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LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR 12:00 am
LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
Feb 1 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR:Donizetti Original Air Date: 12/08/1956 Cleva; Callas, Votipka, McCracken, Sordello, Campora, Franke, Moscona MOD Audio SID.19050529 The matinée of Lucia di Lammermoor on December 8, 1956, represents the sole Met broadcast of Maria … Continue reading "LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR"
THE QUEEN OF SPADES 6:00 am
THE QUEEN OF SPADES
Feb 1 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
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THE QUEEN OF SPADES:Tchaikovsky Original Air Date: 02/14/2004 Jurowski; Domingo, Dalayman, Palmer, Chernov, Zaremba, Putilin SID.19050530This is Domingo’s last round out as Gherman, which seemed like yesterday but is now over a decade gone. Jurowski … Continue reading "THE QUEEN OF SPADES"
MANON 9:00 am
MANON
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
MANON
MANON:Massenet Original Air Date: 04/07/2012 Luisi; Netrebko, Beczala, Szot MOD Video SID.19050212 This audio was the first time the Met has rebroadcast the audio track of a Live in HD. This was a bit of … Continue reading "MANON"
LA CENERENTOLA 12:00 pm
LA CENERENTOLA
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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LA CENERENTOLA:Rossini Original Air Date: 01/24/1998 Levine; Larmore, Vargas, Alaimo, Corbelli MOD Audio SID.19050532The 2000 broadcast with Larmore features Campanella and Gimenez. This 1998 broadcast is the original cast from the fall 1997 premiere except … Continue reading "LA CENERENTOLA"
IL TROVATORE 3:00 pm
IL TROVATORE
Feb 1 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
IL TROVATORE
IL TROVATORE:Verdi Original Air Date: 03/17/1973 Cillario; Domingo, Caballé, Cossotto, Merrill, Vinco MOD Audio SID.19050533 Caballe only has one broadcast among her 8 Leonoras, but she’s not the only one bidding farewell to Trovatore on … Continue reading "IL TROVATORE"
THE BARTERED BRIDE 6:00 pm
THE BARTERED BRIDE
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
THE BARTERED BRIDE
THE BARTERED BRIDE:Smetana Original Air Date: 12/02/1978 Levine; Stratas, Gedda, Talvela, Vickers MOD Video SID.19050103 This same cast telecast the opera 11 days earlier. The video of this performance is available in MOoD. Levine is … Continue reading "THE BARTERED BRIDE"
SAMSON ET DALILA 9:00 pm
SAMSON ET DALILA
Feb 1 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 2 @ 12:00 am
SAMSON ET DALILA
SAMSON ET DALILA:Saint-Saëns Original Air Date: 02/28/1998 Slatkin; Domingo, Graves, Leiferkus MOD Audio SID.19050535 This is the broadcast from the first year of the new production. Graves’ considerable beauty was not captured by the video … Continue reading "SAMSON ET DALILA"
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THE FIRST EMPEROR 12:00 am
THE FIRST EMPEROR
Feb 2 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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THE FIRST EMPEROR:Dun Original Air Date: 01/13/2007 Dun; Domingo, Futral, Groves, Tian, DeYoung Live in HDMOD Video SID.19050636This is Domingo’s vehicle and the broadcast and HD performance from its premiere season. Sony issued a commercial … Continue reading "THE FIRST EMPEROR"
SIEGFRIED 6:00 am
SIEGFRIED
Feb 2 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
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SIEGFRIED:Wagner Original Air Date: 02/16/1957 Stiedry; Windgassen, Mödl, Edelmann, Madeira, Kelley, Pechner SID.19050637This is one of Windgassen’s two Met broadcasts (Gotterdammerung two weeks later is the other). The winter of 1957 is his only time … Continue reading "SIEGFRIED"
SIEGFRIED 9:00 am
SIEGFRIED
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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SIEGFRIED:Wagner Original Air Date: 02/16/1957 Stiedry; Windgassen, Mödl, Edelmann, Madeira, Kelley, Pechner SID.19050638This is one of Windgassen’s two Met broadcasts (Gotterdammerung two weeks later is the other). The winter of 1957 is his only time … Continue reading "SIEGFRIED"
Various 12:00 pm
Various
Feb 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Various:Various Original Air Date: 01/01/9999 Various Artists SID.19050639Various selections between scheduled operas. Siriusxm Radio and web player will show the Composer and Title.
