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DIE FLEDERMAUS 12:00 am
DIE FLEDERMAUS
Jan 1 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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DIE FLEDERMAUS:Strauss Jr. Kozma; Steber, Kullman, Munsel, Hayward, Novotná, BrownleeOriginal Air Date: 01/23/1954 SID.20010315Steber lets the end of the Czardas get away from her, and John Brownlee is never a voice I want to hear, … Continue reading "DIE FLEDERMAUS"
WERTHER 6:00 am
WERTHER
Jan 1 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
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WERTHER:Massenet Bonynge; Kraus, Crespin, Battle, CarlsonOriginal Air Date: 02/03/1979 MOD Audio SID.20010316This performance is one I always enjoy. Kraus and Crespin are solid exponents of the style, and Battle is a delight as Sophie. This … Continue reading "WERTHER"
OTELLO 9:00 am
OTELLO
Jan 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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OTELLO:Verdi Gergiev; Domingo, Vaness, Leiferkus, CroftOriginal Air Date: 04/02/1994 SID.20010317Vaness’ Desdemona is professional and musical without being especially memorable. In the current controversy [this was over Gergiev’s close support of Putin and around the time … Continue reading "OTELLO"
CARMEN 12:00 pm
CARMEN
Jan 1 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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CARMEN:Bizet Domingo; Horne, Luchetti, Freni, RameyOriginal Air Date: 12/17/1988 SID.20010318I love Carmen, but Horne does two of her three Met broadcasts with her ex-husband, Henry Lewis, and this performance rather late in her career. Horne’s … Continue reading "CARMEN"
PARSIFAL 3:00 pm
PARSIFAL
Jan 1 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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PARSIFAL:Wagner Stiedry; Svanholm, Harshaw, Schöffler, Edelmann, PechnerOriginal Air Date: 03/24/1956 SID.20010319Except for a glancing mention of Svanholm, this performance is ignored in favor of the 1954 Stiedry performance which he doesn’t much care for which … Continue reading "PARSIFAL"
PARSIFAL 6:00 pm
PARSIFAL
Jan 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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PARSIFAL:Wagner Stiedry; Svanholm, Harshaw, Schöffler, Edelmann, PechnerOriginal Air Date: 03/24/1956 SID.20010320Except for a glancing mention of Svanholm, this performance is ignored in favor of the 1954 Stiedry performance which he doesn’t much care for which … Continue reading "PARSIFAL"
MACBETH 9:00 pm
MACBETH
Jan 1 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
MACBETH
MACBETH:Verdi Levine; Milnes, Scotto, Plishka, Ciannella Original Air Date: 01/28/1984 SID.20010321 This is the second season of the infamous Peter Hall Macbeth. The first season broadcast also with Levine, Scotto, Milnes and Plishka is available … Continue reading "MACBETH"
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CARMEN 12:00 am
CARMEN
Jan 2 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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CARMEN:Bizet Domingo; Horne, Luchetti, Freni, RameyOriginal Air Date: 12/17/1988 SID.20010422I love Carmen, but Horne does two of her three Met broadcasts with her ex-husband, Henry Lewis, and this performance rather late in her career. Horne’s … Continue reading "CARMEN"
DIE FLEDERMAUS 6:00 am
DIE FLEDERMAUS
Jan 2 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
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DIE FLEDERMAUS:Strauss Jr. Kozma; Steber, Kullman, Munsel, Hayward, Novotná, BrownleeOriginal Air Date: 01/23/1954 SID.20010423Steber lets the end of the Czardas get away from her, and John Brownlee is never a voice I want to hear, … Continue reading "DIE FLEDERMAUS"
THE QUEEN OF SPADES 9:00 am
THE QUEEN OF SPADES
Jan 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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THE QUEEN OF SPADES:Tchaikovsky Gergiev; Grigorian, Guleghina, Rysanek, Hvorostovsky, Svendén, PutilinOriginal Air Date: 12/30/1995 SID.20010424This was the year of the new production which had starred Mattila and Heppner along with Rysanek in her last Met … Continue reading "THE QUEEN OF SPADES"
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO 12:00 pm
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO
