Patrick Carfizzi

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Airs Saturday, June 11, at 12 noon. This week from the Lyric Opera of Chicago we feature Franz Lehar's Merry Widow with Renee Fleming as Hannah, Thomas Hampson as Danilo, Heidi Stober as Valencienne, Michael Spyres as Camille, Patrick Carfizzi as Baron Zeta, Jonathan Johnson as St. Brioche, Paul LaRosa as Cascada and Jeff Dumas as Njegus. Susan Stroman directs, Michael Black is the chorus master and the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus are under the direction of Sir Andrew Davis.

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Airs Saturday, February 20, at 12 noon The 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda. Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky sings the title role of Mary, Queen of Scots, the second of the three queens in Donizetti’s celebrated operas about the Tudor court. Soprano Elza van den Heever is Elisabetta – Queen Elizabeth I of England, Mary’s arch-nemesis – a role she sang to acclaim in the opera’s Met premiere in 2012. And Spanish tenor Celso Albelo makes his Met debut this season as Leicester, who is loved by both women.

Airs Saturday, April 5 at 12 noon. The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Puccini’s classic La Bohème. Tenor Vittorio Grigolo makes his network broadcast debut as Rodolfo, alongside Romanian soprano Anita Hartig, who makes her Met debut this season as Mimì. The cast also features Susanna Phillips as Musetta, Massimo Cavalletti as Marcello, Patrick Carfizzi as Schaunard, Oren Gradus as Colline, and Donald Maxwell as Benoit/Alcindoro. Stefano Ranzani conducts. La Bohème will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.