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La Bohème | Metropolitan Opera

Feb 18, 2018
Sonya Yonceva on set in La Bohème
Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

Sat., Feb. 24 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, with a series of exciting casts.

Parsifal | Metropolitan Opera

Feb 14, 2018
Scene on set from Parsifal
Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

Sat., Feb. 17 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | Wagner’s final opera is a musical journey unlike any other.

L’Elisir d’Amore | Metropolitan Opera

Feb 4, 2018
Pretty Yende on stage performing
Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera

Sat., Feb. 10 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | The story combines comic archetypes with a degree of genuine character development rare in works of this type.

Il Trovatore | Metropolitan Opera

Jan 28, 2018
Main character Yonghoon Lee as Manrico in Il Trovatore
Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera

Sat., Feb. 3 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | Sir David McVicar’s exhilarating production of Verdi’s thrilling depiction of life on the edge 

Tosca | Metropolitan Opera

Jan 21, 2018
Set model for new production Tosca
Courtesy / Metropolitan Opera Technical Department

Sat., Jan. 27 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | This new production offers a splendid backdrop for two extraordinary sopranos sharing the title role of the jealous prima donna.

Thaïs | Metropolitan Opera

Jan 14, 2018

Sat., Jan. 20 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | Ailyn Pérez is the alluring courtesan and Gerald Finley is the holy man who tries to resist her powers of seduction in Massenet’s tale of sensuality versus spirituality. Emmanuel Villaume conducts.

Scene on set from Leoncavallo's "Pagliacci."
Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera

Sat., Jan. 13 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | Roberto Alagna takes on the leading tenor roles in both parts of opera’s most popular double bill.

Hansel and Gretel | Metropolitan Opera

Dec 31, 2017
Scene on set from Hansel and Gretel
Cory Weaver / Metropolitan Opera

Sat., Jan. 6 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | A Met English-language holiday presentation, Richard Jones’s clever production of Humperdinck’s fairy-tale opera is based on the Brothers Grimm story. 

Le Nozze di Figaro | Metropolitan Opera

Dec 20, 2017
Scene on set from Le Nozze di Figaro
Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

Sat., Dec. 23 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | Mozart’s comic yet profound look at human nature and one crazy day in a wealthy Spanish household.

Verdi Requiem | Metropolitan Opera

Dec 1, 2017
Music director directing his musicians
Jonathan Tichler / Metropolitan Opera

Sat., Dec. 2 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | The performances of Verdi’s Requiem are dedicated to the memory of Dmitri Hvorostovsky. 

The Magic Flute | Metropolitan Opera

Dec 1, 2017
Main character Papageno performing
Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera

Sat., Dec. 9 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | The Met’s English-language family version of Mozart’s enchanting masterpiece has become one of the city’s essential holiday traditions.

Norma | Metropolitan Opera

Dec 1, 2017
Main character Angela Meade
Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera

Sat., Dec. 16 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | An extraordinary fusion of sublime melody, vocal challenge, and dramatic power.

The Merry Widow | Metropolitan Opera

Dec 1, 2017
Main character Susan Graham sings on stage
Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera

Sat., Dec. 30 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | Susan Graham sings the title role of the fabulous woman of the world who sets out to conquer glamorous old Paris and get the one thing that has eluded her—a commitment from her playboy first love.

Der Rosenkavalier | Metropolitan Opera

May 8, 2017
Erin Morley  and Günther Groissböck on stage
Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

May 13 at 1pm on 90.5 WKAR Radio | The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian star in Strauss’s grandest opera. 

Cyrano de Bergerac | Metropolitan Opera

Apr 30, 2017
Jennifer Rowley and Roberto Alagna on stage
Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

May 6 at 1pm on 90.5 FM WKAR RADIO | The comedy/tragedy of Cyrano de Bergerac and his beloved Roxane.

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