The Metropolitan Opera

Launched in 1931, the Metropolitan Opera's Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical program in radio history. 

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List of performances to be broadcast. Consult our listings below for local airtimes.

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When and where to tune-in

Saturdays from 1 p.m. to approx 4 p.m. on Classical 91.5

Currently on The Metropolitan Opera

Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.

Hear the Metropolitan Opera perform a double bill of Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana along with Leoncavallo's Pagliacci. This month we also hear Verdi's Il Trovatore.

Recently on The Metropolitan Opera

Saturday, December 5th - 1pm

Hear the Metropolitan Opera perform classic operas including Rossini's The Barber of Seville and Puccini's La Bohème.

Saturday, July 18th - 3pm

The Metropolitan Opera Announces 2015 National Council Winners.  You can hear the finals July 18th from 3:30-6:00 p.m.

Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.

Hear the Metropolitan Opera perform notable operas including Wagner's Tannhäuser and Johann Strauss Jr.'s operatta Die Fledermaus.

Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. (end times vary)

The Metropolitan Opera radio broadcasts wrap up this month, but opera continues year-round, with the Lyric Opera of Chicago beginning May 16th. 

Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. (end times vary)

The Metropolitan Opera radio broadcast this March features operas of Verdi, Shostakovich, Mascagni, and Leoncavallo. All radio broadcasts begin at 1:00 p.m. unless specifically noted.  There is one Live in HD Theatercast this month (4/25); it is noted "Live in HD." 

Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. (end times vary)

The Metropolitan Opera radio broadcast this March features operas of Bizet, Rossini, Massenet, and Donizetti. All radio broadcasts begin at 1:00 p.m. unless specifically noted.  There is one Live in HD Theatercast this month (3/14); it is noted "Live in HD." 

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