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Metropolitan Opera: Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail

Airs Saturday, May 7, at 12 noon. The 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season closes with a live broadcast of Mozart’s Die EntführungausdemSerail – The Abduction from the Seraglio – conducted by Met Music Director James Levine, who will assume the new title of Music Director Emeritus at the conclusion of the Met’s current season. Soprano AlbinaShagimuratova makes her network role debut as Konstanze, opposite rising tenor Paul Appleby as her fiancé, Belmonte. Soprano Kathleen Kim sings the maid Blondchen, with debuting tenor Brenton Ryan as Pedrillo, and bass Hans-Peter König as Osmin, the overseer of the harem. Die EntführungausdemSerail will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, May 7.