CARMEN [HD] 1:00 pm
CARMEN [HD]
Feb 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CARMEN [HD]
CARMEN : Bizet Original Air Date: 02/02/2019 Langrée; Phillips, Margaine, Alagna, Simpson Live in HD  SID.19050640 READ SYNOPSIS READ PROGRAM INTERMISSION FEATURES -Backstage Pass: HD Host Ailyn Pérez interviews Clémentine Margaine -Backstage Pass: HD Host Ailyn Pérez … Continue reading "CARMEN [HD]"
FALSTAFF 6:00 pm
FALSTAFF
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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FALSTAFF:Verdi Original Air Date: 02/26/1949 Reiner; Warren, Resnik, Valdengo, Elmo, Albanese, Di Stefano SID.19050641This revival (Warren’s first in Italian) is Reiner’s second opera at the Met coming only a few weeks after his debut Salome. … Continue reading "FALSTAFF"
MADAMA BUTTERFLY 9:00 pm
MADAMA BUTTERFLY
Feb 2 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 3 @ 12:00 am
MADAMA BUTTERFLY
MADAMA BUTTERFLY:Puccini Original Air Date: 02/26/2000 Rudel; Crider, Larin, White, Josephson, Fitch SID.19050642 I saw Crider’s Butterfly, and she didn’t make it for me. Arroyo, who was not a great Butterfly, sang it very well. … Continue reading "MADAMA BUTTERFLY"
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DER ROSENKAVALIER 12:00 am
DER ROSENKAVALIER
Feb 3 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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DER ROSENKAVALIER:Strauss Original Air Date: 12/19/1964 Schippers; Della Casa, Schwarzkopf, Edelmann, Raskin, Dönch MOD Audio SID.19050743Della Casa, a famous Marschallin in her own right, does her first Octavian with the Met in this series of … Continue reading "DER ROSENKAVALIER"
IL TROVATORE 6:00 am
IL TROVATORE
Feb 3 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
IL TROVATORE
IL TROVATORE:Verdi Original Air Date: 03/17/1973 Cillario; Domingo, Caballé, Cossotto, Merrill, Vinco MOD Audio SID.19050533 Caballe only has one broadcast among her 8 Leonoras, but she’s not the only one bidding farewell to Trovatore on … Continue reading "IL TROVATORE"
LA CENERENTOLA 9:00 am
LA CENERENTOLA
Feb 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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LA CENERENTOLA:Rossini Original Air Date: 01/24/1998 Levine; Larmore, Vargas, Alaimo, Corbelli MOD Audio SID.19050745The 2000 broadcast with Larmore features Campanella and Gimenez. This 1998 broadcast is the original cast from the fall 1997 premiere except … Continue reading "LA CENERENTOLA"
ORFEO ED EURIDICE 12:00 pm
ORFEO ED EURIDICE
Feb 3 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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ORFEO ED EURIDICE:Gluck Original Air Date: 04/09/1955 Monteux; Stevens, Güden, Hurley SID.19050746Stevens has two runs at the Met in 1955 under Monteux and three seasons later with a broadcast now under Max Rudolf and with … Continue reading "ORFEO ED EURIDICE"
DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL 3:00 pm
DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL
Feb 3 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL:Mozart Original Air Date: 03/24/1990 Levine; Devia, Heilmann, Moll, Mills, Magnusson MOD Audio SID.19050747This performance is most notable for Moll’s matchless Osmin which he had premiered at the Met 10 years … Continue reading "DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL"
LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR 6:00 pm
LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR:Donizetti Original Air Date: 12/08/1956 Cleva; Callas, Votipka, McCracken, Sordello, Campora, Franke, Moscona MOD Audio SID.19050529 The matinée of Lucia di Lammermoor on December 8, 1956, represents the sole Met broadcast of Maria … Continue reading "LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR"
THE FIRST EMPEROR 9:00 pm
THE FIRST EMPEROR
Feb 3 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 4 @ 12:00 am
THE FIRST EMPEROR
THE FIRST EMPEROR:Dun Original Air Date: 01/13/2007 Dun; Domingo, Futral, Groves, Tian, DeYoung Live in HDMOD Video SID.19050749 This is Domingo’s vehicle and the broadcast and HD performance from its premiere season. Sony issued a … Continue reading "THE FIRST EMPEROR"
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THE QUEEN OF SPADES 12:00 am
THE QUEEN OF SPADES
Feb 4 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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THE QUEEN OF SPADES:Tchaikovsky Original Air Date: 02/14/2004 Jurowski; Domingo, Dalayman, Palmer, Chernov, Zaremba, Putilin SID.19060101This is Domingo’s last round out as Gherman, which seemed like yesterday but is now over a decade gone. Jurowski … Continue reading "THE QUEEN OF SPADES"
DON CARLO 6:00 am
DON CARLO
Feb 4 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
