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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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Janácek: From the House of the Dead

Saturday April 17, 2021 at 1 p.m.
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

Featuring a previously-recorded performance from December 2, 2009.

Stefan Margita (Filka Morozov/Kuzmich), Eric Stoklossa (Alyeya), Peter Mattei (Shishkov), Willard White (Gorianchikov)

Strauss: Die Frau ohne Schatten

Saturday April 24, 2021 at 1 p.m.
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor

Featuring a previously-recorded performance from November 26, 2013.

Anne Schwanewilms (Empress), Christine Goerke (Dyer's Wife), Ildikó Komlósi (Nurse), Torsten Kerl (Emperor), Johan Reuter (Barak), Richard Paul Fink (Messenger)

Donizetti: Roberto Devereux

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

Featuring a previously-recorded performance from April 16, 2016.

Sondra Radvanovsky (Elisabetta), Elina Garanca (Sara), Matthew Polenzani (Roberto), Mariusz Kwiecien (Duke of Nottingham)

Anna Netrebko Puccini Gala

Saturday May 8, 2021 at 1 p.m.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

Featuring a previously-recorded performance from December 31, 2019.

LA BOHÈME, ACT I: Anna Netrebko (Mimì), Matthew Polenzani (Rodolfo), Quinn Kelsey (Marcello), Davide Luciano (Schaunard), Christian Van Horn (Colline), Arthur Woodley (Benoit); TOSCA, ACT I: Anna Netrebko (Tosca), Yusif Eyvazov (Cavaradossi), Evgeny Nikitin (Scarpia), Patrick Carfizzi (Sacristan); TURANDOT, ACT II: Anna Netrebko (Turandot), Yusif Eyvazov (Calàf)

Wagner: Tristan und Isold

Saturday May 15, 2021 at 1 p.m.
Simon Rattle, conductor

Featuring a previously-recorded performance from October 8, 2016.

Nina Stemme (Isolde), Ekaterina Gubanova (Brangäne), Stuart Skelton (Tristan), Evgeny Nikitin (Kurwenal), René Pape (King Marke)

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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