Verdi

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Airs Saturday, April 23, at 12 noon. The 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Verdi’s Otello. Aleksandrs Antonenko stars in the title role, one he has performed around the world to wide acclaim. He appears opposite Hibla Gerzmava, who makes her Met role debut this spring as Otello’s innocent wife Desdemona. Željko Lučić sings the part of the evil Iago, Alexey Dolgov is his pawn Cassio, and James Morris is the Venetian ambassador Lodovico. Adam Fischer conducts.

Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, February 13, at 12 p.m. The 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Verdi’s Il Trovatore, starring soprano Angela Meade as the noblewoman Leonora and tenor Marcello Giordani in the title role of the troubadour Manrico. Mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick sings her signature role of the mysterious gypsy Azucena, with Spanish baritone Juan Jesús Rodríguez making his Met broadcast debut as the Count di Luna, Manrico’s rival, and bass Kwangchul Youn as Ferrando, the captain of the guard.

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.

Airs Saturday, November 14, at 12 noon. This week from the Glimmerglass Opera we present Verdi's Cato in Utica staring Thomas Michael Allen as Cato, John Holiday as Caesar, Megan Samarin as Marzia, and Eric Jurenas as Arbace, with Allegra De Vita as Fulvio and Sarah Mesko as Emilia. Tazewell Thompson directs and Ryan Brown leads the Glimmerglass Festival orchestra and chorus. 

Karli Cadel / Glimmerglass Festival

Airs Saturday, November 7, at 12 noon. This week we take you to the Glimmerglass Festival for performance of Verdi's Macbeth starring Eric Owens in the title role and Melody Moore as Lady Macbeth, with Michael Brandenburg in the role of Macduff, Marco D. Cammarota as Malcolm, and Soloman Howard as Banquo. This production also features Nathan Milholin as the Servant, Mithra Mastropierro as the Lady-in-waiting, Derrell Acon as Assassin, Hunter Enoch as Herald, Nathan Milholin as the Doctor, and Rhys Lloyd Talbot, Vanessa Becerra, and Jasmine Habersham as Apparitions.

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