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
7
Sat
2019
AKHNATEN
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Glass
Original Air Date: 12/07/2019
Kamensek; Larusdottir, Bridges, Costanzo, Blake, Liverman, Bernstein, James
SID.19490000

Dec
14
Sat
2019
THE QUEEN OF SPADES
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Tchaikovsky
Original Air Date: 12/14/2019
Petrenko; Davidsen, Maximova, Diadkova, Antonenko, Golovatenko, Markov
SID.19500000

Dec
21
Sat
2019
MACBETH
Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
MACBETH @ | |

Verdi
Original Air Date: 12/21/2019
Armiliato; Netrebko, Polenzani, Domingo, Abdrazakov
SID.19510000

Dec
28
Sat
2019
THE MAGIC FLUTE
Dec 28 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Mozart
Original Air Date: 12/28/2019
Koenigs; Fang, Lewek, Portillo, Rosel, Hopkins, Carfizzi, Howard
SID.19520000

Jan
4
Sat
2020
DER ROSENKAVALIER
Jan 4 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Strauss
Original Air Date: 01/04/2020
Rattle; Nylund, Kožená, Schultz, Goeldner, Polenzani, Ebenstein, Eiche, Groissböck
SID.20010000

Jan
11
Sat
2020
WOZZECK [HD]
Jan 11 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
WOZZECK [HD] @ | |

WOZZECK:Berg
Original Air Date: 01/11/2020
Yannick Nézet-Séguin: Peter Mattei, Elza van den Heever, Gerhard Siegel, Christian Van Horn
Live in HD SID.20020000

Jan
18
Sat
2020
LA TRAVIATA
Jan 18 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Verdi
Original Air Date: 01/18/2020
Chichon; Kurzak, Popov, Kelsey
SID.20030000

Feb
1
Sat
2020
PORGY AND BESS
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Gershwins
Original Air Date: 02/01/2020
Robertson; Blue, Schultz, Moore, Graves, Ballentine, Owens, Walker, Singletary
SID.20050000

PORGY AND BESS [HD]
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
PORGY AND BESS [HD] @ | |

PORGY AND BESS:Gershwins
Original Air Date: 02/01/2020
David Robertson: Eric Owens, Angel Blue, Denyce Graves, Latonia Moore, Frederick Ballentine, Alfred Walker, Golda Schultz
Live in HD SID.20050600

Feb
8
Sat
2020
LA DAMNATION DE FAUST
Feb 8 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Feb
15
Sat
2020
MANON
Feb 15 @ 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

MANON Massenet
Benini: Oropesa, Fabiano, Bosi, Rucinski, Polegato, Youn
OAD 9/24/2019  SID.19390212
Program

Exhilarating soprano Lisette Oropesa stars as the irresistible title character, the tragic beauty who yearns for the finer things in life, in Laurent Pelly’s revealing production. Tenor Michael Fabiano is the besotted Chevalier des Grieux, whose desperate love for Manon proves their undoing. Maurizio Benini conducts Massenet’s sensual score.

A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; Teatro alla Scala, Milan; and Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse  Production a gift of The Sybil B. Harrington Endowment Fund

VICTORY LAP Interview with Lisette Oropesa from metopera.org

Feb
22
Sat
2020
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Mozart
Original Air Date: 02/22/2020
Meister; Hartig, Müller, Crebassa, McCormick, Kwiecien, Plachetka, Muraro
SID.20080000

Feb
29
Sat
2020
AGRIPPINA [HD]
Feb 29 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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AGRIPPINA:Handel
Original Air Date: 02/29/2020
Harry Bicket: Joyce DiDonato, Brenda Rae, Kate Lindsey, Iestyn Davies, Matthew Rose
Live in HD SID.20090600

Mar
7
Sat
2020
COSÌ FAN TUTTE
Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Mozart
Original Air Date: 03/07/2020
Bicket; Car, Malfi, Stober, Bliss, Pisaroni, Finley
SID.20100000

Mar
14
Sat
2020
DER FLIEGENDE HOLLANDER [HD]
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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DER FLIEGENDE HOLLANDER:Wagner
Original Air Date: 03/14/2020
Valery Gergiev: Bryn Terfel, Anja Kampe, Sergey Skorokhodov, Franz-Josef Selig
Live in HD SID.20110600

Mar
21
Sat
2020
LA CENERENTOLA
Mar 21 @ 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
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Rossini
Original Air Date: 03/21/2020
Gaffigan; Erraught, Camarena, Luciano, Muraro, Van Horn
SID.20120000

Mar
28
Sat
2020
WERTHER
Mar 28 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Massenet
Original Air Date: 03/28/2020
Nézet-Séguin; Morley, DiDonato, Beczala, Dupuis, Opie
SID.20130000

Apr
4
Sat
2020
ORFEO ED EURIDICE
Apr 4 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Apr
11
Sat
2020
TOSCA [HD]
Apr 11 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Apr
18
Sat
2020
SIMON BOCCANEGRA
Apr 18 @ 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
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Verdi
Original Air Date: 04/18/2020
Rizzi; Pérez, Calleja, Álvarez, Azizov, Belosselskiy
SID.20160000

Apr
25
Sat
2020
TURANDOT
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Puccini
Original Air Date: 04/25/2020
Rizzi; Stemme, Gerzmava, Berti, Morris
SID.20170000

May
2
Sat
2020
KÁŤA KABANOVÁ
May 2 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Janáček
Original Air Date: 05/02/2020
Koenigs; Phillips, Mack, Zajick, Cernoch, Margita, Appleby, Tomlinson
SID.20180000
Janáček’s gripping domestic drama makes a rare appearance on the Met stage, its first since 2005. The soaring soprano Susanna Phillips sings the title role, a young woman forced by fate to choose between true love and family honor, with beloved mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick as her unyielding mother-in-law. Tenor Pavel Černoch is the young object of Káťa’s love, and legendary bass Sir John Tomlinson is his rich but cruel uncle. Lothar Koenigs conducts one of the defining operatic scores of the 20th century.

May
9
Sat
2020
MARIA STUARDA
May 9 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Donizetti
Original Air Date: 05/09/2020
Benini; Damrau, Barton, Costello, Filonczyk, Pertusi
SID.20190000