Metropolitan Opera on WUOT

Saturdays from 1-5 p.m. - December through May

Launched in 1931, the Metropolitan Opera’s Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical program in radio history.

Note: The Metropolitan Opera announced the death of radio host Margaret Juntwait, who passed away after a long battle with ovarian cancer. For millions of listeners around the world, Margaret was the voice of the Met for the past decade.

She was appointed to the post in October 2004, and her first Saturday matinee broadcast was a December 11, 2004 performance of Verdi’s I Vespri Siciliani. She went on to host a total of 229 live Saturday broadcasts, as well as 898 live broadcasts on the Met’s Sirius XM channel. Her final Sirius broadcast was the new production premiere of Lehár’s The Merry Widow on December 31, 2014.

“Margaret Juntwait was the soul of the Met’s radio broadcasts,” said Met General Manager Peter Gelb. “She will be sorely missed by her loving colleagues here at the Met, as well as the countless opera stars who she so deftly interviewed over the years, and by the millions of devoted fans who listened to her mellifluous hosting of our broadcasts three or four times a week, season after season.”

Margaret was diagnosed with ovarian cancer more than ten years ago, but before January 2015, she missed only one Saturday matinee broadcast due to her illness. Even after she was unable to host live performances, Margaret retained her tremendous passion for the Met, and was in the building just a few weeks ago to pre-record content for future Sirius XM broadcasts. 

Note: Music broadcast at the conclusion of the opera is provided by APM's Classical 24 music service.

**The contents of the broadcast are copyrighted and use or reproduction of any of the material therein without permission of the Metropolitan Opera is a violation of law.

2014-15 Broadcasts:

Gioachino Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia
December 6, 2014 1:00 pm ET

Richard Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
December 13, 2014 12:00 pm ET

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro (New Production)
December 20, 2014 1:00 pm ET 

Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
December 27, 2014 1:00 pm ET

Engleburt Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel
January 3, 2015 1:00 pm ET

Giuseppe Verdi's Aida   
January 10, 2015 1:00 pm ET

Franz Lehar's The Merry Widow
January 17, 2015 1:00 pm ET (New Production)

Giacomo Puccini's La Boheme  
January 24, 2015 1:00 pm ET

Jacque Offenbach's Les Contes D'Hoffmann   
January 31, 2015 1:00 pm ET

Giuseppe Verdi's Macbeth  
February 7, 2015 1:00 pm ET (Performance from October 11, 2014)

Pyotr Tchaikovsky's Iolanta / Bela Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle (New Production)
February 14, 2015 1:00 pm ET

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Don Giovanni
February 21, 2015 1:00 pm ET

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Die Zauberflote
February 28, 2015 1:00 pm ET (Performance from October, 2014)

George Bizet's Carmen
March 7, 2015 1:00 pm ET

Gioachino Rossini's La Donna del Lago (New Production)
March 14, 2015 1:00 pm ET

Jules Massenet's Manon
March 21, 2015 1:00 pm ET

Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor
March 28, 2015  1:00 pm ET

Giuseppe Verdi's Ernani
April 4, 2015 1:00 pm ET

Giuseppe Verdi's Don Carlo
April 11, 2015 1:00 pm ET

Dmitri Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Performance from Fall 2014)
April 18, 2015 1:00 pm ET

Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana / Ruggero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci (New Production)
April 25, 2015 1:00 pm ET

Giuseppe Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera
May 2, 2015 1:00 pm ET

Igor Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress
May 9, 2015 1:00 pm ET