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Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts


Your vibrant home for grand opera is back! Broadcasts of Metropolitan Opera performances can be enjoyed every Saturday afternoons at 1 p.m. on NEPM 88.5. Enjoy perennial favorites like Puccini’s La Bohème and Mozart's The Magic Flute. Experience new works including Fire Shut Up in My Bones by Terence Blanchard. All season long, you’ll thrill to the sounds of the most talented singers and greatest composers.

Stacey Tappan as Little Stone, Erin Morley as Eurydice, Ronnita Miller as Big Stone,and Chad Shelton as Loud Stone in Matthew Aucoin's "Eurydice." Photo: Marty Sohl / Met Opera

December 4: Aucoin’s Eurydice – Network Broadcast- Premiere
Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Erin Morley (Eurydice), Joshua Hopkins (Orpheus), Jakub Józef Orliński (Orpheus's Double), Nathan Berg (Father), Barry Banks (Hades)

December 11: Puccini’s Tosca
Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Sondra Radvanovsky (Tosca), Brian Jagde (Cavaradossi), Evgeny Nikitin (Scarpia), Patrick Carfizzi (Sacristan)

December 18: Mozart’s The Magic Flute – abridged English-language version
Jane Glover; Matthew Polenzani (Tamino), Hera Hyesang Park (Pamina), Rolando Villazón (Papageno), Morris Robinson (Sarastro), Kathryn Lewek (Queen of the Night), Rodell Rosel (Monostatos), Patrick Carfizzi (Speaker)

December 25: Aida at the Met
Highlights from great Met broadcasts of Verdi’s Aida in celebration of the 90th anniversary of Met broadcasts and the 150th anniversary of Aida

January 1, 2022: Massenet’s Cinderella – abridged English-language version
Emmanuel Villaume; Isabel Leonard (Cinderella), Emily D'Angelo (Prince Charming), Stephanie Blythe (Madame de la Haltière), Laurent Naouri (Pandolfe), Jessica Pratt (Fairy Godmother)

Will Liverman as Charles in a scene from Act II of Terence Blanchard's "Fire Shut Up in My Bones." Photo: Ken Howard / Met Opera

January 8: Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in my Bones – Network Broadcast Premiere
Performance from October 23, 2021
Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Will Liverman (Charles), Angel Blue (Destiny/Loneliness/Greta), Latonia Moore (Billie)

January 15: Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro
Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Ryan McKinny (Figaro), Lucy Crowe (Susanna), Golda Schultz (Countess Almaviva), Christian Gerhaher (Count Almaviva), Anna Stéphany (Cherubino), Elizabeth Bishop (Marcellina),  Maurizio Muraro (Dr. Bartolo)

La Boheme
A scene from Act II of Puccini's "La Bohème." Photo: Evan Zimmerman / Met Opera

January 22: Puccini’s La Bohème
Carlo Rizzi; Maria Agresta (Mimì), Charles Castronovo (Rodolfo), Gabriella Reyes (Musetta), Lucas Meachem (Marcello), Peter Kellner (Colline), Alexander Birch Elliott (Schaunard),  Donald Maxwell (Benoit/Alcindoro)

January 29: Verdi’s Rigoletto
Daniele Rustioni; Quinn Kelsey (Rigoletto), Rosa Feola (Gilda), Piotr Beczała (The Duke of Mantua), Andrea Mastroni (Sparafucile), Varduhi Abrahamyan (Maddalena)