Listen: The New Season of Metropolitan Opera Live Broadcasts on WRTI 90.1

Dec 8, 2017

What's the best way to listen to the Saturday matinee broadcasts of The Metropolitan Opera? On WRTI 90.1, of course! Join us on Saturdays at 1 pm for the entire 2017/2018 season of opera broadcasts.

Listen on the radio at 90.1 FM, on the popular WRTI Mobile App, or stream from our website at

Launched in 1931, the Met’s Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical radio series in American broadcast history. WRTI is proud to bring you the 87th season, which kicks off on December 2nd with a live broadcast of Verdi’s Requiem and continues through May 5th with Roméo et Juliette.

Mary Jo Heath returns for her third season as host and Ira Siff returns for his 11th season as commentator for the broadcasts, which include a range of dynamic intermission features, live backstage interviews with artists, and the ever-popular Opera Quiz. Coming up...

Dec. 2: Verdi's Requiem
Dec. 9: Mozart's The Magic Flute
Dec. 16: Bellini's Norma
Dec. 23: Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro
Dec. 30: Lehár's The Merry Widow
Jan. 6: Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel
Jan. 13: Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana / Leoncavallo's Pagliacci
Jan. 20: Massenet's Thaïs
Jan. 27: Puccini's Tosca

Feb. 3: Verdi's Il Trovatore
Feb. 10: Donizetti's L'Elisir D'Amore
Feb. 17: Wagner's Parsifal, (12 noon)
Feb. 24: Puccini's La Bohème
March 3: Puccini's Madama Butterfly
March 10: Rossini's Semiramide
March 17: R. Strauss' Elektra
March 24: Puccini's Turandot
March 31: Mozart's Così Fan Tutte
April 7: Donizetti's Lucia Di Lammermoor
April 14: Verdi's Luisa Miller
April 21: Thomas Adès' The Exterminating Angel, libretto by Tom Cairns
April 28: Massenet's Cendrillon
May 5: Gounod's Roméo et Juliette