From Modena to the Met Opera, legendary tenor Luciano Pavarotti arrived in NYC 50 years ago to perform at the famed opera house. In honor of Pavarotti’s Met Opera debut on Nov. 23, 1968, Met Opera Radio (Ch. 75) is rebroadcasting some of the late Italian singer’s most memorable moments.

Pavarotti, who passed away in 2007, sang 378 performances of 20 roles with the company. Tune in to Met Opera Radio this week to hear his emotional portrayals in the bel canto masterpieces I Puritani and L’Elisir d’amore, and heroic singing in Giuseppe Verdi’s Ernani and Un Ballo in Maschera. The channel will also present a 1973 broadcast of Gaetano Donizetti’s comedy La Fille du Régiment, featuring a dazzling Pavarotti as the young lover Tonio, the role that earned him his title as “King of the High Cs.”

Check out the full schedule of performances below.

Bellini: I Puritani

Recorded March 13, 1976

Airtimes:

  • Monday, November 19 at 9am ET
  • Thursday, November 22 at 12am ET
  • Saturday, November 24 at 3pm ET

Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera

Recorded March 1, 1980

Airtimes:

  • Monday, November 19 at 3pm ET
  • Wednesday, November 21 at 9am ET
  • Sunday, November 25 at 9pm ET

Verdi: Ernani

Recorded Dec. 17, 1983

Airtimes:

  • Tuesday, November 20 at 12am ET
  • Thursday, November 22 at 9am ET
  • Sunday, November 25 at 3pm ET

Donizetti: L’Elisir d’amore

Recorded April 29, 1989

Airtimes:

  • Tuesday, November 20 at 9am ET
  • Wednesday, November 21 at 3pm ET
  • Saturday, November 24 at 9pm ET

Donizetti: La Fille du Régiment

Recorded Jan. 6, 1973

Airtimes:

  • Wednesday, November 21 at 6pm ET
  • Friday, November 23 at 12pm ET
  • Sunday, November 25 at 9am ET

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