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AIDA 12:00 am
AIDA
Oct 1 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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AIDA:Verdi Fiore; Sweet, Sylvester, Zajick, Pons, PlishkaOriginal Air Date: 02/05/1994 SID.19400107This is a pretty standard house casting for Aida in the 90s. Sweet and Zajick appear in Aida together 14 times over five seasons from … Continue reading "AIDA"
LA TRAVIATA 6:00 am
LA TRAVIATA
Oct 1 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
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LA TRAVIATA:Verdi Gergiev; Fleming, Vargas, HvorostovskyOriginal Air Date: 03/06/2004 SID.19400208This is a very solid performance. Fleming’s LA and London DVDs are even better, but Hvorostovsky’s sound eight years is preferable ago to his efforts in … Continue reading "LA TRAVIATA"
FAUST 9:00 am
FAUST
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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FAUST:Gounod Rich; Domingo, Zylis-Gara, Tozzi, Sereni, von StadeOriginal Air Date: 02/26/1972 MOD Audio SID.19400209This over-programmed Faust is on again, but there are so many better Fausts on the shelf. Domingo is better than expected in … Continue reading "FAUST"
THE MERRY WIDOW 12:00 pm
THE MERRY WIDOW
Oct 1 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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THE MERRY WIDOW:Lehár Davis; von Stade, Domingo, Pulley, GrovesOriginal Air Date: 03/04/2000 SID.19400210This is the first season with von Stade. She broadcasts again the following season with Hagegard as her Danilo. This Tim Albery production … Continue reading "THE MERRY WIDOW"
MESSA DA REQUIEM 3:00 pm
MESSA DA REQUIEM
Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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MESSA DA REQUIEM:Verdi Solti; Price, Elias, Bergonzi, SiepiOriginal Air Date: 03/28/1964 MOD Audio SID.19400211This broadcast was In Memory of John F. Kennedy. Although the sound is definitely AM (not what one wants for the Manzoni … Continue reading "MESSA DA REQUIEM"
L’ELISIR D’AMORE 6:00 pm
L’ELISIR D’AMORE
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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L’ELISIR D’AMORE:Donizetti Benini; Pavarotti, Swenson, Plishka, de CandiaOriginal Air Date: 03/14/1998 SID.19400212Swenson is a fruity Adina, but this is the last of Pavarotti’s Nemorino broadcasts. The part spans 24 years at the Met. Generally prefer … Continue reading "L’ELISIR D’AMORE"
TANNHÄUSER 9:00 pm
TANNHÄUSER
Oct 1 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
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TANNHÄUSER:Wagner Levine; Cassilly, Norman, Randová, Hagegård, RooteringOriginal Air Date: 01/24/1987 MOD Audio SID.19400213Levine has three broadcasts after these in October 2015 (8,19,27) with Westbroek, DeYoung, Botha, Mattei, Groissbock RWW: Amazingly, this is Levine’s last broadcast … Continue reading "TANNHÄUSER"
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DIE FLEDERMAUS 12:00 am
DIE FLEDERMAUS
Oct 2 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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DIE FLEDERMAUS:Strauss Jr. Ormandy; Piazza, Kullman, Munsel, Tucker, Stevens, BrownleeOriginal Air Date: 01/20/1951 MOD Audio SID.19400214This is the broadcast of arguably the biggest hit of Bing’s opening season. Welitsch, who had done the premiere gives … Continue reading "DIE FLEDERMAUS"
SUSANNAH 6:00 am
SUSANNAH
Oct 2 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
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SUSANNAH:Floyd Conlon; Fleming, Hadley, RameyOriginal Air Date: 04/03/1999 MOD Audio SID.19400315This is the Met’s only broadcast of Susannah, and finds all three principals on especially fine form. Even without the visual appeal, the opera makes … Continue reading "SUSANNAH"
DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG 9:00 am
DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
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DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG:Wagner Schippers; Adam, Lorengar, King, Kusche, Flagello, DriscollOriginal Air Date: 01/15/1972 MOD Audio SID.19400316This performance is on Sony’s Met historical CD series Lorengar and King, who do not have commercials of their … Continue reading "DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG"
ELEKTRA 3:00 pm
ELEKTRA
Oct 2 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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ELEKTRA:Strauss Nezet-Seguin; Goerke, van den heever, Schuster, Morris, PetrenloOriginal Air Date: 03/18/2018 SID.19400317Christine Goerke sings her first Elektra at the Met in Patrice Chéreau’s landmark production, a sensation at its Met premiere last spring, which … Continue reading "ELEKTRA"
DIE FLEDERMAUS 6:00 pm
DIE FLEDERMAUS
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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DIE FLEDERMAUS:Strauss Jr. Ormandy; Piazza, Kullman, Munsel, Tucker, Stevens, BrownleeOriginal Air Date: 01/20/1951 MOD Audio SID.19400318This is the broadcast of arguably the biggest hit of Bing’s opening season. Welitsch, who had done the premiere gives … Continue reading "DIE FLEDERMAUS"
MESSA DA REQUIEM 9:00 pm
MESSA DA REQUIEM
Oct 2 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
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MESSA DA REQUIEM:Verdi Solti; Price, Elias, Bergonzi, SiepiOriginal Air Date: 03/28/1964 MOD Audio SID.19400319This broadcast was In Memory of John F. Kennedy. Although the sound is definitely AM (not what one wants for the Manzoni … Continue reading "MESSA DA REQUIEM"
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LUISA MILLER 12:00 am
LUISA MILLER
Oct 3 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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LUISA MILLER:Verdi Levine; Scotto, Domingo, Milnes, Giaiotti, Morris, KraftOriginal Air Date: 01/27/1979 SID.19400320MOoD also features the telecast from a week before with the same cast (and was issued on DVD as well.) Scotto and Domingo … Continue reading "LUISA MILLER"
DON GIOVANNI 6:00 am
DON GIOVANNI
Oct 3 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
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DON GIOVANNI:Mozart Hager; Morris, Sweet, Perry, Schuman, Olsen, HongOriginal Air Date: 12/24/1994 SID.19400321Morris has four broadcast performances of the title role going back to 1974 (all post Siepi of course, who is very much my … Continue reading "DON GIOVANNI"
AIDA 9:00 am
AIDA
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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AIDA:Verdi Fiore; Sweet, Sylvester, Zajick, Pons, PlishkaOriginal Air Date: 02/05/1994 SID.19400422This is a pretty standard house casting for Aida in the 90s. Sweet and Zajick appear in Aida together 14 times over five seasons from … Continue reading "AIDA"
MANON LESCAUT 12:00 pm
MANON LESCAUT
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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MANON LESCAUT:Puccini Levine; Scotto, Domingo, Elvira, CapecchiOriginal Air Date: 03/29/1980 SID.19400423This performance is also available on video in MOoD. As an audio only performance, it ranks behind the two Bjorling broadcasts (1949 with Kirsten and … Continue reading "MANON LESCAUT"
