Saturday Matinee

Saturdays from 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Saturday Matinee features The American Opera Series produced by the WFMT Radio Network and live broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera when in season. 

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Saturday Matinee
1:00 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Arabella

Malin Byström as the title character of Strauss’s “Arabella.”
Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

Saturday Matinee presents the Metropolitan Opera's production of Strauss' Arabella.

Malin Byström sings the role of Arabella , with Genia Kühmeier (Zdenka), Roberto Saccà (Matteo), Michael Volle (Mandryka), Martin Winkler (Waldner)

Philippe Auguin conducts. Read the synopsis.

Broadcast Saturday, April 19 at 1:00 p.m.

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Saturday Matinee
4:26 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Andrea Chénier

Marcelo Álvarez as the title role of Giordano's "Andrea Cheniér."
Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

Saturday Matinee presents the Metropolitan Opera's production of Giordano's Andrea Chénier.

Patricia Racette sings the role of Maddalena, with Marcelo Álvarez (Andrea Chénier), Željko Lučić (Carlo Gérard)

Gianandrea Noseda conducts.

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Broadcast Saturday, April 12 at 1:00 p.m.

Saturday Matinee
12:19 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

La Bohème

Anita Hartig in her Met debut as Mimì and Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo in Puccini's "La Bohème" on March 19, 2014.
Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

Saturday Matinee presents the Metropolitan Opera's production of Puccini's La Bohème.

Anita Hartig sings the role of  Mimì, with Susanna Phillips (Musetta), Vittorio Grigolo (Rodolfo), Massimo Cavalletti (Marcello), Patrick Carfizzi (Schaunard), Oren Gradus (Colline), Donald Maxwell (Benoit/Alcindoro)

Stefano Ranzan conducts.

Broadcast Saturday, April 5 at 1:00 p.m. on VPR Classical.

Saturday Matinee
1:44 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

La Sonnambula

Diana Damrau as Amina in Bellini's "La Sonnambula."
Jonathan Tichler/Metropolitan Opera

Saturday Matinee presents the Metropolitan Opera production of Bellini's  La Sonnambula.

Diana Damrau sings the role of Amina with  Javier Camarena (Elvino), Michele Pertusi (Rodolfo).

Marco Armiliato conducts.

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Broadcast Saturday, March 29 at 1:00 p.m. on VPR Classical.

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Saturday Matinee
2:43 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Wozzeck

Anthony Reznikovsky as Marie's child and Deborah Voigt as Marie in Berg's "Wozzeck."
Cory Weaver/Metropolitan Opera

Saturday Matinee presents the Metropolitan Opera's production of Berg's Wozzeck.

Deborah Voigt sings the role of Maria, with Simon O'Neill (The Drum-Major), Peter Hoare (The Captain), Thomas Hampson (Wozzeck), Clive Bayley (The Doctor).

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James Levine conducts.

Broadcast Saturday, March 22 at 1:00 p.m.

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Saturday Matinee
11:46 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Werther

Sophie Koch as Charlotte and Jonas Kaufmann as the title character in Massenet's "Werther."
Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Saturday Matinee presents the Metropolitan Opera's new production of Massenet's Werther.

Jonas Kaufmann sings the title role with Lisette Oropesa (Sophie), Sophie Koch (Charlotte), David Bižić (Albert) and Jonathan Summers (Le Bailli).

Alain Altinoglu conducts.

Broadcast Saturday, March 15 at 1:00 p.m.

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Saturday Matinee
11:09 am
Fri March 7, 2014

The Enchanted Island

Plácido Domingo as Neptune, King of the Seas, and Susan Graham as Sycorax in the Baroque pastiche "The Enchanted Island."
Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Saturday Matinee presents the Metropolitan Opera's production of The Enchanted Island.

Featuring the music of Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, Purcell, and other composers set to a new English libretto inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, this Baroque fantasy returns after a world premiere run in 2011-12.

Saturday Matinee
2:53 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Prince Igor

Ildar Abdrazakov as Prince Igor Svyatoslavich in Borodin's "Prince Igor."
Cory Weaver/Metropolitan Opera

Saturday Matinee presents the Metropolitan Opera's production of Prince Igor. Alexander Borodin's Russian epic comes to the Met for the first time in nearly 100 years.

Oksana Dyka sings the role of  Yaroslavna with Anita Rachvelishvili (Konchakovna), Sergey Semishkur (Vladimir Igorevich), Ildar Abdrazkov (Prince Igor), Mikhail Petrenko (Prince Galitsky), Stefan Kocán (Khan Konchak).

Gianandrea Noseda conducts.

Broadcast Saturday, March 1 at 1 p.m.

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Saturday Matinee
1:21 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Der Rosenkavalier

Martina Serafin as the Marschallin and Alice Coote as Octavian in Strauss's "Der Rosenkavalier."
Jonathan Tichler/Metropolitan Opera

Saturday Matinee presents the Metropolitan Opera production of Strauss's bittersweet comic masterpiece, Der Rosenkavalier. The performances celebrate the 100th anniversary of the opera's U.S. premiere.

In this archival recording from the fall of 2014, Martina Serafin sings the role of Marschallin, with Mojca Erdmann (Sophie), Eric Cutler (Italian Singer), Hans-Joachim Ketelsen (Faninal) and Peter Rose (Baron Ochs).

Edward Gardner conducts.

Broadcast Saturday, Feb. 21 at 1 p.m.

Saturday Matinee
1:59 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Die Frau Ohne Schatten

Christine Goerke as the Dyer's Wife in Richard Strauss's "Die Frau ohne Schatten."
Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Saturday Matinee presents the Metropolitan Opera production of Richard Strauss's Die Frau Ohne Schatten.

A legendary Met production directed by the late Herbert Wernicke returns for the first time in ten years in this archival recording from the fall of 2013. The fantastical genius of the Strauss score and the Hofmannsthal libretto is interpreted by conductor Vladimir Jurowski and a thrilling cast.

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