The Metropolitan Opera Saturday Matinee Broadcasts #PublicRadioBroadcastingDay

The Metropolitan Opera launched its Saturday Matinee Broadcasts in 1931. They are the longest-running classical radio series in American broadcast history.

Beginning December 5, 2020, and continuing for 27 consecutive Saturdays, listeners can tune in to hear the world’s greatest opera stars in exhilarating performances originally broadcast live from the Met stage. Highlights include beloved operas by Puccini, Verdi, and Mozart; dazzling bel canto works; and rarely heard operas by Prokofiev, Strauss, and Philip Glass. Remarkable moments from recent and past seasons include the radio broadcast debuts of Anna Netrebko, Leontyne Price, and Franco Corelli, as well as Renée Fleming’s final bow as Strauss’s Marschallin. Host Mary Jo Heath and commentator Ira Siff return with insightful commentary and intermission features, including interviews with Met stars.

Check out the full schedule for this season and find your local station here.


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