The Met Opera on All Classical

The Met Opera: Terence Blanchard's Fire Shut Up in My Bones, photo courtesy of the Met
The Met Opera: Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones, photo courtesy of the Met

All Classical Radio 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.

All Classical Radio’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.


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2023-24 Met Opera Saturday Matinee Radio Broadcasts

Hosted by All Classical Radio’s Dylan Bodnarick.

All opera broadcasts begin at 10:00 AM PT unless otherwise noted.

All Classical will not broadcast the December 23, 2023, performance, as the station will be celebrating the annual Festival of Carols.

All Classical Radio’s Dylan Bodnarick

December 9
Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas – New Production/Met Premiere
Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Ailyn Pérez (Florencia), Gabriella Reyes (Rosalba), Mario Chang (Arcadio), Mattia Olivieri (Riolobo), Nancy Fabiola Herrera (Paula), Michael Chioldi (Álvaro), Greer Grimsley (Captain)


December 16
Mozart’s The Magic Flute – abridged English-language version
Patrick Furrer; Piotr Buszewski (Tamino), Janai Brugger (Pamina), Rolando Villazón (Papageno), Brindley Sherratt (Sarastro), Kathryn Lewek (Queen of the Night), Brenton Ryan (Monostatos), Patrick Carfizzi (Speaker)


December 30
Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro (Honoring the centenaries of Cesare Siepi and Victoria de los Angeles with a performance from April 7, 1956)
Max Rudolf; Cesare Siepi (Figaro), Victoria de los Angeles (Countess Almaviva), Nadine Conner (Susanna), Frank Guarrera (Count Almaviva), Mildred Miller (Cherubino)


January 6, 2024
Verdi’s Nabucco
Daniele Callegari; George Gagnidze (Nabucco), Liudmyla Monastyrska (Abigaille), Dmitry Belosselskiy (Zaccaria), SeokJong Baek (Ismaele), Maria Barakova (Fenena)


January 13
Puccini’s La Bohème
Marco Armiliato; Elena Stikhina (Mimì), Joseph Calleja (Rodolfo), Kristina Mkhitaryan (Musetta), Adam Plachetka (Marcello), Krzysztof Bączyk (Colline), Rodion Pogossov (Schaunard), Donald Maxwell (Benoit/Alcindoro)


January 20
Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking – New Production/Met Premiere (Performance from October 21, 2023)
Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Joyce DiDonato (Sister Helen Prejean), Ryan McKinny (Joseph De Rocher), Susan Graham (Mrs. Patrick De Rocher), Latonia Moore (Sister Rose)


January 27
Bizet’s Carmen – New Production
Daniele Rustioni; Aigul Akhmetshina (Carmen), Piotr Beczała (Don José), Angel Blue (Micaëla), Kyle Ketelsen (Escamillo)


February 3
Anthony Davis’s X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X – New Production/Met Premiere
Performance from November 18, 2023
Kazem Abdullah; Will Liverman (Malcolm), Victor Ryan Robertson (Elijah/Street), Leah Hawkins (Louise/Betty), Raehann Bryce-Davis (Ella), Michael Sumuel (Reginald)


February 10
Valentines from the Met: Great Love Duets
Romantic moments in memorable performances from the Met’s radio archives


February 17
Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera 
Performance from fall 2023
Carlo Rizzi; Charles Castronovo (Gustavo III), Angela Meade (Amelia), Quinn Kelsey (Count Anckarström), Liv Redpath (Oscar), Olesya Petrova (Ulrica)


February 24
Mozart and Beethoven in Concert at the Met (Mozart’s Requiem from February 24, 2023 and the finale of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 from March 14, 2022)
Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Golda Schultz, Emily D’Angelo, Dmytro Popov, Vladyslav Buialskyi / Elza van den Heever, Jamie Barton, Piotr Beczala, Ryan Speedo Green


