Don’t miss standout opera performances all season long on Met Opera Radio

Every Monday night this fall, hear unforgettable operas from the past, including Tchaikovsky’s ‘Iolanta,’ the Strauss rarity ‘Die Ägyptische Helena,’ and more.

Matt Simeone
September 22, 2020

A scene from Act III of Philip Glass’ ‘Satyagraha.’ Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

SiriusXM’s Met Opera Radio (Ch. 75) kicked off a new broadcast season on September 21, with a 2011 Metropolitan Opera performance of Philip Glass’ Satyagraha, his unforgettable opera loosely based on the philosophy and activism of Mahatma Gandhi.

Every Monday at 7:30pm ET, host Mary Jo Heath and commentator William Berger will present other memorable operas from the past, including Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta, with Anna Netrebko in the title role, the Strauss rarity Die Ägyptische Helena, featuring Diana Damrau, and more.

Additionally, Met Opera Radio will air a different encore performance each week of treasures from the Met archives, such as artist compilations, rarities, historic broadcasts, and some operas that haven’t been heard since they were first aired live. These can be heard four times during the week: on Mondays at 9am, Wednesdays at 3pm, Fridays at 6pm, and Sundays at midnight (all times ET).