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Met Opera Saturday Matinee Broadcasts

Launched in 1931, the Metropolitan Opera's Saturday Matinee Broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical program in radio history.

The Metropolitan Opera Saturday Matinee radio broadcasts continue each Saturday with a pre-recorded performance from their archives.

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Bellini: I Puritani

Saturday May 22, 2021 at 1 p.m.
Maurizio Benini, conductor

Featuring a previously-recorded performance from February 18, 2017.

Diana Damrau (Elvira Walton), Javier Camarena (Lord Arturo Talbot), Alexey Markov (Riccardo Forth), Luca Pisaroni (Giorgio Walton)

Verdi: Otello

Saturday May 29, 2021 at 1 p.m.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

Featuring a previously-recorded performance from October 17, 2015.

Sonya Yoncheva (Desdemona), Aleksandrs Antonenko (Otello), Dimitri Pittas (Cassio), Željko Lucic (Iago), Günther Groissböck (Lodovico)

Britten: Billy Budd

Saturday June 5, 2021 at 1 p.m.
Steuart Bedford, conductor

Featuring a previously-recorded performance from March 8, 1997.

Philip Langridge (Captain Vere), Dwayne Croft (Billy Budd), James Morris (Claggart), Victor Braun (Mr. Redburn), Julien Robbins (Lt. Ratcliffe), James Courtney (Mr. Flint), Paul Plishka (Dansker)

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