NEWBURYPORT — Jules Massenet’s adaptation of “Manon” will be heard live over Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network on Saturday at 1 p.m. on WJOP-LP 96.3.
American soprano Lisette Oropesa plays the title role, a young girl seduced by the glamor of Paris. American tenor Michael Fabiano is her co-star and smitten lover, the Chevalier des Grieux.
The cast also stars Artur Ruciński as Manon’s cousin Lescaut and Kwangchul Youn as the Chevalier’s father, the Comte des Grieux, with Carlo Bosi as Guillot de Morfontaine and Brett Polegato as de Brétigny.
The performance features the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus led by Maurizio Benini, who made his Met debut in 1998 with Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore.”
Mary Jo Heath hosts the Saturday afternoon radio broadcasts and is joined by commentator Ira Siff. The intermission will include artist interviews.
For more information, go to www.metopera.org/Season/Radio/Saturday-Matinee-Broadcasts.