Metropolitan Opera

February 10, 1934 to October 11, 1964
49 episodes known to exist
Metropolitan Opera was a radio show which ran from February 10, 1934 to October 11, 1964.
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Radio series often ran for multiple seasons and/or through many incarnations with different radio networks, sponsors, cast/crew, and revivals after many years.
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Dates
Show
# Episodes (Known)
Network
1
February 10, 1934 - January 27, 1945
The Metropolitan Opera
27
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2
December 7, 1941 - December 7, 1941
Metropolitan Opera Auditions of the Air
1
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3
January 5, 1953 - May 4, 1953
Metropolitan Opera Auditions of the Air
9
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4
February 1, 1957 - February 1, 1957
Metropolitan Opera Auditions of the Air
1
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5
January 5, 1958 - October 11, 1964
Metropolitan Opera Auditions of the Air
11
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The Metropolitan Opera
February 10, 1934 - January 27, 1945
27 episodes known to exist
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
 
February 10, 1934 
Merry Mount - Part 1 
Gota Ljungberg, Gladys Swarthout, Edward Johnson, Lawrence Tibbett, Louis D'Angelo, Alfredo Gandolfi, Helen Gleason, Lillian Clark, Marek Windheim, George Cehanovsky, Millo Picco, Irra Petina, Giordano Paltrinieri, Arnold Gabor, Henriette Wakefield, Max Altglass, Pompilio Malatesta, James Wolfe 
1:30:00 

 
 
February 10, 1934 
Merry Mount - Part 2 
Gota Ljungberg, Gladys Swarthout, Edward Johnson, Lawrence Tibbett, Louis D'Angelo, Alfredo Gandolfi, Helen Gleason, Lillian Clark, Marek Windheim, George Cehanovsky, Millo Picco, Irra Petina, Giordano Paltrinieri, Arnold Gabor, Henriette Wakefield, Max Altglass, Pompilio Malatesta, James Wolfe 
1:30:00 

 
 
March 10, 1934 
Pagliacci 
Lawrence Tibbett, Queena Mario, Giovanni Martinelli, George Cehaovsky. Conductor: Vincenzo Bellezza 
1:11:17 
 
March 10, 1934 
Salome-Part 1 
Gota Ljungberg, Dorothee Manski, Max Lorenz, Hans Clemens, Friedrich Schorr, Emanuel List. Conductor: Arthur Bodansky 
34:41 
 
March 10, 1934 
Salome-Part 2 
Gota Ljungberg, Dorothee Manski, Max Lorenz, Hans Clemens, Friedrich Schorr, Emanuel List. Conductor: Arthur Bodansky 
54:27 
 
March 17, 1934 
Peter Ibbetson Part 1 
Edward Johnson, Lawrence Tibbett, Lucrezia Bori, Gladys Swarthout. Conductor: Tukio Serafin 
1:09:04 
 
March 17, 1934 
Peter Ibbetson Part 2 
Edward Johnson, Lawrence Tibbett, Lucrezia Bori, Gladys Swarthout. Conductor: Tukio Serafin 
1:06:09 
 
April 7, 1934 
Pelleas Et Mellisande-Part 1 
Edward Johnson, Lawrence Tibbett, Ezio Pinza, Lucrezia Bori, Leon Rother. Conductor: Louis Hasselmans. 
1:00:15 
 
April 7, 1934 
Pelleas Et Mellisande-Part 2 
Edward Johnson, Lawrence Tibbett, Ezio Pinza, Lucrezia Bori, Leon Rother. Conductor: Louis Hasselmans. 
51:16 
 
April 7, 1934 
Pelleas Et Mellisande-Part 3 
Edward Johnson, Lawrence Tibbett, Ezio Pinza, Lucrezia Bori, Leon Rother. Conductor: Louis Hasselmans. 
48:46 
 
January 26, 1935 
Romeo and Juliet Part 1 
Charles Gackett, Eide Norena, Gladys Swarthout, Guiseppe De Luca, Leon Rothier, Louis Hasselmans 
1:05:28 
 
January 26, 1935 
Romeo and Juliet Part 2 
Charles Gackett, Eide Norena, Gladys Swarthout, Guiseppe De Luca, Leon Rothier, Louis Hasselmans 
1:11:09 
 
February 16, 1935 
Simon Boccanegra 
Ezio Pinza, Lawrence Tibbett, Alfredo Gandolfi, Louis D'Angelo, Giordano Paltrinie. Conductor: Ettore Pizza. 
1:18:23 
 
February 16, 1935 
Simon Boccanegra 
Ezio Pinza, Lawrence Tibbett, Alfredo Gandolfi, Louis D'Angelo, Giordano Paltrinie. Conductor: Ettore Pizza. 
58:45 
 
March 7, 1936 
Fidellio-Part 1 
 
1:15:31 

 
 
March 7, 1936 
Fidellio-Part 2 
 
1:07:56 

 
 
March 16, 1940 
Faust-Part 1 
Richard Crooks, Helen Jepson, Ezio Pinza 
58:37 

 
 
