NEPR: Saturdays beginning at 1 p.m. (start times may vary)
New England Public Radio presents Saturday Opera 52 weeks a year from the country’s top opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, LA Opera, San Francisco Opera and the Houston Opera.
APRIL 1 - Fidelio
Beethoven's only opera—an ode to freedom, justice, and the human spirit--returns to the Met with a fine cast.
APRIL 8 - Tristan und Isolde
Tristan und Isolde opens a new production by Mariusz Treliński, and will be well served by a cast of outstanding Wagnerians.
APRIL 15 - Aida
The Met’s monumental staging is a dazzling backdrop for the star-crossed love story set amid the clash of ancient empires.
April 22 - Eugene Onegin
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.
April 29 - 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.
May 6 - Cyrano de Bergerac
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.
May 13 - Der Rosenkavalier
The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian star in Strauss’s grandest opera.