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.

Prokofiev’s ‘War and Peace’

December 5, 2020

Anna Netrebko (Natasha), Gegam Grigorian (Bezukhov), and Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Andrei) star in this 2002 performance of Prokofiev’s adaptation of Tolstoy’s enduring masterwork. Valery Gergiev conducts.

Beethoven’s ‘Fidelio’

December 12, 2020

Sebastian Weigle conducts this 2017 performance starring Adrianne Pieczonka (Leonore), Hanna-Elisabeth Müller (Marzelline), and Klaus Florian Vogt (Florestan).

Humperdinck’s ‘Hansel and Gretel’

December 19, 2020

Donald Runnicles conducts this 2018 performance featuring Lisette Oropesa (Gretel), Tara Erraught (Hansel), Dolora Zajick (Gertrude), and Gerhard Siegel (Witch).

Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’ (abridged English-language version)

December 26, 2020

Erik Nielsen conducts this 2010 performance; Susanna Phillips (Pamina), Erika Miklósa (Queen of the Night), Russell Thomas (Tamino), and Alan Oke (Monostatos) star.