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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.
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Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer
June 10, 2023
Season Finale: Following his acclaimed 2019 performances as Alberich in the Ring cycle, bass-baritone Tomasz Konieczny stars as the accursed Dutchman in Wagner’s eerie drama.
Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte
June 3, 2023
One of opera’s most beloved works receives its first new Met staging in 19 years.
Terence Blanchard’s Champion
May 27, 2023
Bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green is the young boxer Emile Griffith, who rises from obscurity to become a world champion.
Mozart’s Don Giovanni
May 20, 2023
Maestro Nathalie Stutzmann makes her Met debut conducting a star-studded cast led by baritone Peter Mattei as a magnetic Don Giovanni.
May 13, 2023
The mighty walls and towering monuments of Ancient Egypt once again fill the Met stage, as Verdi’s great spectacle returns.
Puccini’s La Bohème
May 6, 2023
Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Puccini’s timeless tragedy for the first time at the Met.
Britten’s Peter Grimes
April 29, 2023
Benjamin Britten’s masterpiece delivers a tragically realistic rendering of the mistrust, misunderstandings, and dark secrets that lurk within even the closest communities
April 22, 2023
The opera that announced the young Mozart’s genius to the world returns to the Met stage, with acclaimed maestro Manfred Honeck making a notable company debut on the podium
Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier
April 15, 2023
A dream cast assembles for Strauss’s grand Viennese comedy.
April 8, 2023
Sparks are sure to fly as some of opera’s most electrifying artists light up Puccini’s classic thriller.
April 1, 2023
Baritone Michael Volle stars as the caddish knight Falstaff, gleefully tormented by a trio of clever women who deliver his comeuppance.
March 25, 2023
Sonya Yoncheva stars in the dynamite title role of Bellini’s Norma alongside Ekaterina Gubanova (Adalgisa), Michael Spyres (Pollione), and Christian Van Horn (Oroveso). Maurizio Benini conducts.
March 18, 2023
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).
Verdi’s La traviata
March 11, 2023
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).
Listeners’ Choice: Donizetti’s La Favorita
March 4, 2023
Shirley Verrett (Leonora), Luciano Pavarotti (Fernando), and Sherrill Milnes (Alfonso), headline this dazzling 1978 performance.
Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
February 25, 2023
Keri-Lynn Wilson conducts this Dmitri Shostakovich performance from October 12, 2022 starring Svetlana Sozdateleva.
Verdi’s Don Carlo
February 18, 2023
In a performance from Fall 2022, Russell Thomas stars in the title role.
Celebrating Franco Zeffirelli
February 11, 2023
The Met commemorates the centenary of Franco Zeffirelli’s birth with a special presentation drawn from the company’s radio archives.
February 4, 2023
Sherrill Milnes, a definite Verdi baritone, stars in the title role of Giuseppe Verdi‘s opera setting of Shakespeare‘s Macbeth. Martina Arroyo (Lady Macbeth), Ruggero Raimondi (Banquo), and Franco Tagliavini (Macduff) costar in this historic 1973 performance conducted by Francesco Molinari-Pradelli.