Metropolitan Opera

Saturdays at 1pm
  • Hosted by Margaret Juntwait

Launched in 1931, the Metropolitan Opera’s Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical music program in radio history. The 87th season begins on December 2, 2017, with Verdi’s Requiem. For the first time since 2008, James Levine conducts a special series of concerts of Verdi’s great mass, written in memory of Italian poet Alessandro Manzoni. The company has assembled a quartet of extraordinary soloists to join the incomparable Met Orchestra and Chorus: Krassimira Stoyanova, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Aleksandrs Antonenko, and Ferruccio Furlanetto..  Twenty-three broadcasts will be presented on the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network through May 5, 2018. Margaret Juntwait returns as the series’s host.

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA                 Subject to change   All Times Eastern

2017-18 TOLL BROTHERS-METROPOLITAN OPERA INTERNATIONAL RADIO NETWORK SEASON

December 2                     1:00 pm-2:40 pm
VERDI REQUIEM (Verdi)

December 9                     1:00 pm-3:00 pm
THE MAGIC FLUTE (Mozart)

December 16                   1:00 pm-4:16 pm
NORMA (Bellini)
– New Production

December 23                   1:00 pm-4:35 pm
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (Mozart)

December 30                   1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
THE MERRY WIDOW (Lehár)

2018 January 6               1:00 pm- 3:27 pm
HANSEL AND GRETEL (Humperdinck) 

 January 13                       1:00 pm- 4:20 pm
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA (Mascagni) / PAGLIACCI (Leoncavallo)

January 20                        1:00 pm- 4:15 pm
THAÏS (Massenet) Performance from Fall 2017

January 27                        1:00 pm – 4:18 pm
TOSCA (Puccini) – New Production

February 3                        1:00 pm – 4:03 pm
IL TROVATORE (Verdi)

February 10                     1:00 pm – 3:59 pm
L'ELISIR D'AMORE (Donizetti)  HD**

February 17                     12 Noon – 5:54 pm       (A Way With Words and All Things Considered will be pre-empted)
PARSIFAL (Wagner)

February 24                     1:00 pm -4:16 pm
LA BOHÈME (Puccini) HD**

March 3                            1:00 pm – 4:26 pm
MADAMA BUTTERFLY (Puccini)

March 10                          1:00 pm – 4:50 pm
SEMIRAMIDE (Rossini)   HD**

March 17                          1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
ELEKTRA (R. Strauss)

March 24                          1:00 pm – 4:16 pm
TURANDOT (Puccini)

March 31                          1:00 pm – 4:56 pm
COSÌ FAN TUTTE (Mozart) – New Production    HD**

April 7                              1:00 pm – 4:40 pm
 LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR (Donizetti)

April 14                             1:00 pm – 4:58 pm
LUISA MILLER (Verdi)   HD**

April 21                             1:00 pm – 3:42 pm
THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL (Adès) – New Production/Met Premiere Performance from November 18, 2017

April 28                             1:00 pm – 4:12 pm
CENDRILLON (Massenet) – New Production/Met Premiere   HD**

May 5                                1:00 pm – 4:15 pm
ROMÉO ET JULIETTE (Gounod)

 

The Metropolitan Opera

The Met Opera is playing to a younger crowd: babies.

The New York City opera company is sponsoring a 40-minute opera written for young patrons, aged 6-18 months old.  The new work, called "BambinO" is written by Scottish composer Lliam Paterson, and commissioned by the Scottish Opera.

"BambinO" is being performed 10 times this week for free in a small auditorium inside the Metropolitan Opera.

From the Met website: