The Metropolitan Opera

Saturdays, 1-6 pm December 7, 2013-May 10,2014

Launched in 1931, the Metropolitan Opera’s Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical music program in radio history. The 83rd season begins on December 7, 2013, with Verdi’s Rigoletto, starring Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Matthew Polenzani, and Sonya Yoncheva, continuing the celebration of Verdi's 200th birthday. Twenty-three broadcasts will be presented on the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network through May 10, 2014. Margaret Juntwait returns as the series’s host, joined by commentator Ira Siff.

The 2013–14 Metropolitan Opera Broadcast Season is sponsored by Toll Brothers, America’s luxury home builder®, with generous long-term support from The Annenberg Foundation, The Neubauer Family Foundation, and the Vincent A. Stabile Endowment for Broadcast Media, and through contributions from listeners worldwide.

  •  Verdi's Rigoletto 

    December 7, 2013 12:30 pm ET
    Heras-Casado; Yoncheva, Volkova, Polenzani, Hvorostovsky, Kocàn

     

  •  Verdi's Falstaff 

    December 14, 2013 1:00 pm ET
    Levine; Oropesa, Meade, Blythe, Cano, Fanale, Maestri, Vassallo

     

  •  Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream

    December 21, 2013 1:00 pm ET (Taped from Fall)
    Conlon; Kim, Wall, DeShong, Davies, Kaiser, Todd Simpson, Rose, Costello

     

  •  Puccini's Tosca   

    December 28, 2013 12:30 pm ET
    Armiliato; Radvanovsky, Giordani, Gagnidze, Del Carlo

     

  •  Mozart's The Magic Flute 

    January 4, 2014 1:00 pm ET
    Glover; Stober, Lewek, Shrader, Gunn, Shenyang, Owens

     

  •  Strauss's Die Fledermaus   

    January 11, 2014 1:00 pm ET
    Fischer; Phillips, Shäfer, Costanzo, Maltman, Fabiano, Szot, Carfizzi

     

  •  Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin 

    January 18, 2014 1:00 pm ET (Taped from Fall)
    Gergiev; Netrebko, Volkova, Beczala, Kwiecien, Tanovitski

     

  •  Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore   

    January 25, 2014 1:00 pm ET
    Benini; Netrebko, Vargas, Alaimo, Schrott

     

  •  Puccini's Madama Butterfly   

    February 1, 2014 1:00 pm ET
    Auguin; Echalaz, DeShong, Hymel, Hendricks

     

  •  Dvořák's Rusalka   

    February 8, 2014 1:00 pm ET
    Nézet-Séguin; Fleming, Magee, Zajick, Beczala, Releyea

     

  •  Strauss's Die Frau Ohne Schatten

    February 15, 2014 1:00 pm ET (Taped from Fall)
    Jurowski; Schwanewilms, Goerke, Komlósi, Kerl, Reuter

     

  •  Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier

    February 22, 2014 1:00 pm ET (Taped from Fall)
    Gardner; Serafin, Coote, Morley, Cutler, Ketelsen, Rose

     

  •  Borodin's Prince Igor

    March 1, 2014 12:00 pm ET
    Noseda; Dyka, Rachvelishvili, Semishkur, Abdrazakov, Petrenko, Kocán

     

  •  The Enchanted Island

    March 8, 2014 12:00 pm ET
    Summers; de Niese, Chuchman, Graham, Daniels, Costanzo, Domingo, Pisaroni

     

  •  Massenet's Werther

    March 15, 2014 1:00 pm ET
    Altinoglu; Oropesa, Koch, Kaufmann, Bižić, Summers

     

  •  Berg's Wozzeck

    March 22, 2014 1:00 pm ET
    Levine; Voigt, O'Neill, Hoare, Hampson, Bayley

     

  •  Bellini's La Sonnambula

    March 29, 2014  1:00 pm ET
    Armiliato; Damrau, Camarena, Pertusi

     

  •  Puccini's La Bohème

    April 5, 2014 1:00 pm ET
    Ranzani; Hartig, Phillips, Grigolo, Cavalletti, Carfizzi, Gradus, Maxwell

     

  •  Giordano's Andrea Chénier

    April 12, 2014 1:00 pm ET
    Noseda; Racette, Álvarez, Lučić

     

  •  Strauss's Arabella

    April 19, 2014 12:00 pm ET
    Auguin; Byström, Kühmeier, Saccà, Volle, Winkler

     

  •  Mozart's Così fan tutte

    April 26, 2014 1:00 pm ET
    Levine; Phillips, Leonard, de Niese, Polenzani, Pogossov, Muraro

     

  •  Bellini's I Puritani

    May 3, 2014 1:00 pm ET
    Mariotti; Peretyatko, Brownlee, Kwiecien, Pertusi

     

  •  Rossini's La Cenerentola

    May 10, 2014 1:00 pm ET
    Luisi, DiDonato, Flórez, Spagnoli, Corbelli, Pisaroni

     

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