Verdi Original Air Date: 02/11/1989 Levine; Shicoff, Price, Weikl, Troyanos, Raimondi, Rootering SID.19060102The Price here is Margaret Price and her only other Met broadcast is Otello with Domingo and Milnes from her debut year in … Continue reading "DON CARLO"
FAUST 9:00 am
FAUST
Feb 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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FAUST:Gounod Original Air Date: 04/05/1997 Rudel; Leech, Fleming, Ramey, Croft, Bunnell MOD Audio SID.19060103This is a fine performance with all performers at full throttle. Rudel has conducted his share of Fausts (many more at the … Continue reading "FAUST"
AIDA 12:00 pm
AIDA
Feb 4 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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AIDA:Verdi Original Air Date: 01/27/2001 Levine; Voigt, Pavarotti, Borodina, Delavan, Bezzubenkov MOD Audio SID.19060104This performance commemorates the centenary of Verdi’s death, and except for the plush offered by Borodina, there is not much here. This … Continue reading "AIDA"
ADRIANA LECOUVREUR 3:00 pm
ADRIANA LECOUVREUR
Feb 4 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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ADRIANA LECOUVREUR:Cilea Original Air Date: 03/19/1994 Abbado; Freni, Lima, Toczyska, Milnes SID.19060105I enjoyed seeing Freni in the role, but Fedora turned out to be a much more congenial role for her late period. Tocyzyska is … Continue reading "ADRIANA LECOUVREUR"
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS 6:00 pm
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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ARIADNE AUF NAXOS:Strauss Original Air Date: 04/23/1994 Levine; Voigt, Schmidt, Dahl, Stratas, Prey, Oswald SID.19060106Voigt is in very fresh voice here, but Schmidt and Dahl are not to my taste, and I think Stratas over … Continue reading "ARIADNE AUF NAXOS"
AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY 9:00 pm
AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY
Feb 4 @ 9:00 pm – 12:00 am
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AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY:Picker Original Air Date: 12/24/2005 Conlon; Gunn, Racette, Graham, Zajick, Larmore MOD Audio SID.19060107An American Tragedy was premiered at the Met and should have been HDd during a scheduled revival in 2008 which … Continue reading "AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY"
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PETER GRIMES 12:00 am
PETER GRIMES
Feb 5 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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PETER GRIMES:Britten Original Air Date: 04/05/1969 Davis; Vickers, Amara, Evans, Madeira, Chookasian SID.19060208This is the same cast and conductor as the production premiere the previous season in the new house’s inaugural season when the third … Continue reading "PETER GRIMES"
PARSIFAL 6:00 am
PARSIFAL
Feb 5 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
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PARSIFAL:Wagner Original Air Date: 03/24/1956 Stiedry; Svanholm, Harshaw, Schöffler, Edelmann, Pechner SID.19060209“I only heard parts of this performance, so I checked Jackson to see where he was. Except for a glancing mention of Svanholm, this … Continue reading "PARSIFAL"
PARSIFAL 9:00 am
PARSIFAL
Feb 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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PARSIFAL:Wagner Original Air Date: 03/24/1956 Stiedry; Svanholm, Harshaw, Schöffler, Edelmann, Pechner SID.19060210“I only heard parts of this performance, so I checked Jackson to see where he was. Except for a glancing mention of Svanholm, this … Continue reading "PARSIFAL"
I VESPRI SICILIANI 12:00 pm
I VESPRI SICILIANI
Feb 5 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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I VESPRI SICILIANI:Verdi Original Air Date: 12/11/2004 Chaslin; Radvanovsky, Casanova, Nucci, Ramey MOD Audio SID.19060211Elena was a major breakout role for Radvanovsky, and she was the deserved star of this revival. Nucci, who has appeared … Continue reading "I VESPRI SICILIANI"
TRISTAN UND ISOLDE 3:00 pm
TRISTAN UND ISOLDE
Feb 5 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Wagner Original Air Date: 04/16/1938 Bodanzky; Melchior, Flagstad, Branzell, List, Huehn SID.19060212This performance was first on Sirius last May when the Met’s bicentennial box of Wagner broadcasts was issued on Sony Classical and subsequently in … Continue reading "TRISTAN UND ISOLDE"
TOSCA 6:00 pm
TOSCA
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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TOSCA:Puccini Original Air Date: 01/01/1977 Santi; Bumbry, Giacomini, Milnes SID.19060213A little of Tosca goes a long way with me, but Giacomini is under-represented on the Sirius broadcasts and I find Bumbry an enjoyable Tosca.
