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:
- Metropolitan Opera (winter)
- Lyric Opera of Chicago (May-July)
- LA Opera on Air (July-August)
- San Francisco Opera (August-October)
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.