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The Metropolitan Opera wraps December with a celebration of Aida

Giuseppe Verdi's Aida - World premiere: Cairo Opera House, 1871
Giuseppe Verdi's Aida - World premiere: Cairo Opera House, 1871

In honor of the 90th anniversary of The Met and the 150th anniversary of Aida, we hear a special celebration of great Aida performances through the years. Christmas day at 1pm.

12/4 Aucoin:  Eurydice Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Erin Morley (Eurydice), Joshua Hopkins (Orpheus), Jakub Józef Orliński (Orpheus's Double), Nathan Berg (Father), Barry Banks (Hades)

12/11 Puccini: Tosca Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Sondra Radvanovsky (Tosca), Brian Jagde (Cavaradossi), Evgeny Nikitin (Scarpia), Patrick Carfizzi (Sacristan)

12/18 Mozart: The Magic Flute Jane Glover; Matthew Polenzani (Tamino), Hera Hyesang Park (Pamina), Rolando Villazón (Papageno), Morris Robinson (Sarastro), Kathryn Lewek (Queen of the Night), Rodell Rosel (Monostatos), Patrick Carfizzi (Speaker)

12/25 Aida at the Met Highlights from great Met broadcasts of Verdi’s Aida in celebration of the 90th anniversary of Met broadcasts and the 150th anniversary of Aida. In honor of the 150 anniversary of Verdi’s Aida (which premiered on December 24, 1871) and the 90th anniversary of our radio broadcasts (which began on December 25, 1931), we present highlights from great Met performances of Aida. Each decade of our broadcasts will be represented in this special program of excerpts, featuring a range of extraordinary artists from legendary singers of the past to current stars. They will include Zinka Milanov, Anna Netrebko, Leontyne Price, Grace Bumbry, Anita Rachvelishvili, Dolora Zajick, Carlo Bergonzi, Franco Corelli, Giovanni Martinelli, Robert Merrill, and others.