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    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 22 March 2014

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    The Metropolitan Opera New York presents Alban Berg's Wozzeck

    Saturday 28th February - Mozart’s The Magic Flute
    Julie Taymor's transcendent production of Mozart's magical composition, features a youthful cast led by Miah Persson as Pamina, Kathryn Lewek as the Queen of the Night, Toby Spence as Tamino, Markus Werba as Papageno, and Tobias Kehrer as Sarastro. Adam Fischer conducts. (Pictured René Pape - Photo Ken Howard, Metropolitan Opera)

    Saturday 14th March - Rossini’s La Donna Del Lago
    Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of bel canto virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands. DiDonato is the “lady of the lake” of the title, and Flórez is the king who relentlessly pursues her, with their vocal fireworks embellishing the tragic plot. This Met premiere production is directed by Paul Curran and conducted by Michele Mariotti.

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Wozzeck
      Composer: Berg
      Performer(s): James Levine; Deborah Voigt (Marie), Simon O'Neill (The Drum-Major), Peter Hoare (The Captain), Thomas Hampson (Wozzeck), Clive Bayley (The Doctor)
      Performer(s): James Levine; Deborah Voigt (Marie), Simon O'Neill (The Drum-Major), Peter Hoare (The Captain), Thomas Hampson (Wozzeck), Clive Bayley (The Doctor)
      Album: EBU RECORDING, EBU RECORDING
      Duration: 180:00
    • 21:15
      Title: Three Pieces For Orchestra, Op. 6
      Performer(s): Berg, Alban
      Performer(s): Berg, Alban
      Duration: 3:45
    • 21:35
      Title: Sea Drift
      Performer(s): Delius, Frederick
      Performer(s): Delius, Frederick
      Duration: 26:19

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