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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

Latest Episode / Saturday, April 18, 2015 Edit This

Shostakovich’s 'Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk'

Join us this Saturday at 1 pm for a rare revival of Shostakovich's searing drama "Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk," heard in an archived Met Opera performance.

Verdi's 'Don Carlo'

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Saturday at 12 pm, Nicholas Hytner's production of Giuseppe Verdi's "Don Carlo" returns with the Brazilian tenor Ricardo Tamura singing the title role.

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Verdi's 'Ernani'

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Join us Saturday at 1 pm for a live broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera's staging of Ernani, featuring Angela Meade, Francesco Meli and Luca Salsi.

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Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Saturday at 12 pm, tune in to hear Russian coloratura soprano Albina Shagimuratova as Lucia in a revival of Mary Zimmerman's production of Donizetti's masterpiece.

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Massenet's Manon

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Join us on Saturday at 12:30pm to hear the Met's production of Jules Massenet's Manon starring Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo.

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Rossini's La Donna Del Lago

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Tune in Saturday at 1 pm to hear the Met's first-ever production of "La Donna del Lago," Rossini's opera set in 16th century Scotland. Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez star.

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Bizet's Carmen

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Today at 1 pm, tenor Yonghoon Lee fills in as Don José for this broadcast of the Met's "Carmen." The cast also includes Elina Garanca in the title role and Ailyn Pérez as Micaëla.

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Mozart's The Magic Flute

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Today at 1 pm the Metropolitan Opera broadcast features Julie Taymor's production of Mozart's fairy tale opera "The Magic Flute."

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Mozart's Don Giovanni

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Saturday at 12:30 pm, join us for Mozart's Don Giovanni, a depiction of the last day and night of the most iconic of seducers, in a production featuring Peter Mattei in the title role.

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Double Bill of Iolanta and Bluebeard’s Castle

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Join us today at 12:30 pm to hear the Metropolitan Opera’s double bill of Iolanta and Bluebeard’s Castle. Both operas have Valery Gergiev at the podium and Mariusz Trelinski directing.

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Verdi's Macbeth

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Join us at 1 pm for the Metropolitan Opera's broadcast of Verdi's "Macbeth," recorded in the fall of 2014 and starring Anna Netrebko and Željko Lucic as the scheming couple.

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Offenbach's Les Contes D'Hoffmann

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Today at 1 pm, join us for the Metropolitan Opera's revival of Jacques Offenbach's "Les Contes D'Hoffmann," starring Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo in the title role.

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Puccini's La Boheme

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Join us on Saturday at 1 pm as the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts Franco Zeffirelli's production of Puccini's "La Boheme."

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Lehar's The Merry Widow

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Join us today at 1 pm to hear the Met’s new production of Lehar’s "The Merry Widow," starring Renée Fleming, Nathan Gunn and Kelli O’Hara.

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Verdi's Aida

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Today at 1 pm, join us for the Metropolitan Opera's broadcast of "Aida," Verdi’s grand opera of Ancient Egypt, starring soprano Tamara Wilson and tenor Marcello Giordani.

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Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Join us Saturday at 1 pm for a live broadcast of Humperdinck’s "Hansel and Gretel," sung in English and presented as part of the Met's holiday series.

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Verdi's La Traviata

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Today at 1 pm, the Met revives Willy Decker’s modern-dress, boldly minimalist staging of Verdi’s "La Traviata." Latvian soprano Marina Rebeka is Violetta.

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Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Join us today at 12 pm to hear the return of the Met's new production of The Marriage of Figaro. Erwin Schrott sings the title role and Danielle de Niese is his clever fiancee.

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Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Today at 12 pm, the new season of live broadcasts from the Met Opera continues with Wagner’s "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg."

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Met Broadcasts Return: The Barber of Seville

Saturday, December 06, 2014

The Met broadcasts return Today at 12 pm with Rossini's comic romp The Barber of Seville. Christopher Maltman stars in the title role.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014