Launched in 1931, the Metropolitan Opera’s Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical music program in radio history. The 82st season kicked off December 3, 2011, with Handel’s Rodelinda, starring Renée Fleming, Stephanie Blythe, and Andreas Scholl. Twenty-three broadcasts will be presented on the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network through May 5, 2012. Margaret Juntwait, pictured, returns as the series’s host for her eighth season, joined by commentator Ira Siff.
The Metropolitan Opera Saturday broadcasts air every Saturday morning throughout the season at 10 a.m. (unless otherwise noted). Click this Metropolitan Opera link for more information.