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LA FAVORITA 12:00 am
LA FAVORITA
Jun 1 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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LA FAVORITA:Donizetti Original Air Date: 03/11/1978 López-Cobos; Verrett, Pavarotti, Milnes, Giaiotti SID.19220636This is a very fully sung performance. I remember better Leonora de Guzmans from Verrett (Dallas about 1971 and a sizzling concert performance at … Continue reading "LA FAVORITA"
NORMA 6:00 am
NORMA
Jun 1 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
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NORMA:Bellini Original Air Date: 02/28/1976 Masini; Caballé, Verrett, Alexander, Michalski SID.19220637I was at this performance which was very exciting. Verrett takes just about every option ever imagined for an Adalgisa, and with Alexander as a … Continue reading "NORMA"
ROMÉO ET JULIETTE 9:00 am
ROMÉO ET JULIETTE
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
ROMÉO ET JULIETTE
ROMÉO ET JULIETTE:Gounod Original Air Date: 01/25/1986 Cambreling; Shicoff, Malfitano, Plishka, Harris, Schexnayder SID.19220638 Malfitano and Shicoff make for a good pairing, and this is the first appearance of Juliet’s “Potion”aria which is now quite standard.
CARMEN 12:00 pm
CARMEN
Jun 1 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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CARMEN:Bizet Original Air Date: 02/16/1952 Reiner; Stevens, Tucker, Conner, Silveri MOD Audio SID.19220639My operagoing just missed Stevens , but I saw Tucker many times. The special attraction is the work of Reiner, and he is … Continue reading "CARMEN"
DON GIOVANNI 3:00 pm
DON GIOVANNI
Jun 1 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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DON GIOVANNI:Mozart Original Air Date: 03/03/1973 Maag; Siepi, Moser, Flagello, Lorengar, Shirley, Elias SID.19220640This is Siepi’s farewell broadcast to the Met, and Moser and Lorengar are particularly good foils for him. I wish Corena had … Continue reading "DON GIOVANNI"
SIEGFRIED 6:00 pm
SIEGFRIED
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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SIEGFRIED:Wagner Original Air Date: 04/10/1993 Levine; Jones, Johns, Morris, Gjevang, Zednik, Wlaschiha SID.19220641This 1993 cycle catches at least three performers in splendid voice: Morris, Zednik, Wlaschiha. Siegfried has not been especially well served on the … Continue reading "SIEGFRIED"
SIEGFRIED 9:00 pm
SIEGFRIED
Jun 1 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
SIEGFRIED
SIEGFRIED:Wagner Original Air Date: 04/10/1993 Levine; Jones, Johns, Morris, Gjevang, Zednik, Wlaschiha SID.19220642This 1993 cycle catches at least three performers in splendid voice: Morris, Zednik, Wlaschiha. Siegfried has not been especially well served on the … Continue reading "SIEGFRIED"
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LA CENERENTOLA 12:00 am
LA CENERENTOLA
Jun 2 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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LA CENERENTOLA:Rossini Original Air Date: 03/11/2000 Campanella; Larmore, Giménez, Alaimo, Corbelli MOD Audio SID.19220743This is Larmore’s second Angelina broadcast (the first was 1998 with Levine conducting). Corbelli is the Dandini, and Alaimo the Magnifico. Eight … Continue reading "LA CENERENTOLA"
PETER GRIMES 6:00 am
PETER GRIMES
Jun 2 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
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PETER GRIMES:Britten Original Air Date: 12/31/1994 Conlon; Rolfe Johnson, Fleming, Opie, Walker, Howard MOD Audio SID.19220744Excellent all-around performance. Fleming in an unusual role and Rolfe Johnson taken from us much too soon. I like hearing … Continue reading "PETER GRIMES"
ADRIANA LECOUVREUR 9:00 am
ADRIANA LECOUVREUR
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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ADRIANA LECOUVREUR:Cilea Original Air Date: 02/26/1983 Fulton; Scotto; Shicoff, Cortez, Sereni SID.19220745Scotto is a vivid Adriana, if caught a bit late. A good part for Shicoff. This is not my favorite work, and while Scotto … Continue reading "ADRIANA LECOUVREUR"
UN BALLO IN MASCHERA 12:00 pm
UN BALLO IN MASCHERA
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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UN BALLO IN MASCHERA:Verdi Original Air Date: 02/28/1959 Schippers; Stella, Hurley, Madeira, Peerce, Merrill MOD Audio SID.19220746I saw Antonietta Stella in this part on November 23, 1963 in Dallas with Di Stefano, Sereni, Berini, and … Continue reading "UN BALLO IN MASCHERA"
WERTHER 3:00 pm
WERTHER
Jun 2 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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WERTHER:Massenet Original Air Date: 03/04/1972 Behr; Corelli, Elias, Boky, Cossa SID.19220747As much as I love Corelli, I’m afraid the best thing about him in Werther are his press pics. Werther and Romeo come at the … Continue reading "WERTHER"
LA FAVORITA 6:00 pm
LA FAVORITA
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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LA FAVORITA:Donizetti Original Air Date: 03/11/1978 López-Cobos; Verrett, Pavarotti, Milnes, Giaiotti SID.19220748This is a very fully sung performance. I remember better Leonora de Guzmans from Verrett (Dallas about 1971 and a sizzling concert performance at … Continue reading "LA FAVORITA"
DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE 9:00 pm
DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE
Jun 2 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE
DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE:Mozart Original Air Date: 02/09/1991 Levine; Battle, Araiza, Hemm, Serra, Moll SID.19220749 This is the simultaneous broadcast/telecast of the new David Hockney production (based on a Glyndebourne original). The video has been on DVD … Continue reading "DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE"
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