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JPR begins broadcasting the Metropolitan Opera's 87th season

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On Saturday, December 2nd, JPR's Classics & News Service will begin the Metropolitan Opera's 87th season of Saturday matinee broadacsts with Verdi's Requiem. All broadcasts begin at 10am except Wagner's Parsifal on February 17th which starts at 9am. The Metropolitan Opera's 2017-18 season will feature 23 performances, including two Met premieres, one co-commissioned by the company and one an older masterpiece having its first Met performances; a variety of repertory favorites, three in new productions.

The season opens on December 2nd and includes a new production of Puccini's Tosca will air January 27th, with Andris Nelsons conducting Sir David McVicar's staging. Kristine Opolais stars in the title role opposite Jonas Kaufmann as her devoted lover Cavaradossi and Bryn Terfel as Scarpia. Among the season's revivals are some rarely performed stagings, including Verdi's Luisa Miller, starring Sonya Yoncheva, Piotr Beczala, and Plácido Domingo.

SEE Jefferson Public Radio PAGE and The Met's 2017-2018 Season