Saturday Afternoon at the Opera with Ben Heppner

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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 on radio and online. What's more, you get a chance to sample the best new recordings and rediscover some of the greatest voices of the past.

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You can now hear SAATO’s Best Opera Ever series any time you like On Demand. In each episode, Ben is joined by one of the biggest names in the opera world to explore their favourite recording.

December 5, 2020 - June 5, 2021 (Saturdays)

The Metropolitan Opera’s Saturday Matinee Radio Broadcasts return to CBCMusic for another season. In Canada, all broadcasts will begin at 1pm local time, 2pm AT, 2:30 NT.

Please stay tuned for details of future broadcasts.

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