Saturday Matinee Broadcasts

Launched in 1931, the Met’s Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical radio series in American broadcast history. The 2018-2019 season marks the 88th year of live Saturday broadcasts and will again be heard over the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network. [Metropolitan Opera]

Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
MEFISTOFELE : Boito Original Air Date: 11/08/2018 Cast: Rizzi; Meade, Fabiano, Van Horn, Check SID.18480000  *  Live Broadcast  *  Program First Intermission Backstage Pass: Loren Toolajian interviews Michael Fabiano Host Mary Jo Heath interviews General … Continue reading "MEFISTOFELE"
Dec 8 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
IL TRITTICO : Puccini de Billy; Wagner, Blythe, Álvarez, Gagnidze, Muraro, Opolais, McKay, Blythe, Mkhitaryan, Blythe, Ayan, Domingo, Muraro Live Saturday Matinee Broadcast – Program First Intermission Backstage Pass: Loren Toolajian interviews Amber Wagner TOLL … Continue reading "IL TRITTICO"
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
LA TRAVIATA : Verdi Cast: Nézet-Séguin; Damrau, Flórez, Kelsey Live in HD SYNOPSIS     PROGRAM First Intermission Backstage Pass: HD Host Anita Rachvelishvili interviews Juan Diego Floréz TOLL BROTHERS – METROPOLITAN OPERA QUIZ Guest Artist: … Continue reading "LA TRAVIATA [HD]"
Dec 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST : Puccini Armiliato; Westbroek, Kaufmann, Bosi, Lucic, Simpson, Rose, Gradus Original Air Date: 10/27/2018; Broadcast Air Date 12/22/2018  SID.18510000  102718 Fanciulla Program         Synopsis  First Intermission Host Mary Jo … Continue reading "LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST"
Dec 29 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
THE MAGIC FLUTE:Mozart Original Air Date: 12/29/2018 Bicket; Morley, Lewek, Bliss, Ryan, Gunn, Walker, Robinson SID.18520000 Now a holiday tradition, Julie Taymor’s beloved production of Mozart’s enchanting fairy tale returns in its abridged, English-language version … Continue reading "THE MAGIC FLUTE"
Jan 5 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
OTELLO:Verdi Original Air Date: 01/05/2019 Dudamel; Yoncheva, Johnson Cano, Skelton, Dolgov, Lucic, Morris SID.19010639 Intermission Backstage Pass – Loren Toolajian interviews Stuart Skelton Mary Jo Heath interviews Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin Mary Jo Heath narrates … Continue reading "OTELLO"
Jan 12 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
ADRIANA LECOUVREUR:Cilea Original Air Date: 01/12/2019 Noseda; Netrebko, Rachvelishvili, Beczala, Bosi, Maestri, Muraro Live in HD SID.19020640 Based on a play by Eugène Scribe, the story was inspired by the real-life intrigues of famed actress … Continue reading "ADRIANA LECOUVREUR [HD]"
Jan 19 @ 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm
PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE:Debussy Original Air Date: 01/15/2019 Nézet-Séguin; Leonard, Lemieux, Appleby, Ketelsen, Furlanetto SID.19030640 First Intermission Backstage Pass: Loren Toolajian interviews tenor Paul Appleby Pelléas et Mélisande feature with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin Second Intermission … Continue reading "PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE"
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
MARNIE:Nico Muhly Original Air Date: 11/10/2018 Broadcast Date: 1/10 Spano; Leonard, Kelly, Graves, Davies, Maltman SID.19040640 SYNOPSIS INTERMISSION -Marnie composer Nico Muhly with Elena Park -Director Michael Mayer, mezzo Isabel Leonard and baritone Christopher Maltman … Continue reading "MARNIE"
Feb 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CARMEN : Bizet Original Air Date: 02/02/2019 Langrée; Phillips, Margaine, Alagna, Simpson Live in HD  SID.19050640 READ SYNOPSIS READ PROGRAM INTERMISSION FEATURES -Backstage Pass: HD Host Ailyn Pérez interviews Clémentine Margaine -Backstage Pass: HD Host Ailyn Pérez … Continue reading "CARMEN [HD]"