March 2
Listeners’ Choice: Great Met Broadcasts
Opera TBA 


March 9 – airs at 9:00 AM PT
Verdi’s La Forza del Destino – New Production
Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Lise Davidsen (Leonora), Brian Jagde (Don Alvaro), Igor Golovatenko (Don Carlo di Vargas), Soloman Howard (Marquis of Calatrava/Padre Guardiano), Judit Kutasi (Preziosilla), Patrick Carfizzi (Fra Melitone)


March 16
Puccini’s Turandot
Oksana Lyniv; Elena Pankratova (Turandot), SeokJong Baek (Calàf), Aleksandra Kurzak (Liù),Vitalij Kowaljow (Timur)


March 23
Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette
Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Nadine Sierra (Juliette), Benjamin Bernheim (Roméo), Will Liverman (Mercutio), Alfred Walker (Frère Laurent), Samantha Hankey (Stéphano), Frederick Ballentine (Tybalt)


March 30 
Verdi’s Requiem
Performance from September 27, 2023 
Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Leah Hawkins, Karen Cargill, Matthew Polenzani, Dmitry Belosselskiy


April 6
Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore
Performance from April 6, 1974
Max Rudolf; Luciano Pavarotti (Nemorino), Judith Blegen (Adina), John Reardon (Belcore), Ezio Flagello (Dr. Dulcamara)


April 13
J. Strauss’s Die Fledermaus
Celebrating the opera’s 150th anniversary with a performance from December 31, 1986
Jeffrey Tate; Kiri Te Kanawa (Rosalinde), Håkan Hagegård (Eisenstein), Judith Blegen (Adele), Tatiana Troyanos (Prince Orlofsky), David Rendall (Alfred), Michael Devlin (Dr. Falke)


April 20
Puccini’s La Rondine
Speranza Scappucci; Angel Blue (Magda), Jonathan Tetelman (Ruggero), Emily Pogorelc (Lisette), Bekhzod Davronov (Prunier)


April 27
Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones
Performance from spring 2024
Evan Rogister; Ryan Speedo Green (Charles), Latonia Moore (Billie), Brittany Renee (Destiny/Loneliness/Greta)


May 4
John Adams’s El Niño – New Production/Met Premiere
Marin Alsop; Julia Bullock (Soprano), Daniela Mack (Mezzo-Soprano), Davóne Tines (Bass-Baritone), Key’mon W. Murrah (Countertenor), Siman Chung (Countertenor), Eric Jurenas (Countertenor)


May 11
Puccini’s Madama Butterfly
Xian Zhang; Asmik Grigorian (Cio-Cio-San), Jonathan Tetelman (Pinkerton), Elizabeth DeShong (Suzuki), Lucas Meachem (Sharpless)


May 18
Kevin Puts’s The Hours
Kensho Watanabe; Renée Fleming (Clarissa Vaughan), Joyce DiDonato (Virginia Woolf), Kelli O’Hara (Laura Brown), Kyle Ketelsen (Richard), Sean Panikkar (Leonard Woolf), Brandon Cedel (Dan Brown), William Burden (Louis)


May 25
Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West
Performance from October 27, 2018
Marco Armiliato; Eva-Maria Westbroek (Minnie), Jonas Kaufmann (Dick Johnson), Željko Lučić (Jack Rance), Carlo Bosi (Nick), Michael Todd Simpson (Sonora), Matthew Rose (Ashby), Oren Gradus (Jake Wallace)


June 1
Massenet’s Cinderella
Performance from January 1, 2022
Emmanuel Villaume; Isabel Leonard (Cinderella), Emily D’Angelo (Prince Charming), Stephanie Blythe (Madame de la Haltière), Laurent Naouri (Pandolfe), Jessica Pratt (Fairy Godmother)


June 8
Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice
Christian Curnyn; Anthony Roth Costanzo (Orfeo), Ying Fang (Euridice), Elena Villalón (Amore)


Learn more at metopera.org.



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