Matinee broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera continue on Classical 90.5 at 10:00 a.m. this Saturday, April 19th, with a performance of Arabella by Richard Strauss, set to a German libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, in the last of their six collaborations. The broadcast will run approximately three hours and fifty-five minutes.

Swedish soprano Malin Byström stars in the title role of Strauss's nostalgic romance, which explores the fleeting charms of youth, opposite Michael Volle and Genia Kuhmeier. Phillippe Auguin conducts the touching and beautiful score.

THE CAST
Arabella: Malin Byström
Zdenka: Genia Kühmeier
Matteo: Roberto Sacca
Mandryka: Michael Volle