March 16, 1940 
Faust-Part 2 
Richard Crooks, Helen Jepson, Ezio Pinza 
51:17 

 
 
March 16, 1940 
Faust-Part 3 
Richard Crooks, Helen Jepson, Ezio Pinza 
59:08 

 
 
March 7, 1942 
Don Giovanni-Part 1 
Mozart. Rose Bampton, Jarmilla Novatna, Bidu Sayau, Exio Pinza, Alexander Kipnis, Charles Kullman 
1:15:08 

 
 
March 7, 1942 
Don Giovanni-Part 2 
Mozart. Rose Bampton, Jarmilla Novatna, Bidu Sayau, Exio Pinza, Alexander Kipnis, Charles Kullman 
1:19:33 

 
 
January 23, 1943 
La Forza Del Destino 
Conductor: Bruno Walter. Composer: Giuseppe Verdi. Features: Stella Roman, Frederick Jagel, Lawrence Tibbett, Ezio Pinza, Irra Petina, Salvatore Baccaloni, Louis D'Angelo, Thelma Votipka, Lorenzo Alvary, Alessio De Paolis, John Gurney. 
1:45:00 

 
 
February 6, 1943 
Tristan Und Isolde 
Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf. Composer: Richard Wagner. Features: Lauritz Melchior, Alexander Kipnis, Helen Traubel, Kerstin Thorborg, Herbert Janssen, Emery Darcy, John Garris, Gerhard Pechner. 
50:00 

 
 
January 8, 1944 
Guest-Wendell Wilkie 
Incomplete-Opening, Intermissions and closing only-no opera. 
58:37 

 
 
September 23, 1944 
Iolanthe 
AFRS 45 Gilbert and Sullivan. Celia Brands, Florenz Ames, Fred Hoffsmith, Hugh Thompson, Muriel Wilson, Paul Reid, Shirley Dale-Moore. Conductor: Joseph Stopak 
1:00:00 

 
 
September 30, 1944 
The Gondoliers 
AFRS 46 Gilbert and Sullivan. Celia Brands, Florenz Ames, Fred Hoffsmith, Hugh Thompson, Muriel Wilson, Paul Reid, Shirley Dale-Moore. Conductor: Joseph Stopak 
1:00:00 

 
 
January 27, 1945 
Mignon - 3rd Act 
James Melton, Rise Stevens, Ezio Pinza 
59:37 

 
Metropolitan Opera Auditions of the Air
December 7, 1941 - December 7, 1941
1 episodes known to exist
Host: Milton Cross
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
 
December 7, 1941 
Charlotte Howard, Lucille Norman 
 
30:00 

 
Metropolitan Opera Auditions of the Air
January 5, 1953 - May 4, 1953
9 episodes known to exist
Host: Milton Cross
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
January 5, 1953 
Heidi Krall, Albert Palumbo 
 
30:00 

 
January 19, 1953 
Marie Traficante, Alan Beiser 
 
30:00 

 
February 2, 1953 
Jan Gaber, Irene Patti 
 
30:00 

 
February 9, 1953 
Marvia Warden, Dorothy Inglis 
 
30:00 

 
February 23, 1953 
Marjorie Gordon, Caspare Vecchioni 
 
30:00 

 
March 2, 1953 
Eva Baber, Hugo Abodano 
 
30:00 

 
10 
March 9, 1953 
Jeanne Grant, Richard Cassidy 
 
30:00 

 
12 
March 23, 1953 
Carmelotta Oradasi Jan Rubish, Heidi Krall 
 
30:00 

 
18 
May 4, 1953 
Carl Palangi, Mildred Hill 
 
30:00 

 
Metropolitan Opera Auditions of the Air
February 1, 1957 - February 1, 1957
1 episodes known to exist
Host: Milton Cross
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
February 1, 1957 
Bette June Hodges, Williamm T. Flavin 
 
30:00 
Metropolitan Opera Auditions of the Air
January 5, 1958 - October 11, 1964
11 episodes known to exist
Host: Milton Cross
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
 
October 11, 1964 
Robert Merrill's 20th Anniversayr At the Met 
Robert Merrill. Excerpt only 
6:15 
January 5, 1958 
Sophia Stephan, John Mccurdy 
 
30:00 

 
January 12, 1958 
Martha Stotler, Robert Kirkman 
 
30:00 

 
January 19, 1958 
Maxine Norman, Anne Stephenson 
 
30:00 

 
February 9, 1958 
Micheline Tessier, William Bruce Murray 
 
30:00 

 
February 16, 1958 
Georgia Davis, Carla Riesley 
 
30:00 

 
February 23, 1958 
Barbara Leichsenring, John Arthu 
 
30:00 

 
March 2, 1958 
Lillian Massina, Louise Pearl 
 
30:00 

 
10 
March 9, 1958 
Olona Kombrink, Jefferson Morris 
 
30:00 

 
11 
March 16, 1958 
Helen Cox Raab, Barbara Faulkner 
 
30:00 

 
13 
March 30, 1958 
Final Show of the Season 
 
30:00 

 
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