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:


Broadcast Schedule

February 4, 2017
RIGOLETTO (Verdi)

A scene from Verdi’s Rigoletto. (Photo: 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: 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: 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: Ken Howard/ Metropolitan Opera)

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


March 4, 2017

WERTHER (Massenet)

Isabel Leonard as Charlotte and Vittorio Grigolo in the title role of Massenet’s Werther. (Photo: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera)

Vittorio Grigolo (Werther), Isabel Leonard (Charlotte), Anna Christy (Sophie), David Bizic (Albert), Maurizio Muraro (Le Bailli)


March 11, 2017

LA TRAVIATA (Verdi)

Sonya Yoncheva as Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata. (Photo: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera)

Sonya Yoncheva (Violetta Valéry), Michael Fabiano (Alfredo Germont), Thomas Hampson (Giorgio Germont)


March 18, 2017

GUILLAUME TELL (Rossini)

A scene from Rossini’s Guillaume Tell. (Photo: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera)

Marina Rebeka (Mathilde), Maria Zifchak (Hedwige), Janai Brugger (Jemmy), Gerald Finley (Guillame Tell)


March 25, 2017

IDOMENEO (Mozart)

A scene from Mozart’s Idomeneo. (Photo: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera)

Nadine Sierra (Ilia), Elza van den Heever (Elettra), Alice Coote (Idamante), Matthew Polenzani (Idomeneo), Alan Opie (Arbace)


April 1, 2017

FIDELIO (Beethoven)

Adrianne Pieczonka as Leonore and Klaus Florian Vogt as Florestan in Beethoven’s Fidelio. (Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)

Adrianne Pieczonka (Leonore), Hanna-Elisabeth Müller (Marzelline), Klaus Florian Vogt (Florestan), Falk Struckmann (Rocco), David Portillo (Jaquino), Greer Grimsley (Don Pizarro)


April 15, 2017

AIDA (Verdi)

A scene from Verdi’s Aida. (Photo: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera)

Krassimira Stoyanova (Aida), Riccardo Massi (Radames), Violeta Urmana (Amneris), George Gagnidze (Amonasro), James Morris (Ramfis)


April 22, 2017

EUGENE ONEGIN (Tchaikovsky)

Anna Netrebko as Tatiana in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. (Photo: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera)

Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Onegin), Anna Netrebko (Tatiana), Alexey Dolgov (Lensky), Elena Maximova (Olga), Stefan Kocan (Prince Gremin)


April 29, 2017

DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER (Wagner)

A scene from Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer. (Photo by Cory Weaver/Metropolitan Opera)

Michael Volle (Dutchman), Amber Wagner (Senta), Franz-Josef Selig (Daland), Jay Hunter Morris (Erik), Ben Bliss (Steersman), Dolora Zajick (Mary)


May 6, 2017

CYRANO DE BERGERAC (Alfano)

Roberto Alagna as Cyrano in Alfano’s Cyrano de Bergerac. Photo Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera.

Jennifer Rowley (Roxane), Roberto Alagna (Cyrano), Atalla Ayan (Christian), Juan Jesús Rodríguez (De Guiche)


May 13, 2017, 11:30 am (special time)

DER ROSENKAVALIER (Strauss)

Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian

Renée Fleming (Marschallin), Elīna Garanča (Octavian), Erin Morley (Sophie), Günther Groissböck (Baron Ochs), Markus Brück (Faninal)