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Airs Saturdays at 1 pm on 105.9 FM
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 82nd season kicks off Dec. 8, 2012, with Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera. Margaret Juntwait returns as the series’ host for her ninth season, joined by commentator Ira Siff.
Listeners can visit www.operainfo.org for a wealth of information about the Met broadcasts, including synopses and casting information, as well as background information about operas, performers and conductors. Resources also include curriculum materials for teachers. 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.
2012-2013 Season Broadcast Schedule
Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012: Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera
Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012: Verdi: Aida
Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012: Rossini: The Barber of Seville
Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012: Adès: The Tempest
Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013: Berlioz: Les Troyens (noon broadcast)
Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013: Verdi: Il Trovatore
Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013: Donizetti: Donizetti's Maria Stuarda
Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013: Puccini: La Rondine
Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013: Rossini: Le Comte Ory
Saturday, Feb. 09, 2013: Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013: Verdi: Rigoletto
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013: Bizet: Carmen (12:30 pm broadcast)
Saturday, March 2, 2013: Wagner: Parisfal (noon broadcast)
Saturday, March 9, 2013: Verdi: Don Carlo (11 am broadcast)
Saturday, March 16, 2013: Zandonai: Francesca da Rimini (noon broadcast)
Saturday, March 23, 2013: Verdi: La Forza Del Destino * Archive recording from March 12, 1977
Saturday, March 30, 2013: Verdi: La Traviata (12:30 pm broadcast)
Saturday, April 6, 2013: Wagner: Das Rheingold
Saturday, April 13, 2013: Wagner: Die Walküre (11 am broadcast)
Saturday, April 20, 2013: Wagner: Siegfried (11 am broadcast)
Saturday, April 27, 2013: Handel: Giulio Cesare (noon broadcast)
Saturday, May 4, 2013: Poulenc: Dialogues des Carmélites (11:30 am broadcast)
Saturday, May 11, 2013: Wagner: Götterdämmerung (11 am broadcast)
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