Your support of the Metropolitan Opera’s Saturday Matinee Radio Broadcasts means more than ever before.

To thank you for your gift of $300 or more to the Support the Met Broadcasts Campaign we would like offer you the choice of a free, limited-edition CD. These stellar historic performances are preserved due to the live Saturday Afternoon Radio Broadcasts—a treasure trove for any opera and music lover.

Singular Performances: Historic Met Broadcasts

This CD touches on gems from the Met’s broadcast treasure vaults—the only known examples of some of the world’s greatest singers performing arias or duets. These are works they never recorded commercially or broadcast from another theater. Without the Met’s radio broadcasts opera lovers would never hear these artists perform what, in some cases, were roles with which they were closely identified. Included are Ben Heppner as Idomeneo, Teresa Stratas as Butterfly, Martina Arroyo in Macbeth, Elisabeth Søderstrom in L'Elisir d'Amore, Marjorie Lawrence and Lauritz Melchior in Die Walküre, Renata Scotto in Il Trovatore, Lorraine Hunt-Lieberson in Les Troyens, and many other stellar, unique performances.

Classic Mad Scenes: Historic Met Broadcasts

Fits of madness in opera give singers a unique opportunity to unleash the drama in their voices, often in singular and hair-raising portrayals.  This limited-edition CD compiles some of the most riveting scenes of madness, vengeance, and mayhem from Bellini, Britten, Mozart, Strauss, and Verdi, and features Met stars Grace Bumbry as Salome, Edita Gruberova as Elvira in I Puritani, Renata Scotto as Lady Macbeth, and Philip Langridge as Peter Grimes, among other notable interpreters.

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