Jan 2 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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LA FORZA DEL DESTINO:Verdi Stiedry; Milanov, Penno, Warren, Hines, Madeira, PechnerOriginal Air Date: 03/20/1954 SID.20010425Milanov’s four broadcast Leonoras begin in 1952 with much of the above cast except Tucker for Penno. That performance is on … Continue reading "LA FORZA DEL DESTINO"
L’ITALIANA IN ALGERI 3:00 pm
L’ITALIANA IN ALGERI
Jan 2 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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L’ITALIANA IN ALGERI:Rossini Campanella; Larmore, Polenzani, Ramey, CorbelliOriginal Air Date: 02/17/2001 MOD Audio SID.20010426This is Ramey’s only Mustafa broadcast, and early appearances by Polenzani and Kwiecien who are Met regulars in star parts these days. … Continue reading "L’ITALIANA IN ALGERI"
LA BOHÈME 6:00 pm
LA BOHÈME
Jan 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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LA BOHÈME:Puccini Cleva; Sayão, Di Stefano, Hunt, Valdengo, SiepiOriginal Air Date: 03/17/1951 MOD Audio SID.20010427The oldest BOHEME in the MOD catalog, it’s Siepi’s debut MET season. Although Sayao is Brazilian, she is certainly at one … Continue reading "LA BOHÈME"
L’ELISIR D’AMORE 9:00 pm
L’ELISIR D’AMORE
Jan 2 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
L'ELISIR D'AMORE
L’ELISIR D’AMORE:Donizetti Weikert; Cole, Upshaw, Taddei, Schexnayder Original Air Date: 02/20/1988 SID.20010428 This is Kaufmann’s debut year, and Michaels-Moore is below the standard of Gheorghiu. Kaufmann is still a bit green, but I plan to … Continue reading "L’ELISIR D’AMORE"
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WERTHER 12:00 am
WERTHER
Jan 3 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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WERTHER:Massenet Bonynge; Kraus, Crespin, Battle, CarlsonOriginal Air Date: 02/03/1979 MOD Audio SID.20010529This performance is one I always enjoy. Kraus and Crespin are solid exponents of the style, and Battle is a delight as Sophie. This … Continue reading "WERTHER"
COSÌ FAN TUTTE 6:00 am
COSÌ FAN TUTTE
Jan 3 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
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COSÌ FAN TUTTE:Mozart Tate; Vaness, Rendall, Murray, Holloay, Hamari, MacNeilOriginal Air Date: 12/22/1984 SID.20010530This is Vaness’ first of four Cosi broadcasts, and amazingly, the only one with Levine in the pit is 1996 when the … Continue reading "COSÌ FAN TUTTE"
DIE ÄGYPTISCHE HELENA 9:00 am
DIE ÄGYPTISCHE HELENA
Jan 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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DIE ÄGYPTISCHE HELENA:Strauss Luisi; Voigt, Kerl, Damrau, Grove, BrendelOriginal Air Date: 03/31/2007 MOD Audio SID.20010531This is the Met’s only broadcast of the Strauss work and Kerl and Damrau are very impressive. I don’t love the … Continue reading "DIE ÄGYPTISCHE HELENA"
L’ELISIR D’AMORE 12:00 pm
L’ELISIR D’AMORE
Jan 3 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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L’ELISIR D’AMORE:Donizetti Weikert; Cole, Upshaw, Taddei, SchexnayderOriginal Air Date: 02/20/1988 SID.20010532This is Kaufmann’s debut year, and Michaels-Moore is below the standard of Gheorghiu. Kaufmann is still a bit green, but I plan to listen again … Continue reading "L’ELISIR D’AMORE"
OTELLO 3:00 pm
OTELLO
Jan 3 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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OTELLO:Verdi Gergiev; Domingo, Vaness, Leiferkus, CroftOriginal Air Date: 04/02/1994 SID.20010533Vaness’ Desdemona is professional and musical without being especially memorable. In the current controversy [this was over Gergiev’s close support of Putin and around the time … Continue reading "OTELLO"
CARMEN 6:00 pm
CARMEN
Jan 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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CARMEN:Bizet Domingo; Horne, Luchetti, Freni, RameyOriginal Air Date: 12/17/1988 SID.20010534I love Carmen, but Horne does two of her three Met broadcasts with her ex-husband, Henry Lewis, and this performance rather late in her career. Horne’s … Continue reading "CARMEN"
PARSIFAL 9:00 pm
PARSIFAL
Jan 3 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
PARSIFAL
PARSIFAL:Wagner Stiedry; Svanholm, Harshaw, Schöffler, Edelmann, Pechner Original Air Date: 03/24/1956 SID.20010535 Except for a glancing mention of Svanholm, this performance is ignored in favor of the 1954 Stiedry performance which he doesn’t much care … Continue reading "PARSIFAL"
