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Airs Saturday, January 2, at 12 noon. The 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Johann Strauss Jr.’s sparkling operetta Die Fledermaus . After a 45-year career at the Met, during which he has led more than 85 operas, James Levine expands his repertory with his first-ever Met performances of this work. Die Fledermaus is being performed in an English version featuring dialogue by Broadway playwright Douglas Carter Beane , which premiered two...

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Airs Saturday, December 26, at 12 noon. The 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of the Met’s holiday presentation of Rossini’s comic gem The Barber of Seville – an abridged version of the opera, sung in English, aimed at audiences of all ages. The performance stars Isabel Leonard as the feisty Rosina, Taylor Stayton as the love struck Count Almaviva, and Elliot Madore as Figaro, the barber and jack-of-all-trades who brings them together. The cast...

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Airs Saturday, December 19, at 12 noon. The 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a broadcast of Rossini’s bel canto showcase La Donna del Lago , starring mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato in the title role of Elena, the “lady of the lake,” which she sang last season for the opera’s Met premiere. Tenor Lawrence Brownlee adds a new bel canto hero to his company repertory as King James V of Scotland, who falls in love with Elena while traveling the countryside in disguise....

Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, December 12, at 12 noon. The 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a broadcast of Verdi’s timeless tragedy Rigoletto . The acclaimed young American soprano Nadine Sierra makes her Met broadcast debut as Rigoletto’s innocent daughter Gilda . Željko Lučić is Rigoletto , who tries to shelter her from the evils of his world; and Piotr Beczala is the licentious Duke. The cast also features Russian bass Dimitry Ivashchenko in his Met broadcast debut as the...

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Airs Saturday, December 5, at 12 noon . The 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season – the company’s 85th season on the air – begins with a broadcast of the most-performed opera in Met history, La Bohème. The performance, conducted by Paolo Carignani, stars Barbara Frittoli and Ramón Vargas as the lovers Mimì and Rodolfo, with soprano Ana María Martínez as the spitfire Musetta. Hungarian baritone Levente Molnár makes his network broadcast debut as the painter Marcello, with Alexey...

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