Opera Night Saturday 20 April 2019
Launched in 1931, the Met’s Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical radio series in American broadcast history. The 87th season of Saturday broadcasts will once again be heard over the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network. You can hear the 2017/18 Season every Saturday from 7pm on Opera Night and for details of the season, view their schedule here.
Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato sings Sesto at the Met for the first time, and tenor Matthew Polenzani adds yet another role to his extensive Mozartian repertoire as Tito. Mozart's opera of vengeance and forgiveness, set during the Roman Empire, also stars sopranos Elza van den Heever as Vitellia, with Ying Fang, Emily D'Angelo and bass Christian Van Horn completing the principal cast. Lothar Koenigs conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus. (A scene from Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito - photo Ken Howard, Metropolitan Opera)
Wagner's epic cycle concludes with acts of betrayal, murder, vengeance, and, finally, the destruction of the world. Christine Goerke plays Brunnhilde, whose heroic self-sacrifice paves the way for humankind's redemption and rebirth. Andreas Schager sings the role of the hero Siegfried, and Eric Owens is Hagen. Philippe Jordan conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus. (A scene from Act 1 of Wagner's "Götterdämmerung."Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan OperaTaken during the rehearsal at the Metropolitan Opera on January 23, 2012.)