Maestro James Levine's 70th Birthday Celebration
This weekend, Met Opera Radio celebrates the 70th birthday of Met Music Director James Levine with a special two-day tribute of broadcasts personally chosen by the Maestro from his unparalleled 42-year career with the company. The lineup features several operas Maestro Levine introduced to the Met or brought back to the repertoire, including Verdi's I Vespri Siciliani and Stiffelio, Mozart's Idomeneo, Smetana's The Bartered Bride, and Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress, as well as the world premiere of John Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles. The broadcasts range from a 1974 Salome, starring Grace Bumbry and Regina Resnik, to a 2001 Fidelio with Karita Mattila, Ben Heppner, and René Pape.
Join us beginning this Saturday, June 22 at 6 am ET for our weekend long “listening party”, exclusively on SiriusXM.