The Metropolitan Opera Live Broadcasts on WRTI 90.1: Saturdays at 1 PM

Nov 30, 2018

What's the best way to listen to the Saturday matinee broadcasts of The Metropolitan Opera? On WRTI 90.1, of course! Join us on Saturdays at 1 PM for the entire 2018/2019 season of opera broadcasts.

Listen on the radio at 90.1 FM, on the popular WRTI Mobile App, or stream from our website at

Launched in 1931, the Met’s Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical radio series in American broadcast history. WRTI is proud to bring you the 88th season. Mary Jo Heath is host and Ira Siff is commentator for the broadcasts, which include a range of dynamic intermission features, live backstage interviews with artists, and the ever-popular Opera Quiz. Coming up...

December 8: Puccini’s Il Trittico
December 15: Verdi’s La Traviata
December 22: Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West
December 29: Mozart’s The Magic Flute

January 5: Verdi’s Otello
January 12: Cilea’a Adriana Lecouvreur
January 19: Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande
January 25: Muhly’s Marnie

February 2: Bizet’s Carmen
February 9: Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta / Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle
February 16: Mozart’s Don Giovanni
February 23: Verdi’s Rigoletto

March 2: Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment
March 9: Wagner’s Das Rheingold
March 16: Verdi’s Falstaff
March 23: Saint-Saën’s Samson et Dalila
March 30: Wagner’s Die Walküre

April 6: Puccini’s Tosca
April 13: Wagner’s Sigfried
April 20: Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito
April 27: Wagner’s Götterdämmarung

May 4: Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs des Perles
May 11: Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites

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