SAMSON 9:00 pm
SAMSON
Feb 5 @ 9:00 pm – 12:00 am
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SAMSON:Handel Original Air Date: 03/01/1986 Rudel; Vickers, Mitchell, Te Kanawa SID.19060214The Met did a “big house” Handel for Vickers, no HIP around here; it’s a particular treat to have Te Kanawa as the Israelite Woman. … Continue reading "SAMSON"
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ADRIANA LECOUVREUR 12:00 am
ADRIANA LECOUVREUR
Feb 6 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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ADRIANA LECOUVREUR:Cilea Original Air Date: 03/19/1994 Abbado; Freni, Lima, Toczyska, Milnes SID.19060315I enjoyed seeing Freni in the role, but Fedora turned out to be a much more congenial role for her late period. Tocyzyska is … Continue reading "ADRIANA LECOUVREUR"
AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY 6:00 am
AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY
Feb 6 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
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AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY:Picker Original Air Date: 12/24/2005 Conlon; Gunn, Racette, Graham, Zajick, Larmore MOD Audio SID.19060316An American Tragedy was premiered at the Met and should have been HDd during a scheduled revival in 2008 which … Continue reading "AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY"
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS 9:00 am
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS
Feb 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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ARIADNE AUF NAXOS:Strauss Original Air Date: 04/23/1994 Levine; Voigt, Schmidt, Dahl, Stratas, Prey, Oswald SID.19060317Voigt is in very fresh voice here, but Schmidt and Dahl are not to my taste, and I think Stratas over … Continue reading "ARIADNE AUF NAXOS"
DON CARLO 12:00 pm
DON CARLO
Feb 6 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Verdi Original Air Date: 02/11/1989 Levine; Shicoff, Price, Weikl, Troyanos, Raimondi, Rootering SID.19060318The Price here is Margaret Price and her only other Met broadcast is Otello with Domingo and Milnes from her debut year in … Continue reading "DON CARLO"
FAUST 3:00 pm
FAUST
Feb 6 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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FAUST:Gounod Original Air Date: 04/05/1997 Rudel; Leech, Fleming, Ramey, Croft, Bunnell MOD Audio SID.19060319This is a fine performance with all performers at full throttle. Rudel has conducted his share of Fausts (many more at the … Continue reading "FAUST"
AIDA 6:00 pm
AIDA
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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AIDA:Verdi Original Air Date: 01/27/2001 Levine; Voigt, Pavarotti, Borodina, Delavan, Bezzubenkov MOD Audio SID.19060320This performance commemorates the centenary of Verdi’s death, and except for the plush offered by Borodina, there is not much here. This … Continue reading "AIDA"
IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA 9:00 pm
IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA
Feb 6 @ 9:00 pm – 12:00 am
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IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA:Rossini Original Air Date: 12/16/1950 Erede; Valdengo, Pons, Di Stefano, Baccaloni, Hines MOD Audio SID.19060321This performance is also available on Sony Historic CD. I always enjoy Valdengo, and Di Stefano is interesting, … Continue reading "IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA"
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I VESPRI SICILIANI 12:00 am
I VESPRI SICILIANI
Feb 7 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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I VESPRI SICILIANI:Verdi Original Air Date: 12/11/2004 Chaslin; Radvanovsky, Casanova, Nucci, Ramey MOD Audio SID.19060422Elena was a major breakout role for Radvanovsky, and she was the deserved star of this revival. Nucci, who has appeared … Continue reading "I VESPRI SICILIANI"
ADRIANA LECOUVREUR 6:00 am
ADRIANA LECOUVREUR
Feb 7 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
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ADRIANA LECOUVREUR:Cilea Original Air Date: 03/19/1994 Abbado; Freni, Lima, Toczyska, Milnes SID.19060423I enjoyed seeing Freni in the role, but Fedora turned out to be a much more congenial role for her late period. Tocyzyska is … Continue reading "ADRIANA LECOUVREUR"
PETER GRIMES 9:00 am
PETER GRIMES
Feb 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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PETER GRIMES:Britten Original Air Date: 04/05/1969 Davis; Vickers, Amara, Evans, Madeira, Chookasian SID.19060424This is the same cast and conductor as the production premiere the previous season in the new house’s inaugural season when the third … Continue reading "PETER GRIMES"
PARSIFAL 12:00 pm
PARSIFAL
Feb 7 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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PARSIFAL:Wagner Original Air Date: 03/24/1956 Stiedry; Svanholm, Harshaw, Schöffler, Edelmann, Pechner SID.19060425“I only heard parts of this performance, so I checked Jackson to see where he was. Except for a glancing mention of Svanholm, this … Continue reading "PARSIFAL"
PARSIFAL 3:00 pm
PARSIFAL
Feb 7 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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PARSIFAL:Wagner Original Air Date: 03/24/1956 Stiedry; Svanholm, Harshaw, Schöffler, Edelmann, Pechner SID.19060426“I only heard parts of this performance, so I checked Jackson to see where he was. Except for a glancing mention of Svanholm, this … Continue reading "PARSIFAL"
6:00 pm
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
LA FILLE DU REGIMENT 9:00 pm
LA FILLE DU REGIMENT
Feb 7 @ 9:00 pm – 12:00 am
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LA FILLE DU REGIMENT:Donizetti Original Air Date: 02/07/2019 Mazzola; Yende, Blythe, Turner, Camarena, Corbelli SID.19060428Tenor Javier Camarena and soprano Pretty Yende team up for a feast of bel canto vocal fireworks—including the show-stopping tenor aria … Continue reading "LA FILLE DU REGIMENT"
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TRISTAN UND ISOLDE 12:00 am
TRISTAN UND ISOLDE
Feb 8 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
Wagner Original Air Date: 04/16/1938 Bodanzky; Melchior, Flagstad, Branzell, List, Huehn SID.19060529This performance was first on Sirius last May when the Met’s bicentennial box of Wagner broadcasts was issued on Sony Classical and subsequently in … Continue reading "TRISTAN UND ISOLDE"
TOSCA 6:00 am
TOSCA
Feb 8 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
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TOSCA:Puccini Original Air Date: 01/01/1977 Santi; Bumbry, Giacomini, Milnes SID.19060530A little of Tosca goes a long way with me, but Giacomini is under-represented on the Sirius broadcasts and I find Bumbry an enjoyable Tosca.
