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

      Program Schedule 2015-2016

      December 5, 2015, noon

      Puccini's LA BOHČME

      Paolo Carignani; Barbara Frittoli, Ana María Martínez, Ramón Vargas, Levente Molnár, Alexey Lavrov, Christian Van Horn, John Del Carlo.

      December 12, 2015, noon

      Verdi's RIGOLETTO

      Roberto Abbado; Nadine Sierra, Nancy Fabiola Herrera, Piotr Beczala, Željko Lučić, Dimitry Ivashchenko.

      December 19, 2015, noon

      Rossini's LA DONNA DEL LAGO

      Michele Mariotti; Joyce DiDonato, Daniela Barcellona, Lawrence Brownlee, John Osborn, Oren Gradus.

      December 26, 2015, noon

      Rossini's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE

      Antony Walker; Isabel Leonard, Taylor Stayton, Elliot Madore, Valeriano Lanchas, Robert Pomakov.

      January 2, 2016, noon

      J. Strauss, Jr.'s DIE FLEDERMAUS

      James Levine; Susanna Phillips, Lucy Crowe, Susan Graham, Toby Spence, Dimitri Pittas, Paulo Szot, Alan Opie.

      January 9, 2016, noon

      Donizetti's ANNA BOLENA

      Marco Armiliato; Sondra Radvanovsky, Jamie Barton, Tamara Mumford, Stephen Costello, Ildar Abdrazakov.

      January 16, 2016, noon

      Bizet's LES PĘCHEURS DE PERLES (New Production)

      Gianandrea Noseda; Diana Damrau, Matthew Polenzani, Mariusz Kwiecien, Nicolas Testé.

      January 23, 2016, noon (Performance from October 31, 2015)

      Wagner's TANNHÄUSER

      James Levine; Eva-Maria Westbroek, Michelle DeYoung, Johan Botha, Peter Mattei, Günther Groissböck.

      January 30, 2016, noon

      Puccini's TURANDOT

      Paolo Carignani; Nina Stemme, Anita Hartig, Marco Berti, Alexander Tsymbalyuk.

      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.