Airs Saturday, March 15 at 12 noon. The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of the tragic romance Werther, starring tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the title role of the tortured poet. Alain Altinoglu leads a cast that includes French mezzo-soprano Sophie Koch in her network broadcast debut as Charlotte, the object of Werther’s impossible love; Lisette Oropesa as Sophie; Serbian bass-baritone David Bižić in his network broadcast debut as Albert; and Jonathan Summers as the Bailiff. Werther will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.
Airs Saturday, May 25 at 12 noon. Jules Massenet's Werther (in French) features Matthew Polenzani as Werther; Sophie Koch as Charlotte; Kiri Deonarine as Sophie; Craig Verm as Albert; and Philip Kraus as Bailiff. Sir Andrew Davis conducts and Francisco Negrin directs this production.