The Met Opera Radio Schedule

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The Metropolitan Opera broadcasts return to KHFM on Saturday, December 10 with the world premiere of “The Hours” from Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts and a lineup of superstars Renee Fleming, Kelli O’Hara and Joyce DiDonato. “The Hours,” adapted from Michael Cunningham’s praised novel, is one of several Met firsts, along with Cherubini’s “Medea” (January 7) and “Champion” by Terence Blanchard (April 29).

Join us on Saturdays through June 10 to hear new productions and premieres, all-star casts, and a Listeners’ Choice broadcast. Hosted by Debra Lew Harder.

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2022

December 10, 2022
Kevin Puts’ The Hours
New Production/Met Premiere

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

Renée Fleming (Clarissa Vaughan)
Kelli O’Hara (Laura Brown)
Joyce DiDonato (Virginia Woolf)
Kathleen Kim (Barbara / Mrs. Latch)
Sylvia D’Eramo (Kitty / Vanessa)
Denyce Graves (Sally)
John Holiday (Man Under the Arch / Hotel Clerk)
William Burden (Louis)
Sean Panikkar (Leonard Woolf)
Kyle Ketelsen (Richard)
Brandon Cedel (Dan Brown)

December 17, 2022
Verdi’s Rigoletto

Speranza Scappucci, conductor

Luca Salsi (Rigoletto)
Lisette Oropesa (Gilda)
Stephen Costello (Duke of Mantua)
John Relyea (Sparafucile)
Aigul Akhmetshina (Maddalena)

December 24, 2022
Mozart’s The Magic Flute
Abridged English-language version

Performance from Dec 16, 2022
Duncan Ward, conductor

Ben Bliss (Tamino)
Joélle Harvey (Pamina)
Joshua Hopkins (Papageno)
Soloman Howard (Sarastro)
Aleksandra Olczyk (Queen of the Night)
Rodell Rosel (Monostatos)
Alan Held (Speaker)

December 31, 2022
Met Debuts On The Air

Highlights of artists making their Metropolitan Opera debuts during live broadcasts

2023

January 2, 2023
Cherubini’s Medea
New Production/Met Premiere
Performance from October 22, 2022

Carlo Rizzi, conductor

Sondra Radvanovsky (Medea)
Matthew Polenzani (Giasone)
Ekaterina Gubanova (Neris)
Janai Brugger (Glauce)
Michele Pertusi (Creonte)

January 14, 2023
Giordano’s Fedora
New Production

Marco Armiliato, conductor

Sonya Yoncheva (Fedora)
Piotr Beczała (Loris Ipanoff)
Rosa Feola (Olga)
Artur Ruciński (De Siriex)

January 21, 2023
Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore

Michele Gamba, conductor

Javier Camarena (Nemorino)
Golda Schultz (Adina)
Davide Luciano (Belcore)
Ambrogio Maestri (Dulcamara)

January 28, 2023
Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites

Bertrand de Billy, conductor

Ailyn Pérez (Blanche de la Force)
Eva-Maria Westbroek (Mme. Lidoine)
Alice Coote (Mme. de Croissy)
Jamie Barton (Mère Marie)
Sabine Devieilhe (Constance)
Piotr Buszewski (Chevalier de la Force)
Laurent Naouri (Marquis de la Force)

February 4, 2023
Verdi’s Macbeth

Performance from February 3, 1973
Francesco Molinari-Pradelli, conductor

Sherrill Milnes (Macbeth)
Martina Arroyo (Lady Macbeth)
Ruggero Raimondi (Banquo)
Franco Tagliavini (Macduff)

February 11, 2023
Celebrating Franco Zeffirelli

The Met commemorates the centenary of Franco Zeffirelli’s birth with a special presentation drawn from the company’s radio archives

February 18, 2023
Verdi’s Don Carlo

Performance from Fall 2022
Carlo Rizzi, conductor

Russell Thomas (Don Carlo)
Eleonora Buratto (Elisabetta di Valois)
Peter Mattei (Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa)
Yulia Matochkina (Princess Eboli)
Günther Groissböck (King Filippo II)
John Relyea (The Grand Inquisitor)

February 25, 2023
Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Performance from October 12, 2022
Keri-Lynn Wilson, conductor

Svetlana Sozdateleva (Katerina Ismailova)
Brandon Jovanovich (Sergei)
John Relyea (Boris Ismailov)
Nikolai Schukoff (Zinovy Ismailov)
Alexey Shishlyaev (Police Sergeant)
Rodell Rosel (Shabby Peasant)
Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Old Convict)
Maria Barakova (Sonyetka)
Goran Jurić (Priest)

