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Saturday Afternoon at the Opera



Saturday 1pm–4pm on CBC Radio 2

Here's where to get your weekly opera fix, presented by one of the greatest Canadian opera stars of all time. Ben Heppner hosts Saturday Afternoon at the Opera every week and brings you the legendary Live from the Met broadcasts as well as outstanding productions from the greatest opera houses around the world. Plus you get a chance to sample the best new recordings and rediscover some of the greatest voices of the past.

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Upcoming Broadcasts:

Saturday Afternoon at the Opera presents the final episode of Best Operas Ever, Season 2:

November 25, 2017

Keri-Lynn Wilson presents Rusalka by Antonin Dvořák
Sir Charles Mackerras, conductor
Rusalka - Renée Fleming
The Prince - Ben Heppner
Vodník - Franz Hawlata
Jažibaba - Dolora Zajick

December 2, 2017 - The Metropolitan Opera's Saturday Matinee Broadcasts resume on Saturday Afternoon at the Opera.

For more details, please visit Saturday Matinee Broadcasts.