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PARSIFAL 12:00 am
PARSIFAL
Jan 4 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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PARSIFAL:Wagner Stiedry; Svanholm, Harshaw, Schöffler, Edelmann, PechnerOriginal Air Date: 03/24/1956 SID.20010636 Except for a glancing mention of Svanholm, this performance is ignored in favor of the 1954 Stiedry performance which he doesn’t much care for … Continue reading "PARSIFAL"
MACBETH 6:00 am
MACBETH
Jan 4 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
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MACBETH:Verdi Levine; Milnes, Scotto, Plishka, CiannellaOriginal Air Date: 01/28/1984 SID.20010637This is the second season of the infamous Peter Hall Macbeth. The first season broadcast also with Levine, Scotto, Milnes and Plishka is available on (MOoD). … Continue reading "MACBETH"
WERTHER 9:00 am
WERTHER
Jan 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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WERTHER:Massenet Bonynge; Kraus, Crespin, Battle, CarlsonOriginal Air Date: 02/03/1979 MOD Audio SID.20010638This performance is one I always enjoy. Kraus and Crespin are solid exponents of the style, and Battle is a delight as Sophie. This … Continue reading "WERTHER"
DER ROSENKAVALIER 12:00 pm
DER ROSENKAVALIER
Jan 4 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
DER ROSENKAVALIER
DER ROSENKAVALIER:Strauss Rattle; Nylund, Kožená, Schultz, Goeldner, Polenzani, Ebenstein, Eiche, Groissböck Original Air Date: 01/04/2020 SID.20010639 Robert Carsen’s splendid staging returns for the first time since its blockbuster 2017 premiere, with Sir Simon Rattle on … Continue reading "DER ROSENKAVALIER"
THE QUEEN OF SPADES 6:00 pm
THE QUEEN OF SPADES
Jan 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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THE QUEEN OF SPADES:Tchaikovsky Gergiev; Grigorian, Guleghina, Rysanek, Hvorostovsky, Svendén, PutilinOriginal Air Date: 12/30/1995 SID.20010640This was the year of the new production which had starred Mattila and Heppner along with Rysanek in her last Met … Continue reading "THE QUEEN OF SPADES"
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO 9:00 pm
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO
Jan 4 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO:Verdi Stiedry; Milanov, Penno, Warren, Hines, Madeira, Pechner Original Air Date: 03/20/1954 SID.20010641 Milanov’s four broadcast Leonoras begin in 1952 with much of the above cast except Tucker for Penno. That performance … Continue reading "LA FORZA DEL DESTINO"
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L’ITALIANA IN ALGERI 12:00 am
L’ITALIANA IN ALGERI
Jan 5 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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L’ITALIANA IN ALGERI:Rossini Campanella; Larmore, Polenzani, Ramey, CorbelliOriginal Air Date: 02/17/2001 MOD Audio SID.20010642This is Ramey’s only Mustafa broadcast, and early appearances by Polenzani and Kwiecien who are Met regulars in star parts these days. … Continue reading "L’ITALIANA IN ALGERI"
LA BOHÈME 6:00 am
LA BOHÈME
Jan 5 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
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LA BOHÈME:Puccini Cleva; Sayão, Di Stefano, Hunt, Valdengo, SiepiOriginal Air Date: 03/17/1951 MOD Audio SID.20010743The oldest BOHEME in the MOD catalog, it’s Siepi’s debut MET season. Although Sayao is Brazilian, she is certainly at one … Continue reading "LA BOHÈME"
L’ELISIR D’AMORE 9:00 am
L’ELISIR D’AMORE
Jan 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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L’ELISIR D’AMORE:Donizetti Weikert; Cole, Upshaw, Taddei, SchexnayderOriginal Air Date: 02/20/1988 SID.20010744This is Kaufmann’s debut year, and Michaels-Moore is below the standard of Gheorghiu. Kaufmann is still a bit green, but I plan to listen again … Continue reading "L’ELISIR D’AMORE"
DIE ÄGYPTISCHE HELENA 12:00 pm
DIE ÄGYPTISCHE HELENA
Jan 5 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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DIE ÄGYPTISCHE HELENA:Strauss Luisi; Voigt, Kerl, Damrau, Grove, BrendelOriginal Air Date: 03/31/2007 MOD Audio SID.20010745This is the Met’s only broadcast of the Strauss work and Kerl and Damrau are very impressive. I don’t love the … Continue reading "DIE ÄGYPTISCHE HELENA"
COSÌ FAN TUTTE 3:00 pm
COSÌ FAN TUTTE
