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    Saturday, 7 - 10pm

    Each Saturday, from December to May, RTÉ lyric fm brings you the Metropolitan Opera’s Saturday matinee broadcasts direct from New York. The 84th season begins on December 6, 2014, with Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia, starring Isabel Leonard. Twenty-three broadcasts will be presented on the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network through May 9, 2014. Margaret Juntwait returns as the series’s host, joined by commentator Ira Siff.

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    Opera Night Saturday 4 January 2014

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    Opera Night from the Metropolitan Opera, New York

    Margaret Juntwait presents Mozart's Magic Flute, K.620 staring Nathan Gunn as the winsome Papageno, Alek Shrader as Tamino and Eric Owens as Sarastro.

    Saturday December 20th - Le Nozze di Figaro
    Margaret Juntwait presents Richard Eyre's season-opening new production of Mozart's eternal masterpiece is set in an 18th-century manor house in Seville during the 1930s. Erwin Schrott in the title role leads a stellar cast that also includes Mariusz Kwiecien as the Count and Danielle de Niese as Susanna, along with Met debutantes Rachel Willis-Sørensen as the Countess and Serena Malfi as Cherubino. Edo de Waart conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. (Erwin Schrott in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro. Photo Marty Sohl, Metropolitan Opera)

    Saturday December 27th - La Traviata
    Verdi's consumptive courtesan returns in Willy Decker's timeless setting, with rising soprano Marina Rebeka takes the role of the title heroine. Francesco Demuro is Alfredo, Ludovic Tézier is Germont, and Marco Armiliato conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus.

    Watch the rehearsal footage below of "Libiamo", with Stephen Costello and Marina Rebeka.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 20:59
      Title: Art Thou Troubled
      Performer(s): Handel, George Frideric
      Performer(s): Handel, George Frideric
      Duration: 4:57
    • 21:04
      Title: Or Sai Chi L'Onore
      Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Duration: 3:09
    • 21:07
      Title: Bella Figlia Del'amore
      Performer(s): Verdi, Giuseppe
      Performer(s): Verdi, Giuseppe
      Duration: 5:47
    • 21:13
      Title: Duet From Pearl Fishers: Au Fond Du Temple Saint
      Performer(s): Bizet, Georges
      Performer(s): Bizet, Georges
      Duration: 6:27
    • 21:18
      Title: Largo Al Factotum From Barber Of Seville
      Performer(s): Rossini, Gioachino
      Performer(s): Rossini, Gioachino
      Duration: 5:13
    • 21:23
      Title: Libiamo Ne'lieti Calici
      Performer(s): Verdi, Giuseppe
      Performer(s): Verdi, Giuseppe
      Duration: 3:40
    • 21:27
      Title: Ruasalka - Song To The Moon
      Performer(s): Dvorak, Antonin
      Performer(s): Dvorak, Antonin
      Duration: 5:22
    • 21:32
      Title: Toreador Song From Carmen
      Performer(s): Bizet, Georges
      Performer(s): Bizet, Georges
      Duration: 5:51
    • 21:37
      Title: Casta Diva
      Performer(s): Bellini, Vincenzo
      Performer(s): Bellini, Vincenzo
      Duration: 7:51
    • 21:42
      Title: Les Oiseaux Dans La Charmille
      Performer(s): Offenbach, Jacques
      Performer(s): Offenbach, Jacques
      Duration: 7:26
    • 21:50
      Title: Nabucco - Va Pensiero (Chorus Of The Hebrew Slaves)
      Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe
      Performer(s): Verdi, Giuseppe
      Performer(s): Verdi, Giuseppe
      Duration: 5:11
    • 21:55
      Title: Nessun Dorma
      Performer(s): Puccini, Giacomo
      Performer(s): Puccini, Giacomo
      Duration: 4:41
    • 21:59
      Title: Le Nozze Di Figaro: Porgi Amor
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Duration: 3:45
    • Title: The Magic Flute
      Composer: Mozart
      Performer(s): Jane Glover; Heidi Stober (Pamina), Kathryn Lewek (Queen Of The Night), Alek Shrader (Tamino), Nathan Gunn (Papageno), Shenyang (Speaker), Eric Owens (Sarastro)
      Performer(s): Jane Glover; Heidi Stober (Pamina), Kathryn Lewek (Queen Of The Night), Alek Shrader (Tamino), Nathan Gunn (Papageno), Shenyang (Speaker), Eric Owens (Sarastro)
      Album: EBU RECORDING, EBU RECORDING
      Duration: 180:00

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