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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 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

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

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