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.
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 83rd season begins on Dec. 7, 2013, with Verdi’s Rigoletto, starring Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Matthew Polenzani and Sonya Yoncheva, continuing the celebration of Verdi's 200th birthday. Twenty-three broadcasts will be presented on the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network through May 10, 2014. 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.
2013-2014 Season Broadcast Schedule
Saturday, Dec. 14: Verdi's Falstaff
Saturday, Dec. 21: Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream (taped from fall)
Saturday, Dec. 28: Puccini's Tosca (broadcast begins at 12:30 pm)
Saturday, Jan. 4: Mozart's The Magic Flute
Saturday, Jan. 11: J. Strauss' Die Fledermaus
Saturday, Jan. 18: Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin (taped from fall)
Saturday, Jan. 25: Donizetti's L'elisir D'amore
Saturday, Feb. 1: Puccini's Madama Butterfly
Saturday, Feb. 8: Dvorak's Rusalka
Saturday, Feb. 15: R. Strauss' Die Frau Ohne Schatten (taped from fall)
Saturday, Feb. 22: R. Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier (taped from fall)
Saturday, March 1: Borodin's Prince Igor (broadcast begins at noon)
Saturday, March 8: Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau and others' The Enchanted Island (broadcast begins at noon)
Saturday, March 15: Massenet's Werther
Saturday, March 22: Berg's Wozzeck
Saturday, March 29: Bellini's La Sonnambula
Saturday, April 5: Puccini's La Boheme
Saturday, April 12: Giordano's Andrea Chenier
Saturday, April 19: R. Strauss' Arabella (broadcast begins at noon)
Saturday, April 26: Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte
Saturday, May 3: Bellini's I Puritani
Saturday, May 10: Rossini's La Cenerentola
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.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
On Saturday at 1pm the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin based on the novel by Aleksander Pushkin.
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Saturday at 1 pm, WQXR brings you the Metropolitan Opera's new production of Die Fledermaus, Johann Strauss Jr.'s waltz-filled operetta set in fin-de-siecle Vienna on New Year's Eve.
Saturday, January 04, 2014
Today at 1 pm, the Met broadcast features Julie Taymor's production of Mozart's The Magic Flute. The English-language production features a cast including Alek Shrader, Heidi Stober, Kathryn Lewek, Nathan Gunn and Eric Owens.
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Today at 12:30 p.m. the Metropolitan Opera presents its controversial version of Puccini's Tosca. Sondra Radvanovsky sings the title role and Marcello Giordani is Cavaradossi.
Saturday, December 21, 2013
This Saturday at 1 pm, the Metropolitan Opera broadcast revisits Benjamin Britten's magical A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
This Saturday at 1 pm, the Metropolitan Opera presents director Robert Carsen's Falstaff – the first new production of the Verdi opera performed at the Met since 1964.
Saturday, December 07, 2013
Saturday at 12:30 pm, the 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera broadcast season begins with a live broadcast of Verdi's Rigoletto, set in Las Vegas and starring baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Saturday at 12:30 pm, tune in for the Grand Finals Concert of the Met National Council Auditions, which took place at the Met in March.