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


If you are interested in underwriting an upcoming opera, here is the radio broadcast list for 2016-2017.  Feel free to email Lane Whitesell,  your opera host, at [email protected], for more information.


1/14    G. Puccini:  La Boheme.    Underwritten

1/21    C. Gounod:  Romeo et Juliette.   Underwritten

1/28    G. Rossini:  Il Barbiere di Siviglia.    Underwritten

2/4      G. Verdi:  Rigoletto.     Underwritten

2/11    G. Bizet:  Carmen.     Underwritten

2/18    V. Bellini:  I Puritani.     Underwritten

2/25    A. Dvorak:  Rusalka.     Underwritten

3/4      J. Massenet:  Werther.    Underwritten

3/11    G. Verdi:  La Traviata.     Underwritten

3/18    G. Rossini:  Guillaume Tell (from fall 2016)  Underwritten

3/25    W. Mozart:  Idomeneo.     Underwritten

4/1      L. v. Beethoven:  Fidelio.     Underwritten

4/8      R. Wagner:  Tristan und Isolde.  Underwritten 

4/15    G. Verdi:  Aida.     Underwritten

4/22     P. Tchiakovsky:  Evgeny Onegin.     Underwritten

4/29     R. Wagner:  Der Fliegende Hollander.    Underwritten

5/6      F. Alfano:  Cyrano de Bergerac.

5/13     R. Strauss:  Der Rosenkavalier.    Underwritten






The 2016 American Opera Series is here via The WFMT Radio Network. The American 



Metropolitan Opera Live in HD


AMC 24, Quail Springs Mall

Regal Cinemas Spotlight 14, Norman


January 7  Nabucco

January 21  Romeo et Juliette

February 25  Rusalka

March 11  La Traviata

March 25  Idomeneo

April 22  Eugene Onegin

May 13  Der Rosenkavalier




Opera companies within driving distance!

 Austin Lyric Opera www.austinlyricopera.com

Dallas Opera www.dallasopera.or

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


Charles Gounod: Romeo et Juliette. January 21

Charles Gounod:  Romeo et Juliette.  January 21
Shakespeare's tale of ill-fated lovers is on the radio and at your local movie theaters in HD.

Giacomo Puccini: La Boheme. 14 January 2017

Giacomo Puccini:  La Boheme.  14 January 2017
Michael Fabiano and Ailyn Perez will be the featured young lovers for the January 14 radio broadcast.

Giuseppe Verdi: Nabucco. 7 January 2017

Giuseppe Verdi:  Nabucco.  7 January 2017
Placido Domingo stars as the biblical king who is struck mad by the God of the Hebrews while in the Temple of Baal. Verdi's most famous chorus, Va Pensiero, is also featured.

Richard Strauss: Salome. December 17

Richard Strauss:  Salome.  December 17
Patricia Racette has recently triumphed in the title role internationally.

G. Rossini: L'Italiana in Algieri, December 31

G. Rossini:  L'Italiana in Algieri, December 31
An Italian girl is captured by the Barbary pirates and hilarity ensues.

W. A. Mozart: The Magic Flute, December 24

W. A. Mozart:  The Magic Flute, December 24
The Julie Taymor production returns with Janai Brugger and Ben Bliss as Tamino and Pamina. Christopher Maltman is Papageno.

Kaija Saariaho, L'Amour de Loin. December 10

Kaija Saariaho, L'Amour de Loin.  December 10
Eric Owens is the 13th-century troubador and Susanna Philips his Love from Afar (in Tripoli) with Tamara Mumford as the Pilgrim who travels back and forth with their messages to each other in the first Met in HD and radio performance.

Puccini: Manon Lescaut, December 3, 2016

Puccini:  Manon Lescaut, December 3, 2016
Puccini's first major opera received this new production last season and has Anna Netrebko in the title role for this run.

Rossini: The Thieving Magpie

Rossini:  The Thieving Magpie
Rossini's opera semi-seria is a problem for production since it depends on a magpie. Glimmerglass allowed the magpie (danced by Meg Gillentine, also the choreographer) full range of the stage this year.

10/29/2016 -- Sweeney Todd

10/29/2016 -- Sweeney Todd
The summer 2016 production of Sweeney Todd from the Glimmerglass Festival starred Greer Grimsley as the butcherous barber.

10/22/2016 - Jenůfa

10/22/2016 - Jenůfa
Leos Janáček's Jenůfa stars Malin Byström in the title role with Karita Mattila in an acclaimed performance of her stepmother, Kostelnička. This is the final production from the San Francisco Opera for this season, Saturday at noon.

10/15/2016 - Don Carlo

10/15/2016 - Don Carlo
Join Classical KUCO on Saturday at noon to enjoy Giuseppe Verdi's late and dramatic masterpiece opera Don Carlo with a star-studded cast!

10/08/2016 - Carmen

10/08/2016 - Carmen
The American Opera Radio Series continues this week with the San Francisco Opera and Georges Bizet's Carmen! Join Classical KUCO Saturday at noon!

November 26th New Vocal Recital Xmas Preview

Ian Bostridge and Antonio Pappano:  Shakespeare Songs.  Warner Classics, 1 90295 94473 5

Adrienne Haan:  Berlin, mon amour -- A tribute to 1920s and 30s Germany.  Available from 

Ann Moss (soprano) and Karen Rosenak (piano):  Don Walker, The Thoughtfulness of Thirst, 
     Emily Dickinson Poems.  Albany Troy 1633.  0 34061 16332 9

Diana Damrau:  Flamma del Belcanto.  Erato (Warner Classics)  0 825646 166749 

Jonathon Antoine:  Believe.  Cavendish Records CAVCD 1.  5 037300 804972

Ilona Domnich:  Surrender, Voices of Persephone.  Signum Classics SIGCD419. 6 35212 04192 5

Rachel Joselson (soprano) and Rene Lecuona (piano):  Songs of the Holocaust.  Albany Troy1627
     0 34061 16272 8

Jonas Kaufmann:  Dolce Vita.  SONY.  8 88751 83632 7

Il Volo with Placido Domingo:  Notte Magica.  SONY.  8 89853 51962 0

Dmitri Hvorostovsky:  Sings of War, Peace, Love and Sorrow.  Delos 3517.  

Elina Garanca:  Revive.  Deutsche Grammophon 479 5937.  0 28947 95937 3

Philippe Sly (baritone) and John Charles Britton (guitar):  Schubert Sessions.  
     Analekta 2 9999.  7 74204 99992 6