SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7TH
From the Top, with Christopher O'Riley
From Stanford University in California.
The Metropolitan Opera, with Margaret Juntwait
The new broadcast season begins today with Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto. Dmitri Hvorostovsky sings the title role of Verdi’s tragic masterpiece for the first time at the Met in Michael Mayer’s production set in Las Vegas. Matthew Polenzani is the womanizing Duke, and Sonya Yoncheva, in her Met debut, sings Gilda. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts.
A Prairie Home Companion, with Garrison Keillor
Live from The Town Hall in New York City with special guest, the tender-hearted but sharp-tongued singer-songwriter Nick Lowe. Every Saturday night, A Prairie Home Companion features comedy sketches, music, and Garrison Keillor's signature monologue, The News from Lake Wobegon.