March 4, 2023
Listeners’ Choice: Great Met Broadcasts
Opera TBA

March 11, 2023
Verdi’s La Traviata

Nicola Luisotti, conductor

Angel Blue (Violetta Valéry)
Dmytro Popov (Alfredo Germont)
Artur Ruciński (Giorgio Germont)

March 18, 2023
Wagner’s Lohengrin
New Production

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

Piotr Beczała (Lohengrin)
Tamara Wilson (Elsa)
Christine Goerke (Ortrud)
Evgeny Nikitin (Telramund)
Günther Groissböck (Heinrich)
Brian Mulligan (Herald)

March 25, 2023
Bellini’s Norma

Maurizio Benini, conductor

Sonya Yoncheva (Norma)
Ekaterina Gubanova (Adalgisa)
Michael Spyres (Pollione)
Christian Van Horn (Oroveso)

April 1, 2023
Verdi’s Falstaff

Daniele Rustioni, conductor

Michael Volle (Falstaff)
Ailyn Pérez (Alice Ford)
Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Mistress Quickly)
Christopher Maltman (Ford)
Hera Hyesang Park (Nannetta)
Bogdan Volkov (Fenton)
Jennifer Johnson Cano (Meg Page)

April 8, 2023
Puccini’s Tosca

Domingo Hindoyan, conductor

Angela Gheorghiu (Tosca)
Yusif Eyvazov (Cavaradossi)
Željko Lučić (Scarpia)
Patrick Carfizzi (Sacristan)

April 15, 2023
Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier

Simone Young, conductor

Isabel Leonard (Octavian)
Lise Davidsen (Marschallin)
Günther Groissböck (Baron Ochs)
Erin Morley (Sophie)
Markus Brück (Faninal)
Katharine Goeldner (Annina)
Thomas Ebenstein (Valzacchi)
René Barbera (A Singer)

April 22, 2023
Mozart’s Idomeneo

Performance from Fall 2022
Manfred Honeck, conductor

Michael Spyres (Idomeneo)
Ying Fang (Ilia)
Federica Lombardi (Elettra)
Kate Lindsey (Idamante)
Paolo Fanale (Arbace)
Issachah Savage (High Priest)

April 29, 2023
Britten’s Peter Grimes

Performance from November 9, 2022
Nicholas Carter, conductor

Allan Clayton (Peter Grimes)
Nicole Car (Ellen Orford)
Adam Plachetka (Balstrode)

May 6, 2023
Puccini’s La Bohème

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

Eleonora Buratto (Mimì)
Stephen Costello (Rodolfo)
Kristina Mkhitaryan (Musetta)
Davide Luciano (Marcello)
Christian Van Horn (Colline)
Alexey Lavrov (Schaunard)
Donald Maxwell (Benoit/Alcindoro)

May 13, 2023
Verdi’s Aida

Paolo Carignani, conductor

Michelle Bradley (Aida)
Marcelo Álvarez (Radamès)
Olesya Petrova (Amneris)
George Gagnidze (Amonasro)
Christian Van Horn (Ramfis)
Krzysztof Bączyk (The King)

May 20, 2023
Mozart’s Don Giovanni
New Production

Nathalie Stutzmann, conductor

Peter Mattei (Don Giovanni)
Federica Lombardi (Donna Anna)
Adam Plachetka (Leporello)
Ana María Martínez (Donna Elvira)
Ben Bliss (Don Ottavio)
Ying Fang (Zerlina)
Alfred Walker (Masetto)
Alexander Tsymbalyuk (The Commendatore)

May 27, 2023
Terence Blanchard’s Champion
New Production/Met Premiere

Performance from April 29, 2023
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

Ryan Speedo Green (Young Emile Griffith)
Eric Owens (Emile Griffith)
Latonia Moore (Emelda Griffith)
Stephanie Blythe (Kathy Hagen)
Paul Groves (Howie Albert)
Eric Greene (Benny “Kid” Paret)

June 3, 2023
Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte
New Production

Nathalie Stutzmann, conductor

Lawrence Brownlee (Tamino)
Erin Morley (Pamina)
Thomas Oliemans (Papageno)
Stephen Milling (Sarastro)
Kathryn Lewek (Queen of the Night)
Brenton Ryan (Monostatos)
Alan Held (Sprecher)

June 10, 2023
Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer

Thomas Guggeis, conductor

Tomasz Konieczny (Holländer)
Elza van den Heever (Senta)
Dmitry Belosselskiy (Daland)
Eric Cutler (Erik)
Richard Trey Smagur (Steuermann)