Jan 5 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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COSÌ FAN TUTTE:Mozart Tate; Vaness, Rendall, Murray, Holloay, Hamari, MacNeilOriginal Air Date: 12/22/1984 SID.20010746This is Vaness’ first of four Cosi broadcasts, and amazingly, the only one with Levine in the pit is 1996 when the … Continue reading "COSÌ FAN TUTTE"
DIE FLEDERMAUS 6:00 pm
DIE FLEDERMAUS
Jan 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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DIE FLEDERMAUS:Strauss Jr. Kozma; Steber, Kullman, Munsel, Hayward, Novotná, BrownleeOriginal Air Date: 01/23/1954 SID.20010747Steber lets the end of the Czardas get away from her, and John Brownlee is never a voice I want to hear, … Continue reading "DIE FLEDERMAUS"
LA BOHÈME 9:00 pm
LA BOHÈME
Jan 5 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
LA BOHÈME
LA BOHÈME:Puccini Cleva; Sayão, Di Stefano, Hunt, Valdengo, Siepi Original Air Date: 03/17/1951 MOD Audio SID.20010748 The oldest BOHEME in the MOD catalog, it’s Siepi’s debut MET season. Although Sayao is Brazilian, she is certainly … Continue reading "LA BOHÈME"
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OTELLO 12:00 am
OTELLO
Jan 6 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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OTELLO:Verdi Gergiev; Domingo, Vaness, Leiferkus, CroftOriginal Air Date: 04/02/1994 SID.20020101Vaness’ Desdemona is professional and musical without being especially memorable. In the current controversy [this was over Gergiev’s close support of Putin and around the time … Continue reading "OTELLO"
IL TROVATORE 6:00 am
IL TROVATORE
Jan 6 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
IL TROVATORE
IL TROVATORE:Verdi Cleva; Bergonzi, Stella, Simionato, Bastianini, Wilderman Original Air Date: 02/27/1960 SID.20020102 Wonder of wonders. Sirius/the Met finally figured out they could broadcast this again. This is Simionato’s only Met broadcast, and her supporting … Continue reading "IL TROVATORE"
DIE WALKÜRE 9:00 am
DIE WALKÜRE
Jan 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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DIE WALKÜRE:Wagner Levine; Eaglen, Morris, Voigt, Domingo, Schwarz, HalfvarsonOriginal Air Date: 04/01/2000 MOD Audio SID.20020103RWW: This is also on MOoD and catches some erratic artists at their best. Schwarz who shines in the Chereau Ring … Continue reading "DIE WALKÜRE"
DIE WALKÜRE 12:00 pm
DIE WALKÜRE
Jan 6 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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DIE WALKÜRE:Wagner Levine; Eaglen, Morris, Voigt, Domingo, Schwarz, HalfvarsonOriginal Air Date: 04/01/2000 MOD Audio SID.20020104RWW: This is also on MOoD and catches some erratic artists at their best. Schwarz who shines in the Chereau Ring … Continue reading "DIE WALKÜRE"
LUISA MILLER 3:00 pm
LUISA MILLER
Jan 6 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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LUISA MILLER:Verdi Santi; Ricciarelli, Pavarotti, Nucci, Plishka, Cheek, BeriniOriginal Air Date: 01/23/1982 MOD Audio SID.20020105Luisa is probably Ricciarelli’s best role, and is well suited to the lyricism as well as technical skill for this part. … Continue reading "LUISA MILLER"
TOSCA 6:00 pm
TOSCA
Jan 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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TOSCA:Puccini Adler; Price, Corelli, MacNeilOriginal Air Date: 04/07/1962 SID.20020106One of the great Saturday afternoons. Adler is at best dutiful, and Price is not an ideal Tosca, but she is returning after a vocal rest in … Continue reading "TOSCA"
IL PIRATA 9:00 pm
IL PIRATA
Jan 6 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
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IL PIRATA:Bellini Campanella; Fleming, Giordani, CroftOriginal Air Date: 02/08/2003 MOD Audio SID.20020107This is the Met premiere of Pirata and to date its only broadcast season, but I don’t find either the soprano or tenor quite … Continue reading "IL PIRATA"
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DON GIOVANNI 12:00 am
DON GIOVANNI
Jan 7 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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DON GIOVANNI:Mozart Bonynge; Morris, Sutherland, Bacquier, Varady, Brecknock, TourangeauOriginal Air Date: 03/25/1978 MOD Audio SID.20020208This is Julia Varady’s only season and broadcast from the Met, and earns a well-deserved place in MOoD. The missing piece … Continue reading "DON GIOVANNI"
LA GIOCONDA 6:00 am
