar”), one of the most highly praised operas of recent years. Susanna Mälkki conducts the cast which stars Eric Owens as Jaufré Rudel, a troubadour on a quest to find his perfect love, opposite Susanna Phillips as Clémence, the Countess of Tripoli, and Tamara Mumford as the Pilgrim who carries messages across the sea between them.

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Airs Saturday, December 3, at 12 noon. The 2016-17 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season begins with a live broadcast of Puccini’s breakthrough opera Manon Lescaut, starring Anna Netrebko, who adds the tragic title character to her wide-ranging Met repertory this season. Marcelo Álvarez also makes a Met role debut this season, as Manon’s obsessed lover, des Grieux. They are joined by Christopher Maltman as Manon’s brother Lescaut and Brindley Sherratt as Geronte, her wealthy older lover. Marco Armiliato conducts the Met Orchestra and Chorus.

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