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.

Janáček’s ‘From the House of the Dead’

April 17, 2021

From 2009: Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts this performance starring Stefan Margita (Filka Morozov/Kuzmich), Eric Stoklossa (Alyeya), Peter Mattei (Shishkov), and Willard White (Gorianchikov).

Strauss’s ‘Die Frau ohne Schatten’

April 24, 2021

From 2013: Anne Schwanewilms (Empress), Ildikó Komlósi (Nurse), and Christine Goerke (Dyer’s Wife) star, Vladimir Jurowski conducts.

Donizetti’s ‘Roberto Devereux’

May 1, 2021

Maurizio Benini conducts; Sondra Radvanovsky (Elisabetta), Elīna Garanča (Sara), Matthew Polenzani (Roberto), and Mariusz Kwiecien (Duke of Nottingham) star.

Anna Netrebko Puccini Gala

May 8, 2021

Star soprano Anna Netrebko performs Puccini highlights from La bohème, Tosca, and Turandot.