Metropolitan Opera: Verdi's Requiem
Airs Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 12 noon. The 2017-18 Metropolitan Opera season of live Saturday matinee radio broadcasts opens on December 2 with Verdi’s Requiem, performed on stage at the Met for the first time since 2008, conducted by Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine. Levine will lead the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, along with Bulgarian soprano Krassimira Stoyanova, Russian mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Semenchuk, Latvian tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko, and Italian bass Ferruccio Furlanetto. The Met presented the Requiem a total of 49 times between its 1901 company premiere and the current season. Maestro Levine led 13 of these, including the 2008 performance, which was given in memory of Luciano Pavarotti. Verdi’s Requiem will be heard live over Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 noon CT on Saturday, December 2.