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Metropolitan Opera's 2019-2020 Season

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Anthony Roth Costanzo in the title role of Glass's Akhnaten.

On Saturday, December 7th, JPR's Classics & News Service will begin the Metropolitan Opera's 89th season of Saturday morning broadcasts with Philip Glass's Akhnaten. The broadcast season will once again be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network. All broadcasts this season begin at 10am.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, in his second season as Music Director, conducts the new William Kentridge production of Wozzeck, as well as two revivals, Met Orchestra concerts at Carnegie Hall, and a New Year’s Eve Puccini Gala starring Anna Netrebko.
Mary Jo Heath returns for her fifth season as host and Ira Siff returns for his 13th 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 2019-2020 season includes:
(*indicates New Production)

Dec 7 Akhnaten* (Philip Glass)
Dec 14 The Queen of Spades (Tchaikovsky)
Dec 21 Macbeth (Verdi)
Dec 28 The Magic Flute (Mozart)

Jan 4 Der Rosenkavalier (Strauss)
Jan 11 Wozzek* (Berg)
Jan 18 La Traviata (Verdi)
Jan 25 La Bohéme (Puccini)

Feb 1 Porgy and Bess* (Gershwin)
Feb 8 La Damnation De Faust (Berlioz)
Feb 15 Manon (Massenet)
Feb 22 Le Nozze Di Figaro (Mozart)
Feb 29 Agrippina* (Handel)

Mar 7 Cosí Fan Tutte (Mozart)
Mar 14 Der Fliegende Holländer* (Wagner)
Mar 21 La Cenerentola (Rossini)
Mar 28 Werther (Massenet)

Apr 4 Orfeo ed Euridice (Gluck)
Apr 11 Tosca (Puccini)
Apr 18 Simon Boccanegra (Verdi)
Apr 25 Turandot (Puccini)

May 2 Kâta Kabanová (Janácek)
May 9 Maria Stuarda (Donizetti)

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.