SAMSON 9:00 am
SAMSON
Feb 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
SAMSON @  |  |
SAMSON:Handel Original Air Date: 03/01/1986 Rudel; Vickers, Mitchell, Te Kanawa SID.19060531The Met did a “big house” Handel for Vickers, no HIP around here; it’s a particular treat to have Te Kanawa as the Israelite Woman. … Continue reading "SAMSON"
IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA 12:00 pm
IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA
Feb 8 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA:Rossini Original Air Date: 12/16/1950 Erede; Valdengo, Pons, Di Stefano, Baccaloni, Hines MOD Audio SID.19060532This performance is also available on Sony Historic CD. I always enjoy Valdengo, and Di Stefano is interesting, … Continue reading "IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA"
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS 3:00 pm
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS
Feb 8 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS @  |  |
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS:Strauss Original Air Date: 04/23/1994 Levine; Voigt, Schmidt, Dahl, Stratas, Prey, Oswald SID.19060533Voigt is in very fresh voice here, but Schmidt and Dahl are not to my taste, and I think Stratas over … Continue reading "ARIADNE AUF NAXOS"
DON CARLO 6:00 pm
DON CARLO
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Verdi Original Air Date: 02/11/1989 Levine; Shicoff, Price, Weikl, Troyanos, Raimondi, Rootering SID.19060534The Price here is Margaret Price and her only other Met broadcast is Otello with Domingo and Milnes from her debut year in … Continue reading "DON CARLO"
FAUST 9:00 pm
FAUST
Feb 8 @ 9:00 pm – 12:00 am
FAUST @  |  |
FAUST:Gounod Original Air Date: 04/05/1997 Rudel; Leech, Fleming, Ramey, Croft, Bunnell MOD Audio SID.19060535This is a fine performance with all performers at full throttle. Rudel has conducted his share of Fausts (many more at the … Continue reading "FAUST"
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AIDA 12:00 am
AIDA
Feb 9 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
AIDA @  |  |
AIDA:Verdi Original Air Date: 01/27/2001 Levine; Voigt, Pavarotti, Borodina, Delavan, Bezzubenkov MOD Audio SID.19060636This performance commemorates the centenary of Verdi’s death, and except for the plush offered by Borodina, there is not much here. This … Continue reading "AIDA"
I VESPRI SICILIANI 6:00 am
I VESPRI SICILIANI
Feb 9 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
I VESPRI SICILIANI @  |  |
I VESPRI SICILIANI:Verdi Original Air Date: 12/11/2004 Chaslin; Radvanovsky, Casanova, Nucci, Ramey MOD Audio SID.19060637Elena was a major breakout role for Radvanovsky, and she was the deserved star of this revival. Nucci, who has appeared … Continue reading "I VESPRI SICILIANI"
TRISTAN UND ISOLDE 9:00 am
TRISTAN UND ISOLDE
Feb 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wagner Original Air Date: 04/16/1938 Bodanzky; Melchior, Flagstad, Branzell, List, Huehn SID.19060638This performance was first on Sirius last May when the Met’s bicentennial box of Wagner broadcasts was issued on Sony Classical and subsequently in … Continue reading "TRISTAN UND ISOLDE"
IOLANTA / BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE 12:30 pm
IOLANTA / BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE
Feb 9 @ 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
IOLANTA / BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE
IOLANTA / BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE:Tchaikovsky/Bartók Original Air Date: 02/09/2019 Nanasi; Yoncheva, Polenzani, Markov, Azizov, Kowaljow, Denoke, Finley SID.19060639 Intermission Features Backstage Pass: Loren Toolajian interviews Sonya Yoncheva and Matthew Polenzani Backstage Pass: Loren Toolajian interviews Angela … Continue reading "IOLANTA / BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE"
PETER GRIMES 6:00 pm
PETER GRIMES
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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PETER GRIMES:Britten Original Air Date: 04/05/1969 Davis; Vickers, Amara, Evans, Madeira, Chookasian SID.19060641This is the same cast and conductor as the production premiere the previous season in the new house’s inaugural season when the third … Continue reading "PETER GRIMES"
PARSIFAL 9:00 pm
PARSIFAL
Feb 9 @ 9:00 pm – 12:00 am
PARSIFAL @  |  |
PARSIFAL:Wagner Original Air Date: 03/24/1956 Stiedry; Svanholm, Harshaw, Schöffler, Edelmann, Pechner SID.19060642“I only heard parts of this performance, so I checked Jackson to see where he was. Except for a glancing mention of Svanholm, this … Continue reading "PARSIFAL"
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PARSIFAL 12:00 am
PARSIFAL
