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Metropolitan Opera's 2018-2019 Season

Vincent Peters / Met Opera

On Saturday, December 1st, JPR's Classics & News Service will begin the Metropolitan Opera's 88th season of Saturday morning broadcasts with Boito's Mefistofele. All broadacsts this season begin at 10am except for Wagner's Die Walkure (3/30), Siegfried (4/13), and Gotterfammerung (4/27), which all begin at 9:00am. The broadcast season will once again be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.

Mary Jo Heath returns for her fourth season as host and Ira Siff returns for his 12th season as commentator for the broadcasts, which feature a range of dynamic intermission features, live backstage interviews with artists, and the everpopular Opera Quiz.

The Met's 2018-2019 season includes:
(* indicates New Production)

Dec 1 Mefistofele (Boito)
Dec 8 Il Trittico (Puccini)
Dec 15 La Traviata* (Verdi)
Dec 22 La Fanicula del West (Puccini)
Dec 29 The Magic Flute (Mozart)

Jan 5 Otello (Verdi)
Jan 12 Adriana Lecouvreur* (Cilea)
Jan 19 Pelléas et Mélisande (Debussy)
Jan 26 Marnie* (Muhly) – Met Premiere

Feb 2 Carmen (Bizet)
Feb 9 Iolanta (Tchaikovsky) / Bluebeard's Castle (Bartók)
Feb 16 Don Giovanni (Mozart)
Feb 23 Rigoletto (Verdi)

Mar 2 La Fille du Régiment (Donizetti)
Mar 9 Das Rheingold (Wagner)
Mar 16 Falstaff (Verdi)
Mar 23 Samson et Dalila* (Saint-Saëns)
Mar 30 Die Walküre (Wagner)

Apr 6 Tosca (Puccini)
Apr 13 Siegfried (Wagner)
Apr 20 La Clemenza di Tito (Mozart)
Apr 27 Götterdämmerung (Wagner)

May 4 Les Pêcheurs de Perles (Bizet)
May 11 Dialogues des Carmélites (Poulenc)

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.