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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 has canceled the remainder of their 2019-20 season. However, The Saturday Matinee radio broadcasts will continue each Saturday through May 9 with a pre-recorded performance from their archives.

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Puccini: Tosca

Saturday April 11, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.
Featuring a previously-recorded performance from April 30, 2018.

Verdi: Simon Boccanegra

Saturday April 18, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.
Featuring a previously-recorded performance from February 5, 2011.

Puccini: Turandot

Saturday April 25, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.
Carlo Rizzi, conductor
Nina Stemme (Turandot), Hibla Gerzmava (Liù), Marco Berti (Calàf), James Morris (Timur)

Janácek: Kátá Kabanová

Saturday May 2, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.
Lothar Koenigs, conductor
Susanna Phillips (Káta), Daniela Mack (Varvara), Dolora Zajick (Kabanicha), Pavel Cernoch (Boris), Štefan Margita (Tichon), Paul Appleby (Ványa Kudrjáš), Sir John Tomlinson (Dikoj)

Donizetti: Maria Stuarda

Saturday May 9, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.
Maurizio Benini, conductor
Diana Damrau (Maria Stuarda), Jamie Barton (Elisabetta), Stephen Costello (Leicester), Andrzej Filonczyk (Cecil), Michele Pertusi (Talbot)

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