Saturday Matinee Broadcasts: The Met Opera

Photo from Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites. Courtesy of the Met Opera.

All Classical Portland is proud to share performances by the Metropolitan Opera, based in New York City, on the radio. Join us weekly on Saturdays at 10:00 AM PT (December through June) for a variety of productions performed by one of the country’s premiere opera companies.

Launched in 1931, the Metropolitan Opera’s Saturday Matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical music program in radio history. Learn more at metopera.org.


Tune in at 89.9 FM in Portland or anywhere in the world via our website’s live player.


All Classical Portland’s Metropolitan Opera broadcasts are made possible by a gift from the Buckmaster Trust, honoring the life and legacy of Duane Buckmaster, who reveled in the magic of opera, and fly-fishing for the wily trout. Buck loved both in full measure.


2022-23 Met Opera Saturday Matinee Radio Broadcasts

Debra Lew Harder hosts. All opera broadcasts begin at 10:00 AM PT unless otherwise noted.


Puts’ The Hours

December 10, 2022

The Met’s 2022-23 Saturday broadcast season opens with the live network broadcast premiere of The Hours by Kevin Puts. Renée Fleming, Kelli O’Hara, and Joyce DiDonato star in the Met’s staging of the opera, conducted by Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.


Verdi’s Rigoletto

December 17, 2022

Lisette Oropesa, Aigul Akhmetshina, Stephen Costello, Luca Salsi, Andrea Mastroni, Speranza Scappucci conducting.


Cherubini’s Medea

January 7, 2023

Sondra Radvanovsky, Janai Brugger, Ekaterina Gubanova, Matthew Polenzani, Michele Pertusi, Carlo Rizzi conducting.


Giordano’s Fedora

January 14, 2023

Sonya Yoncheva, Rosa Feola, Piotr Beczała, Artur Ruciński, Marco Armiliato conducting.


Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore

January 21, 2023

Golda Schultz, Javier Camarena, Davide Luciano, Ambrogio Maestri, Michele Gamba conducting.


Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites

January 28, 2023

Ailyn Pérez, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Sabine Devieilhe, Jamie Barton, Alice Coote, Piotr Buszewski, Laurent Naouri, Bertrand de Billy conducting.


Verdi’s Macbeth

February 4, 2023

Martina Arroyo, Franco Tagliavinii, Sherrill Milnes, Ruggero Raimondi, Francesco Molinari-Pradelli conducting. Performance from February 3, 1973.


Celebrating Franco Zeffirelli

February 11, 2023

Archival Broadcast. Program TBA.


Verdi’s Don Carlo

February 18, 2023

Eleonora Buratto, Anita Rachvelishvili, Russell Thomas, Peter Mattei, Günther Groissböck, John Relyea, Carlo Rizzi conducting.


Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

February 25, 2023

Eva-Maria Westbroek, Brandon Jovanovich, Nikolai Schukoff, John Relyea, Maria Barakova, Rodell Rosel, Goran Jurić, Alexey Shishlyaev, Alexander Tsymbalyuk, Keri-Lynn Wilson conducting.


Listeners’ Choice: Great Met Broadcasts

March 4, 2023

Program TBA.


Verdi’s La Traviata

March 11, 2023

Angel Blue, Dmytro Popov, Artur Ruciński, Nicola Luisotti conducting.


Wagner’s Lohengrin

March 18, 2023 | 9:00 AM PT

Tamara Wilson, Christine Goerke, Piotr Beczała, Evgeny Nikitin, Brian Mulligan, Günther Groissböck, Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting.


Bellini’s Norma

March 25, 2023 | 9:00 AM PT

Sonya Yoncheva, Ekaterina Gubanova, Michael Spyres, Christian Van Horn, Maurizio Benini conducting.


Verdi’s Falstaff

April 1, 2023

Hera Hyesang Park, Ailyn Pérez, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Jennifer Johnson Cano, Bogdan Volkov, Michael Volle, Christopher Maltman, Daniele Rustioni conducting.


Puccini’s Tosca

April 8, 2023

Angela Gheorghiu, Yusif Eyvazov, Željko Lučić, Patrick Carfizzi, Domingo Hindoyan conducting.


Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier

April 15, 2023 | 9:00 AM PT

Lise Davidsen, Isabel Leonard, Erin Morley, Katharine Goeldner, René Barbera, Thomas Ebenstein, Markus Brück, Günther Groissböck, Simone Young conducting.


Mozart’s Idomeneo

April 22, 2023

Ying Fang, Federica Lombardi, Kate Lindsey, Michael Spyres, Paolo Fanale, Issachah Savage, Manfred Honeck conducting. Performance from Fall 2022.


Blanchard’s Champion

April 29, 2023

Latonia Moore, Ryan Speedo Green, Eric Owens, Stephanie Blythe, Paul Groves, Eric Greene, Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting.


Puccini’s La Bohème

May 6, 2023

Eleonora Buratto, Kristina Mkhitaryan, Stephen Costello, Davide Luciano, Alexey Lavrov, Christian Van Horn, Donald Maxwell, Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting.


Verdi’s Aida

May 13, 2023

Michelle Bradley, Olesya Petrova, Marcelo Álvarez, George Gagnidze, Christian Van Horn, Krzysztof Bączyk, Paolo Carignani conducting.


Mozart’s Don Giovanni

May 20, 2023

Federica Lombardi, Ana María Martínez, Ying Fang, Ben Bliss, Peter Mattei, Adam Plachetka, Alfred Walker, Alexander Tsymbalyuk, Nathalie Stutzmann conducting.


Britten’s Peter Grimes

May 27, 2023

Nicole Car, Allan Clayton, Adam Plachetka, Nicholas Carter conducting.


Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte

June 3, 2023

Erin Morley, Kathryn Lewek, Lawrence Brownlee, Thomas Oliemans, Alan Held, Stephen Milling, Brenton Ryan, Nathalie Stutzmann conducting.


Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer

June 10, 2023

Elza van den Heever, Eric Cutler, Richard Trey Smagur, Tomasz Konieczny, Dmitry Belosselskiy, Thomas Guggeis conducting.


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