Feb 10 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
PARSIFAL @  |  |
PARSIFAL:Wagner Original Air Date: 03/24/1956 Stiedry; Svanholm, Harshaw, Schöffler, Edelmann, Pechner SID.19060743“I only heard parts of this performance, so I checked Jackson to see where he was. Except for a glancing mention of Svanholm, this … Continue reading "PARSIFAL"
AIDA 6:00 am
AIDA
Feb 10 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
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AIDA:Verdi Original Air Date: 01/27/2001 Levine; Voigt, Pavarotti, Borodina, Delavan, Bezzubenkov MOD Audio SID.19060744This performance commemorates the centenary of Verdi’s death, and except for the plush offered by Borodina, there is not much here. This … Continue reading "AIDA"
IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA 9:00 am
IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA
Feb 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA:Rossini Original Air Date: 12/16/1950 Erede; Valdengo, Pons, Di Stefano, Baccaloni, Hines MOD Audio SID.19060745This performance is also available on Sony Historic CD. I always enjoy Valdengo, and Di Stefano is interesting, … Continue reading "IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA"
TOSCA 12:00 pm
TOSCA
Feb 10 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
TOSCA @  |  |
TOSCA:Puccini Original Air Date: 01/01/1977 Santi; Bumbry, Giacomini, Milnes SID.19060746A little of Tosca goes a long way with me, but Giacomini is under-represented on the Sirius broadcasts and I find Bumbry an enjoyable Tosca.
SAMSON 3:00 pm
SAMSON
Feb 10 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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SAMSON:Handel Original Air Date: 03/01/1986 Rudel; Vickers, Mitchell, Te Kanawa SID.19060747The Met did a “big house” Handel for Vickers, no HIP around here; it’s a particular treat to have Te Kanawa as the Israelite Woman. … Continue reading "SAMSON"
AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY 6:00 pm
AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY:Picker Original Air Date: 12/24/2005 Conlon; Gunn, Racette, Graham, Zajick, Larmore MOD Audio SID.19060748An American Tragedy was premiered at the Met and should have been HDd during a scheduled revival in 2008 which … Continue reading "AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY"
ADRIANA LECOUVREUR 9:00 pm
ADRIANA LECOUVREUR
Feb 10 @ 9:00 pm – 12:00 am
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ADRIANA LECOUVREUR:Cilea Original Air Date: 03/19/1994 Abbado; Freni, Lima, Toczyska, Milnes SID.19060749I enjoyed seeing Freni in the role, but Fedora turned out to be a much more congenial role for her late period. Tocyzyska is … Continue reading "ADRIANA LECOUVREUR"
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ARIADNE AUF NAXOS 12:00 am
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS
Feb 11 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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ARIADNE AUF NAXOS:Strauss Original Air Date: 04/23/1994 Levine; Voigt, Schmidt, Dahl, Stratas, Prey, Oswald SID.19070101Voigt is in very fresh voice here, but Schmidt and Dahl are not to my taste, and I think Stratas over … Continue reading "ARIADNE AUF NAXOS"
TURANDOT 6:00 am
TURANDOT
Feb 11 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
TURANDOT
TURANDOT:Puccini Original Air Date: 12/03/1966 Mehta; Nilsson, Freni, Corelli, Giaiotti MOD Audio SID.19070102 This performance is Included in the Met’s 50th Anniversary collection. “Turandot”: The Best To Date at New Met [Unsigned review in the … Continue reading "TURANDOT"
TANNHÄUSER 9:00 am
TANNHÄUSER
Feb 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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TANNHÄUSER:Wagner Original Air Date: 12/18/2004 Elder; Seiffert, Voigt, DeYoung, Hampson, Moll MOD Audio SID.19070103Seiffert was a more effective Tannhauser than I expected, but my memories of this broadcast from all participants is more solid than … Continue reading "TANNHÄUSER"
ELEKTRA 12:00 pm
ELEKTRA
Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
ELEKTRA @  |  |
ELEKTRA:Strauss Original Air Date: 12/21/2002 Levine; Schnaut, Voigt, Schwarz, Pape, Jerusalem SID.19070104The same 3 ladies also have a 1999 broadcast with Levine which is regularly alternated on Sirius. For my taste, this is far too … Continue reading "ELEKTRA"
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO 3:00 pm
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO
Feb 11 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO @  |  |
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO:Verdi Original Air Date: 03/12/1960 Schippers; Tebaldi, Tucker, Sereni, Hines, Dunn, Baccaloni MOD Audio SID.19070105Tebaldi and Tucker are famous for their roles in Forza, but except for 2 performances in 1956, and … Continue reading "LA FORZA DEL DESTINO"
