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Metropolitan Opera's 2016-2017 Season

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Dwayne Croft as Haly and Ildar Abdrazakov as Mustafà in Rossini's L'Italiana in Algeri"

On December 3rd at 10am, JPR's Classics & News Service will kick off the Metropolitan Opera's 86th season of Saturday broadcasts with Puccini's Manon Lescaut. All broadcasts begin at 10am.

The Metropolitan Opera’s 2016-17 broadcast season, the 50th anniversary of its home at Lincoln Center, will feature 24 operas ranging from 18th century masterpieces to one of the most acclaimed operas in recent years. Repertoire for the company’s 132nd season will include the Met premiere of Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s 2000 opera L’Amour de Loin, as well as new stagings of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, Rossini’s Guillaume Tell, Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, Dvořák’s Rusalka, and Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier.

The Met's 2016-2017 Season includes:
(*indicates New Production)

Dec 3: Manon Lescaut (Puccini)
Dec 10: L'Amour de Loin* (Saariaho) 
Dec 17: Salome (Strauss)
Dec 24: Hansel And Gretel (Humperdinck)
Dec 31: L'Italiana In Algeri (Rossini)

Jan 7: Nacucco (Verdi)
Jan 14: La Boheme (Puccini)
Jan 21: Romeo et Juliette* (Gounoud)
Jan 28: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini)

Feb 4: Rigoletto (Verdi)
Feb 11: Carmen (Bizet)
Feb 18: I Puritani (Bellini)
Feb 25: Rusalka* (Dvorak)

Mar 4: Werther (Massenet)
Mar 11: La Taviata (Verdi)
Mar 18: Guillaume Tell* (Rossini)
Mar 25: Idomeneo (Mozart)

Apr 1: Fidelio (Beethoven)
Apr 8: Tristan und Isolde* (Wagner)
Apr 15: Aida (Verdi)
Apr 22: Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky)
Apr 29: Der Fliegende Hollander (Wagner)

May 6: Cyrano de Bergerac (Alfano)
May 13: Der Rosenkavalier* (Strauss)

As FM Network Program Director and Music Director, Eric oversees many aspects of JPR's broadcast day. He still hosts the occasional Open Air or classical music shift, and is the driving force behind JPR Live Sessions - our popular series of live in-studio music performances and conversations.