Anna Netrebko, Leontyne Price, Jonas Kaufmann & Renée Fleming Highlight Metropolitan Opera Matinee BroadcastsBy Francisco Salazar
The Metropolitan Opera has announced the 2020-21 season encore radio broadcast.
The company will broadcast encore recordings starting Dec. 5 at 1 p.m. with Mary Jo Heath hosting and Ira Siff as a commentator for the broadcasts. The broadcasts will also include dynamic intermission features, live backstage interviews with artists, and the ever-popular Opera Quiz.
The broadcasts begin with Prokofiev’s “War and Peace” from a March 2, 2002 performance. Valery Gergiev conducts a cast that includes Anna Netrebko in her historic Met debut, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Elena Obraztsova, Gegam Grigorian, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Vassily Gerello, and Samuel Ramey.
Broadcast Date: Dec. 5, 2020
Beethoven’s “Fidelio” will be broadcast from a performance from April 1, 2017. Sebastian Weigle conducts the performance which stars Adrianne Pieczonka, Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, Klaus Florian Vogt, David Portillo, Greer Grimsley, Falk Struckmann, and Günther Groissböck.
Broadcast Date: Dec. 12, 2020
Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel” stars Lisette Oropesa, Tara Erraught, Dolora Zajick, Gerhard Siegel, and Quinn Kelsey. The broadcast comes from a performance on Jan. 6, 2018. Donald Runnicles conducts.
Broadcast Date: Dec. 19, 2020
Susanna Phillips, Erika Miklósa, Russell Thomas, Nathan Gunn, and Morris Robinson star in Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” – abridged English-language version from a Dec. 21, 2010 performance. Erik Nielsen conducts.
Broadcast Date: Dec. 26, 2020
Dante Anzolini conducts Rachelle Durkin, Richard Croft, Kim Josephson, and Alfred Walker in a Nov. 19, 20211 performance of Philip Glass’s “Satyagraha.”
Broadcast Date: Jan. 2, 2021
Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” will be broadcast from the April 26, 2007 performance. Maurizio Benini conducts a cast that includes Joyce DiDonato, Lawrence Brownlee, Russell Braun, John Del Carlo, and Samuel Ramey.
Broadcast Date: Jan. 9, 2021
Karel Mark Chichon conducts Aleksandra Kurzak, Dmytro Popov, and Quinn Kelsey in a recent Jan. 18, 2020 performance of Verdi’s “La Traviata.”
Broadcast Date: Jan. 16, 2021
The Met will present a classic performance of Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” from Feb. 4, 1961. Fausto Cleva leads a cast that includes Leontyne Price, Irene Dalis, Franco Corelli, and Robert Merrill.
Broadcast Date: Jan. 23, 2021
Gounod’s “Faust” will be broadcast from a performance on Dec. 10, 2011. The opera stars Marina Poplavskaya, Michèle Losier, Jonas Kaufmann, Russell Braun and, René Pape. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts.
Broadcast Date: January 30, 2021
The audience will get a chance to choose a Historic Met Broadcast.
Broadcast Date: Feb. 6, 2021
Massenet’s “Cendrillon” will be broadcast in a performance from April 28, 2018. Bertrand de Billy conducts Kathleen Kim, Joyce DiDonato, Alice Coote, Stephanie Blythe, and Laurent Naouri.
Broadcast Date: Feb. 13, 2021
Puccini’s “La Rondine” will be broadcast with Marco Armiliato conducting Angela Gheorghiu, Lisette Oropesa, Roberto Alagna, Marius Brenciu, and Samuel Ramey. The performance is from Jan. 10, 2009
Broadcast Date: Feb. 20, 2021
Renée Fleming, Elīna Garanča, Erin Morley, Matthew Polenzani, Markus Brück, and Günther Groissböck headline Strauss’s “Der Rosenkavalier.” Sebastian Weigle condcts the performance from May 13, 2017.
