The Met Opera Radio Schedule

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December 4, 2021 – June 11, 2022

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December

December 4, 2021
EURYDICE (Matthew Aucoin)
Libretto by Sarah Ruhl

New Production/Met Premiere
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

Erin Morley (Eurydice)
Joshua Hopkins (Orpheus)
Jakub Józef Orliński (Orpheus’s Double)
Nathan Berg (Father)
Barry Banks (Hades)

Approx. Length: 3 hours

December 11, 2021
TOSCA (Puccini)

Performance from Apr 11, 2020
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

Sondra Radvanovsky (Tosca)
Brian Jagde (Cavaradossi)
Evgeny Nikitin (Scarpia)
Patrick Carfizzi (Sacristan)

Approx. Length: 3 hours

December 18, 2021
THE MAGIC FLUTE (Mozart)
Abridged English-language version

Performance from Dec 26, 2020
Jane Glover, conductor

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)

Approx. Length: 2 hours

December 25, 2021
AIDA at the Met (Verdi)

Network Premiere

Highlights from great Met Aida broadcasts in celebration of the 90th anniversary of Met broadcasts and the 150th anniversary of Aida

Approx. Length: TBD

January 2022

January 1, 2022
CINDERELLA (Massenet)
Abridged English-language version by Kelley Rourke

Network Premiere
Emmanuel Villaume, conductor

Isabel Leonard (Cinderella)
Emily D’Angelo (Prince Charming)
Stephanie Blythe (Madame de la Haltière)
Laurent Naouri (Pandolfe)
Jessica Pratt (Fairy Godmother)

Approx. Length: 2 hours 47 minutes

January 8, 2022
FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES (Terence Blanchard)
Libretto by Kasi Lemmons

New Production/Met Premiere
Performance from October 23, 2021
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

Will Liverman (Charles)
Angel Blue (Destiny/Loneliness/Greta)
Latonia Moore (Billie)
Walter Russell III (Char’es-Baby)

Approx. Length: 3 hours

January 15, 2022
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (Mozart)

Performance from Mar 13, 2021
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

Ryan McKinny (Figaro)
Lucy Crowe (Susanna)
Golda Schultz (Countess Almaviva)
Christian Gerhaher (Count Almaviva)
Anna Stéphany (Cherubino)
Elizabeth Bishop (Marcellina)
Giuseppe Filianoti (Don Basilio)
Maurizio Muraro (Dr. Bartolo)

Approx. Length: 3 hours 36 minutes

January 22, 2022
LA BOHÈME (Puccini)

Performance from Apr 10, 2021
Carlo Rizzi, conductor

Maria Agresta (Mimì)
Charles Castronovo (Rodolfo)
Gabriella Reyes (Musetta)
Lucas Meachem (Marcello)
Peter Kellner (Colline)
Alexander Birch Elliott (Schaunard)
Donald Maxwell (Benoit/Alcindoro)

Approx. Length: 3 hours 13 minutes

January 29, 2022
RIGOLETTO (Verdi)
New Production

Performance from Apr 10, 2021
Daniele Rustioni, conductor

Quinn Kelsey (Rigoletto)
Rosa Feola (Gilda)
Piotr Beczała (The Duke of Mantua)
Andrea Mastroni (Sparafucile)
Varduhi Abrahamyan (Maddalena)

Approx. Length: 3 hours 13 minutes

February 5, 2022
The Met’s First Decade On the Air

Network Premiere

Highlights from historic Met broadcasts

Approx. Length: TBD

February 12, 2022
REQUIEM (Verdi)

Performance from September 11, 2021
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

Ailyn Pérez
Michelle DeYoung
Matthew Polenzani
Eric Owens

Approx. Length: 1 hours 45 minutes

February 19, 2022
BORIS GODUNOV (Mussorgsky)

Performance from October 9, 2021
Sebastian Weigle, conductor

René Pape (Boris)
David Butt Philip (Grigory)
Ain Anger (Pimen)
Maxim Paster (Shuisky)
Aleksey Bogdanov (Shchelkalov)
Ryan Speedo Green (Varlaam)

Approx. Length: 2 hours 30 minutes

February 26, 2022
Celebrating Black History Month: Groundbreaking Artists on the Air

Network Premiere

Broadcast highlights from some of the Met’s most revered African American stars

Approx. Length: TBD

March 5, 2022
Listeners’ Choice: Great Met Broadcasts
Opera TBA

Approx. Length: TBD

March 12, 2022
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS (R. Strauss)

Performance from May 7, 2011
Marek Janowski, conductor

Lise Davidsen (Ariadne)
Brandon Jovanovich (Bacchus)
Brenda Rae (Zerbinetta)
Sean Michael Plumb (Harlequin)
Isabel Leonard (Composer)
Johannes Martin Kränzle (Music Master)
Sir Thomas Allen (The Major-Domo)

Approx. Length: 3 hours, 4 minutes

March 19, 2022
RODELINDA (Handel)

Performance from December 3, 2011
Harry Bicket, conductor

Elza van den Heever (Rodelinda)
Iestyn Davies (Bertarido)
Paul Appleby (Grimoaldo)
Jamie Barton (Eduige)
Anthony Roth Costanzo (Unulfo)
Adam Plachetka (Garibaldo)

