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The Metropolitan, now in its 81st season of Saturday afternoon radio broadcasts, is the longest-running classical music series in American broadcast history—with a 22-week season featuring many of the world’s greatest operatic artists, beginning December 3. The series is broadcast live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network. For more information, visit


The 2011-2012 Complete Schedule:

Saturday, December 3, 2011 - 11 a.m.
Handel: Rodelinda
Bicket, Fleming, Blythe, Scholl, Davies, Kaiser, Shenyang
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Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 12 p.m.
Gounod: Faust                
Nézet-Séguin, Poplavskaya, Losier, Kaufmann, Braun, Pape
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Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 12 p.m.
Puccini: Madama Butterfly                
Domingo, Zhang, Zifchak, Smith, Salsi
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Saturday, December 24, 2011 - 11 a.m.
Donizetti: La Fille du Regiment                
Abel, Machaidze, Murray, Te Kanawa, Brownlee, Muraro
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Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 12 p.m.
Archival Broadcast: Strauss's Die Fledermaus, from January 20, 1951                
Ormandy, Piazza, Munsel, Stevens,Kullman, Tucker, J. Brownlee, Gilford

Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 12 p.m.
Humperdinck: Hansel Gretel                
Ticciati; Kurzak, Coote, Martens, Brubaker, D. Croft
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Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 12 p.m.
Archival Broadcast: Bellini's Norma, from April 4, 1970               
Bonynge; Sutherland, Horne, Bergonzi, Siepi

Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 12 p.m.
The Enchanted Island                
Christie; de Niese, Oropesa, DiDonato, Daniels, Costanzo, Domingo, Pisaroni
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Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 12 p.m.
Puccini: Tosca                
Franck, Racette, Antonenko, Gagnidze, Plishka
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Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 11 a.m.
Donizetti: Anna Bolena                
Armiliato, Netrebko, TBA, Mumford, Costello, Abdrazakov
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Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 11 a.m.
Wagner: Götterdämmerung                
Levine, Voigt, Harmer, Meier, Lehman, Paterson, Owens, König
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Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 12 p.m.
Rossini's: Il Barbiere di Siviglia                
Benini, Damrau, C. Lee, Pogossov, Del Carlo, Furlanetto
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Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 12 p.m.
Verdi: Ernani                
Armiliato, Meade, Licitra, Hvorostovsky, Furlanetto
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Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 12 p.m.
Verdi: Aida                
Armiliato, Urmana, Blythe, Álvarez, Ataneli, Morris, Bisch
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Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 11 a.m.
Mozart: Don Giovanni                
Davis, Rebeka, Dasch, Leonard, Polenzani, Finley, Relyea, Shenyang, Morris
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Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 11 a.m.
Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina                
Petrenko, Borodina, Didyk, Galouzine, Gagnidze, Kotscherga, Abdrazakov
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Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 12 p.m.
Verdi: Macbeth                
Noseda, Michael, Pittas, Hampson, Groissböck
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Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 12 p.m.
Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore                
Renzetti, Damrau, Flórez, Kwiecien, Corbelli
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Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 11 a.m.
Massenet: Manon                
Luisi, Netrebko, Beczala, Szot, Pittsinger
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Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 12 p.m.
Verdi: La Traviata                
Luisi, Dessay, Polenzani, Hvorostovsky
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Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 10 a.m.
Wagner: Siegfried                
Levine, Voigt, Bardon, Lehman, Siegel, Terfel, Owens
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Saturday, April 28, 2012 - 10 a.m.
Wagner: Die Walküre                
Levine, Dalayman, Westbroek, Blythe, Kaufmann, Terfel, König
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Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 11:30 a.m.
Janácek: The Makropulos Case                
Bělohlávek, Mattila, Streit, Reuter, Fox
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To request a printed copy of the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD and Radio Program Guide, visit

The contents of these broadcasts are copyrighted by The Metropolitan Opera, all rights reserved and any use or reproduction of any of the material therein without permission of The Metropolitan Opera is strictly prohibited and will be prosecuted.

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Host Margaret Juntwait returns for her seventh season, joined by commentator Ira Siff.


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