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 120118-mefistofele First Intermission Backstage Pass: Loren Toolajian interviews Michael Fabiano Host Mary Jo Heath interviews General Manager … 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 120818-Trittico First Intermission Backstage Pass: Loren Toolajian interviews Amber Wagner … Continue reading "IL TRITTICO"
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
LA TRAVIATA : Verdi Cast: Nézet-Séguin; Damrau, Flórez, Kelsey Live in HD Program 121518-Traviata First Intermission Backstage Pass: HD Host Anita Rachvelishvili interviews Juan Diego Floréz TOLL BROTHERS – METROPOLITAN OPERA QUIZ Guest Artist: Bartlett … 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  Program 102718-fanciulla First Intermission Host Mary Jo Heath interviews Eva-Maria Westbroek Host … 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 Program 010519-otello Intermission Backstage Pass – Loren Toolajian interviews Stuart Skelton Mary Jo Heath interviews Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin Mary Jo … 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 Program 011519-pelleas First Intermission Backstage Pass: Loren Toolajian interviews tenor Paul Appleby Pelléas et Mélisande feature with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin … 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 Program 111018-Marnie SYNOPSIS INTERMISSION -Marnie composer Nico Muhly with Elena Park -Director Michael Mayer, mezzo Isabel Leonard and baritone … 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 Program 020219-carmen INTERMISSION FEATURES -Backstage Pass: HD Host Ailyn Pérez interviews Clémentine Margaine -Backstage Pass: HD Host Ailyn Pérez interviews … 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 Program 020919-iolanta-bluebeard Intermission Features Backstage Pass: Loren Toolajian interviews Sonya Yoncheva and Matthew Polenzani Backstage Pass: Loren Toolajian … 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.19070640 Program 021619-Don-Giovanni DON GIOVANNI{570} Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart–Lorenzo Da Ponte Don Giovanni…………Luca Pisaroni Donna Anna…………..Rachel Willis-Sorensen Don Ottavio………….Stanislas de … Continue reading "DON GIOVANNI"
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
RIGOLETTO:Verdi Original Air Date: 02/23/2019 Luisotti; Sierra, Zaharia, Grigolo, Frontali, Kocán SID.19080640 Verdi’s tragic jester returns in Michael Mayer’s neon-bedecked, Las Vegas–themed production. Baritones Roberto Frontali and George Gagnidze share the title role, and soprano … Continue reading "RIGOLETTO"
Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT:Donizetti Original Air Date: 03/02/2019 Mazzola; Yende, Blythe, Camarena, Corbelli, Muraro Live in HD SID.19090640 Program 030219-Fille Intermission -Backstage Pass – HD Host Nadine Sierra interviews Pretty Yende -William Berger interviews Ailyn … Continue reading "LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT [HD]"
Mar 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
DAS RHEINGOLD:Wagner Original Air Date: 03/09/2019 Jordan; Harmer, Barton, Cargill, Ernst, Siegel, Grimsley, Konieczny, Groissböck, Belosselskiy SID.19100640 PROGRAM 030919-Rheingold Freia……………….Wendy Bryn Harmer Fricka……………..Jamie Barton*  Erda………………..Karen Cargill Loge……………….Norbert Ernst (MET Debut) Mime………………Gerhard Siegel Donner……………Michael Todd Simpson … Continue reading "DAS RHEINGOLD"
Mar 16 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Original Air Date: 03/16/2019 Farnes; Schultz, Pérez, Lemieux, Johnson Cano, Demuro, Maestri, Rodríguez SID.19110640 Program 031619-Falstaff FALSTAFF {192}  Giuseppe Verdi–Arrigo Boito Sir John Falstaff…….Ambrogio Maestri Alice Ford…………..Ailyn Pérez Ford………………..Juan-Jesús Rodriguez Dame Quickly…………Marie-Nicole Lemieux Nannetta…………….Golda Schultz … Continue reading "FALSTAFF"
Mar 23 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
SAMSON ET DALILA:Saint-Saens Original Air Date: 03/23/2019 Elder; Rachvelishvili, Antonenko, Naouri, Konieczny, Groissböck SID.19120640 Following triumphant performances in Aida and Adriana Lecouvreur earlier this season, mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili gives a commanding … exhilarating (New York … Continue reading "SAMSON ET DALILA"
Mar 30 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
DIE WALKÜRE:Wagner Original Air Date: 03/30/2019 Jordan; Goerke, Westbroek, Barton, Skelton, Grimsley, Groissböck Live in HD SID.19130638 In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, soprano Christine Goerke, in her MET … Continue reading "DIE WALKÜRE [HD]"
Apr 6 @ 1:00 pm – 5:45 pm
TOSCA : Puccini Original Air Date: 04/06/2019 Rizzi; Rowley, Calleja, Koch, Cokorinos Program 040619-Tosca
Apr 13 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
SIEGFRIED:Wagner Original Air Date: 04/13/2019 Jordan; Goerke, Morley, Cargill, Vinke, Siegel, Volle, Konieczny, Belosselskiy SID.19150639 SEASON PREMIERE Program 041319-Siegfried Opera News Broadcast Page
Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
LA CLEMENZA DI TITO:Mozart OAD: 04/20/2019  SID.19160640 Koenigs; Fang, van den Heever, DiDonato, Murrihy, Polenzani, Van Horn Program
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG:Wagner SEASON PREMIERE  Jordan; Goerke, Haller, Schuster, Schager, Nikitin, Konieczny, Owens SID.19170638 Program 042719-gotterdammerung Broadcast page from OPERA NEWS All Photos @MET OPERA
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  AIDA : Verdi OAD: 10/06/2018  Rebroadcast 5/04/2019 Luisotti; Netrebko, Rachvelishvili, Antonenko, Kelsey, Belosselskiy, Speedo Green Program: 100618-aida NYT Review   (Tommassini)  Last spring at the Metropolitan Opera, the soprano Anna Netrebko took on the title role … Continue reading "AIDA"
May 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES : Poulenc OAD: 05/11/2019  SID.19190638 Nézet-Séguin; Leonard, Pieczonka, Morley, Cargill, Mattila, Portillo, LaPointe Program 051119-carmelites