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12:00pm

Sat April 6, 2013
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Metropolitan Opera: Wagner’s Das Rheingold

Das Rheingold
Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, April 6 at 12 noon. The 2012-13 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Richard Wagner’s Das Rheingold, led by Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi. Luisi will lead three complete cycles of Wagner’s epic Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Met this season in honor of the composer’s bicentennial, with each of the four operas receiving a worldwide radio broadcast. Das Rheingold, the first opera in the cycle, will feature company role debuts by Mark Delavan as Wotan and Meredith Arwady as Erda. Eric Owens (Alberich), Stephanie Blythe (Fricka), Stefan Margita (Loge), Hans-Peter König (Fafner), Franz-Josef Selig (Fasolt), Gerhard Siegel (Mime), and Wendy Bryn Harmer (Freia) reprise their acclaimed portrayals from previous Ring cycles at the Met.

12:00pm

Sat March 30, 2013
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Metropolitan Opera: Verdi’s La Traviata

Diana Damrau
Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, March 30 at 12 noon.  The 2012-13 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Verdi’s La Traviata, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin in his first Met performances of the Verdi tragedy. This run of performances marks Diana Damrau’s first time ever singing the role of the courtesan Violetta. Saimir Pirgu is Violetta’s lover Alfredo. And Plácido Domingo adds the baritone role of Alfredo’s father, Giorgio Germont, to his vast repertoire. La Traviata will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, March 30. 

12:00pm

Sat March 23, 2013
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Metropolitan Opera: From The Archives - Verdi’s La Forza del Destino

Leontyne Price as Leonora
Louis Mélançon Metropolitan Opera Archives

Airs Saturday, March 23 at 12 noon.  The 2012-13 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with an archival broadcast of Verdi’s La Forza del Destino from March 12, 1977. Met Music Director James Levine conducts an all-star cast led by soprano Leontyne Price as Leonora, tenor Plácido Domingo as Don Alvaro, baritone Cornell MacNeil as Don Carlo, mezzo-soprano Rosalind Elias as Preziosilla, baritone Renato Capecchi as Melitone, and bass Martti Talvela as the Padre Guardiano. La Forza del Destino will be heard over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12 p.m. CT on Saturday, March 23.

12:00pm

Sat March 16, 2013
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Metropolitan Opera: Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini

A Scene from Act II of Francesca da Rimini
Marty Sohl Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, March 16 at 12 noon.  The 2012-13 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini. Riccardo Zandonai’s opera, based on an episode from Dante’s Inferno, has its first company performances since 1986 this season. Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek stars as the beautiful noblewoman Francesca; tenor Marcello Giordani is Paolo, the man she loves at first sight; baritone Mark Delavan is Paolo’s brother Gianciotto, to whom Francesca is unhappily married; tenor Robert Brubaker is the jealous Malatestino; and Marco Armiliato conducts his first Met performances of the opera, which is presented in Piero Faggioni’s grand 1984 production. Francesca da Rimini will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12 p.m. CT on Saturday, March 16. 

11:00am

Sat March 2, 2013
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Metropolitan Opera: Wagner's Parsifal

Jonas Kaufmann, Katarina Dalayman and René Pape
Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, March 2 at 11 a.m.  The 2012-13 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Wagner’s Parsifal. Tenor Jonas Kaufmann sings the title role in a new staging of Wagner’s final opera, conducted by Daniele Gatti and directed by François Girard in his Met debut.

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