March 2015 Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts

March 2015 Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts

Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. (end times vary)

Richard Eyre’s stunning production of Bizet's Carmen kicks off the March 2015 lineup of Metropolitan Opera broadcasts.

The Metropolitan Opera radio broadcast this March features operas of Bizet, Rossini, Massenet, and Donizetti. All radio broadcasts begin at 1:00 p.m. unless specifically noted.  There is one Live in HD Theatercast this month (3/14); it is noted "Live in HD." 

3/7        Bizet:  Carmen

Richard Eyre’s stunning production returns with two of its great leading ladies, Elina Garanca and Anita Rachvelishvili, who share the title role of the ill-fated temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko, Roberto Alagna, and Jonas Kaufmann take turns playing Carmen’s desperate lover, Don José. Pablo Heras-Casado and Louis Langrée share conducting duties.

3/14      Rossini:  La Donna Del Lago (Live in HD)

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.

3/21      Massenet:  Manon

The vocally high-flying soprano Diana Damrau sings her first Met performances of Massenet’s beguiling heroine, opposite the ardent tenor Vittorio Grigolo, in Laurent Pelly’s elegant production, conducted by Emmanuel Villaume.

3/28      Donizetti:  Lucia di Lammermoor

New coloratura talent Albina Shagimuratova sings bel canto’s unhinged bride, delivering opera’s most thrilling mad scene. Joseph Calleja is her tragic lover. Mary Zimmerman’s production evokes the moors and castles of Scotland for Donizetti’s melodic journey of love and deception, conducted by Maurizio Benini.

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