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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 9 August 2014

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    Join Bernard Clarke this evening for Catalani's La Wally from the Grand Theatre in Geneva in a new co-production with Monte-Carlo Opera starring Barbara Frittoli

    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

    • 19:43
      Title: La Wally Act Ii
      Composer: Catalani, Alfredo
      Performer(s): Ching-Lien Wu (Director)
      Performer(s): Orchestre De La Suisse Romande, Grand Theatre Chorus
      Album: Recorded at Grand Théâtre, Genève (Broadcast 09/08/14), EBU
      Duration: 34:36
    • 20:19
      Title: La Wally Act Iii
      Composer: Catalani, Alfredo
      Performer(s): Ching-Lien Wu (Director)
      Performer(s): Orchestre De La Suisse Romande, Grand Theatre Chorus
      Album: Recorded at Grand Théâtre, Genève (Broadcast 09/08/14), EBU
      Duration: 23:13
    • 21:15
      Title: Les Nuits D'Éte
      Composer: Berlioz, Hector
      Performer(s): Anne Sofie Von Otter
      Performer(s): Anne Sofie Von Otter, Berlin Philharmonic
      Album: Hector Berlioz, Deutsche Grammophon, 445 823-2
      Duration: 28:49
    • 21:44
      Title: Che Puro Ciel, Che Chiaro Sol
      Composer: Gluck, Christoph Willibald
      Performer(s): Derek Lee Ragin (Haut Contre)
      Performer(s): Derek Lee Ragin (Haut Contre), English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir
      Album: Glluck: Orfeo ed Eurydice, Philips, 434 093-2
      Duration: 6:06
    • 21:51
      Title: Che Faro Senza Euridice
      Composer: Gluck, Christoph Willibald
      Performer(s): Janet Baker (Contralto)
      Performer(s): Janet Baker (Contralto), London Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Classic FM - Classic Romance, Classic FM Records, CFMCD13
      Duration: 4:40

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