The auditorium of the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City | Photo by Jonathan Tichler/Metropolitan Opera

Launched in 1931, the Met’s Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical radio series in American broadcast history. Tune in to Classical KUSC each Saturday morning at 10am for another wonderful Metropolitan Opera Broadcast.

See what’s coming up below:

February 11, 2023
Celebrating Franco Zeffirelli

The Met commemorates the centenary of Franco Zeffirelli’s birth with a special presentation drawn from the company’s radio archives

February 18, 2023
Verdi’s Don Carlo
Performance from fall 2022

Carlo Rizzi; Russell Thomas (Don Carlo), Eleonora Buratto (Elisabetta di Valois), Peter Mattei (Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa), Yulia Matochkina (Princess Eboli), Günther Groissböck (King Filippo II), John Relyea (The Grand Inquisitor)

February 25, 2023
Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
Performance from October 12, 2022

Keri-Lynn Wilson; Svetlana Sozdateleva (Katerina Ismailova), Brandon Jovanovich (Sergei), John Relyea (Boris Ismailov), Nikolai Schukoff (Zinovy Ismailov), Alexey Shishlyaev (Police Sergeant), Rodell Rosel (Shabby Peasant), Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Old Convict), Maria Barakova (Sonyetka), Goran Jurić (Priest)

March 4, 2023
Listeners’ Choice: Great Met Broadcasts

Opera TBA

March 11, 2023
Verdi’s La Traviata

Nicola Luisotti; Angel Blue (Violetta Valéry), Dmytro Popov (Alfredo Germont), Artur Ruciński (Giorgio Germont)

March 18, 2023
Wagner’s Lohengrin
New Production
Please note: This opera starts at 9AM PT

Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Piotr Beczała (Lohengrin), Tamara Wilson (Elsa), Christine Goerke (Ortrud), Evgeny Nikitin (Telramund), Günther Groissböck (Heinrich), Brian Mulligan (Herald)

March 25, 2023
Bellini’s Norma
Please note: This opera starts at 9AM PT

Maurizio Benini; Sonya Yoncheva (Norma), Ekaterina Gubanova (Adalgisa), Michael Spyres (Pollione), Christian Van Horn (Oroveso)

April 1, 2023
Verdi’s Falstaff
Please note: This opera starts at 9:30AM PT

Daniele Rustioni; Michael Volle (Falstaff), Ailyn Pérez (Alice Ford), Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Mistress Quickly), Christopher Maltman (Ford), Hera Hyesang Park (Nannetta), Bogdan Volkov (Fenton), Jennifer Johnson Cano (Meg Page)

April 8, 2023
Puccini’s Tosca

Domingo Hindoyan; Angela Gheorghiu (Tosca), Yusif Eyvazov (Cavaradossi), Željko Lučić (Scarpia), Patrick Carfizzi (Sacristan)

April 15, 2023
Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier
Please note: This opera starts at 9AM PT

Simone Young; Isabel Leonard (Octavian), Lise Davidsen (Marschallin), Günther Groissböck (Baron Ochs), Erin Morley (Sophie), Markus Brück (Faninal), Katharine Goeldner (Annina), Thomas Ebenstein (Valzacchi), René Barbera (A Singer)

April 22, 2023
Mozart’s Idomeneo
Performance from fall 2022

Manfred Honeck; Michael Spyres (Idomeneo), Ying Fang (Ilia), Federica Lombardi (Elettra), Kate Lindsey (Idamante), Paolo Fanale (Arbace), Issachah Savage (High Priest)

April 29, 2023
Britten’s Peter Grimes
Performance from November 9, 2022

Nicholas Carter; Allan Clayton (Peter Grimes), Nicole Car (Ellen Orford), Adam Plachetka (Balstrode)

May 6, 2023
Puccini’s La Bohème

Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Eleonora Buratto (Mimì), Stephen Costello (Rodolfo), Kristina Mkhitaryan (Musetta), Davide Luciano (Marcello), Christian Van Horn (Colline), Alexey Lavrov (Schaunard), Donald Maxwell (Benoit/Alcindoro)

May 13, 2023
Verdi’s Aida

Paolo Carignani; Michelle Bradley (Aida), Marcelo Álvarez (Radamès), Olesya Petrova (Amneris), George Gagnidze (Amonasro), Christian Van Horn (Ramfis), Krzysztof Bączyk (The King)

May 27, 2023
Terence Blanchard’s Champion
New Production/Met Premiere
Performance from April 29, 2023

Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Ryan Speedo Green (Young Emile Griffith), Eric Owens (Emile Griffith), Latonia Moore (Emelda Griffith), Stephanie Blythe (Kathy Hagen), Paul Groves (Howie Albert), Eric Greene (Benny “Kid” Paret)

June 3, 2023
Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte
New Production

Nathalie Stutzmann; Lawrence Brownlee (Tamino), Erin Morley (Pamina), Thomas Oliemans (Papageno), Stephen Milling (Sarastro), Kathryn Lewek (Queen of the Night), Brenton Ryan (Monostatos), Alan Held (Sprecher)

June 10, 2023
Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer

Thomas Guggeis; Tomasz Konieczny (Holländer), Elza van den Heever (Senta), Dmitry Belosselskiy (Daland), Eric Cutler (Erik), Richard Trey Smagur (Steuermann)