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The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera season kicks off December 7 on WVTF with Verdi's Rigoletto.    

The Metropolitan Opera, now in its 129th season, is a vibrant home for the most creative and talented artists, including singers, conductors, composers, orchestra musicians, stage directors, designers, visual artists, choreographers, and dancers from around the world. Known as the venue for the world’s greatest voices, the Met has been under the musical direction of James Levine since 1976. Maestro Levine is credited with having created one of opera’s finest orchestras and choruses. The Met's principal conductor is Fabio Luisi.

Information about the 2013 -2014 Broadcast season can be found here 

The Metropolitan Opera International Radio Broadcast Information Center

Launched in 1931, the Metropolitan Opera’s Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical music program in radio history. The 83rd season begins on December 7, 2013, with Verdi’s Rigoletto, starring Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Matthew Polenzani, and Sonya Yoncheva, continuing the celebration of Verdi's 200th birthday. Twenty-three broadcasts will be presented on the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network through May 10, 2014. Margaret Juntwait returns as the series’s host, joined by commentator Ira Siff.

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The 2013–14 Metropolitan Opera Broadcast Season is sponsored by Toll Brothers, America’s luxury home builder®, with generous long-term support from The Annenberg Foundation, The Neubauer Family Foundation, and the Vincent A. Stabile Endowment for Broadcast Media, and through contributions from listeners worldwide.

Here's our Met broadcast schedule:

Date                     On-Air/Off-Air        Opera
 

Rigoletto
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Verdi's Rigoletto 

December 7, 2013 1:00 pm ET - 4:20 pm ET
Heras-Casado; Yoncheva, Volkova, Polenzani, Hvorostovsky, Kocàn

 

Falstaff
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Verdi's Falstaff 

December 14, 2013 1:00 pm ET - 4:20 pm 
Levine; Oropesa, Meade, Blythe, Cano, Fanale, Maestri, Vassallo

 

 

A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream

December 21, 2013 1:00 pm ET - 4:30 pm ET (Taped from Fall)
Conlon; Kim, Wall, DeShong, Davies, Kaiser, Todd Simpson, Rose, Costello

Tosca
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Puccini's Tosca   

December 28, 2013 1:00 pm ET - 4:15 ET 
Armiliato; Radvanovsky, Giordani, Gagnidze, Del Carlo

The Magic Flute
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Mozart's The Magic Flute 

January 4, 2014 1:00 pm ET - 3:00 pm ET
Glover; Stober, Lewek, Shrader, Gunn, Shenyang, Owens

Die Fledermaus
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Strauss's Die Fledermaus   

January 11, 2014 1:00 pm ET - 4:40 pm ET
Fischer; Phillips, Shäfer, Costanzo, Maltman, Fabiano, Szot, Carfizzi

Eugene Onegin
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Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin 

January 18, 2014 1:00 pm ET  - 4:30 pm (Taped from Fall)
Gergiev; Netrebko, Volkova, Beczala, Kwiecien, Tanovitski

L'Elisier d'Amore
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Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore   

January 25, 2014 1:00 pm ET - 3:50 pm 
Benini; Netrebko, Vargas, Alaimo, Schrott

Madama Butterfly
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Puccini's Madama Butterfly   

February 1, 2014 1:00 pm ET - 4:25 pm 
Auguin; Echalaz, DeShong, Hymel, Hendricks

Rusalka
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Dvořák's Rusalka   

February 8, 2014 1:00 pm ET - 5:00 pm 
Nézet-Séguin; Fleming, Magee, Zajick, Beczala, Releyea

Die Frau Ohne Schatten
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Strauss's Die Frau Ohne Schatten

February 15, 2014 1:00 pm ET - 5:00 pm (Taped from Fall)
Jurowski; Schwanewilms, Goerke, Komlósi, Kerl, Reuter

Der Rosenkavalier
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Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier

February 22, 2014 1:00 pm ET - 5:30 pm (Taped from Fall)
Gardner; Serafin, Coote, Morley, Cutler, Ketelsen, Rose

Prince Igor
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Borodin's Prince Igor

March 1, 2014 12:00 pm ET - 4:30 pm 
Noseda; Dyka, Rachvelishvili, Semishkur, Abdrazakov, Petrenko, Kocán

The Enchanted Island
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The Enchanted Island

March 8, 2014 1:00 pm ET - 4:40 pm 
Summers; de Niese, Chuchman, Graham, Daniels, Costanzo, Domingo, Pisaroni

Werther
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Massenet's Werther

March 15, 2014 1:00 pm ET - 4:15 pm 
Altinoglu; Oropesa, Koch, Kaufmann, Bižić, Summers

Wozzeck
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Berg's Wozzeck

March 22, 2014 1:00 pm ET - 2:55 pm 
Levine; Voigt, O'Neill, Hoare, Hampson, Bayley

La Sonnambula
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Bellini's La Sonnambula

March 29, 2014  1:00 pm ET - 3:55 pm 
Armiliato; Damrau, Camarena, Pertusi

La Boheme
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Puccini's La Bohème

April 5, 2014 1:00 pm ET - 4:25 pm 
Ranzani; Hartig, Phillips, Grigolo, Cavalletti, Carfizzi, Gradus, Maxwell

Andrea Chenier
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Giordano's Andrea Chénier

April 12, 2014 1:00 pm ET - 4:15 pm 
Noseda; Racette, Álvarez, Lučić

Arabella
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Strauss's Arabella

April 19, 2014 1:00 pm ET - 4:57 pm 
Auguin; Byström, Kühmeier, Saccà, Volle, Winkler

Cosi' fan tutte
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Mozart's Così fan tutte

April 26, 2014 1:00 pm ET - 5:05 pm 
Levine; Phillips, Leonard, de Niese, Polenzani, Pogossov, Muraro

I Puritani
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Bellini's I Puritani

May 3, 2014 1:00 pm ET - 4:33 pm 
Mariotti; Peretyatko, Brownlee, Kwiecien, Pertusi

Rossini's La Cenerentola

May 10, 2014 1:00 pm ET - 4:40 pm 
Luisi, DiDonato, Flórez, Spagnoli, Corbelli, Pisaroni

La Cenerentola
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Playlist

February 16, 2013

4:26 PM
Griselda: Sinfonia
Artist : Antonio Vivaldi/
Album :
Label : Apex
4:34 PM
L’Encouragement
Artist : Fernando Sor/Julian Bream, guitar (JOOL-yun BREEM),John Williams, guitar
Album :
Label : MHS
4:50 PM
Les Sirenes
Artist : Emile Waldteufel/
Album :
Label : Naxos