Metropolitan Opera

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  • Hosted by Mary Jo Heath

The Met’s 89th consecutive Saturday Matinee Radio Broadcast season kicks off on December 7 with a live broadcast of Glass’s Akhnaten and continues through May 9, 2020. The broadcast season will once again be heard live over the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network. Mary Jo Heath returns for her fifth season as host and Ira Siff returns for his 13th season as commentator for the broadcasts, which feature a range of dynamic intermission features, live backstage interviews with artists, and the ever- 14 popular Opera Quiz. 

Credit Metropolitan Opera

The 2019–20 Metropolitan Opera Saturday Matinee Radio Broadcast season will be sponsored by Toll Brothers, America’s luxury homebuilder®, with generous long-term support from the Annenberg Foundation and GRoW @ Annenberg, The Neubauer Family Foundation, and the Vincent A. Stabile Endowment for Broadcast Media, and through contributions from listeners worldwide.

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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.

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