FAUST 3:00 pm
FAUST
Oct 3 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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FAUST:Gounod Rich; Domingo, Zylis-Gara, Tozzi, Sereni, von StadeOriginal Air Date: 02/26/1972 MOD Audio SID.19400424This over-programmed Faust is on again, but there are so many better Fausts on the shelf. Domingo is better than expected in … Continue reading "FAUST"
TBA 6:00 pm
TBA
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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TBA:TBA TBAOriginal Air Date: 01/01/9999 SID.19400425Two of opera’s most thrilling dramatic sopranos, Christine Goerke and Nina Stemme, reprise their fierce portrayals of the title princess. Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium to conduct Franco Zeffirelli’s dazzling … Continue reading "TBA"
TURANDOT 7:30 pm
TURANDOT
Oct 3 @ 7:30 pm – 11:55 pm
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TURANDOT:Puccini Nézet-Séguin; Goerke, Buratto, Aronica, MorrisOriginal Air Date: 10/03/2019 SID.19400426Two of opera’s most thrilling dramatic sopranos, Christine Goerke and Nina Stemme, reprise their fierce portrayals of the title princess. Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium to … Continue reading "TURANDOT"
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LA TRAVIATA 12:00 am
LA TRAVIATA
Oct 4 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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LA TRAVIATA:Verdi Gergiev; Fleming, Vargas, HvorostovskyOriginal Air Date: 03/06/2004 SID.19400427This is a very solid performance. Fleming’s LA and London DVDs are even better, but Hvorostovsky’s sound eight years is preferable ago to his efforts in … Continue reading "LA TRAVIATA"
THE MERRY WIDOW 6:00 am
THE MERRY WIDOW
Oct 4 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
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THE MERRY WIDOW:Lehár Davis; von Stade, Domingo, Pulley, GrovesOriginal Air Date: 03/04/2000 SID.19400428This is the first season with von Stade. She broadcasts again the following season with Hagegard as her Danilo. This Tim Albery production … Continue reading "THE MERRY WIDOW"
MESSA DA REQUIEM 9:00 am
MESSA DA REQUIEM
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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MESSA DA REQUIEM:Verdi Solti; Price, Elias, Bergonzi, SiepiOriginal Air Date: 03/28/1964 MOD Audio SID.19400529This broadcast was In Memory of John F. Kennedy. Although the sound is definitely AM (not what one wants for the Manzoni … Continue reading "MESSA DA REQUIEM"
L’ELISIR D’AMORE 12:00 pm
L’ELISIR D’AMORE
Oct 4 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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L’ELISIR D’AMORE:Donizetti Benini; Pavarotti, Swenson, Plishka, de CandiaOriginal Air Date: 03/14/1998 SID.19400530Swenson is a fruity Adina, but this is the last of Pavarotti’s Nemorino broadcasts. The part spans 24 years at the Met. Generally prefer … Continue reading "L’ELISIR D’AMORE"
TANNHÄUSER 3:00 pm
TANNHÄUSER
Oct 4 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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TANNHÄUSER:Wagner Levine; Cassilly, Norman, Randová, Hagegård, RooteringOriginal Air Date: 01/24/1987 MOD Audio SID.19400531Levine has three broadcasts after these in October 2015 (8,19,27) with Westbroek, DeYoung, Botha, Mattei, Groissbock RWW: Amazingly, this is Levine’s last broadcast … Continue reading "TANNHÄUSER"
TBA 6:00 pm
TBA
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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TBA:TBA TBAOriginal Air Date: 01/01/9999 SID.19400532Two of opera’s most thrilling dramatic sopranos, Christine Goerke and Nina Stemme, reprise their fierce portrayals of the title princess. Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium to conduct Franco Zeffirelli’s dazzling … Continue reading "TBA"
MACBETH 8:00 pm
MACBETH
Oct 4 @ 8:00 pm – 11:55 pm
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MACBETH:Verdi Armiliato; Netrebko, Polenzani, Lucic, AbdrazakovOriginal Air Date: 10/04/2019 SID.19400533Soprano Anna Netrebko created a sensation when she made her Met role debut as Lady Macbeth in 2014 opposite baritone Željko Lučić in the title role. … Continue reading "MACBETH"
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SUSANNAH 12:00 am
SUSANNAH
Oct 5 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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SUSANNAH:Floyd Conlon; Fleming, Hadley, RameyOriginal Air Date: 04/03/1999 MOD Audio SID.19400534This is the Met’s only broadcast of Susannah, and finds all three principals on especially fine form. Even without the visual appeal, the opera makes … Continue reading "SUSANNAH"
ELEKTRA 6:00 am
ELEKTRA
Oct 5 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
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ELEKTRA:Strauss Nezet-Seguin; Goerke, van den heever, Schuster, Morris, PetrenloOriginal Air Date: 03/18/2018 SID.19400535Christine Goerke sings her first Elektra at the Met in Patrice Chéreau’s landmark production, a sensation at its Met premiere last spring, which … Continue reading "ELEKTRA"
SUSANNAH 9:00 am
SUSANNAH
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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SUSANNAH:Floyd Conlon; Fleming, Hadley, RameyOriginal Air Date: 04/03/1999 MOD Audio SID.19400636This is the Met’s only broadcast of Susannah, and finds all three principals on especially fine form. Even without the visual appeal, the opera makes … Continue reading "SUSANNAH"
LUISA MILLER 12:00 pm
LUISA MILLER
Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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LUISA MILLER:Verdi Levine; Scotto, Domingo, Milnes, Giaiotti, Morris, KraftOriginal Air Date: 01/27/1979 SID.19400637MOoD also features the telecast from a week before with the same cast (and was issued on DVD as well.) Scotto and Domingo … Continue reading "LUISA MILLER"
DON GIOVANNI 3:00 pm
DON GIOVANNI
Oct 5 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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DON GIOVANNI:Mozart Hager; Morris, Sweet, Perry, Schuman, Olsen, HongOriginal Air Date: 12/24/1994 SID.19400638Morris has four broadcast performances of the title role going back to 1974 (all post Siepi of course, who is very much my … Continue reading "DON GIOVANNI"
FAUST 6:00 pm
FAUST
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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FAUST:Gounod Rich; Domingo, Zylis-Gara, Tozzi, Sereni, von StadeOriginal Air Date: 02/26/1972 MOD Audio SID.19400639This over-programmed Faust is on again, but there are so many better Fausts on the shelf. Domingo is better than expected in … Continue reading "FAUST"
LA TRAVIATA 9:00 pm
LA TRAVIATA
Oct 5 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
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LA TRAVIATA:Verdi Gergiev; Fleming, Vargas, HvorostovskyOriginal Air Date: 03/06/2004 SID.19400640This is a very solid performance. Fleming’s LA and London DVDs are even better, but Hvorostovsky’s sound eight years is preferable ago to his efforts in … Continue reading "LA TRAVIATA"
