The Metropolitan Opera

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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.

Celebrating Franco Zeffirelli

February 11, 2023, 12:00 pm

The Met commemorates the centenary of Franco Zeffirelli’s birth with a special presentation drawn from the company’s radio archives.

Verdi’s Don Carlo

February 18, 2023, 12:00 pm

In a performance from Fall 2022, Russell Thomas stars in the title role.

Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

February 25, 2023, 12:00 pm

Keri-Lynn Wilson conducts this Dmitri Shostakovich performance from October 12, 2022 starring Svetlana Sozdateleva.

Verdi’s La traviata

March 11, 2023, 12:00 pm

Dazzling soprano Angel Blue stars as Violetta in Verdi‘s stirring romantic tragedy. Nicola Luisotti conducts the Met Opera Orchestra and Dmytro Popov (Alfredo) and Artur Ruciński (Giorgio).

Wagner’s Lohengrin

March 18, 2023, 11:00 am

Met music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Piotr Beczała (Lohengrin), Tamara Wilson (Elsa), Christine Goerke (Ortrud), Evgeny Nikitin (Telramund), Günther Groissböck (Heinrich), and Brian Mulligan (Herald).

Bellini’s Norma

March 25, 2023, 11:00 am

Sonya Yoncheva stars in the dynamite title role alongside Ekaterina Gubanova (Adalgisa), Michael Spyres (Pollione), and Christian Van Horn (Oroveso). Maurizio Benini conducts.