Saturday Afternoon Metropolitan Opera, 1-5p.m. (unless otherwise noted) on NEPR
Idomeneo — Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece returns to the Met in the classic Jean-Pierre Ponnelle production, conducted by Music Director Emeritus James Levine.
Fidelio — Beethoven’s only opera—an ode to freedom, justice, and the human spirit—returns to the Met with a fine cast.
Tristan und Isolde — Tristan und Isolde opens a new production by Mariusz Treliński, and will be well served by a cast of outstanding Wagnerians.
Aida — The Met’s monumental staging is a dazzling backdrop for the star-crossed love story set amid the clash of ancient empires.
Eugene Onegin — Tchaikovsky’s setting of Pushkin’s timeless verse novel is presented on the Met stage in Deborah Warner’s moving production, starring Anna Netrebko and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Tatiana and Onegin.
Der Fliegende Holländer — New Met star Michael Volle sings the title role of the ghostly sailor damned to wander the seas in search of the love that will set him free, under the baton of the exciting Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
Cyrano — The comedy/tragedy of Cyrano de Bergerac and his beloved Roxane, a love story for the ages, comes alive in this rediscovered operatic gem, which packs the power of full-blooded Italian verismo.
Der Rosenkavalier — The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian star in Strauss’s grandest opera.