LA GIOCONDA
Jan 7 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
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LA GIOCONDA:Ponchielli Cleva; Milanov, Poggi, Warren, Rankin, SiepiOriginal Air Date: 04/20/1957 SID.20020209Paul Jackson in his history of Met broadcasts only deals with 1953 and 1961 in his volume that covers post 1950 Milanov. Rankin, Warren … Continue reading "LA GIOCONDA"
FIDELIO 9:00 am
FIDELIO
Jan 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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FIDELIO:Beethoven Perick; Connell, Lakes, Welker, Moll, Donath, KaaschOriginal Air Date: 02/16/1991 SID.20020210This revival comes in for some harsh words from Tim Page, and this broadcast marks the late Elizabeth Connell’s farewell to the Met. She … Continue reading "FIDELIO"
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI 12:00 pm
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI
Jan 7 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI:Mascagni / Leoncavallo Erede; Milanov, Tucker, Harvuot / Rigal, Baum, WarrenOriginal Air Date: 03/03/1951 MOD Audio SID.20020211The Cavalleria is strongly cast, and Warren was the major Tonio of the 1950s in Pagliacci. … Continue reading "CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI"
DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL 3:00 pm
DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL
Jan 7 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL:Mozart Janowski; Donat, Winbergh, Salminen, Mills, ZednikOriginal Air Date: 12/12/1987 SID.20020212The main news here is Winbergh who had too few Met appearances and Salminen who is a solid Osmin, if not … Continue reading "DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL"
SIMON BOCCANEGRA 6:00 pm
SIMON BOCCANEGRA
Jan 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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SIMON BOCCANEGRA:Verdi Levine; Agache, Mattila, Sylvester, Scandiuzzi, FuOriginal Air Date: 02/06/1999 SID.20020213This performance is very close to the same cast as the Covent Garden performance under Solti with te Kanawa for Mattila. Scandiuzzi did not … Continue reading "SIMON BOCCANEGRA"
THAÏS 9:00 pm
THAÏS
Jan 7 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
THAÏS
THAÏS:Massenet López-Cobos; Fleming, Hampson, Schade Original Air Date: 12/20/2008 Live in HDMOD Video SID.20020214 Although the video has been available almost continuously on MOoD, I find this performance preferable to the Sills Milnes, which was … Continue reading "THAÏS"
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LUISA MILLER 12:00 am
LUISA MILLER
Jan 8 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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LUISA MILLER:Verdi Santi; Ricciarelli, Pavarotti, Nucci, Plishka, Cheek, BeriniOriginal Air Date: 01/23/1982 MOD Audio SID.20020315Luisa is probably Ricciarelli’s best role, and is well suited to the lyricism as well as technical skill for this part. … Continue reading "LUISA MILLER"
IL PIRATA 6:00 am
IL PIRATA
Jan 8 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
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IL PIRATA:Bellini Campanella; Fleming, Giordani, CroftOriginal Air Date: 02/08/2003 MOD Audio SID.20020316This is the Met premiere of Pirata and to date its only broadcast season, but I don’t find either the soprano or tenor quite … Continue reading "IL PIRATA"
TOSCA 9:00 am
TOSCA
Jan 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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TOSCA:Puccini Adler; Price, Corelli, MacNeilOriginal Air Date: 04/07/1962 SID.20020317One of the great Saturday afternoons. Adler is at best dutiful, and Price is not an ideal Tosca, but she is returning after a vocal rest in … Continue reading "TOSCA"
IL TROVATORE 12:00 pm
IL TROVATORE
Jan 8 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
IL TROVATORE
IL TROVATORE:Verdi Cleva; Bergonzi, Stella, Simionato, Bastianini, Wilderman Original Air Date: 02/27/1960 SID.20020318 Wonder of wonders. Sirius/the Met finally figured out they could broadcast this again. This is Simionato’s only Met broadcast, and her supporting … Continue reading "IL TROVATORE"
DIE WALKÜRE 3:00 pm
DIE WALKÜRE
Jan 8 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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DIE WALKÜRE:Wagner Levine; Eaglen, Morris, Voigt, Domingo, Schwarz, HalfvarsonOriginal Air Date: 04/01/2000 MOD Audio SID.20020319RWW: This is also on MOoD and catches some erratic artists at their best. Schwarz who shines in the Chereau Ring … Continue reading "DIE WALKÜRE"