Approx. Length: 4 hours, 6 minutes

March 26, 2022
DON CARLOS (Verdi)

New Production/Met Premiere
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

Matthew Polenzani (Don Carlos)
Sonya Yoncheva (Élisabeth de Valois)
Eric Owens (Philippe II)
Elīna Garanča (La Princesse Eboli)
Etienne Dupuis (Rodrigue)
John Relyea (Le grand Inquisiteur)

Approx. Length: 5 hours, 14 minutes

April 2, 2022
EUGENE ONEGIN (Tchaikovsky)

Performance from April 22, 2017
James Gaffigan, conductor

Igor Golovatenko (Onegin)
Ailyn Pérez (Tatiana)
Piotr Beczała (Lenski)
Varduhi Abrahamyan (Olga)
Ain Anger (Prince Gremin)

Approx. Length: 3 hours, 50 minutes

April 9, 2022
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (Mozart)

Performance from January 15, 2022
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

Christian Van Horn (Figaro)
Aida Garifullina (Susanna)
Federica Lombardi (Countess Almaviva)
Gerald Finley (Count Almaviva)
Sasha Cooke (Cherubino)
Elizabeth Bishop (Marcellina)
Giuseppe Filianoti (Don Basilio)
Maurizio Muraro (Dr. Bartolo)

Approx. Length: 3 hours, 36 minutes

April 16, 2022
ELEKTRA (R. Strauss)

Performance from March 17, 2018
Donald Runnicles, conductor

Nina Stemme (Elektra)
Lise Davidsen (Chrysothemis)
Michaela Schuster (Klytämnestra)
Greer Grimsley (Orest)
Stefan Vinke (Aegisth)

Approx. Length: 2 hours, 4 minutes

April 23, 2022
The Gershwins’ PORGY AND BESS

Performance from Fall 2021
David Robertson, conductor

Eric Owens (Porgy)
Angel Blue (Bess)
Alfred Walker (Crown)
Frederick Ballentine (Sportin’ Life)
Latonia Moore (Serena)
Janai Brugger (Clara)
Denyce Graves (Maria)
Ryan Speedo Green (Jake)

Approx. Length: 3 hours, 36 minutes

April 30, 2022
MADAMA BUTTERFLY (Puccini)

Performance from March 3, 2018
Alexander Soddy, conductor

Eleonora Buratto (Cio-Cio-San)
Brian Jagde (Pinkerton)
Elizabeth DeShong (Suzuki)
David Bizic (Sharpless)

Approx. Length: 3 hours, 6 minutes

May 7, 2022
TURANDOT (Puccini)

Performance from April 25, 2020
Marco Armiliato, conductor

Anna Netrebko (Turandot)
Yonghoon Lee (Calàf)
Ermonela Jaho (Liù)
Ferruccio Furlanetto (Timur)

Approx. Length: 3 hours, 26 minutes

May 14, 2022
DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG (Wagner)

Performance from Fall 2021
Antonio Pappano, conductor

Michael Volle (Hans Sachs)
Klaus Florian Vogt (Walther Von Stolzing)
Lise Davidsen (Eva)
Johannes Martin Kränzle (Beckmesser)
Georg Zeppenfeld (Pogner)
Paul Appleby (David)
Claudia Mahnke (Magdalene)
Martin Gantner (Kothner)
Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Nightwatchman)

Approx. Length: 5 hours, 40 minutes

May 21, 2022
LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR (Donizetti)

New Production
Performance from February 6, 2021
Riccardo Frizza, conductor

Nadine Sierra (Lucia)
Javier Camarena (Edgardo)
Artur Ruciński (Enrico)
Matthew Rose (Raimondo)

Approx. Length: 4 hours, 44 minutes

May 28, 2022
AKHNATEN (Philip Glass)

Performance from December 7, 2019
Karen Kamensek, conductor

Anthony Roth Costanzo (Akhnaten)
Rihab Chaieb (Nefertiti)
Zachary James (Amenhotep III)
Disella Lárusdóttir (Queen Tye)
Aaron Blake (High Priest of Amon)
Richard Bernstein (Aye)
Will Liverman (Horemhab)

Approx. Length: 3 hours, 35 minutes

June 4, 2022
HAMLET (Brett Dean)
Libretto by Matthew Jocelyn

New Production/Met Premiere
Nicholas Carter, conductor

Allan Clayton (Hamlet)
Brenda Rae (Ophelia)
Rod Gilfry (Claudius)
Sarah Connolly (Gertrude)
William Burden (Polonius)
Jacques Imbrailo (Horatio)
John Tomlinson (Ghost)
David Butt Philip (Laertes)
Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen (Rosencrantz)
Christopher Lowrey (Guildenstern)

Approx. Length: 3 hours, 34 minutes

June 11, 2022
THE RAKE’S PROGRESS (Stravinsky)

Performance from May 9, 2015
Susanna Mälkki, conductor

Ben Bliss (Tom Rakewell)
Golda Schultz (Anne Trulove)
Christian Van Horn (Nick Shadow)
Alice Coote (Baba the Turk)
James Creswell (Trulove)

Approx. Length: 3 hours, 24 minutes