Airs Saturdays at 1 pm on WQXR.
Since 1940, the broadcasts have also been heard in Canada, and in 1990 they expanded to include regular transmission to Europe. Today worldwide coverage has grown to include not only more than 30 European countries, but also South America, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. Through these international broadcasts, the Metropolitan Opera serves as a cultural ambassador to the world.
The 84th season begins on Dec. 6, 2014, with Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia, starring Isabel Leonard. Twenty-three broadcasts will be presented on the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network through May 9, 2015. Margaret Juntwait returns as the series’s host, joined by commentator Ira Siff.
For details about all Met performances this season, as well as ticket information, visit the Met’s website at www.metopera.org.
All opera live broadcasts are at 1 pm (ET), unless otherwise noted.
2014-2015 Season Broadcast Schedule:
Dec. 6: Rossini's Il Barbiere Di Siviglia (broadcast begins at noon)
Dec. 13: Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (broadcast begins at noon)
Dec. 20: Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro (broadcast begins at noon)
Dec. 27: Verdi's La Traviata
Jan. 3: Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel
Jan. 10: Verdi's Aida
Jan. 17: Lehár’s The Merry Widow
Jan. 24: Puccini's La Bohème
Jan. 31: Offenbach's Les Contes D'Hoffmann
Feb. 7: Verdi's Macbeth (performance from fall 2014)
Feb. 14: Tchaikovsky's Iolanta / Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle (broadcast begins at 12:30 pm)
Feb. 21: Mozart's Don Giovanni (broadcast begins at 12:30 pm)
Feb. 28: Mozart's Die Zauberflöte (performance from October 2014)
March 7: Bizet's Carmen
March 14: Rossini's La Donna Del Lago
March 21: Massenet's Manon (broadcast begins at 12:30 pm)
March 28: Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor (broadcast begins at noon)
April 4: Verdi's Ernani
April 11: Verdi's Don Carlo (broadcast begins at noon)
April 18: Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (performance from fall 2014)
April 25: Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana / Leoncavallo's Pagliacci (broadcast begins at 12:30 pm)
May 2: Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera
May 9: Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress
Saturday, December 06, 2014
Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Thursday, July 10, 2014
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Saturday at 1 pm, WQXR will air the Metropolitan Opera National Council Grand Finals Concert, which took place in March.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Saturday at 1 pm, the Met Opera's final broadcast of the season features Rossini's La Cenerentola, starring soprano Joyce DiDonato as Angelina and Juan Diego Florez as Don Ramiro.
Saturday, May 03, 2014
This Saturday at 1 pm the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts Vincenzo Bellini's I Puritani starring soprano Olga Peretyatko as Elvira and tenor Lawrence Brownlee as Arturo.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Saturday at 1 pm, the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts Mozart's Cosi fan tutte starring Susanna Phillips, Danielle de Niese, Isabel Leonard, Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
This Saturday at noon, the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts Richard Strauss Arabella live. This performance stars Swedish soprano Malin Bystrom and German baritone Michael Volle, who is making his Met debut.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Today at 1 pm, the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts Umberto Giordano's verismo love story, Andrea Chénier, starring Marcelo Álvarez and Patricia Racette.
Saturday, April 05, 2014
Today at 1 pm, the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts one of the all-time blockbusters in its repertory: Franco Zeffirelli’s take on Puccini's La Boheme. It features a notable last-minute cast change.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Tune in Saturday at 1 pm as the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts their production of Bellini's La Sonnambula featuring German soprano Diana Damrau as Amina.
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Today at 1 pm, the Metropolitan Opera revives its 1997 production Alban Berg's Wozzeck starring Thomas Hampson in the title role and Deborah Voigt as Marie.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Saturday at 1 pm the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts its new production of Massenet's Werther. Tenor Jonas Kaufmann stars as Werther and French soprano Sophie Koch is Charlotte.
Saturday, March 08, 2014
This Saturday at noon, the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts its production of The Enchanted Island featuring tenor Placido Domingo and mezzo-soprano Susan Graham.
Saturday, March 01, 2014
This Saturday at noon, for the first time in nearly a century the Metropolitan Opera brings Alexander Borodin's Prince Igor, back to the company's stage.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Saturday at 1 pm, the Met broadcast features the season-opening Der Rosenkavalier, with soprano Martina Serfin as the lovely Marschallin and mezzo Alice Coote as her lover Octavian.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Today at 1pm, WQXR broadcasts the Metropolitan Opera's Die Frau Ohne Schatten, starring Christine Goerke and Anne Schwanewilms, recorded last fall.
Saturday, February 08, 2014
Today at 1 pm, Renee Fleming, just back from her national anthem performance at the 2014 Super Bowl, stars as the lead character in the Metropolitan Opera broadcast of Rusalka.
Friday, January 31, 2014
Today at 1 pm: Anthony Minghella's production of Madama Butterfly returns to the Met with the rising South African soprano Amanda Echalaz making her company debut in the title role.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Today at 1 pm, Anna Netrebko stars as Adina in L'Elisir d'Amore. Maurizio Benini conducts the opera, featuring Ramón Vargas as Nemorino, Nicola Alaimo as Belcore, and Erwin Schrott as the love potion vending doctor.