A scene from "L'Elisir d'Amore" at the Metropolitan Opera.

(Photo: Courtesy Met Opera)

CPR Classical presents broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera’s 85th season every Saturday from Dec. 5 through May 7.

James Levine and other acclaimed conductors lead performances of operas by Mozart, Verdi, Rossini and other brilliant operatic composers. The schedule includes appearances by Joyce DiDonato, Susana Phillips, Eric Owens and other unforgettable voices.

Check out the season schedule:

Date Start time Opera
Dec. 5 11 a.m.

Puccini's "La Boheme": Barbara Frittoli, Mimi; Ramon Vargas, Rodolfo; Paolo Carignani, conductor. 

Dec. 12 11 a.m.

Verdi's "Rigoletto": Nadine Sierra, Gilda; Nancy Fabiola Herrera, Maddalena; Roberto Abbado, conductor.

Dec. 19 11 a.m. Rossini's "La Donna del Lago" Joyce DiDonato, Lady of the Lake; Lawrence Brownlee, Giacomo V; Michele Mariotti, conductor.
Dec. 26 11 a.m. Rossini's "The Barber of Seville" Isabel Leonard, Rosina; Taylor Stayton, Almaviva; Elliot Madore, Figaro; Anthony Walker, conductor 
Jan. 2 11 a.m. Johann Strauss Jr.'s "Die Fledermaus" Susana Phillips, Rosalinde; Lucy Crowe, Adele; Susan Graham, Orlofsky; James Levine, conductor.
Jan. 9 11 a.m. Donizetti's "Anna Bolena" Sondra Radvanovsky, Anna Bolena; Tamara Mumford, Smeton; Marco Armiliato, conductor. 
Jan. 16 11 a.m. Bizet’s "Les Pecheurs De Perles" Diana Damrau, Leila; Matthew Polenzani, Nadir; Gianandre a Noseda, conductor.
Jan. 23 11 a.m. Wagner's "Tannhauser" Michelle DeYoung, Venus; Eva-Maria Westbroek, Elisabeth; James Levine, conductor.
Jan. 30 11 a.m. Puccini's "Turandot" Nina Stemm, Turandot; Anita Hartig, Liu; Paolo Carignani, conductor. 
Feb. 6 11 a.m. Mascagni's "Cavalleria Rusticana"/Leoncavallo's "Pagliacci" Violeta Urmana, Santuzza; Barbara Frittoli, Nedda; Fabio Luisi, conductor.
Feb. 13 11 a.m. Verdi's "Il Trovatore" Angela Meade, Leonora; Dolora Zajick, Azucena; Marco Armiliato, conducotor.
Feb. 20 11 a.m. Donizetti's "Maria Stuarda" Sondra Radvanovsky, Maria Stuarda; Elza van den Heever, Elisabetta; Riccardo Frizza, conductor.
Feb. 27 11 a.m. Berg's "Lulu" Marlis Petersen, Lulu; Susan Graham, Geschwitz; James Levine, conductor.
March 5 11 a.m. Puccini's "Manon Lescaut" Kristine Opolais, Manon Lescaut; Jonas Kaufmann, Des Griuex; Fabio Luisi, conductor.
March 12 11 a.m. Donizetti's "Don Pasquale" Eleonora Buratto, Norina; Javier Camarena, Ernesto; Maurizio Benini, conductor.
March 19 11 a.m. Donizetti's "L'Elisir d'Amore" Aleksandra Kurzak, Adina; Vittorio Grigolo, Nemorino; Enrique Mazzola, conductor.
March 26 11 a.m. Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro" Mikhail Petrenko, Figaro; Anita Hartig, Susanna; Fabio Luisi, conductor.
April 2 11 a.m. Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" Kristine Opolais, Cio-Cio-San; Roberto Alagna, Pinkerton; Karel Mark Chichon, conductor.
April 9 10:30 a.m. Verdi's "Simon Boccanegra" Lianna Haroutounian, Amelia Grimaldi; Joseph Calleja, Gabriele Adorno; James Levine, conductor. 
April 16 11 a.m. Donizetti's "Roberto Devereux" Sondra Radvanovsky, Elisabetta; Matthew Polenzani, Roberto Devereux; Maurizio Benini, conductor. 
April 23 11 a.m. Verdi's "Otello" Hibla Gerzmava, Desdemona; Aleksandrs Antonenko, Otello; Adam Fischer, conductor.
April 30 11 a.m. Richard Strauss's "Elektra" Nina Stemme, Elektra; Eric Owens, Orest; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor. 
May 7 11 a.m. Mozart's "Die Entfuhrung Aus Dem Serail" Albina Shigamuratova, Konstanze; Kathleen Kim, Blondchen; James Levine, conductor.