Metropolitan Opera

Saturdays at 12:00 pm

From its opening in 1883, the Metropolitan Opera has been one of the world’s leading opera companies. Today, the Met’s preeminent position rests on the elements that established its reputation: high quality performances with many of the world’s most renowned artists, a superior company of orchestral and choral musicians, a large repertory of works, and the resources to make performances available to the public.

Each season the Metropolitan stages more than two hundred performances of opera in New York. More than 800,000 people attend the performances in the opera house during the season. Millions more, throughout the world, experience the Metropolitan Opera on television, through cinemacasts, radio, on tour and recordings.

WFMT offers a complete opera every Saturday at noon with productions from the following companies:


Upcoming Programs

February 4, 2017

RIGOLETTO (Verdi)

A scene from Verdi’s Rigoletto. Photo by Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera.

Pier Giorgio Morandi; Olga Peretyatko (Gilda), Oksana Volkova (Maddalena), Stephen Costello (Duke of Mantua), Željko Lučid (Rigoletto), Andrea Mastroni (Sparafucile)


February 11, 2017

CARMEN (Bizet)

Shirin Eskandani as Mercédès, Clémentine Margaine in the title role, and Danielle Talamantes as Frasquita in Bizet’s Carmen. Photo by Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera.

Dan Ettinger; Maria Agresta (Micaëla), Clémentine Margaine (Carmen), Marcelo Álvarez (Don José), Kyle Ketelsen (Escamillo)


February 18, 2017

I PURITANI (Bellini)

A scene from Bellini’s I Puritani. Photo credit: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

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


February 24, 2017

RUSALKA (Dvořák)

Kristine Opolais in the title role and Jamie Barton as Ježibaba in Dvořák’s Rusalka. Photo by Ken Howard/ Metropolitan Opera.

Kristine Opolais (Rusalka), Katarina Dalayman (The Foreign Princess), Jamie Barton (Ježibaba), Brandon Jovanovich (The Prince), Eric Owens (The Water Sprite)