DIE WALKÜRE 6:00 pm
DIE WALKÜRE
Jan 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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DIE WALKÜRE:Wagner Levine; Eaglen, Morris, Voigt, Domingo, Schwarz, HalfvarsonOriginal Air Date: 04/01/2000 MOD Audio SID.20020320RWW: This is also on MOoD and catches some erratic artists at their best. Schwarz who shines in the Chereau Ring … Continue reading "DIE WALKÜRE"
JENUFA 9:00 pm
JENUFA
Jan 8 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
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JENUFA:Janácek Belohlávek; Mattila, Silja, Silvasti, Morris, DeverOriginal Air Date: 02/17/2007 SID.20020321RWW was disappointed in this production when it was new in 2003, and had seen Silja recently in Barcelona and found her inferior to Marton … Continue reading "JENUFA"
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CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI 12:00 am
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI
Jan 9 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI:Mascagni / Leoncavallo Erede; Milanov, Tucker, Harvuot / Rigal, Baum, WarrenOriginal Air Date: 03/03/1951 MOD Audio SID.20020422The Cavalleria is strongly cast, and Warren was the major Tonio of the 1950s in Pagliacci. … Continue reading "CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI"
LUISA MILLER 6:00 am
LUISA MILLER
Jan 9 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
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LUISA MILLER:Verdi Santi; Ricciarelli, Pavarotti, Nucci, Plishka, Cheek, BeriniOriginal Air Date: 01/23/1982 MOD Audio SID.20020423Luisa is probably Ricciarelli’s best role, and is well suited to the lyricism as well as technical skill for this part. … Continue reading "LUISA MILLER"
DON GIOVANNI 9:00 am
DON GIOVANNI
Jan 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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DON GIOVANNI:Mozart Bonynge; Morris, Sutherland, Bacquier, Varady, Brecknock, TourangeauOriginal Air Date: 03/25/1978 MOD Audio SID.20020424This is Julia Varady’s only season and broadcast from the Met, and earns a well-deserved place in MOoD. The missing piece … Continue reading "DON GIOVANNI"
LA GIOCONDA 12:00 pm
LA GIOCONDA
Jan 9 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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LA GIOCONDA:Ponchielli Cleva; Milanov, Poggi, Warren, Rankin, SiepiOriginal Air Date: 04/20/1957 SID.20020425Paul Jackson in his history of Met broadcasts only deals with 1953 and 1961 in his volume that covers post 1950 Milanov. Rankin, Warren … Continue reading "LA GIOCONDA"
FIDELIO 3:00 pm
FIDELIO
Jan 9 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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FIDELIO:Beethoven Perick; Connell, Lakes, Welker, Moll, Donath, KaaschOriginal Air Date: 02/16/1991 SID.20020426This revival comes in for some harsh words from Tim Page, and this broadcast marks the late Elizabeth Connell’s farewell to the Met. She … Continue reading "FIDELIO"
IL TROVATORE 6:00 pm
IL TROVATORE
Jan 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
IL TROVATORE
IL TROVATORE:Verdi Cleva; Bergonzi, Stella, Simionato, Bastianini, Wilderman Original Air Date: 02/27/1960 SID.20020427 Wonder of wonders. Sirius/the Met finally figured out they could broadcast this again. This is Simionato’s only Met broadcast, and her supporting … Continue reading "IL TROVATORE"
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI 9:00 pm
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI
Jan 9 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
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CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI:Mascagni / Leoncavallo Erede; Milanov, Tucker, Harvuot / Rigal, Baum, WarrenOriginal Air Date: 03/03/1951 MOD Audio SID.20020428The Cavalleria is strongly cast, and Warren was the major Tonio of the 1950s in Pagliacci. … Continue reading "CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI"
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DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL 12:00 am
DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL
Jan 10 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL:Mozart Janowski; Donat, Winbergh, Salminen, Mills, ZednikOriginal Air Date: 12/12/1987 SID.20020529The main news here is Winbergh who had too few Met appearances and Salminen who is a solid Osmin, if not … Continue reading "DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL"
