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.
Airs Tuesday, January 22 at 11:00 a.m. Yannick Nézet-Séguin, in his first year as music director, leads The Philadelphia Orchestra in Ravel's La Valse and Shostakovich's intense, politically charged Symphony No. 5. Leonidas Kavakos, arguably "the most deeply satisfying violinist performing today" (The Philadelphia Inquirer), joins them for the New York premiere of Osvaldo Golijov's highly anticipated Violin Concerto.
Ravel: La ValseGolijov: Violin Concerto (NY Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47