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June 2021 | MET Opera

Dozens of people standing on multiple platforms that are shooting cannons
Metropolitan Opera
Scene from Billy Budd

Sat. Jun. 5 at 1pm on 90.5 FM & STREAMING | Tune in to hear lively performances of the world's greatest opera stars.For the season finale of the Metropolitan Opera, it's Benjamin Britten's sea-faring opera about duty, jealousy, justice, sacrifice and indeed, salvation aboard the H.M.S. Bellipotent in Billy Budd. Based on the novella by Herman Melville, this 1997 performance conducted by Steuart Bedford features Philip Langridge as Captain Vere, James Morris as Claggart, and Dwayne Croft as Billy Budd, the sailor with the stutter.

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For the full WKAR Met Opera schedule, visit wkar.org/programs/metropolitan-opera.

The voice must be heard! Hear the world’s greatest operatic performances each week on the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network. Launched in 1931, the Met’s Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical radio series in American broadcast history.

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