Feb 9 @ 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
IOLANTA / BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE:Tchaikovsky/Bartók Original Air Date: 02/09/2019 Nanasi; Yoncheva, Polenzani, Markov, Azizov, Kowaljow, Denoke, Finley SID.19060639 Intermission Features Backstage Pass: Loren Toolajian interviews Sonya Yoncheva and Matthew Polenzani Backstage Pass: Loren Toolajian interviews Angela … Continue reading "IOLANTA / BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE"
Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
DON GIOVANNI:Mozart Original Air Date: 02/16/2019 Meister; Willis-Sørensen, Lombardi, Garifullina, de Barbeyrac, Pisaroni, Taylor, Cedel, Kocán SID.19070640Baritone Peter Mattei and bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni star as opera’s most notorious seducer in Mozart’s masterpiece of dark comedy. … Continue reading "DON GIOVANNI"
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
“RIGOLETTO : Verdi Original Air Date: 02/23/2019 Cast: Luisotti; Sierra, Zaharia, Grigolo, Frontali, Kocán Media: Live Broadcast SID.19080000 Tags: LIVE; 2019, Verdi “
Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
“LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT : Donizetti Original Air Date: 03/02/2019 Cast: Mazzola; Yende, Blythe, Camarena, Corbelli, Muraro Media: Live in HD SID.19090600 Tags: LIVE in HD; 2019 “
Mar 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
“DAS RHEINGOLD : Wagner Original Air Date: 03/09/2019 Cast: Jordan; Harmer, Barton, Cargill, Ernst, Siegel, Grimsley, Konieczny, Groissböck, Belosselskiy Media: Live Broadcast SID.19100000 Tags: LIVE; 2019, Wagner “
Mar 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
“FALSTAFF : Verdi Original Air Date: 03/16/2019 Cast: Farnes; Schultz, Pérez, Lemieux, Johnson Cano, Demuro, Maestri, Rodríguez Media: Live Broadcast SID.19110000 Tags: LIVE; 2019, Verdi “
Mar 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
“SAMSON ET DALILA : Saint-Saens Original Air Date: 03/23/2019 Cast: Elder; Rachvelishvili, Antonenko, Naouri, Konieczny, Groissböck Media: Live Broadcast SID.19120000 Tags: LIVE; 2019 “
Mar 30 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
“DIE WALKÜRE : Wagner Original Air Date: 03/30/2019 Cast: Media: Live in HD SID.19130600 Tags: LIVE in HD; 2019, Wagner “
Apr 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
“TOSCA : Puccini Original Air Date: 04/06/2019 Cast: Rizzi; Rowley, Calleja, Koch, Cokorinos Media: Live Broadcast SID.19140000 Tags: LIVE; 2019, Puccini “
Apr 13 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
“SIEGFRIED : Wagner Original Air Date: 04/13/2019 Cast: Jordan; Goerke, Morley, Cargill, Vinke, Siegel, Volle, Konieczny, Belosselskiy Media: Live Broadcast SID.19150000 Tags: LIVE; 2019, Wagner “
Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
“LA CLEMENZA DI TITO : Mozart Original Air Date: 04/20/2019 Cast: Koenigs; Fang, van den Heever, DiDonato, Murrihy, Polenzani, Van Horn Media: Live Broadcast SID.19160000 Tags: LIVE; 2019, Mozart “
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
“GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG : Wagner Original Air Date: 04/27/2019 Cast: Jordan; Goerke, Haller, Schuster, Vinke, Nikitin, Konieczny, Owens Media: Live Broadcast SID.19170000 Tags: LIVE; 2019, Wagner “
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
“LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES : Bizet Original Air Date: 05/04/2019 Cast: Villaume; Yende, Camarena, Kwiecien, Testé Media: Live Broadcast SID.19180000 Tags: LIVE; 2019 “
May 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
“DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES : Poulenc Original Air Date: 05/11/2019 Cast: Media: Live in HD SID.19190600 Tags: LIVE in HD; 2019 “