Live from the Met

Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.

Listen to the greatest opera stars in the world, via live satellite transmission from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera, and be part of an enduring radio tradition. The Metropolitan Opera's Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical program in radio history. This year marks the 80th season, which will include twenty-two broadcasts.

Margaret Juntwait returns as the series’s host for her seventh season, joined by commentator Ira Siff. Visit www.operainfo.org for synopses, artist biographies, production photos, sound clips, background information, and teacher study guides for every opera in the broadcast season.

2010 - 2011 Broadcast Schedule

Don Carlo

December 18, 2010
Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Marina Poplavskaya, Anna Smirnova, Yonghoon Lee, Simon Keenlyside, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Eric Halfvarson

The Bartered Bride Archive Broadcast from December 2, 1978

December 25, 2010
James Levine; Teresa Stratas, Nicolai Gedda, Jon Vickers, Martti Talvela

Pelléas et Mélisande

January 1, 2011
Simon Rattle; Magdalena Kožená, Felicity Palmer, Stéphane Degout, Gerald Finley, Willard White

La Fanciulla del West

January 8, 2011
Nicola Luisotti; Deborah Voigt, Marcello Giordani, Lucio Gallo

La Traviata

January 15, 2011
Gianandrea Noseda; Marina Poplavskaya, Matthew Polenzani, Andrzej Dobber

Rigoletto

January 22, 2011
Paolo Arrivabeni; Nino Machaidze, Kirstin Chávez, Joseph Calleja, Giovanni Meoni, Stefan Kocán

Tosca

January 29, 2011
Marco Armiliato; Sondra Radvanovsky, Marcelo Álvarez, Falk Struckmann, Paul Plishka

Simon Boccanegra

February 5, 2011
James Levine; Barbara Frittoli, Ramón Vargas, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Ferruccio Furlanetto

Nixon in China

February 12, 2011
John Adams; Kathleen Kim, Janis Kelly, Robert Brubaker, Russell Braun, James Maddalena, Richard Paul Fink

Don Pasquale

February 19, 2011
James Levine; Anna Netrebko, Matthew Polenzani, Mariusz Kwiecien, John Del Carlo

Iphigénie en Tauride

February 26, 2011
Patrick Summers; Susan Graham, Plácido Domingo, Paul Groves, Gordon Hawkins

Armida

March 5, 2011
Riccardo Frizza; Renée Fleming, Lawrence Brownlee, John Osborn, Barry Banks, Kobie van Rensburg

Boris Godunov

March 12, 2011
Valery Gergiev; Ekaterina Semenchuk, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Oleg Balashov, Evgeny Nikitin, René Pape, Mikhail Petrenko, Vladimir Ognovenko

Lucia di Lammermoor

March 19, 2011
Patrick Summers; Natalie Dessay, Joseph Calleja, Ludovic Tézier, Kwangchul Youn

The Queen of Spades

March 26, 2011
Andris Nelsons; Karita Mattila, Tamara Mumford, Dolora Zajick, Vladimir Galouzine, Alexey Markov, Peter Mattei

Das Rheingold

April 2, 2011
James Levine; Wendy Bryn Harmer, Stephanie Blythe, Patricia Bardon, Richard Croft, Gerhard Siegel, Dwayne Croft, Bryn Terfel, Eric Owens, Franz-Josef Selig, Hans-Peter König

Le Comte Ory

April 9, 2011
Maurizio Benini; Diana Damrau, Joyce DiDonato, Susanne Resmark, Juan Diego Flórez, Stéphane Degout, Michele Pertusi

Wozzeck

April 16, 2011
James Levine; Waltraud Meier, Stuart Skelton, Gerhard Siegel, Matthias Goerne, Walter Fink

Capriccio

April 23, 2011
Andrew Davis; Renée Fleming, Sarah Connolly, Joseph Kaiser, Russell Braun, Morten Frank Larsen, Peter Rose

Il Trovatore

April 30, 2011
James Levine; Sondra Radvanovsky, Dolora Zajick, Marcelo Álvarez, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Stefan Kocán

Ariadne auf Naxos

May 7, 2011
Fabio Luisi; Violeta Urmana, Kathleen Kim, Joyce DiDonato, Robert Dean Smith, Thomas Allen

Die Walküre

May 14, 2011
James Levine; Deborah Voigt, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Stephanie Blythe, Jonas Kaufmann, Bryn Terfel, Hans-Peter König