New Metropolitan Opera Season Launches with Puccini's Il Trittico on Colorado Public Radio

Saturday morning live broadcasts run Dec. 12 – May 8

Colorado Public Radio (CPR) will kick off the 79th Metropolitan Opera season this Saturday with a live broadcast of Puccini's Il Trittico at 10:30 a.m., starring Patricia Racette and Stephanie Blythe, conducted by Stefano Ranzani.

“The Met Opera's Saturday broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical program in radio history. So many people tell me that they grew up listening to the Met on Saturday afternoons, and every year it seems to get better and better,” - CPR Classical Music Program Director Karla Walker

CPR will air twenty-two broadcasts this season, from Dec. 12, 2009 through May 8, 2010. Margaret Juntwait returns as the series’ host for her sixth season, joined by commentator Ira Siff.

“We're delighted to be able to bring the Met to Colorado audiences every Saturday – for those who have been listening for years and those who are just discovering the thrill of live opera,” Karla Walker

To see a full CPR broadcast schedule, visit www.kvod.org, or for more information, visit www.operainfo.org.

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