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THE MERRY WIDOW 12:00 am
THE MERRY WIDOW
Oct 6 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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THE MERRY WIDOW:Lehár Davis; von Stade, Domingo, Pulley, GrovesOriginal Air Date: 03/04/2000 SID.19400641This is the first season with von Stade. She broadcasts again the following season with Hagegard as her Danilo. This Tim Albery production … Continue reading "THE MERRY WIDOW"
TANNHÄUSER 6:00 am
TANNHÄUSER
Oct 6 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
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TANNHÄUSER:Wagner Levine; Cassilly, Norman, Randová, Hagegård, RooteringOriginal Air Date: 01/24/1987 MOD Audio SID.19400642Levine has three broadcasts after these in October 2015 (8,19,27) with Westbroek, DeYoung, Botha, Mattei, Groissbock RWW: Amazingly, this is Levine’s last broadcast … Continue reading "TANNHÄUSER"
L’ELISIR D’AMORE 9:00 am
L’ELISIR D’AMORE
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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L’ELISIR D’AMORE:Donizetti Benini; Pavarotti, Swenson, Plishka, de CandiaOriginal Air Date: 03/14/1998 SID.19400743Swenson is a fruity Adina, but this is the last of Pavarotti’s Nemorino broadcasts. The part spans 24 years at the Met. Generally prefer … Continue reading "L’ELISIR D’AMORE"
DIE FLEDERMAUS 12:00 pm
DIE FLEDERMAUS
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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DIE FLEDERMAUS:Strauss Jr. Ormandy; Piazza, Kullman, Munsel, Tucker, Stevens, BrownleeOriginal Air Date: 01/20/1951 MOD Audio SID.19400744This is the broadcast of arguably the biggest hit of Bing’s opening season. Welitsch, who had done the premiere gives … Continue reading "DIE FLEDERMAUS"
AIDA 3:00 pm
AIDA
Oct 6 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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AIDA:Verdi Fiore; Sweet, Sylvester, Zajick, Pons, PlishkaOriginal Air Date: 02/05/1994 SID.19400745This is a pretty standard house casting for Aida in the 90s. Sweet and Zajick appear in Aida together 14 times over five seasons from … Continue reading "AIDA"
MANON LESCAUT 6:00 pm
MANON LESCAUT
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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MANON LESCAUT:Puccini Levine; Scotto, Domingo, Elvira, CapecchiOriginal Air Date: 03/29/1980 SID.19400746This performance is also available on video in MOoD. As an audio only performance, it ranks behind the two Bjorling broadcasts (1949 with Kirsten and … Continue reading "MANON LESCAUT"
DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG 9:00 pm
DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG
Oct 6 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
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DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG:Wagner Schippers; Adam, Lorengar, King, Kusche, Flagello, DriscollOriginal Air Date: 01/15/1972 MOD Audio SID.SID.19400747This performance is on Sony’s Met historical CD series Lorengar and King, who do not have commercials of their … Continue reading "DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG"
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DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG 12:00 am
DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG
Oct 7 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG:Wagner Schippers; Adam, Lorengar, King, Kusche, Flagello, DriscollOriginal Air Date: 01/15/1972 MOD Audio SID.19410101This performance is on Sony’s Met historical CD series Lorengar and King, who do not have commercials of their … Continue reading "DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG"
MANON 6:00 am
MANON
Oct 7 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
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MANON:Massenet López-Cobos; Fleming, Giordano, ChaignaudOriginal Air Date: 04/08/2006 MOD Audio SID.19410102This is Fleming’s last Manon from the Met and her only full length Met broadcast. Fleming was more interesting in her telecast opening night St. … Continue reading "MANON"
CARMEN 9:00 am
CARMEN
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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CARMEN:Bizet Mehta; Resnik, Tucker, Raskin, DíazOriginal Air Date: 03/15/1969 SID.19410103This is Resnik’s only Carmen broadcast, and Mehta is plenty fiery. Although he had premiered the production with Bumbry, the first season broadcast went to Lombard … Continue reading "CARMEN"
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO 12:00 pm
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
Oct 7 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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LE NOZZE DI FIGARO:Mozart Leinsdorf; Siepi, Peters, Amara, Borg, MillerOriginal Air Date: 01/28/1961 SID.19410104This performance was also issued in Sony’s Historical series on CD, but strikingly not in the Met Opera on Demand (MOoD) which … Continue reading "LE NOZZE DI FIGARO"
LES TROYENS 3:00 pm
LES TROYENS
Oct 7 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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LES TROYENS:Berlioz Levine; Norman, Sooter, Monk, Taillon, Plishka, AhlstedtOriginal Air Date: 02/18/1984 MOD Audio SID.19410105Norman repeated Verrett’s double assumption on this broadcast (Verrett’s was for the opening of the production in 1973 when Ludwig was … Continue reading "LES TROYENS"
L’ASSEDIO DI CORINTO 9:00 pm
L’ASSEDIO DI CORINTO
Oct 7 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
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L’ASSEDIO DI CORINTO:Rossini Schippers; Sills, Verrett, Theyard, DíazOriginal Air Date: 04/19/1975 MOD Audio SID.19410106The following season also with Sills and Verrett under Woitach) are the Met broadcast history of this problematic Rossini work, and both … Continue reading "L’ASSEDIO DI CORINTO"
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BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE 12:00 am
BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE
Oct 8 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
 
MACBETH 6:00 am
MACBETH
Oct 8 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
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MACBETH:Verdi Levine; Milnes, Scotto, Plishka, JenkinsOriginal Air Date: 12/18/1982 MOD Audio SID.19410208This is the first year of the new production by Peter Hall, which was heavily booed (deservedly– i was there) on its opening night. … Continue reading "MACBETH"
THE MAKROPULOS CASE 9:00 am
THE MAKROPULOS CASE
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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THE MAKROPULOS CASE:Janácek Robertson; Norman, Clark, Hagegård, McIntyreOriginal Air Date: 01/20/1996 SID.19410209This was the cursed production which premiered the opera at the Met a few weeks earlier, and was stopped in minutes due to the … Continue reading "THE MAKROPULOS CASE"
THE MAKROPULOS CASE 9:00 am
THE MAKROPULOS CASE
