Tue December 6, 2011
Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcasts
Classical 88.7 HD1 KWTU – Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcasts
The Metropolitan Opera celebrates its 81st season of Saturday Afternoon Radio Broadcasts the longest-running classical music series in American broadcast history. Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcasts have brought opera into millions of homes and enriched the lives of many, playing a vital and unparalleled role in the development and appreciation of opera in this country. Host Margaret Juntwait returns for her eighth season, joined each week in the broadcast booth by commentator Ira Siff.
The intermissions will include live, backstage interviews with the stars, a chat with Met General Manager Peter Gelb, and the popular Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera Quiz.
Since 1940, the broadcasts have been heard in Canada, and in 1990 they expanded to include regular transmissions to Europe. Today worldwide coverage has grown to include not only more than 30 European countries, but also South America, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.
Learn more about each broadcast at operainfo.org. For details about all Met performances this season, as well as ticket information, visit the Met's website at www.metopera.org.
Tune in to the Met, Saturdays at noon (times vary each week) on Classical 88.7 HD1.