The Metropolitan Opera on WRTI: A New Season Begins!

Dec 1, 2016

What's the longest-running continuous classical radio series in American broadcast history? The Metropolitan Opera's Saturday matinee broadcasts, launched in 1931! The 86th season of live Saturday broadcasts begins on December 3rd. Full schedule below.

Soprano Anna Netrebko
Credit Dario Acosta

Information about the entire Saturday afternoon Met Opera radio season can be found here with cast lists, photos, videos, and more!

Here is the complete 2016-2017 Metropolitan Opera broadcast schedule. All broadcasts on WRTI begin at 1 PM ET. Mary Jo Heath is your host every Saturday.

Dec. 3: Puccini's Manon Lescaut
Dec. 10: Kaija Saariaho's L’Amour de Loin
Dec. 17: R. Strauss's Salome
Dec. 24: Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel
Dec. 31: Rossini's L’Italiana in Algeri
Jan. 7: Verdi's Nabucco
Jan. 14: Puccini's La Bohème
Jan. 21: Gounod's Roméo et Juliette
Jan. 28: Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Feb. 4: Verdi's Rigoletto
Feb. 11: Bizet's Carmen
Feb. 18: Bellini's I Puritani
Feb. 25: Dvořák's Rusalka
March 4: Massenet's Werther
March 11: Verdi's La Traviata
March 18: Rossini's Guillaume Tell
March 25: Mozart's Idomeneo
April 1: Beethoven's Fidelio
April 8: Wagn'ers Tristan und Isolde
April 15: Verdi's Aida
April 22: Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin
April 29: Wagner's Der Fliegende Holländer
May 6: Alfano's Cyrano de Bergerac
May 13: R. Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier