Saturday Morning Opera
9:56 am
Tue November 26, 2013

Metropolitan Opera's 83rd Season Debuts December 7th

On December 7th at 10am, JPR's Classics & News Service is proud to kick off the Metropolitan Opera's 83rd season of Saturday broadcasts with Verdi's Rigoletto. This year, all broadcasts begin at 10am.

Nathan Gunn (left) as Papageno in Mozart's "The Magic Flute."
Credit Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

The Metropolitan Opera’s 2013-14 season will feature many of the world’s greatest singers, conductors, and theater artists in 26 operas, including six new productions, of a varied repertory that ranges from the Baroque era to the 21st century. Met Music Director James Levine will return to the Met podium for the first time in two years, conducting three operas with which he has long been associated: a new production of Verdi’s final masterpiece Falstaff, Mozart’s Così fan tutte, and Berg’s Wozzeck.

Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi will be conducting two operas in the 2013-14 season, Rossini’s La Cenerentola and Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. Ten of the new season’s more than 200 performances will be transmitted live around the world as part of the popular Met: Live in HD series of movie theater simulcasts, offering a significant portion of the Met season to opera lovers in 64 countries.

Full 2013-2014 Season

Dec  7:  Rigoletto (Verdi) Dmitri Hvorostovsky sings the title role
Dec 14: Falstaff (Verdi)
Dec 21: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Britten) Scheduled to commemorate Britten's centennial
Dec 28: Tosca (Puccini) Sondra Radvanovsky sings the title role
Jan  4: The Magic Flute (Mozart)
Jan 11: Die Fledermaus (Strauss) 
Jan 18: Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky) Anna Netrebko and Mariusz Kwiecien
Jan 25: L'Elisir D'Amore (Donizetti) Netrebko reprises her Adina opposite Ramón Vargas as Nemorino
Feb  1: Madama Butterfly (Puccini) Kristine Opolais in her Met role debut as Cio-Cio-San
Feb  8: Rusalka (Dvorak) Renee Fleming returns to the title role
Feb 15: Die Frau Ohne Schatten (Strauss)
Feb 22: Die Rosenkavalier (Strauss) Elina Garanča in her first Met performances of Octavian
Mar  1: Prince Igor (Borodin)
Mar  8: The Enchanted Island (Handel/Vivaldi/Rameau and others)
Mar 15: Werther (Massenet) Starring Jonas Kaufmann and Sophie Koch
Mar 22: Wozzeck (Berg) Thomas Hampson make his Met role debut
Mar 29: La Sonnambula (Bellini) Diana Damrau stars
Apr  5: La Boheme (Puccini) Anita Hartig makes her Met debut
Apr 12: Andrea Chenier (Giordano) Patricia Racette and Marcelo Álvarez star
Apr 19: Arabella (Strauss) 
Apr 26: Cosi Fan Tutte (Mozart)
May  3: I Puritani (Bellini) Featuring Sondra Radvanovsky
May 10: La Cenerentola (Rossini) Joyce DiDonato stars opposite Juan Diego Flórez