Opera Night Saturday 27 July 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.
Pressured by her family to marry the wrong man, an anguished young woman suffers an emotional breakdown on her wedding night.Soprano Nadine Sierra (pictured) sings the title role, tenor Piotr Beczala is Edgardo, baritone Brian Mulligan is Enrico, bass-baritone Nicolas Teste is Raimondo, Mezzo Zanda Svede is Alisa, tenor AJ Glueckert is Normanno, tenor Chong Wang is Arturo and the San Francisco Opera Chorus and Orchestra is conducted by Nicola Luisotti.
In a fantastical world of ferocious dragons and enchanted musical instruments, a noble prince sets out to rescue a beautiful princess and ensure the triumph of truth and justice. Soprano Sarah Shafer is Pamina, tenor Paul Appleby is Tamino, baritone Efrain Solis is Papageno, bass-baritone Alfred Reiter is Sarastro, coloratura soprano Albina Shagimuratova (pictured) is the Queen of the Night, tenor Greg Fedderly is Monostatos,soprano Jacueline Piccolino is the First Lady, mezzo Nian Wang is the Second Lady, mezzo Zanda Svede is the Third Lady, soprano Maria Valdes is Papagena, bass Anthony Reed is the Speaker and Richard Walker is the First Priest. The San Francisco Chorus and Orchestra is conducted by Lawrence Foster.