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2022-23 SATURDAY MATINEE BROADCAST SEASON

All broadcasts at 1 PM Eastern Time except as noted

December 17
Verdi’s Rigoletto
Speranza Scappucci; Luca Salsi (Rigoletto), Lisette Oropesa (Gilda), Stephen Costello (Duke of Mantua), John Relyea (Sparafucile), Aigul Akhmetshina (Maddalena)

December 24
Mozart’s The Magic Flute – abridged English-language version
Performance from December 16, 2022
Duncan Ward; Ben Bliss (Tamino), Joélle Harvey (Pamina), Joshua Hopkins (Papageno), Soloman Howard (Sarastro), Aleksandra Olczyk (Queen of the Night), Rodell Rosel (Monostatos), Alan Held (Speaker)

December 31
Met Debuts On The Air
Highlights of artists making their Metropolitan Opera debuts during live broadcasts

Interviews: Kiri Te Kanawa, Sonya Yoncheva


January 7, 2023
Cherubini’s Medea– New Production/Met Premiere
Performance from October 22, 2022
Carlo Rizzi; Sondra Radvanovsky (Medea), Matthew Polenzani (Giasone), Ekaterina Gubanova (Neris), Janai Brugger (Glauce), Michele Pertusi (Creonte)

January 14
Giordano’s Fedora New Production
Marco Armiliato; Sonya Yoncheva (Fedora), Piotr Beczała (Loris Ipanoff), Rosa Feola (Olga), Lucas Meachem (De Siriex)

January 21
Donizetti’s L'Elisir d'Amore
Michele Gamba; Javier Camarena (Nemorino), Golda Schultz (Adina), Davide Luciano (Belcore), Ambrogio Maestri (Dulcamara)

January 28
Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites
Bertrand de Billy; Ailyn Pérez (Blanche de la Force), Christine Goerke (Mme. Lidoine), Alice Coote (Mme. de Croissy), Jamie Barton (Mère Marie), Sabine Devieilhe (Constance), Piotr Buszewski (Chevalier de la Force), Laurent Naouri (Marquis de la Force)

February 4
Verdi’s Macbeth
Performance from February 3, 1973
Francesco Molinari-Pradelli; Sherrill Milnes (Macbeth), Martina Arroyo (Lady Macbeth), Ruggero Raimondi (Banquo), Franco Tagliavini (Macduff)

February 11
Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo's Pagliacci
Performance from February 7, 1970
The Met commemorates the centenary of director Franco Zeffirelli with a historic performance featuring Leonard Bernstein conducting Grace Bumbry and Franco Corelli in Cavalleria Rusticana, and Fausto Cleva conducting Teresa Stratas and Richard Tucker in Pagliacci

February 18
Verdi’s Don Carlo
Performance from fall 2022
Carlo Rizzi; Russell Thomas (Don Carlo), Eleonora Buratto (Elisabetta di Valois), Peter Mattei (Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa), Yulia Matochkina (Princess Eboli), Günther Groissböck (King Filippo II), John Relyea (The Grand Inquisitor)

February 25
Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
Performance from October 12, 2022
Keri-Lynn Wilson; Svetlana Sozdateleva (Katerina Ismailova), Brandon Jovanovich (Sergei), John Relyea (Boris Ismailov), Nikolai Schukoff (Zinovy Ismailov), Alexey Shishlyaev (Police Sergeant), Rodell Rosel (Shabby Peasant), Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Old Convict), Maria Barakova (Sonyetka), Goran Jurić (Priest)

March 4
Listeners’ Choice: Great Met Broadcasts
Opera TBA

March 11
Verdi’s La Traviata
Nicola Luisotti; Angel Blue (Violetta Valéry), Dmytro Popov (Alfredo Germont), Artur Ruciński (Giorgio Germont)

March 18 (12PM)
Wagner’s Lohengrin – New Production
Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Piotr Beczała (Lohengrin), Tamara Wilson (Elsa), Christine Goerke (Ortrud), Evgeny Nikitin (Telramund), Günther Groissböck (Heinrich), Brian Mulligan (Herald)

March 25 (12PM)
Bellini’s Norma
Maurizio Benini; Sonya Yoncheva (Norma), Ekaterina Gubanova (Adalgisa), Michael Spyres (Pollione), Christian Van Horn (Oroveso)

April 1 (12:30PM)
Verdi’s Falstaff
Daniele Rustioni; Michael Volle (Falstaff), Ailyn Pérez (Alice Ford), Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Mistress Quickly), Christopher Maltman (Ford), Hera Hyesang Park (Nannetta), Bogdan Volkov (Fenton), Jennifer Johnson Cano (Meg Page)

April 8
Puccini’s Tosca
Domingo Hindoyan; Angela Gheorghiu (Tosca), Yusif Eyvazov (Cavaradossi), Željko Lučić (Scarpia), Patrick Carfizzi (Sacristan)

April 15 (12PM)
Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier
Simone Young; Isabel Leonard (Octavian), Lise Davidsen (Marschallin), Günther Groissböck (Baron Ochs), Erin Morley (Sophie), Markus Brück (Faninal), Katharine Goeldner (Annina), Thomas Ebenstein (Valzacchi), René Barbera (A Singer)

April 22
Mozart’s Idomeneo
Performance from fall 2022
Manfred Honeck; Michael Spyres (Idomeneo), Ying Fang (Ilia), Federica Lombardi (Elettra), Kate Lindsey (Idamante), Paolo Fanale (Arbace), Issachah Savage (High Priest)

April 29
Britten’s Peter Grimes
Performance from November 9, 2022
Nicholas Carter; Allan Clayton (Peter Grimes), Nicole Car (Ellen Orford), Adam Plachetka (Balstrode)

May 6
Puccini’s La Bohème
Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Eleonora Buratto (Mimì), Stephen Costello (Rodolfo), Sylvia D’Eramo (Musetta), Davide Luciano (Marcello), Christian Van Horn (Colline), Alexey Lavrov (Schaunard), Donald Maxwell (Benoit/Alcindoro)

May 13
Verdi’s Aida
Paolo Carignani; Michelle Bradley (Aida), Marcelo Álvarez (Radamès), Olesya Petrova (Amneris), George Gagnidze (Amonasro), Christian Van Horn (Ramfis), Krzysztof Bączyk (The King)

May 20
Mozart’s Don Giovanni – New Production
Nathalie Stutzmann; Peter Mattei (Don Giovanni), Federica Lombardi (Donna Anna), Adam Plachetka (Leporello), Ana María Martínez (Donna Elvira), Ben Bliss (Don Ottavio), Ying Fang (Zerlina), Alfred Walker (Masetto), Alexander Tsymbalyuk (The Commendatore)

May 27
Terence Blanchard’s Champion – New Production/Met Premiere
Performance from April 29, 2023
Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Ryan Speedo Green (Young Emile Griffith), Eric Owens (Emile Griffith), Latonia Moore (Emelda Griffith), Stephanie Blythe (Kathy Hagen), Paul Groves (Howie Albert), Eric Greene (Benny "Kid" Paret)

June 3
Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte – New Production
Nathalie Stutzmann; Lawrence Brownlee (Tamino), Erin Morley (Pamina), Thomas Oliemans (Papageno), Stephen Milling (Sarastro), Kathryn Lewek (Queen of the Night), Brenton Ryan (Monostatos), Alan Held (Sprecher)

June 10
Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer
Thomas Guggeis; Tomasz Konieczny (Holländer), Elza van den Heever (Senta), Dmitry Belosselskiy (Daland), Eric Cutler (Erik), Richard Trey Smagur (Steuermann)