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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

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