SIMON BOCCANEGRA 6:00 am
SIMON BOCCANEGRA
Jan 10 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
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SIMON BOCCANEGRA:Verdi Levine; Agache, Mattila, Sylvester, Scandiuzzi, FuOriginal Air Date: 02/06/1999 SID.20020530This performance is very close to the same cast as the Covent Garden performance under Solti with te Kanawa for Mattila. Scandiuzzi did not … Continue reading "SIMON BOCCANEGRA"
THAIS 9:00 am
THAIS
Jan 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
THAIS
THAÏS:Massenet López-Cobos; Fleming, Hampson, Schade Original Air Date: 12/20/2008 Live in HDMOD Video SID.20020747 Although the video has been available almost continuously on MOoD, I find this performance preferable to the Sills Milnes, which was … Continue reading "THAIS"
JENUFA 12:00 pm
JENUFA
Jan 10 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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JENUFA:Janácek Belohlávek; Mattila, Silja, Silvasti, Morris, DeverOriginal Air Date: 02/17/2007 SID.20020532RWW was disappointed in this production when it was new in 2003, and had seen Silja recently in Barcelona and found her inferior to Marton … Continue reading "JENUFA"
TOSCA 3:00 pm
TOSCA
Jan 10 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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TOSCA:Puccini Adler; Price, Corelli, MacNeilOriginal Air Date: 04/07/1962 SID.20020533One of the great Saturday afternoons. Adler is at best dutiful, and Price is not an ideal Tosca, but she is returning after a vocal rest in … Continue reading "TOSCA"
Various 6:00 pm
Various
Jan 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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Various:Various Various ArtistsOriginal Air Date: 01/01/9999 SID.20020534
LA TRAVIATA 7:30 pm
LA TRAVIATA
Jan 10 @ 7:30 pm – 11:55 pm
LA TRAVIATA
Verdi Original Air Date: 01/10/2020 Chichon; Kurzak, Popov, Kelsey SID.20020000 Michael Mayer’s sumptuous staging, a highlight of the 2018–19 season, returns with two casts of bright stars. Sopranos Aleksandra Kurzak and Lisette Oropesa share the … Continue reading "LA TRAVIATA"
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DIE WALKÜRE 12:00 am
DIE WALKÜRE
Jan 11 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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DIE WALKÜRE:Wagner Levine; Eaglen, Morris, Voigt, Domingo, Schwarz, HalfvarsonOriginal Air Date: 04/01/2000 MOD Audio SID.20020636RWW: This is also on MOoD and catches some erratic artists at their best. Schwarz who shines in the Chereau Ring … Continue reading "DIE WALKÜRE"
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI 6:00 am
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI
Jan 11 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
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CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI:Mascagni / Leoncavallo Erede; Milanov, Tucker, Harvuot / Rigal, Baum, WarrenOriginal Air Date: 03/03/1951 MOD Audio SID.20020637The Cavalleria is strongly cast, and Warren was the major Tonio of the 1950s in Pagliacci. … Continue reading "CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI"
DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL 9:00 am
DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL
Jan 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL:Mozart Janowski; Donat, Winbergh, Salminen, Mills, ZednikOriginal Air Date: 12/12/1987 SID.20020638The main news here is Winbergh who had too few Met appearances and Salminen who is a solid Osmin, if not … Continue reading "DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL"
Various 12:00 pm
Various
Jan 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Various:Various Various ArtistsOriginal Air Date: 01/01/9999 SID.20020639
WOZZECK [HD] 1:00 pm
WOZZECK [HD]
Jan 11 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
WOZZECK [HD]
WOZZECK:Berg Yannick Nézet-Séguin: Peter Mattei, Elza van den Heever, Gerhard Siegel, Christian Van Horn Original Air Date: 01/11/2020 Live in HD SID.20020640 After wowing audiences with his astounding production of Lulu in 2015, South African … Continue reading "WOZZECK [HD]"
DON GIOVANNI 6:00 pm
DON GIOVANNI
