WRTI brings you opera broadcasts presented by some of the most revered opera companies from the United States and around the world, every Saturday throughout the year at 1 PM, including the entire Metropolitan Opera Saturday Matinee broadcast season with host, Debra Lew Harder.
Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor
Riccardo Frizza; Nadine Sierra (Lucia), Javier Camarena (Edgardo), Artur Ruciński (Enrico), Christian Van Horn (Raimondo)
Karen Kamensek; Anthony Roth Costanzo (Akhnaten), Rihab Chaieb (Nefertiti), Zachary James (Amenhotep III), Disella Lárusdóttir (Queen Tye), Aaron Blake (High Priest of Amon), Richard Bernstein (Aye), Will Liverman (Horemhab)
Dean’s Hamlet – Network Broadcast Premiere
Nicholas Carter; Allan Clayton (Hamlet), Brenda Rae (Ophelia), Rod Gilfry (Claudius), Sarah Connolly (Gertrude), William Burden (Polonius), Jacques Imbrailo (Horatio), John Relyea (Ghost), David Butt Philip (Laertes), Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen (Rosencrantz), Christopher Lowrey (Guildenstern)
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Star soprano Nadine Sierra's new album Made for Opera and her performance in the Met's new production of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor provide new ways to think about opera through staples of the repertoire.
While the creators of a a new opera about Emmett Till hope it will inspire white people to confront racism, others worry it depicts Black trauma for white entertainment while masquerading as activism.
The big-voiced soprano is in her mid-thirties, and she didn't even hear an opera live until she was in her twenties. Now, she's a sought-after opera singer.
Alexander Malofeev, 20, had already arrived in Montreal when a series of his concerts in Canada had been canceled.
The famed New York opera house said Thursday that the soprano will not appear there this season or next, after she declined to distance herself from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Tamar-kali, who composed the music for Mudbound and Shirley, has a new project: an opera that you can watch online.
This Is How Terence Blanchard, A Master Storyteller With An Omnivorous Oeuvre, Resists CategorizationTerence Blanchard became the first Black composer to premiere an original opera at The Metropolitan Opera in 2021. Fire Shut Up in My Bones—an adaptation of New York Times columnist Charles Blow’s bestselling memoir about childhood trauma and its layered emotional fallout—opened the Met’s 2021-2022 season. Hear it on WRTI, Saturday, January 8th at 1 PM.
Neuwirth, an Austrian composer and multimedia artist known for works of elemental power, was honored for her opera 'Orlando,' produced by the Vienna State Opera in 2019.
The Met Opera Season on WRTI Kicks Off with Aucoin's 'Eurydice'—An Ancient Myth Reconceived for TodayThe Metropolitan Opera is back on WRTI! Saturday, December 4th at 1 PM, tune in for a performance of Matthew Aucoin's new opera, Eurydice, an intriguing updated version of the Orpheus myth. Here, the composer talks with us about the power of music and words, grief and love, and about the ways in which the story speaks to us today.
What's the best way to listen to Saturday matinee broadcasts of The Metropolitan Opera? On WRTI, of course! Join us on Saturdays at 1 PM for the entire 2021/2022 season of opera broadcasts starting on December 4th at 1 PM. After a year of encore broadcasts, our live Met Opera broadcasts are back and better than ever with host Debra Lew Harder and commentator Ira Siff.