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The Metropolitan Opera
Saturdays at noon on WKMS Classical

Launched in 1931, the Met's Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical radio series in American broadcast history. The 2021-2022 season marks the 90th year of live Saturday broadcasts and will again be heard over the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.

WKMS Classical will broadcast performances by the Metropolitan Opera every Saturday at 12-noon starting December 4th. Listen online or on-air at 88.9 Murray, 92.5 Paducah, or 105.1 Madisonville. Below is a schedule of this season's broadcasts.

December 4, 2021

EURYDICE (Matthew Aucoin) – Libretto by Sarah Ruhl – New Production/Met Premiere 

Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Erin Morley (Eurydice), Joshua Hopkins (Orpheus), Jakub Józef Orliński (Orpheus's Double), Nathan Berg (Father), Barry Banks (Hades)

December 11, 2021

TOSCA (Puccini) 

Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Sondra Radvanovsky (Tosca), Brian Jagde (Cavaradossi), Evgeny Nikitin (Scarpia), Patrick Carfizzi (Sacristan)

December 18, 2021

THE MAGIC FLUTE (Mozart) – Abridged English-language version 

Jane Glover; Matthew Polenzani (Tamino), Hera Hyesang Park (Pamina), Rolando Villazón (Papageno), Morris Robinson (Sarastro), Kathryn Lewek (Queen of the Night), Rodell Rosel (Monostatos), Patrick Carfizzi (Speaker)

December 25, 2021

AIDA at the Met (Verdi) 

Highlights from great Met Aida broadcasts in celebration of the 90th anniversary of Met broadcasts and the 150th anniversary of Aida

January 1, 2022

CINDERELLA (Massenet) – Abridged English-language version by Kelley Rourke 

Emmanuel Villaume; Isabel Leonard (Cinderella), Emily D'Angelo (Prince Charming), Stephanie Blythe (Madame de la Haltière), Laurent Naouri (Pandolfe), Jessica Pratt (Fairy Godmother)

January 8, 2022

FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES (Terence Blanchard) – Libretto by Kasi Lemmons – New Production/Met Premiere 

Performance from October 23, 2021 

Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Will Liverman (Charles), Angel Blue (Destiny/Loneliness/Greta), Latonia Moore (Billie)

January 15, 2022

LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (Mozart) 

Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Ryan McKinny (Figaro), Lucy Crowe (Susanna), Golda Schultz (Countess Almaviva), Christian Gerhaher (Count Almaviva), Anna Stéphany (Cherubino), Elizabeth Bishop (Marcellina), Maurizio Muraro (Dr. Bartolo)

January 22, 2022

LA BOHÈME (Puccini) 

Carlo Rizzi; Maria Agresta (Mimì), Charles Castronovo (Rodolfo), Gabriella Reyes (Musetta), Lucas Meachem (Marcello), Peter Kellner (Colline), Alexander Birch Elliott (Schaunard), Donald Maxwell (Benoit/Alcindoro)

January 29, 2022

RIGOLETTO (Verdi) – New Production

Daniele Rustioni; Quinn Kelsey (Rigoletto), Rosa Feola (Gilda), Piotr Beczała (The Duke of Mantua), Andrea Mastroni (Sparafucile), Varduhi Abrahamyan (Maddalena)

February 5, 2022

The Met's First Decade On the Air

Highlights from historic Met broadcasts

February 12, 2022

REQUIEM (Verdi) 

Performance from September 11, 2021

Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Ailyn Pérez, Elīna Garanča, Matthew Polenzani, Eric Owens

February 19, 2022

BORIS GODUNOV (Mussorgsky) 

Performance from October 9, 2021

Sebastian Weigle; René Pape (Boris), David Butt Philip (Grigory), Ain Anger (Pimen), Maxim Paster (Shuisky), Alexey Markov (Shchelkalov), Stanislav Trofimov (Varlaam)

February 26, 2022

IPHIGÉNIE EN TAURIDE (Gluck) 

Performance from Fall 2021

Nathalie Stutzmann; Kate Lindsey (Iphigénie), Etienne Dupuis (Oreste), Ben Bliss (Pylade), Elchin Azizov (Thoas)

March 5, 2022

Listeners' Choice: Great Met Broadcasts

Opera TBA

March 12, 2022

ARIADNE AUF NAXOS (R. Strauss) 

