May 2015 Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts

May 2015 Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts

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

Photo Credit: Jonathan Tichler/Metropolitan Opera

The Metropolitan Opera radio broadcasts wrap up this month, but opera continues year-round, with the Lyric Opera of Chicago beginning May 16th. 

The Huffington Post says this...  "Un Ballo in Maschera beautifully sung and played... a top-flight cast led by Piotr Beczala and Sondra Radvanovsky... Any performance under Levine's baton is one to be remembered, and his reading of Ballo is especially so."

5/2       Verdi:  Un Ballo in Maschera  Tenor Piotr Beczala sings King Gustavo for the first time at the Met in his very first collaboration with Music Director James Levine. Sondra Radvanovsky, Dolora Zajick, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky reprise their acclaimed interpretations in the revival of David Alden’s film noir-inspired production.

5/9       Stravinsky:  The Rake's Progress  James Levine revisits one of his favorite 20th-century classics: Stravinsky’s only full-length opera, with its wondrous neo-classical score, back on the Met stage for the first time in 12 years. Paul Appleby adds another leading role as Tom Rakewell, opposite Layla Claire as Anne Trulove, Stephanie Blythe as the bearded lady Baba the Turk, and Gerald Finley as the devilish Nick Shadow.