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Mary Jo Heath To Retire As Met Opera Host

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Mary Jo Heath has announced that she will retire as the Met’s radio host at the end of this broadcast season.

Heath has spent 15 years at the Met, first as a senior radio producer and then as host. She has enriched Met broadcasts with her deep knowledge of music and broadcasting expertise, while her personal warmth and zest for opera have been hallmarks of every broadcast she has hosted.

Heath became the broadcast host in 2015 after the death of host Margaret Juntwait.

She is only the fourth announcer since the broadcasts began in 1931, following Milton Cross (1931-1975), Peter Allen (1975-2004) and Margaret Juntwait (2004-2015).