Metropolitan Opera on WBAA Classical

Saturdays from 1 to 4:30 p.m. beginning December 6
  • Hosted by Mary Jo Heath

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

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Karen Almond/Metropolitan Opera

This month, the Metropolitan Opera has two live HD broadcasts in theaters (locally at Wabash Landing 9 - 300 E. State Street, West Lafayette), and are heard on 101.3FM. “Live in HD Ambassadors” volunteer to help build HD audiences throughout the country. Joyce Field is one such volunteer, and spoke with WBAA Music Director John Clare about the operas, experience, and how she became an ambassador.


In what is the second of three opera releases for Pentatone in 2016, Jennifer Higdon's Cold Mountain is a true gem.

The Ghosts of Versailles is an American masterpiece, written by John Corigliano, to honor the Metropolitan Opera's 100th season.