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Airs Saturday, April 1, 2017, at 12 noon. Sebastian Weigle returns to the Met to conduct his second Saturday broadcast with the company, Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio, starring Adrianne Pieczonka as Leonore and Klaus Florian Vogt as Florestan. Fidelio, which was last seen at the Met in 2006, tells the story of Leonore, who disguises herself as a young man named Fidelio in order to free her husband Florestan, a political prisoner.

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Airs Saturday, March 25, 2017, at 12 noon. Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts his third broadcast of the 2016-17 Metropolitan Radio Broadcast season, Mozart’s early masterpiece Idomeneo. The opera, which Levine first conducted at the Met in 1982, stars tenor Matthew Polenzani in his Met role debut as the king Idomeneo, with soprano Nadine Sierra in her role debut as Ilia, soprano Elza van den Heever as Elettra, mezzo-soprano Alice Coote as Idomeneo’s son Idamante, and baritone Alan Opie as Idomeneo’s confidant Arbace.

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Airs Saturday, March 18, 2017, at 12 noon. The 2016-17 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with the network premiere of Rossini’s Guillaume Tell, heard in a performance from November 2016. Gerald Finley stars in the title role of the legendary Swiss patriot William Tell, which he has made a specialty of in recent seasons, with Marina Rebeka as the Austrian princess Mathilde, and Bryan Hymel as her suitor Arnold. The performance was led by Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi.

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Airs Saturday, March 11, 2017, at 12 noon. The 2016-17 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Verdi’s La Traviata. Soprano Sonya Yoncheva reprises her widely praised interpretation of the heroine Violetta, with tenor Michael Fabiano as her lover Alfredo, and baritone Thomas Hampson as Alfredo’s protective father, Giorgio Germont. The performance is conducted by Nicola Luisotti, Music Director of the San Francisco Opera. La Traviata will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 p.m.

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Airs Saturday, March 4, 2017, at 12 noon. The 2016-17 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Kristine Opolais starring in her first Met broadcast of her breakthrough role, the title character in The 2016-17 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Massenet’s Werther starring tenor Vittorio Grigolo in the title role of the tortured young poet opposite mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as the beautiful but unobtainable Charlotte.

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