The Metropolitan Opera

Saturdays at 12:00 pm
The auditorium of the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. Photo: Jonathan Tichler/Metropolitan Opera

Since 1931, the Metropolitan Opera’s radio broadcasts have brought performances from New York City to listeners around the world.

From its opening in 1883, the Metropolitan Opera has been one of the world’s leading opera companies. Today, the Met continues to present 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 200 opera performances in New York which more than 800,000 people attend. 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:

DER ROSENKAVALIER (Strauss)

May 13, 2017

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

CYRANO DE BERGERAC (Alfano)

May 6, 2017

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

DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER (Wagner)

April 29, 2017

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

EUGENE ONEGIN (Tchaikovsky)

April 22, 2017

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

AIDA (Verdi)

April 15, 2017

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

FIDELIO (Beethoven)

April 1, 2017

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

IDOMENEO (Mozart)

March 25, 2017

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

GUILLAUME TELL (Rossini)

March 18, 2017

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

LA TRAVIATA (Verdi)

March 11, 2017

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

WERTHER (Massenet)

March 4, 2017

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

RUSALKA (Dvořák)

February 24, 2017

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

I PURITANI (Bellini)

February 18, 2017

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

CARMEN (Bizet)

February 11, 2017

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

RIGOLETTO (Verdi)

February 4, 2017

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

There are no upcoming broadcasts at the moment.