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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THE MAKROPULOS CASE:Janácek Robertson; Norman, Clark, Hagegård, McIntyreOriginal Air Date: 01/20/1996 SID.19410209This was the cursed production which premiered the opera at the Met a few weeks earlier, and was stopped in minutes due to the … Continue reading "THE MAKROPULOS CASE"
LOHENGRIN 12:00 pm
LOHENGRIN
Oct 8 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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LOHENGRIN:Wagner Levine; Kollo, Lorengar, Dunn, McIntyre, GiaiottiOriginal Air Date: 12/04/1976 SID.19410210This is Kollo’s premiere season at the Met, and this new production had premiered a few weeks before the broadcast. A very fine performance all … Continue reading "LOHENGRIN"
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS 6:00 pm
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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ARIADNE AUF NAXOS:Strauss Levine; Norman, King, Battle, Troyanos, Nentwig, DicksonOriginal Air Date: 03/12/1988 MOD AudioMOD Video SID.19410211This is the audio for the performance issued on DVD, NOT available on MOoD, as are many of the … Continue reading "ARIADNE AUF NAXOS"
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO 9:00 pm
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO
Oct 8 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
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LA FORZA DEL DESTINO:Verdi Stiedry; Milanov, Tucker, Warren, Siepi, Elias, CorenaOriginal Air Date: 03/17/1956 MOD Audio SID.19410212The A list male casting for this opera in the 1950s at the Met was Tucker, Warren, and Siepi. … Continue reading "LA FORZA DEL DESTINO"
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ALCESTE 12:00 am
ALCESTE
Oct 9 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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ALCESTE:Gluck Panizza; Bamptom, Maison, WarrenOriginal Air Date: 03/08/1941 SID.19410213This is one of the few 1940s broadcasts that gets to Sirius, but neither the 1952 with Flagstad, nor the 1961 with Farrell (both in English) have … Continue reading "ALCESTE"
SALOME 6:00 am
SALOME
Oct 9 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
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SALOME:Strauss Böhm; Rysanek, Stolze, Dalis, Stewart, MacWherterOriginal Air Date: 03/18/1972 SID.19410214Rysanek’s first Salomes at the Met came after the groundbreaking new production for Nilsson eight years earlier. Longtime Metgoers were still talking about Welitsch from … Continue reading "SALOME"
LES TROYENS 9:00 am
LES TROYENS
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
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LES TROYENS:Berlioz Levine; Norman, Sooter, Monk, Taillon, Plishka, AhlstedtOriginal Air Date: 02/18/1984 MOD Audio SID.19410315Norman repeated Verrett’s double assumption on this broadcast (Verrett’s was for the opening of the production in 1973 when Ludwig was … Continue reading "LES TROYENS"
L’ASSEDIO DI CORINTO 3:00 pm
L’ASSEDIO DI CORINTO
Oct 9 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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L’ASSEDIO DI CORINTO:Rossini Schippers; Sills, Verrett, Theyard, DíazOriginal Air Date: 04/19/1975 MOD Audio SID.19410316The following season also with Sills and Verrett under Woitach) are the Met broadcast history of this problematic Rossini work, and both … Continue reading "L’ASSEDIO DI CORINTO"
TURANDOT 7:30 pm
TURANDOT
Oct 9 @ 7:30 pm – 11:55 pm
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?quality=90&auto=webp TURANDOT:Puccini Nézet-Séguin; Goerke, Buratto, Aronica, MorrisOriginal Air Date: 10/09/2019 SID.19410317NYTIMES (Tommasini): Mr. Nézet-Séguin led an exciting and insightful account of Puccini’s “Turandot,” a revival of Franco Zeffirelli’s glittering, over-the-top and popular 1987 production. The … Continue reading "TURANDOT"
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CARMEN 12:00 am
CARMEN
Oct 10 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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CARMEN:Bizet Mehta; Resnik, Tucker, Raskin, DíazOriginal Air Date: 03/15/1969 SID.19410318This is Resnik’s only Carmen broadcast, and Mehta is plenty fiery. Although he had premiered the production with Bumbry, the first season broadcast went to Lombard … Continue reading "CARMEN"
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO 6:00 am
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
Oct 10 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
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LE NOZZE DI FIGARO:Mozart Leinsdorf; Siepi, Peters, Amara, Borg, MillerOriginal Air Date: 01/28/1961 SID.19410319This performance was also issued in Sony’s Historical series on CD, but strikingly not in the Met Opera on Demand (MOoD) which … Continue reading "LE NOZZE DI FIGARO"
BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE 9:00 am
BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
MANON 12:00 pm
MANON
Oct 10 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
MANON @  |  |
MANON:Massenet López-Cobos; Fleming, Giordano, ChaignaudOriginal Air Date: 04/08/2006 MOD Audio SID.19410321This is Fleming’s last Manon from the Met and her only full length Met broadcast. Fleming was more interesting in her telecast opening night St. … Continue reading "MANON"
THE MAKROPULOS CASE 3:00 pm
THE MAKROPULOS CASE
Oct 10 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
THE MAKROPULOS CASE @  |  |
THE MAKROPULOS CASE:Janácek Robertson; Norman, Clark, Hagegård, McIntyreOriginal Air Date: 01/20/1996 SID.19410422This was the cursed production which premiered the opera at the Met a few weeks earlier, and was stopped in minutes due to the … Continue reading "THE MAKROPULOS CASE"
ALCESTE 6:00 pm
ALCESTE
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
ALCESTE @  |  |
ALCESTE:Gluck Panizza; Bamptom, Maison, WarrenOriginal Air Date: 03/08/1941 SID.19410423This is one of the few 1940s broadcasts that gets to Sirius, but neither the 1952 with Flagstad, nor the 1961 with Farrell (both in English) have … Continue reading "ALCESTE"
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS 9:00 pm
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS
Oct 10 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS @  |  |
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS:Strauss Levine; Norman, King, Battle, Troyanos, Nentwig, DicksonOriginal Air Date: 03/12/1988 MOD AudioMOD Video SID.19410424This is the audio for the performance issued on DVD, NOT available on MOoD, as are many of the … Continue reading "ARIADNE AUF NAXOS"
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MACBETH 12:00 am
MACBETH
Oct 11 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
MACBETH @  |  |
MACBETH:Verdi Levine; Milnes, Scotto, Plishka, JenkinsOriginal Air Date: 12/18/1982 MOD Audio SID.19410425This is the first year of the new production by Peter Hall, which was heavily booed (deservedly– i was there) on its opening night. … Continue reading "MACBETH"
LOHENGRIN 6:00 am
LOHENGRIN
Oct 11 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
LOHENGRIN @  |  |
LOHENGRIN:Wagner Levine; Kollo, Lorengar, Dunn, McIntyre, GiaiottiOriginal Air Date: 12/04/1976 SID.19410426This is Kollo’s premiere season at the Met, and this new production had premiered a few weeks before the broadcast. A very fine performance all … Continue reading "LOHENGRIN"
