The Metropolitan Opera begins at 11 a.m. this Saturday, April 19, presenting “Arabella.” Swedish soprano Malin Byström stars in the title role of Strauss’s nostalgic romance that explores the fleeting charms of youth, opposite Michael Volle and Juliane Banse. Philippe Auguin conducts. Lane Whitesell is your host.
The Metropolitan Opera broadcast of "Andrea Chenier" begins at noon. After their powerful pairing in “Il Trovatore,” tenor Marcelo Álvarez and soprano Patricia Racette reunite in Umberto Giordano’s melodramatic story of life in times of revolutionary fervor, a passionate tale of the ill-fated love of a dashing poet and an aristocratic lady, set against the backdrop of the French Revolution. Lane Whitesell is your host.
Puccini’s moving story of young love is the most performed opera in Metropolitan Opera history—and with good reason. Soprano Anita Hartig stars as the frail Mimì in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, "La Boheme," with tenor Vittorio Grigolo (pictured) in the role of her passionate lover, Rodolfo. Lane Whitesell is your local host.
The Metropolitan Opera broadcast returns this Saturday, March 29th at noon. Diana Damrau stars as Amina opposite bel canto specialist Javier Camarena as Elvino in Mary Zimmerman’s intriguing staging of Bellini’s sweet love story “La Sonnambula,”with its unforgettable sleepwalking aria for the heroine. Marco Armiliato conducts. Lane Whitesell hosts.
The Metropolitan Opera broadcast airs at noon, Saturday, March 22. “Wozzeck’s” longtime champion James Levine conducts Alban Berg’s gripping score of passion, despair, and murder. Soprano Deborah Voigt and baritone Thomas Hampson (pictured) step into the demanding roles of Marie and the hapless title character for the first time in their remarkable careers. Lane Whitesell hosts.
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