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About the Program

Launched in 1931, the Metropolitan Opera’s Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical music program in radio history.

Start times vary, please check the weekly schedule for each week.

To find out more, visit the Official program Web site

Opera Broadcasts

Past Programs

December 6

Rossini's 'Il Barbiere Di Siviglia'
Mariotti; Leonard, Brownlee, Maltman, Muraro, Burchuladze
December 13

Wagner's 'Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg'
Levine; Dasch, Cargill, Botha, Appleby, Volle, Kranzle, Konig, Rose
December 20

Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro
de Waart; Rachel Willis-Sorensen, de Niese, Malfi, Kwiecien, Schrott
December 27

Verdi's La Traviata
Armiliato; Rebeka, Costello, Kelsey
January 3

Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel
Davis; Stober, Rice, Martens, Brubaker, Croft
January 31

Offenbach's 'Les Contes D'Hoffmann '
February 7

Verdi's 'Macbeth'
February 14

Tchaikovsky's 'Iolanta'/Bartok's 'Bluebeard's Castle'

Program Schedule

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