Marek Janowski; Lise Davidsen (Ariadne), Brandon Jovanovich (Bacchus), Brenda Rae (Zerbinetta), Sean Michael Plumb (Harlequin), Isabel Leonard (Composer), Johannes Martin Kränzle (Music Master), Sir Thomas Allen (The Major-Domo)

March 19, 2022

RODELINDA (Handel) 

Harry Bicket; Elza van den Heever (Rodelinda), Iestyn Davies (Bertarido), Paul Appleby (Grimoaldo), Jamie Barton (Eduige), Anthony Roth Costanzo (Unulfo), Adam Plachetka (Garibaldo)

March 26, 2022

DON CARLOS (Verdi) – New Production/Met Premiere 

Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Matthew Polenzani (Don Carlos), Sonya Yoncheva (Élisabeth de Valois), Günther Groissböck (Philippe II), Elīna Garanča (La Princesse Eboli), Etienne Dupuis (Rodrigue), John Relyea (Le grand Inquisiteur)

April 2, 2022

EUGENE ONEGIN (Tchaikovsky) 

James Gaffigan; Igor Golovatenko (Onegin), Ailyn Pérez (Tatiana), Piotr Beczała (Lenski), Varduhi Abrahamyan (Olga), Ain Anger (Prince Gremin)

April 9, 2022

LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (Mozart) 

Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Christian Van Horn (Figaro), Aida Garifullina (Susanna), Federica Lombardi (Countess Almaviva), Gerald Finley (Count Almaviva), Sasha Cooke (Cherubino), Elizabeth Bishop (Marcellina), Maurizio Muraro (Dr. Bartolo)

April 16, 2022

ELEKTRA (R. Strauss) 

Donald Runnicles; Nina Stemme (Elektra), Lise Davidsen (Chrysothemis), Michaela Schuster (Klytämnestra), Greer Grimsley (Orest), Stefan Vinke (Aegisth)

April 23, 2022

The Gershwins’ PORGY AND BESS 

Performance from Fall 2021

David Robertson; Eric Owens (Porgy), Angel Blue (Bess), Alfred Walker (Crown), Frederick Ballentine (Sportin' Life), Latonia Moore (Serena), Janai Brugger (Clara), Denyce Graves (Maria), Ryan Speedo Green (Jake)

April 30, 2022

MADAMA BUTTERFLY (Puccini) 

Alexander Soddy; Eleonora Buratto (Cio-Cio-San), Brian Jagde (Pinkerton), Elizabeth DeShong (Suzuki),

David Bizic (Sharpless)

May 7, 2022

TURANDOT (Puccini)  

Marco Armiliato; Anna Netrebko (Turandot), Yonghoon Lee (Calàf), Michelle Bradley (Liù), Ferruccio Furlanetto (Timur)

May 14, 2022

DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG (Wagner) 

Performance from Fall 2021

Antonio Pappano; Michael Volle (Hans Sachs), Klaus Florian Vogt (Walther Von Stolzing), Lise Davidsen (Eva), Johannes Martin Kränzle (Beckmesser), Georg Zeppenfeld (Pogner), Paul Appleby (David), Claudia Mahnke (Magdalene), Martin Gantner (Kothner), Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Nightwatchman)

May 21, 2022

LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR (Donizetti) – New Production

Riccardo Frizza; Nadine Sierra (Lucia), Javier Camarena (Edgardo), Artur Ruciński (Enrico), Matthew Rose (Raimondo)

May 28, 2022

AKHNATEN (Philip Glass)

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)

June 4, 2022

HAMLET (Brett Dean) Libretto by Matthew Jocelyn – New Production/Met Premiere

Nicholas Carter; Allan Clayton (Hamlet), Brenda Rae (Ophelia), Rod Gilfry (Claudius), Sarah Connolly (Gertrude), William Burden (Polonius), Jacques Imbrailo (Horatio), John Tomlinson (Ghost), David Butt Philip (Laertes), Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen (Rosencrantz), Christopher Lowrey (Guildenstern)

June 11, 2022

THE RAKE'S PROGRESS (Stravinsky) 

Susanna Mälkki; Ben Bliss (Tom Rakewell), Golda Schultz (Anne Trulove), Christian Van Horn (Nick Shadow), Alice Coote (Baba the Turk), James Creswell (Trulove)