Metropolitan Opera

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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 Aleksandra Kurzak, Matthew Polenzani, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky, 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.

Verdi’s Rigoletto
December 7, 2013 12:30 pm ET
Heras-Casado; Kurzak, 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; Philipps, 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, Garanča, Erdmann, 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, Garanča, 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, Cavaletti, 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, 20144 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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