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS 12:00 pm
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS
Oct 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS @  |  |
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS:Strauss Levine; Norman, King, Battle, Troyanos, Nentwig, DicksonOriginal Air Date: 03/12/1988 MOD AudioMOD Video SID.19410427This is the audio for the performance issued on DVD, NOT available on MOoD, as are many of the … Continue reading "ARIADNE AUF NAXOS"
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO 3:00 pm
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO
Oct 11 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO @  |  |
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO:Verdi Stiedry; Milanov, Tucker, Warren, Siepi, Elias, CorenaOriginal Air Date: 03/17/1956 MOD Audio SID.19410428The A list male casting for this opera in the 1950s at the Met was Tucker, Warren, and Siepi. … Continue reading "LA FORZA DEL DESTINO"
Various 6:00 pm
Various
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Various @  |  |
Various:Various Various ArtistsOriginal Air Date: 01/01/9999 SID.19410529Two of opera’s most thrilling dramatic sopranos, Christine Goerke and Nina Stemme, reprise their fierce portrayals of the title princess. Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium to conduct Franco Zeffirelli’s … Continue reading "Various"
MADAMA BUTTERFLY 7:30 pm
MADAMA BUTTERFLY
Oct 11 @ 7:30 pm – 11:55 pm
MADAMA BUTTERFLY @  |  |
MADAMA BUTTERFLY:Puccini Morandi; He, DeShong, Pretti, SzotOriginal Air Date: 10/11/2019 SID.19410530
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SALOME 12:00 am
SALOME
Oct 12 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
SALOME @  |  |
SALOME:Strauss Böhm; Rysanek, Stolze, Dalis, Stewart, MacWherterOriginal Air Date: 03/18/1972 SID.19410531Rysanek’s first Salomes at the Met came after the groundbreaking new production for Nilsson eight years earlier. Longtime Metgoers were still talking about Welitsch from … Continue reading "SALOME"
L’ASSEDIO DI CORINTO 6:00 am
L’ASSEDIO DI CORINTO
Oct 12 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
L'ASSEDIO DI CORINTO @  |  |
L’ASSEDIO DI CORINTO:Rossini Schippers; Sills, Verrett, Theyard, DíazOriginal Air Date: 04/19/1975 MOD Audio SID.19410532The following season also with Sills and Verrett under Woitach) are the Met broadcast history of this problematic Rossini work, and both … Continue reading "L’ASSEDIO DI CORINTO"
SALOME 9:00 am
SALOME
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
SALOME @  |  |
SALOME:Strauss Böhm; Rysanek, Stolze, Dalis, Stewart, MacWherterOriginal Air Date: 03/18/1972 SID.19410533Rysanek’s first Salomes at the Met came after the groundbreaking new production for Nilsson eight years earlier. Longtime Metgoers were still talking about Welitsch from … Continue reading "SALOME"
CARMEN 12:00 pm
CARMEN
Oct 12 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
CARMEN @  |  |
CARMEN:Bizet Mehta; Resnik, Tucker, Raskin, DíazOriginal Air Date: 03/15/1969 SID.19410534This is Resnik’s only Carmen broadcast, and Mehta is plenty fiery. Although he had premiered the production with Bumbry, the first season broadcast went to Lombard … Continue reading "CARMEN"
TURANDOT [HD] 1:00 pm
TURANDOT [HD]
Oct 12 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
TURANDOT:Puccini Original Air Date: 10/12/2019 Yannick Nézet-Séguin: Christine Goerke, Roberto Aronica, Eleonora Buratto, James Morris Live in HD SID.19410000
MACBETH 3:00 pm
MACBETH
Oct 12 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
MACBETH @  |  |
MACBETH:Verdi Levine; Milnes, Scotto, Plishka, JenkinsOriginal Air Date: 12/18/1982 MOD Audio SID.19410535This is the first year of the new production by Peter Hall, which was heavily booed (deservedly– i was there) on its opening night. … Continue reading "MACBETH"
THE MAKROPULOS CASE 6:00 pm
THE MAKROPULOS CASE
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
THE MAKROPULOS CASE @  |  |
THE MAKROPULOS CASE:Janácek Robertson; Norman, Clark, Hagegård, McIntyreOriginal Air Date: 01/20/1996 SID.19410636This was the cursed production which premiered the opera at the Met a few weeks earlier, and was stopped in minutes due to the … Continue reading "THE MAKROPULOS CASE"
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO 9:00 pm
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
Oct 12 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO @  |  |
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO:Mozart Leinsdorf; Siepi, Peters, Amara, Borg, MillerOriginal Air Date: 01/28/1961 SID.19410637This performance was also issued in Sony’s Historical series on CD, but strikingly not in the Met Opera on Demand (MOoD) which … Continue reading "LE NOZZE DI FIGARO"
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LOHENGRIN 12:00 am
LOHENGRIN
Oct 13 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
LOHENGRIN @  |  |
LOHENGRIN:Wagner Levine; Kollo, Lorengar, Dunn, McIntyre, GiaiottiOriginal Air Date: 12/04/1976 SID.19410638This is Kollo’s premiere season at the Met, and this new production had premiered a few weeks before the broadcast. A very fine performance all … Continue reading "LOHENGRIN"
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO 6:00 am
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO
Oct 13 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO @  |  |
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO:Verdi Stiedry; Milanov, Tucker, Warren, Siepi, Elias, CorenaOriginal Air Date: 03/17/1956 MOD Audio SID.19410639The A list male casting for this opera in the 1950s at the Met was Tucker, Warren, and Siepi. … Continue reading "LA FORZA DEL DESTINO"
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS 9:00 am
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS @  |  |
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS:Strauss Levine; Norman, King, Battle, Troyanos, Nentwig, DicksonOriginal Air Date: 03/12/1988 MOD AudioMOD Video SID.19410640This is the audio for the performance issued on DVD, NOT available on MOoD, as are many of the … Continue reading "ARIADNE AUF NAXOS"
ALCESTE 12:00 pm
ALCESTE
Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
ALCESTE @  |  |
ALCESTE:Gluck Panizza; Bamptom, Maison, WarrenOriginal Air Date: 03/08/1941 SID.19410641This is one of the few 1940s broadcasts that gets to Sirius, but neither the 1952 with Flagstad, nor the 1961 with Farrell (both in English) have … Continue reading "ALCESTE"
BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE 3:00 pm
BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE
Oct 13 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 
MANON 6:00 pm
MANON
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MANON @  |  |
MANON:Massenet López-Cobos; Fleming, Giordano, ChaignaudOriginal Air Date: 04/08/2006 MOD Audio SID.19410743This is Fleming’s last Manon from the Met and her only full length Met broadcast. Fleming was more interesting in her telecast opening night St. … Continue reading "MANON"
LES TROYENS 9:00 pm
LES TROYENS
Oct 13 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
LES TROYENS @  |  |
