The Metropolitan Opera on WRTI 90.1: A New Season Begins on December 7th!

Dec 2, 2019

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 2019/2020 season of opera broadcasts.

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

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 89th 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.

Contribute here to support opera on WRTI throughout the year!

BROADCAST SCHEDULE:

Dec. 7: Glass's Akhnaten
Dec. 14: Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades
Dec. 21: Verdi's Macbeth
Dec. 28: Mozart’s The Magic Flute
Jan. 4: Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier (Starts at 12 PM)
Jan. 11: Berg's Wozzeck
Jan. 18: Verdi's La Traviata
Jan. 25: Puccini's La boheme
Feb. 1: George and Ira Gershwin's Porgy and Bess
Feb. 8: Berlioz's La Damnation de Faust
Feb. 15: Massenet's Manon
Feb. 22: Mozart's Le Nozze Di Figaro
Feb 29: Handel's Agrippina
March 7: Mozart's Cosi fan tutte
March 9: Wagner’s Das Rheingold
March 14: Wagner's Der Fliegende Hollander
March 21: Rossini's La Cenerentola (Starts at 12:30 PM)
March 28: Massenet's Werther
April 4: Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice
April 11: Puccini's Tosca
April 18: Verdi's Simon Boccanegra (Starts at 12:30 PM)
April 25: Puccini's Turandot
May 2: Janacek's Káťa Kabanová
May 9: Donizetti's Maria Stuarda