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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DON GIOVANNI:Mozart Bonynge; Morris, Sutherland, Bacquier, Varady, Brecknock, TourangeauOriginal Air Date: 03/25/1978 MOD Audio SID.20020641This is Julia Varady’s only season and broadcast from the Met, and earns a well-deserved place in MOoD. The missing piece … Continue reading "DON GIOVANNI"
LA GIOCONDA 9:00 pm
LA GIOCONDA
Jan 11 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
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LA GIOCONDA:Ponchielli Cleva; Milanov, Poggi, Warren, Rankin, SiepiOriginal Air Date: 04/20/1957 SID.20020642Paul Jackson in his history of Met broadcasts only deals with 1953 and 1961 in his volume that covers post 1950 Milanov. Rankin, Warren … Continue reading "LA GIOCONDA"
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FIDELIO 12:00 am
FIDELIO
Jan 12 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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FIDELIO:Beethoven Perick; Connell, Lakes, Welker, Moll, Donath, KaaschOriginal Air Date: 02/16/1991 SID.20020743This revival comes in for some harsh words from Tim Page, and this broadcast marks the late Elizabeth Connell’s farewell to the Met. She … Continue reading "FIDELIO"
JENUFA 6:00 am
JENUFA
Jan 12 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
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JENUFA:Janácek Belohlávek; Mattila, Silja, Silvasti, Morris, DeverOriginal Air Date: 02/17/2007 SID.20020744RWW was disappointed in this production when it was new in 2003, and had seen Silja recently in Barcelona and found her inferior to Marton … Continue reading "JENUFA"
LA GIOCONDA 9:00 am
LA GIOCONDA
Jan 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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LA GIOCONDA:Ponchielli Cleva; Milanov, Poggi, Warren, Rankin, SiepiOriginal Air Date: 04/20/1957 SID.20020745Paul Jackson in his history of Met broadcasts only deals with 1953 and 1961 in his volume that covers post 1950 Milanov. Rankin, Warren … Continue reading "LA GIOCONDA"
SIMON BOCCANEGRA 12:00 pm
SIMON BOCCANEGRA
Jan 12 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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SIMON BOCCANEGRA:Verdi Levine; Agache, Mattila, Sylvester, Scandiuzzi, FuOriginal Air Date: 02/06/1999 SID.20020746This performance is very close to the same cast as the Covent Garden performance under Solti with te Kanawa for Mattila. Scandiuzzi did not … Continue reading "SIMON BOCCANEGRA"
THAÏS 3:00 pm
THAÏS
Jan 12 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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IL PIRATA 6:00 pm
IL PIRATA
Jan 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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IL PIRATA:Bellini Campanella; Fleming, Giordani, CroftOriginal Air Date: 02/08/2003 MOD Audio SID.20020748This is the Met premiere of Pirata and to date its only broadcast season, but I don’t find either the soprano or tenor quite … Continue reading "IL PIRATA"
LUISA MILLER 9:00 pm
LUISA MILLER
Jan 12 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
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LUISA MILLER:Verdi Santi; Ricciarelli, Pavarotti, Nucci, Plishka, Cheek, BeriniOriginal Air Date: 01/23/1982 MOD Audio SID.20020749Luisa is probably Ricciarelli’s best role, and is well suited to the lyricism as well as technical skill for this part. … Continue reading "LUISA MILLER"
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PORGY AND BESS 7:30 pm
PORGY AND BESS
Jan 15 @ 7:30 pm – 11:55 pm
Gershwins Original Air Date: 01/15/2020 Robertson; Blue, Brugger, Moore, Graves, Ballentine, Owens, Walker, Singletary SID.20030000
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LA TRAVIATA 1:00 pm
LA TRAVIATA
Jan 18 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Verdi Original Air Date: 01/18/2020 Chichon; Kurzak, Popov, Kelsey SID.20030000
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WOZZECK 8:00 pm
WOZZECK
Jan 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:55 pm
Berg Original Air Date: 01/22/2020 Nézet-Séguin; van den Heever, Mumford, Ventris, Siegel, Staples, Mattei, Van Horn SID.20040000 After wowing audiences with his astounding production of Lulu in 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses … Continue reading "WOZZECK"
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LA DAMNATION DE FAUST 8:00 pm
LA DAMNATION DE FAUST
Jan 29 @ 8:00 pm – 11:55 pm
Berlioz Original Air Date: 01/29/2020 Gardner; Garanca, Hymel, Abdrazakov SID.20050000
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