LES TROYENS:Berlioz Levine; Norman, Sooter, Monk, Taillon, Plishka, AhlstedtOriginal Air Date: 02/18/1984 MOD Audio SID.19410744Norman repeated Verrett’s double assumption on this broadcast (Verrett’s was for the opening of the production in 1973 when Ludwig was … Continue reading "LES TROYENS"
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LES TROYENS 12:00 am
LES TROYENS
Oct 14 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
LES TROYENS @  |  |
LES TROYENS:Berlioz Levine; Norman, Sooter, Monk, Taillon, Plishka, AhlstedtOriginal Air Date: 02/18/1984 MOD Audio SID.19420101Norman repeated Verrett’s double assumption on this broadcast (Verrett’s was for the opening of the production in 1973 when Ludwig was … Continue reading "LES TROYENS"
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI 6:00 am
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI
Oct 14 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI:Mascagni / Leoncavallo Nelson; Bumbry, Theyard, Colzani / McCracken, Moffo, Milnes Original Air Date: 01/18/1975 SID.19420102 This is Moffo’s final performance broadcast from the Met, and she does not go out on … Continue reading "CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI"
IL TROVATORE 9:00 am
IL TROVATORE
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
IL TROVATORE @  |  |
IL TROVATORE:Verdi Conlon; Giacomini, Price, Cortez, Quilico, CheekOriginal Air Date: 02/06/1982 SID.19420103SR: Besides Price’s excellent “known quantity” Leonora, this broadcast offers the opportunity for Giacomini fans to relish his Manrico and to hear the very … Continue reading "IL TROVATORE"
PETER GRIMES 12:00 pm
PETER GRIMES
Oct 14 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
PETER GRIMES @  |  |
PETER GRIMES:Britten Atherton; Langridge, Racette, Opie, Christin, BlytheOriginal Air Date: 01/10/1998 MOD Audio SID.19420104I remember listening to this and thought this a good part for Racette. Langridge is fine in the title role, but for those of … Continue reading "PETER GRIMES"
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG 3:00 pm
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG
Oct 14 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG @  |  |
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG:Wagner Levine; Eaglen, Andersen, Halfvarson, Held, Radvanovsky, PalmerOriginal Air Date: 04/22/2000 MOD Audio SID.19420105This is one of the two Ring cycles broadcast by Eaglen and Levine. This one finds Eaglen on better form than the … Continue reading "GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG"
DER ROSENKAVALIER 9:00 pm
DER ROSENKAVALIER
Oct 14 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
DER ROSENKAVALIER @  |  |
DER ROSENKAVALIER:Strauss Kout; Ziegler, Gessendorf, Haugland, Kilduff, MeredithOriginal Air Date: 03/09/1991 SID.19420106Part of the draw is certainly Pavarotti, but this mostly low voltage marquee cast is very solid. Gessendorf has a second Marschallin four years … Continue reading "DER ROSENKAVALIER"
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DON PASQUALE 12:00 am
DON PASQUALE
Oct 15 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
DON PASQUALE
Donizetti Benini; Alaimo, Netrebko, Flórez, Kwiecien Original Air Date: 04/15/2006 MOD Audio SID.19420107 This is the first year of the production, and I am sorry this was not the one that was filmed for DVD. … Continue reading "DON PASQUALE"
FIDELIO 6:00 am
FIDELIO
Oct 15 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
FIDELIO @  |  |
FIDELIO:Beethoven Böhm; Nilsson, King, Evans, Edelmann, Pracht, AnthonyOriginal Air Date: 01/22/1966 MOD Audio SID.19420208Even though the classic 1960 broadcast is Bohm, Nilsson, and Vickers; Nilsson and King are fine, but Geraint Evans is not meant … Continue reading "FIDELIO"
DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER 9:00 am
DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER @  |  |
DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER:Wagner Conlon; Morris, Behrens, Lakes, SalminenOriginal Air Date: 01/18/1992 MOD Audio SID.19420209Salminen is the main interest of this performance. It comes relatively late in Behrens’ Met career Met goers were very spoiled by … Continue reading "DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER"
LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN 12:00 pm
LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN
Oct 15 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN @  |  |
LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN:Offenbach Rudel; Kraus, Malfitano, Morris, BybeeOriginal Air Date: 01/26/1985 SID.19420210I always liked Kraus in the title role, and though Domingo, Shicoff, Gedda, and Tucker all have trumps to play, Kraus cedes nothing to … Continue reading "LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN"
DON CARLO 3:00 pm
DON CARLO
Oct 15 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
DON CARLO @  |  |
DON CARLO:Verdi Stiedry; Bjorling, Rigal, Merrill, Barbieri, Siepi, HinesOriginal Air Date: 11/11/1950 MOD Audio SID.19420211This is the production that opened the Bing regime in 1950, and re-introduces Don Carlo to New York audiences. The men … Continue reading "DON CARLO"
BENVENUTO CELLINI 6:00 pm
BENVENUTO CELLINI
Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BENVENUTO CELLINI
BENVENUTO CELLINI:Berlioz Levine; Giordani, Bayrakdarian, Del Carlo, Jepson, Lloyd Original Air Date: 12/27/2003 MOD Audio SID.19420212 This is the opera’s only broadcast from its only season. There is much lovely music along the way, but … Continue reading "BENVENUTO CELLINI"
FALSTAFF 9:00 pm
FALSTAFF
Oct 15 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
FALSTAFF
FALSTAFF:Verdi Levine; MacNeil, Lear, Stewart, Barbieri, Valente, Ahlstedt Original Air Date: 04/05/1975 MOD Audio SID.19420742 This performance is Levine’s first Falstaff broadcast and Barbieri’s penultimate company broadcast (she returns for Trittico (minus Frugola) 2 years … Continue reading "FALSTAFF"
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TOSCA 12:00 am
TOSCA
Oct 16 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
TOSCA @  |  |
TOSCA:Puccini Molinari-Pradelli; Ross, Bergonzi, ColzaniOriginal Air Date: 12/12/1970 SID.19420214Bergonzi has a memorable Cavaradossi in 1959 with Steber and London which is also available on Met Player. I remember hearing parts of this 1970, and Bergonzi … Continue reading "TOSCA"
THE GREAT GATSBY 6:00 am
THE GREAT GATSBY
Oct 16 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
THE GREAT GATSBY @  |  |
THE GREAT GATSBY:Harbison Levine; Hadley, Upshaw, Croft, Graham, Baker, LiebersonOriginal Air Date: 01/01/2000 MOD Audio SID.19420315Levine is a great promoter of Harbison’s work, but I miss the appeal. First appearance of Hunt Lieberson whose only … Continue reading "THE GREAT GATSBY"
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG 9:00 am
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG @  |  |
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG:Wagner Levine; Eaglen, Andersen, Halfvarson, Held, Radvanovsky, PalmerOriginal Air Date: 04/22/2000 MOD Audio SID.19420316This is one of the two Ring cycles broadcast by Eaglen and Levine. This one finds Eaglen on better form than the … Continue reading "GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG"