THE MAGIC FLUTE 6:00 pm
THE MAGIC FLUTE
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
THE MAGIC FLUTE @  |  |
THE MAGIC FLUTE:Mozart Original Air Date: 12/30/2006 Levine; Huang, Polenzani, Gunn, Miklósa, Pape MOD Video SID.19070106This is the inaugural Met Live in HD performance and is an abridgement with new English translation by J.D. McClatchy. … Continue reading "THE MAGIC FLUTE"
DIE FLEDERMAUS 9:00 pm
DIE FLEDERMAUS
Feb 11 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 12 @ 12:00 am
DIE FLEDERMAUS
DIE FLEDERMAUS:Strauss Jr. Original Air Date: 01/20/1951 Ormandy; Piazza, Kullman, Munsel, Tucker, Stevens, Brownlee MOD Audio SID.19070107 This is the broadcast of arguably the biggest hit of Bing’s opening season. Welitsch, who had done the … Continue reading "DIE FLEDERMAUS"
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ROMÉO ET JULIETTE 12:00 am
ROMÉO ET JULIETTE
Feb 12 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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ROMÉO ET JULIETTE:Gounod Original Air Date: 02/01/1947 Cooper; Sayão, Bjorling,, Brownlee, Moscona MOD Audio SID.19070208One of the greatest performances to ever emanate from the Met stage. Available on Met Player, SonyCD, and despite the AM … Continue reading "ROMÉO ET JULIETTE"
LA TRAVIATA 6:00 am
LA TRAVIATA
Feb 12 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
LA TRAVIATA @  |  |
LA TRAVIATA:Verdi Original Air Date: 02/11/2006 Armiliato; Gheorghiu, Kaufmann, Michaels-Moore MOD Audio SID.19070209This 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 "LA TRAVIATA"
L’ELISIR D’AMORE 9:00 am
L’ELISIR D’AMORE
Feb 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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L’ELISIR D’AMORE:Donizetti Original Air Date: 12/14/1996 Rizzi; Leech, Rost, Nucci, Quilico SID.19070210L’elisir d’amore is almost as over-repeated as the Puccini works. This is a newish cast, but it takes more than that to attract my … Continue reading "L’ELISIR D’AMORE"
LA BOHÈME 12:00 pm
LA BOHÈME
Feb 12 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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LA BOHÈME:Puccini Original Air Date: 03/26/1994 Rizzi; Gheorghiu, Leech, Litherland, Robertson, Short MOD Audio SID.19070211This is from Gheorghiu’s first season and is also available in MOoD. Leech is a good partner, although I never got … Continue reading "LA BOHÈME"
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA 3:00 pm
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
Feb 12 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA:Barber Original Air Date: 09/16/1966 Schippers; Díaz, Price, Thomas, Flagello, Elias MOD Audio SID.19070212From MOD: Expectations were high when the Metropolitan Opera announced that the world premiere of Samuel Barber’s Antony and Cleopatra … Continue reading "ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA"
Various 6:00 pm
Various
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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TBA:TBA Original Air Date: 01/01/9999 TBA SID.19070213
RIGOLETTO 7:30 pm
RIGOLETTO
Feb 12 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
RIGOLETTO
RIGOLETTO:Verdi Original Air Date: 02/12/2019 Luisotti; Sierra, Zaharia, Grigolo, Frontali, Kocán SID.19070214 Verdi’s tragic jester returns in Michael Mayer’s neon-bedecked, Las Vegas–themed production. Baritones Roberto Frontali and George Gagnidze share the title role, and soprano … Continue reading "RIGOLETTO"
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EUGENE ONEGIN 12:00 am
EUGENE ONEGIN
Feb 13 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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EUGENE ONEGIN:Tchaikovsky Original Air Date: 12/08/1979 Tchakarov; Mazurok, Kabaivanska, Gedda, Jones, Plishka SID.19070315I saw this cast and this performance is Kabaivanska’s Met farewell. Well cast and well conducted, there are two broadcasts of Onegin in … Continue reading "EUGENE ONEGIN"
COSÌ FAN TUTTE 6:00 am
COSÌ FAN TUTTE
Feb 13 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
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COSÌ FAN TUTTE:Mozart Original Air Date: 12/22/1984 Tate; Vaness, Rendall, Murray, Holloay, Hamari, MacNeil SID.19070316This is Vaness’ first of four Cosi broadcasts, and amazingly, the only one with Levine in the pit is 1996 when … Continue reading "COSÌ FAN TUTTE"
DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN 9:00 am
DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN
