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:

Recent Programs

February 6, 2016, noon

Mascagni’s CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and Leoncavallo’s PAGLIACCI

‘Fabio Luisi; Violeta Urmana, Yonghoon Lee, Ambrogio Maestri; Barbara Frittoli, Roberto Alagna, George Gagnidze, Alexey Lavrov.

February 13, 2016, noon

Verdi’s IL TROVATORE

Marco Armiliato; Angela Meade, Dolora Zajick, Marcello Giordani, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Kwangchul Youn.

February 20, 2016, noon

Donizetti’s MARIA STUARDA

Riccardo Frizza; Sondra Radvanovsky, Elza van den Heever, Celso Albelo, Patrick Carfizzi, Kwangchul Youn.

February 27, 2016, noon

Berg’s LULU (New Production)

Lothar Koenigs; Marlis Petersen, Susan Graham, Daniel Brenna, Paul Groves, Johan Reuter, Franz Grundheber.

March 5, 2016, noon

Puccini’s MANON LESCAUT (New Production)

Fabio Luisi; Kristine Opolais, Jonas Kaufmann, Massimo Cavalletti, Brindley Sherratt.

March 12, 2016, noon

Donizetti’s DON PASQUALE

Maurizio Benini; Eleonora Buratto, Javier Camarena, Levente Molnár, Ambrogio Maestri.

March 19, 2016, noon

Donizetti’s L’ELISIR D’AMORE

Enrique Mazzola; Aleksandra Kurzak, Vittorio Grigolo, Adam Plachetka, Alessandro Corbelli.

March 26, 2016, noon

Mozart’s LE NOZZE DI FIGARO

Fabio Luisi; Amanda Majeski, Anita Hartig, Isabel Leonard, Luca Pisaroni, Mikhail Petrenko.

April 2, 2016, noon

Puccini’s MADAMA BUTTERFLY

Karel Mark Chichon; Kristine Opolais, Maria Zifchak, Roberto Alagna, Dwayne Croft.

April 9, 2016, noon

Verdi’s SIMON BOCCANEGRA

James Levine; Lianna Haroutounian, Joseph Calleja, Plácido Domingo, Ferruccio Furlanetto.

April 16, 2016, noon

Donizetti’s ROBERTO DEVEREUX (New Production)

Maurizio Benini; Sondra Radvanovsky, Elīna Garanča, Matthew Polenzani, Mariusz Kwiecien.

April 23, 2014 noon

Verdi’s OTELLO (New Production)

Adam Fischer; Hibla Gerzmava, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Alexey Dolgov, Željko Lučić, James Morris.

April 30, 2016, noon

R. Strauss’s ELEKTRA (New Production)

Esa-Pekka Salonen; Nina Stemme, Adrianne Pieczonka, Waltraud Meier, Burkhard Ulrich, Eric Owens.

May 7, 2016, noon

Mozart’s DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL

James Levine; Albina Shagimuratova, Kathleen Kim, Paul Appleby, TBA, Hans-Peter König, Matthias von Stegmann.