DER ROSENKAVALIER 3:00 pm
DER ROSENKAVALIER
Oct 16 @ 3:00 pm – 3:00 pm
DER ROSENKAVALIER @  |  |
DER ROSENKAVALIER:Strauss Kout; Ziegler, Gessendorf, Haugland, Kilduff, MeredithOriginal Air Date: 03/09/1991 SID.19420317Part of the draw is certainly Pavarotti, but this mostly low voltage marquee cast is very solid. Gessendorf has a second Marschallin four years … Continue reading "DER ROSENKAVALIER"
Various 6:00 pm
Various
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Various @  |  |
Various:Various Various ArtistsOriginal Air Date: 01/01/9999 SID.19420318Two of opera’s most thrilling dramatic sopranos, Christine Goerke and Nina Stemme, reprise their fierce portrayals of the title princess. Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium to conduct Franco Zeffirelli’s … Continue reading "Various"
PORGY AND BESS 7:30 pm
PORGY AND BESS
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm – 11:55 pm
PORGY AND BESS @  |  |
PORGY AND BESS:Gershwins Robertson; Blue, Brugger, Moore, Graves, Ballentine, Owens, Walker, GreenOriginal Air Date: 10/16/2019 SID.19420319One of America’s favorite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years. James Robinson’s stylish … Continue reading "PORGY AND BESS"
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IL TROVATORE 12:00 am
IL TROVATORE
Oct 17 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
IL TROVATORE @  |  |
IL TROVATORE:Verdi Conlon; Giacomini, Price, Cortez, Quilico, CheekOriginal Air Date: 02/06/1982 SID.19420320SR: Besides Price’s excellent “known quantity” Leonora, this broadcast offers the opportunity for Giacomini fans to relish his Manrico and to hear the very … Continue reading "IL TROVATORE"
PETER GRIMES 6:00 am
PETER GRIMES
Oct 17 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
PETER GRIMES @  |  |
PETER GRIMES:Britten Atherton; Langridge, Racette, Opie, Christin, BlytheOriginal Air Date: 01/10/1998 MOD Audio SID.19420321I remember listening to this and thought this a good part for Racette. Langridge is fine in the title role, but for those of … Continue reading "PETER GRIMES"
DON PASQUALE 9:00 am
DON PASQUALE
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
DON PASQUALE @  |  |
DON PASQUALE:Donizetti Benini; Alaimo, Netrebko, Flórez, KwiecienOriginal Air Date: 04/15/2006 MOD Audio SID.19420107This is the first year of the production, and I am sorry this was not the one that was filmed for DVD. This … Continue reading "DON PASQUALE"
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI 12:00 pm
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI
Oct 17 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI:Mascagni / Leoncavallo Nelson; Bumbry, Theyard, Colzani / McCracken, Moffo, Milnes Original Air Date: 01/18/1975 SID.19420423 This is Moffo’s final performance broadcast from the Met, and she does not go out on … Continue reading "CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI"
DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER 3:00 pm
DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER
Oct 17 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER @  |  |
DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER:Wagner Conlon; Morris, Behrens, Lakes, SalminenOriginal Air Date: 01/18/1992 MOD Audio SID.19420424Salminen is the main interest of this performance. It comes relatively late in Behrens’ Met career Met goers were very spoiled by … Continue reading "DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER"
TOSCA 6:00 pm
TOSCA
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
TOSCA @  |  |
TOSCA:Puccini Molinari-Pradelli; Ross, Bergonzi, ColzaniOriginal Air Date: 12/12/1970 SID.19420425Bergonzi has a memorable Cavaradossi in 1959 with Steber and London which is also available on Met Player. I remember hearing parts of this 1970, and Bergonzi … Continue reading "TOSCA"
DON CARLO 9:00 pm
DON CARLO
Oct 17 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
DON CARLO @  |  |
DON CARLO:Verdi Stiedry; Bjorling, Rigal, Merrill, Barbieri, Siepi, HinesOriginal Air Date: 11/11/1950 MOD Audio SID.19420426This is the production that opened the Bing regime in 1950, and re-introduces Don Carlo to New York audiences. The men … Continue reading "DON CARLO"
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FIDELIO 12:00 am
FIDELIO
Oct 18 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
FIDELIO @  |  |
FIDELIO:Beethoven Böhm; Nilsson, King, Evans, Edelmann, Pracht, AnthonyOriginal Air Date: 01/22/1966 MOD Audio SID.19420427Even though the classic 1960 broadcast is Bohm, Nilsson, and Vickers; Nilsson and King are fine, but Geraint Evans is not meant … Continue reading "FIDELIO"
LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN 6:00 am
LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN
Oct 18 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN @  |  |
LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN:Offenbach Rudel; Kraus, Malfitano, Morris, BybeeOriginal Air Date: 01/26/1985 SID.19420428I always liked Kraus in the title role, and though Domingo, Shicoff, Gedda, and Tucker all have trumps to play, Kraus cedes nothing to … Continue reading "LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN"
DON CARLO 9:00 am
DON CARLO
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
DON CARLO @  |  |
DON CARLO:Verdi Stiedry; Bjorling, Rigal, Merrill, Barbieri, Siepi, HinesOriginal Air Date: 11/11/1950 MOD Audio SID.19420529This is the production that opened the Bing regime in 1950, and re-introduces Don Carlo to New York audiences. The men … Continue reading "DON CARLO"
BENVENUTO CELLINI 12:00 pm
BENVENUTO CELLINI
Oct 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
BENVENUTO CELLINI
BENVENUTO CELLINI:Berlioz Levine; Giordani, Bayrakdarian, Del Carlo, Jepson, Lloyd Original Air Date: 12/27/2003 MOD Audio SID.19420530 This is the opera’s only broadcast from its only season. There is much lovely music along the way, but … Continue reading "BENVENUTO CELLINI"
FALSTAFF 3:00 pm
FALSTAFF
Oct 18 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
FALSTAFF
FALSTAFF:Verdi Levine; MacNeil, Lear, Stewart, Barbieri, Valente, Ahlstedt Original Air Date: 04/05/1975 MOD Audio SID.19420531 This performance is Levine’s first Falstaff broadcast and Barbieri’s penultimate company broadcast (she returns for Trittico (minus Frugola) 2 years … Continue reading "FALSTAFF"
Various 6:00 pm
Various
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Various @  |  |
Various:Various Various ArtistsOriginal Air Date: 01/01/9999 SID.19420532Two of opera’s most thrilling dramatic sopranos, Christine Goerke and Nina Stemme, reprise their fierce portrayals of the title princess. Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium to conduct Franco Zeffirelli’s … Continue reading "Various"
MADAMA BUTTERFLY 8:00 pm
MADAMA BUTTERFLY
Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm – 11:55 pm
MADAMA BUTTERFLY @  |  |
MADAMA BUTTERFLY:Puccini Morandi; He, DeShong, Pretti, SzotOriginal Air Date: 10/18/2019 SID.19420533Leading sopranos Hui He and Ana María Martínez share the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenors Piero Pretti and Andrea Carè as … Continue reading "MADAMA BUTTERFLY"
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THE GREAT GATSBY 12:00 am
