It was tape delayed but no reason given: Today’s METROPOLITAN OPERA is “Francesca da Rimini” by Riccardo Zandonai. Eva-Maria Westbroek and Marcello Giordani star in the melodic gem inspired by Dante's Inferno. Francesca da Rimini will be sung in Italian and is expected to run just under 4 hours. Our (delayed) broadcast on WVTF will begin at 1 o’clock.

The live telecast started at noon Eastern Time...

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