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.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

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Julie Taymor's transcendent production of Mozart's magical composition Die Zauberflöte, performed this season in its full-length German version, features a youthful cast led by Miah Persson as Pamina, Kathryn Lewek as the Queen of the Night, Toby Spence as Tamino, Markus Werba as Papageno, and Tobias Kehrer as Sarastro. Adam Fischer conducts.


Peter Mattei sings the title role of Mozart's masterpiece Don Giovanni, leading a cast that also includes Elza van den Heever, Emma Bell, and Luca Pisaroni. Alan Gilbert conducts.


Anna Netrebko leads the cast in Mariusz Trelinski's new production of Tchaikovsky's "Iolanta" and Bartók's "Bluebeard's Castle". The double bill also stars Nadja Michael, Piotr Beczala, and Mikhail Petrenko, with Valery Gergiev on the podium.


Anna Netrebko moves boldly into Verdi with her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Željko Lucic's doomed Macbeth. Adrian Noble's chilling production also stars Joseph Calleja as the noble Macduff and René Pape as Banquo. Fabio Luisi conducts.


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.

Opera Within Driving Distance, Spring 2015


Austin Lyric Opera

Mozart, Don Giovanni: April 25 and 30, May 3


Dallas Opera

Puccini, La Boheme: March 13,15, 18, 21, 27, 29

Donizetti, Elixir of Love (Fifty-minute family version): March 22

Tchaikovsky, Iolanta: April 10, 12, 15, 18

Davies, The Billy Goats Gruff: April 11


Fort Worth Opera Festival

Verdi, La Traviata: April 25, May 3, 9

David T. Little, Dog Days: April 24, 26, 28, 29, May 1, 2

Thomas, Hamlet: May 2, 10


Houston Grand Opera

Wagner, Die Walküre: April 18, 22, 25, 30, May 1

Sondheim, Sweeney Todd: April 24, 26, 29, May 2, 8, 9

Martinez/Foglia, El Pasado Nunca Se Terminar: May 13, 16, 17


Lyric Opera of Kansas City

Puts, Silent Night: February 21, 25, 27, March 1

Puccini, Tosca: April 18, 22, 24, 26


Oklahoma Baptist University

Carlisle Floyd, Susannah: March 5, 6, 7, 8


Oklahoma City University

Gilbert and Sullivan, The Pirates of Penzance: February 27, 28, March 1

Monteverdi, The Coronation of Poppea: March 6, 7, 8

Lerner and Loewe, Brigadoon: April 24, 25, 26


Tulsa Opera

Gounod, Romeo and Juliet: February 13, 15

Carlisle Floyd, Of Mice and Men: April 10, 12


Wichita Grand Opera

Puccini, Turandot: August 28, 30

Verdi, Don Carlo, September 25, 27

Offenbach, Grand Duchess of Gerolstein: October 10, 16, 18