The Metropolitan Opera

Radio Broadcasts


From its opening in 1883, the Metropolitan Opera has been one of the world's leading opera companies. Today, the Met's preeminent position rests on the elements that established its reputation: high quality performances with many of the world's most renowned artists, a superior company of choral and orchestral musicians, a large repertory of works, and the resources to make performances available to the public.

Metropolitan Opera House

Each season, the Met stages more than two hundred performances of opera in New York City. More than 800,000 people attend the performances in the opera house during the season. Millions more, throughout the world, experience the Met on television, on tours, and through cinemacasts, radio, and recordings. 

Met Opera Radio

Launched in 1931, the Metropolitan Opera's Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical music program in radio history. The 84th season begins on December 6, 2014, with Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia, starring Isabel Leonard. Twenty-three broadcasts will be presented on the Toll-Brothers Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network through May 9, 2015. Margaret Juntwait returns as the series's  host, joined by commentator Ira Siff.

Post-opera programming is locally produced by volunteer Lane Whitesell

Opera Links

     Austin Lyric Opera www.austinlyricopera.com

     Dallas Opera www.dallasopera.org

     Houston Grand Opera www.houstongrandopera.org/

     San Antonio Opera www.saopera.com

     Santa Fe Opera www.santafeopera.org

     Tulsa Opera  www.tulsaopera.com

     Wichita Grand Opera  www.wichitagrandopera.org

Opera in HD

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Vittorio Grigolo takes on the title role of Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann, opposite Erin Morley, Hibla Gerzmava, Christine Rice, and Thomas Hampson. Yves Abel conducts.


Kristine Opolais sings Mimì in Franco Zeffirelli's classic production of Puccini's opera La Bohème, opposite Jean-François Borras as Rodolfo and Marius Kwiecien as Marcello. Riccardo Frizza conducts.


Renee Fleming sings the title role in Susan Stroman's new production of Lehár's enchanting operetta The Merry Widow. Kelli O'Hara and Nathan Gunn costar, and Sir Andrew Davis conducts.


The Met's radio broadcast of Verdi's Aida features Tamara Wilson in the title role, Violeta Urmana as Amneris, and Marcello Giordani singing Radamès. Marco Armiliato conducts.


Returning for the holidays, this season's family entertainment is Richard Jones' witty production of Humperdink's fairy-tale opera Hansel and Gretel, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis.