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.

Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades

December 14, 2019

Vasily Petrenko leads this performance of Tchaikovsky’s thrilling opera, which stars Lise Davidsen (Lisa), Larissa Diadkova (Countess), and Yusif Eyvazov (Hermann).

Verdi’s Macbeth

December 21, 2019

Željko Lučić and Anna Netrebko star as opera’s most conniving, fearsome couple in this performance of Verdi’s Macbeth led by conductor Marco Armiliato.

Mozart’s Magic Flute

December 28, 2019

This performance of Mozart’s beloved opera stars David Portillo (Tamino), Ying Fang (Pamina), Joshua Hopkins (Papageno), and Kathryn Lewek (Queen of the Night), and is conducted by Lothar Koenigs.