The Metropolitan Opera

The Toll Brothers - Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.

WHRB is pleased to broadcast The Metropolitan Opera to eastern Massachusetts via the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network, bringing listeners the excitement of live performances directly from New York City from the company the world acknowledges as the pinnacle of opera today. The most acclaimed singers and conductors appear with the magnificent Met orchestra and chorus each Saturday afternoon during the broadcast season, which is, as usual, somewhat shorter than the Met's performance season. This year, broadcasts start December 8, 2012, with Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera featuring Sondra Radvanovsky and Dimitri Hvorostovsky, and conclude May 8, 2013. Over the 23 weeks, 12 performances will start at 1:00 pm, with 11 beginning at various early times — the earliest will be three Wagner Ring operas in April and May, starting at 11:00 am. The end time varies with each opera.

The Met has a website with the complete broadcast schedule and specific information about each week's presentation:

Be sure to stay tuned after the Met for WHRB's post-Met vocal program, bringing you great singers from the past in music from the opera of the day, and other music as well. As with all of WHRB's programs, the Met can also be heard via our web stream accessible through the listen here link in the top-left corner of the page.

The contents of the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts are copyrighted by The Metropolitan Opera, all rights are reserved, and any use or reproduction of any of the material therein without permission of The Metropolitan Opera is strictly prohibited and will be prosecuted.

The Metropolitan Opera broadcast season is sponsored by Toll Brothers, America's luxury homebuilder, with generous long-term support from The Annenberg Foundation and the Vincent A. Stabile Endowment for Broadcast Media.

Listening Schedule

  • Saturday 1pm-4pm*
  • *Ending time is approximate and varies with the opera. Check the Program Guide on the Programs page for exact end times and listings of the operas and casts.