THE GREAT GATSBY
Oct 19 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
THE GREAT GATSBY @  |  |
THE GREAT GATSBY:Harbison Levine; Hadley, Upshaw, Croft, Graham, Baker, LiebersonOriginal Air Date: 01/01/2000 MOD Audio SID.19420534Levine is a great promoter of Harbison’s work, but I miss the appeal. First appearance of Hunt Lieberson whose only … Continue reading "THE GREAT GATSBY"
DER ROSENKAVALIER 6:00 am
DER ROSENKAVALIER
Oct 19 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
DER ROSENKAVALIER @  |  |
DER ROSENKAVALIER:Strauss Kout; Ziegler, Gessendorf, Haugland, Kilduff, MeredithOriginal Air Date: 03/09/1991 SID.19420535Part of the draw is certainly Pavarotti, but this mostly low voltage marquee cast is very solid. Gessendorf has a second Marschallin four years … Continue reading "DER ROSENKAVALIER"
THE GREAT GATSBY 9:00 am
THE GREAT GATSBY
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
THE GREAT GATSBY @  |  |
THE GREAT GATSBY:Harbison Levine; Hadley, Upshaw, Croft, Graham, Baker, LiebersonOriginal Air Date: 01/01/2000 MOD Audio SID.19420636Levine is a great promoter of Harbison’s work, but I miss the appeal. First appearance of Hunt Lieberson whose only … Continue reading "THE GREAT GATSBY"
IL TROVATORE 12:00 pm
IL TROVATORE
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
IL TROVATORE @  |  |
IL TROVATORE:Verdi Conlon; Giacomini, Price, Cortez, Quilico, CheekOriginal Air Date: 02/06/1982 SID.19420637SR: Besides Price’s excellent “known quantity” Leonora, this broadcast offers the opportunity for Giacomini fans to relish his Manrico and to hear the very … Continue reading "IL TROVATORE"
FIDELIO 3:00 pm
FIDELIO
Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
FIDELIO @  |  |
FIDELIO:Beethoven Böhm; Nilsson, King, Evans, Edelmann, Pracht, AnthonyOriginal Air Date: 01/22/1966 MOD Audio SID.19420638Even though the classic 1960 broadcast is Bohm, Nilsson, and Vickers; Nilsson and King are fine, but Geraint Evans is not meant … Continue reading "FIDELIO"
DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER 6:00 pm
DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER:Wagner Conlon; Morris, Behrens, Lakes, SalminenOriginal Air Date: 01/18/1992 MOD Audio SID.19420639Salminen is the main interest of this performance. It comes relatively late in Behrens’ Met career Met goers were very spoiled by … Continue reading "DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER"
PETER GRIMES 9:00 pm
PETER GRIMES
Oct 19 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
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PETER GRIMES:Britten Atherton; Langridge, Racette, Opie, Christin, BlytheOriginal Air Date: 01/10/1998 MOD Audio SID.19420640I remember listening to this and thought this a good part for Racette. Langridge is fine in the title role, but for those of … Continue reading "PETER GRIMES"
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LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN 12:00 am
LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN
Oct 20 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN:Offenbach Rudel; Kraus, Malfitano, Morris, BybeeOriginal Air Date: 01/26/1985 SID.19420741I always liked Kraus in the title role, and though Domingo, Shicoff, Gedda, and Tucker all have trumps to play, Kraus cedes nothing to … Continue reading "LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN"
FALSTAFF 6:00 am
FALSTAFF
Oct 20 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
FALSTAFF
FALSTAFF:Verdi Levine; MacNeil, Lear, Stewart, Barbieri, Valente, Ahlstedt Original Air Date: 04/05/1975 MOD Audio SID.19420742 This performance is Levine’s first Falstaff broadcast and Barbieri’s penultimate company broadcast (she returns for Trittico (minus Frugola) 2 years … Continue reading "FALSTAFF"
BENVENUTO CELLINI 9:00 am
BENVENUTO CELLINI
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
BENVENUTO CELLINI
BENVENUTO CELLINI:Berlioz Levine; Giordani, Bayrakdarian, Del Carlo, Jepson, Lloyd Original Air Date: 12/27/2003 MOD Audio SID.19420743 This is the opera’s only broadcast from its only season. There is much lovely music along the way, but … Continue reading "BENVENUTO CELLINI"
TOSCA 12:00 pm
TOSCA
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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TOSCA:Puccini Molinari-Pradelli; Ross, Bergonzi, ColzaniOriginal Air Date: 12/12/1970 SID.19420744Bergonzi has a memorable Cavaradossi in 1959 with Steber and London which is also available on Met Player. I remember hearing parts of this 1970, and Bergonzi … Continue reading "TOSCA"
DON PASQUALE 3:00 pm
DON PASQUALE
Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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DON PASQUALE:Donizetti Benini; Alaimo, Netrebko, Flórez, KwiecienOriginal Air Date: 04/15/2006 MOD Audio SID.19420422This is the first year of the production, and I am sorry this was not the one that was filmed for DVD. This … Continue reading "DON PASQUALE"
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI 6:00 pm
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI:Mascagni / Leoncavallo Nelson; Bumbry, Theyard, Colzani / McCracken, Moffo, Milnes Original Air Date: 01/18/1975 SID.19420746 This is Moffo’s final performance broadcast from the Met, and she does not go out on … Continue reading "CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI"
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG 9:00 pm
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG
Oct 20 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
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GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG:Wagner Levine; Eaglen, Andersen, Halfvarson, Held, Radvanovsky, PalmerOriginal Air Date: 04/22/2000 MOD Audio SID.19420747This is one of the two Ring cycles broadcast by Eaglen and Levine. This one finds Eaglen on better form than the … Continue reading "GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG"
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ORFEO ED EURIDICE 8:00 pm
ORFEO ED EURIDICE
Oct 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:55 pm
ORFEO ED EURIDICE
Gluck Original Air Date: 10/24/2019 Wigglesworth; Hong, Park, Barton SID.19430000 Mark Morris’s spirited take on the ancient Orpheus myth stars mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton as Orfeo, the grieving lover on a quest through the underworld. Soprano … Continue reading "ORFEO ED EURIDICE"
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LA BOHÈME 7:30 pm
LA BOHÈME
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm – 11:55 pm
LA BOHÈME
Puccini Original Air Date: 10/25/2019 Armiliato; Pérez, Kulchynska, Polenzani, Bizic, Zhilikhovsky, Park, Woodley SID.19430000 Three casts of captivating artists bring Puccini’s classic tragedy of bohemian friends and lovers to life in Franco Zeffirelli’s immortal staging. … Continue reading "LA BOHÈME"
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MANON [HD] 1:00 pm
MANON [HD]
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
MANON:Massenet Original Air Date: 10/26/2019 Maurizio Benini: Lisette Oropesa, Michael Fabiano, Artur Ruciński, Carlo Bosi Live in HD SID.19430600
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