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Leontyne Price as Leonora in Verdi's "Il Trovatore." Photo: Met Opera Archives
The 2020-21 Met Opera Saturday Matinee Radio broadcast season is their 90th consecutive season on radio. Due to cancellation of live performances, this season is one of special encore broadcasts featuring new commentary and intermission content from host Mary Jo Heath and commentator Ira Siff, including new artist interviews, special features and the Opera Quiz.Il Trovatoreby Giuseppe Verdi
Today's broadcast celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Met Opera debut of Leontyne Price and Franco Corelli on January 27th 1961. A week later they made their first-ever Met Opera radio broadcast in the same opera, Il Trovatore, on February 4th 1961 (the performance you'll hear today). Fausto Cleva, conductorLeontyne Price (Leonora)Irene Dalis (Azucena)Franco Corelli (Manrico)Mario Sereni (Count di Luna)William Wilderman (Ferrando)