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The Metropolitan Opera Saturday Broadcasts



Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. on Classical KUSC

Launched in 1931, the Metropolitan Opera’s Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical music program in radio history. The 83rd season includes 23 broadcasts presented on the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network through May 10, 2014. Margaret Juntwait is the series’s host, and she's joined each week by commentator Ira Siff.

  Verdi's Rigoletto
December 7, 2013 10:00 a.m. PST
Heras-Casado; Yoncheva, Volkova, Polenzani, Hvorostovsky, Kocàn
     
  Verdi's Falstaff
December 14, 2013 10:00 a.m. PST
Levine; Oropesa, Meade, Blythe, Cano, Fanale, Maestri, Vassallo

     
  Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream
December 21, 2013 10:00 a.m. PST (Taped from Fall)
Conlon; Kim, Wall, DeShong, Davies, Kaiser, Todd Simpson, Rose, Costello
     
  Puccini's Tosca
December 28, 2013 10:00 a.m. PST
Armiliato; Radvanovsky, Giordani, Gagnidze, Del Carlo

     
  Mozart's The Magic Flute
January 4, 2014 10:00 a.m. PST
Glover; Stober, Lewek, Shrader, Gunn, Shenyang, Owens
     
  Strauss's Die Fledermaus
January 11, 2014 10:00 a.m. PST
Fischer; Phillips, Shäfer, Costanzo, Maltman, Fabiano, Szot, Carfizzi

     
  Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin
January 18, 2014 10:00 a.m. PST (Taped from Fall)
Gergiev; Netrebko, Volkova, Beczala, Kwiecien, Tanovitski
     
  Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore
January 25, 2014 10:00 a.m. PST
Benini; Netrebko, Vargas, Alaimo, Schrott
     
  Puccini's Madama Butterfly
February 1, 2014 10:00 a.m. PST
Auguin; Echalaz, DeShong, Hymel, Hendricks

     
  Dvořák's Rusalka
February 8, 2014 10:00 a.m. PST
Nézet-Séguin; Fleming, Magee, Zajick, Beczala, Releyea

     
  Strauss's Die Frau Ohne Schatten
February 15, 2014 10:00 a.m. PST (Taped from Fall)
Jurowski; Schwanewilms, Goerke, Komlósi, Kerl, Reuter
     
  Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier
February 22, 2014 10:00 a.m. PST (Taped from Fall)
Gardner; Serafin, Coote, Morley, Cutler, Ketelsen, Rose
     
  Borodin's Prince Igor
March 1, 2014 10:00 a.m. PST
Noseda; Dyka, Rachvelishvili, Semishkur, Abdrazakov, Petrenko, Kocán

     
  The Enchanted Island
March 8, 2014 10:00 a.m. PST
Summers; de Niese, Chuchman, Graham, Daniels, Costanzo, Domingo, Pisaroni
     
  Massenet's Werther
March 15, 2014 10:00 a.m. PST
Altinoglu; Oropesa, Koch, Kaufmann, Bižić, Summers
     
  Berg's Wozzeck
March 22, 2014 10:00 a.m. PST
Levine; Voigt, O'Neill, Hoare, Hampson, Bayley
     
  Bellini's La Sonnambula
March 29, 2014  10:00 a.m. PST
Armiliato; Damrau, Camarena, Pertusi
     
 

Puccini's La Bohème
April 5, 2014 10:00 a.m. PST
Ranzani; Hartig, Phillips, Grigolo, Cavalletti, Carfizzi, Gradus, Maxwell

In this performance of LA BOHÈME the role of Mimi will be sung by Kristine Opolais replacing Anita Hartig who is ill.

     
  Giordano's Andrea Chénier
April 12, 2014 10:00 a.m. PST
Noseda; Racette, Álvarez, Lučić
     
 

Strauss's Arabella
April 19, 2014 10:00 a.m. PST
Auguin; Byström, Kühmeier, Saccà, Volle, Winkler

In this performance of ARABELLA the role of Matteo will be sung by Garrett Sorenson, replacing Roberto Saccà, who is ill.

     
  Mozart's Così fan tutte
April 26, 2014 10:00 a.m. PST
Levine; Phillips, Leonard, de Niese, Polenzani, Pogossov, Muraro


     
  Bellini's I Puritani
May 3, 2014 10:00 a.m. PST
Mariotti; Peretyatko, Brownlee, Kwiecien, Pertusi

     
  Rossini's La Cenerentola
May 10, 2014 10:00 a.m. PST
Luisi, DiDonato, Flórez, Spagnoli, Corbelli, Pisaroni
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