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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When and where to tune-in

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

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The Metropolitan Opera radio broadcast season kicks off in December with four operatic favorites.  All radio broadcasts begin at 1:00 p.m. unless specifically noted.  There will be nine Live in HD Theatercasts this year, which will be noted "Live in HD." 

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The Metropolitan Opera radio broadcast season wraps up in May 2014.  All radio broadcasts begin at 1:00 p.m.  The final Live in HD theatercast is on May 10th with Rossini's La Cenerentola

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All radio broadcasts begin at 1:00 p.m.  There are two Live in HD theatercasts this month.  Puccini's La Bohème on April 5, and Mozart's  Così fan tutte on April 26.

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All radio broadcasts begin at 1:00 p.m.  There are two Live in HD theatercasts this month.  Borodin's Princ Igor on 3/1 will start - in the theater only at 12:00 p.m., and Massenet's Werther on 3/15 will start at 1:00 p.m.

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February will bring us two operas by Richard Strauss, including a performance of Der Rosenkavalier celebrating the 100th anniversary of the opera's U.S. premiere.

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Who ever thought that dancing bears and giant flamingos would have anything to do with opera.  Tune in on January 4th for this family-friendly holiday version of Mozart's The Magic Flute and find out more.

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The Metropolitan Opera pays tribute to Benjamin Britten's centennial with a broadcast of A Midsummer Night's Dream on December 21st.

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