Broadcast Date: Feb. 27, 2021
Bizet’s “Carmen” will be broadcast with Pablo Heras-Casado conducting Anita Hartig, Anita Rachvelishvili, Aleksandrs Antonenko, and Ildar Abdrazakov. The performance comes from Nov. 1, 2014.
Broadcast Date: March 6, 2021
Ailyn Pérez, Nadine Sierra, Isabel Leonard, Mariusz Kwiecien, and Ildar Abdrazakov headline Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” in a performance from Jan. 10, 2018.
Harry Bicket conducts.
Broadcast Date: March 13, 2021
Juan Diego Flórez headlines Rossini’s “Le Comte Ory” in a performance from Feb. 2, 2013. Maurizio Benini conducts a cast that includes Pretty Yende in her Met debut, Karine Deshayes, Susanne Resmark, and Nathan Gunn.
Broadcast Date: March 20, 2021
Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” will be broadcast from a March 10, 2012 performance. Andrew Davis conducts Marina Rebeka, Ellie Dehn, Isabel Leonard, Matthew Polenzani, Gerald Finley, Bryn Terfel, Shenyang, and James Morris.
Broadcast Date: March 27, 2021
Renée Fleming highlight Dvořák’s “Rusalka” from a performance on Feb. 8, 2014. The cast also includes Emily Magee, Dolora Zajick, Piotr Beczała, and John Relyea.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts.
Broadcast Date: April 3, 2021
Alexander Soddy conducts Puccini’s “La Boheme” in a broadcast from Oct. 2, 20217 that stars Angel Blue, Brigitte Kele, Dmytro Popov, Lucas Meachem, Duncan Rock, David Soar, and Paul Plishka.
Broadcast Date: April 10, 2021
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Stefan Margita, Eric Stoklossa, Peter Mattei, Willard White in the Met’s historic Janáček’s “From the House of the Dead” from Dec. 2, 2009.
Broadcast Date: April 17, 2021
Vladimir Jurowski conducts Strauss’s “Die Frau ohne Schatten” from a Nov. 26, 2013 performance. The cast is headed by Anne Schwanewilms (Empress), Christine Goerke, Ildikó Komlósi, Torsten Kerl, Johan Reuter, and Richard Paul Fink.
Broadcast Date: April 24, 2021
Donizetti’s “Roberto Devereux” will be broadcast from a performance on April 16, 2016. Maurizio Benini conducts the all-star cast that includes Sondra Radvanovsky, Elīna Garanča, Matthew Polenzani, and Mariusz Kwiecien.
Broadcast Date: May 1, 2021
Anna Netrebko New Year’s Eve Puccini Gala from Dec. 31, 2019 will be broadcast. The gala, which included acts from “La Boheme,” “Tosca” and “Turandot” was conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and also stars Yusif Eyvazov, Matthew Polenzani, Quinn Kelsey, Davide Luciano, Christian Van Horn, Arthur Woodley, and Evgeny Nikitin.
Broadcast Date: May 8, 2021
Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” will be broadcast from Oct. 8, 2016 The opera stars Nina Stemme, Stuart Skelton, Ekaterina Gibanova, Evgeny Nikitin, and René Pape. Simon Rattle conducts.
Broadcast Date: May 15, 2021
Diana Damrau, Javier Camarena, Alexey Markov, and Luca Pisaroni highlight Bellini’s “I Puritani” from a performance on Feb. 18, 2017. Maurizio Benini conducts.
Broadcast Date: May 22, 2021
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Sonya Yoncheva, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Dimitri Pittas, and Željko Lučić in a broadcast fof Verdi’s “Otello” from Oct. 17, 2015.
Broadcast Date: May 29, 2021
The season ends with Britten’s “Billy Budd” from a performance on March 8, 1997. Steuart Bedford conducts the cast that includes Philip Langridge, Dwayne Croft, James Morris, Victor Braun, Julien Robbins, James Courtney, and Paul Plishka.
Broadcast Date: June 5, 2021