New met opera season airs Saturdays on WPR

The season includes a special program to mark the Met’s 90th anniversary on the air

Puccini's "La Boheme" at the Metropolitan Opera.
Puccini’s “La Boheme” at the Metropolitan Opera. Photo courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera

The Metropolitan Opera’s 2021-22 season of Saturday afternoon broadcasts runs Dec. 4 through June 11.

The Met celebrates the return of live opera to the air on Dec. 4 with Matthew Aucoin’s “Eurydice,” a network broadcast premiere conducted by Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

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Many highlights follow throughout the season including three additional network premieres: Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in My Bones;” Brett Dean’s “Hamlet;” and the French-language version of Verdi’s “Don Carlos.”

The season also includes archival broadcasts of favorite classics featuring all-star casts, a Listeners’ Choice broadcast and a special program to mark the Met’s 90th anniversary on the air.

Most broadcasts begin at Noon C.T. on Wisconsin Public Radio.

You can learn more and see this season’s broadcast schedule here.

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