The Metropolitan Opera begins a new broadcast season on Classical 90.5 December 8. The thrilling season includes new productions of Thomas Ades’ The Tempest, Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda, Wagner’s Parcifal and others. 2012-2013 season info is here.

Alan Brandt is a senior announcer at WUOL and as been on the Louisville public radio airwaves for 30 years.