Opera Night Saturday 4 May 2013
Launched in 1931, the Met’s Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical radio series in American broadcast history. The 86th season of Saturday broadcasts will once again be heard over the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network. You can hear the 2016/17 Season every Saturday from 7pm on Opera Night and for details of the season, view their schedule here.
In a change to the schedule, tonight we bring you I Puritani presented by Bernard Clarke, in a production recorded last Summer at the Teatro Real, Madrid. Bass Miklós Sebestyén is Elvira's father, Nicolas Teste is Elvira's uncle, Tenor Javier Camarena is Lord Arturo Talbo, Baritone Ludovic Tezier is Sir Riccardo Forth and Antonio Lozano is Sir Bruno Robertson, Annalisa Stroppa is Enrichetta di Francia and soprano Diana Damrau (pictured) sings Lady Elvira Valton. Evelion Pido conducts the Teatro Real Chorus and Orchestra. (First broadcast September 2016)
Kristine Opolais stars in the role that helped launch her international career, the mythical Rusalka, who sings the haunting “Song to the Moon.” Mary Zimmerman brings her wondrous theatrical imagination to Dvorák’s fairytale of love and longing, rejection and redemption. Brandon Jovanovich, Jamie Barton, Katarina Dalayman, and Eric Owens complete the all-star cast, and Mark Elder conducts. (Kristine Opolais in the title role and Jamie Barton as Ježibaba in Dvorák's Rusalka. Photo by Ken Howard/ Metropolitan Opera)