Feb 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN:Strauss Original Air Date: 12/09/1989 Perick; Meier, Schunk, Martin, Courtney, Dernesch MOD Audio SID.19070317The big gap is Courtney being a late fill-in for Weikl as Barak. Dernesch finds some tough sledding in … Continue reading "DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN"
TURANDOT 12:00 pm
TURANDOT
Feb 13 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
TURANDOT
TURANDOT:Puccini Original Air Date: 12/03/1966 Mehta; Nilsson, Freni, Corelli, Giaiotti MOD Audio SID.19070318 This performance is Included in the Met’s 50th Anniversary collection. “Turandot”: The Best To Date at New Met [Unsigned review in the … Continue reading "TURANDOT"
TANNHÄUSER 3:00 pm
TANNHÄUSER
Feb 13 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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TANNHÄUSER:Wagner Original Air Date: 12/18/2004 Elder; Seiffert, Voigt, DeYoung, Hampson, Moll MOD Audio SID.19070319Seiffert was a more effective Tannhauser than I expected, but my memories of this broadcast from all participants is more solid than … Continue reading "TANNHÄUSER"
ELEKTRA 6:00 pm
ELEKTRA
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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ELEKTRA:Strauss Original Air Date: 12/21/2002 Levine; Schnaut, Voigt, Schwarz, Pape, Jerusalem SID.19070320The same 3 ladies also have a 1999 broadcast with Levine which is regularly alternated on Sirius. For my taste, this is far too … Continue reading "ELEKTRA"
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO 9:00 pm
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO
Feb 13 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 14 @ 12:00 am
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO:Verdi Original Air Date: 03/12/1960 Schippers; Tebaldi, Tucker, Sereni, Hines, Dunn, Baccaloni MOD Audio SID.19070321 Tebaldi and Tucker are famous for their roles in Forza, but except for 2 performances in 1956, … Continue reading "LA FORZA DEL DESTINO"
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TURANDOT 12:00 am
TURANDOT
Feb 14 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
TURANDOT
TURANDOT:Puccini Original Air Date: 12/03/1966 Mehta; Nilsson, Freni, Corelli, Giaiotti MOD Audio SID.19070422 This performance is Included in the Met’s 50th Anniversary collection. “Turandot”: The Best To Date at New Met [Unsigned review in the … Continue reading "TURANDOT"
EUGENE ONEGIN 6:00 am
EUGENE ONEGIN
Feb 14 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
EUGENE ONEGIN @  |  |
EUGENE ONEGIN:Tchaikovsky Original Air Date: 12/08/1979 Tchakarov; Mazurok, Kabaivanska, Gedda, Jones, Plishka SID.19070423I saw this cast and this performance is Kabaivanska’s Met farewell. Well cast and well conducted, there are two broadcasts of Onegin in … Continue reading "EUGENE ONEGIN"
ROMÉO ET JULIETTE 9:00 am
ROMÉO ET JULIETTE
Feb 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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ROMÉO ET JULIETTE:Gounod Original Air Date: 02/01/1947 Cooper; Sayão, Bjorling,, Brownlee, Moscona MOD Audio SID.19070424One of the greatest performances to ever emanate from the Met stage. Available on Met Player, SonyCD, and despite the AM … Continue reading "ROMÉO ET JULIETTE"
LA TRAVIATA 12:00 pm
LA TRAVIATA
Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
LA TRAVIATA @  |  |
LA TRAVIATA:Verdi Original Air Date: 02/11/2006 Armiliato; Gheorghiu, Kaufmann, Michaels-Moore MOD Audio SID.19070425This 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 "LA TRAVIATA"
L’ELISIR D’AMORE 3:00 pm
L’ELISIR D’AMORE
Feb 14 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
L'ELISIR D'AMORE @  |  |
L’ELISIR D’AMORE:Donizetti Original Air Date: 12/14/1996 Rizzi; Leech, Rost, Nucci, Quilico SID.19070426L’elisir d’amore is almost as over-repeated as the Puccini works. This is a newish cast, but it takes more than that to attract my … Continue reading "L’ELISIR D’AMORE"
LA BOHÈME 6:00 pm
LA BOHÈME
Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LA BOHÈME @  |  |
LA BOHÈME:Puccini Original Air Date: 03/26/1994 Rizzi; Gheorghiu, Leech, Litherland, Robertson, Short MOD Audio SID.19070427This is from Gheorghiu’s first season and is also available in MOoD. Leech is a good partner, although I never got … Continue reading "LA BOHÈME"
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA 9:00 pm
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
Feb 14 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 15 @ 12:00 am
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA:Barber Original Air Date: 09/16/1966 Schippers; Díaz, Price, Thomas, Flagello, Elias MOD Audio SID.19070428 From MOD: Expectations were high when the Metropolitan Opera announced that the world premiere of Samuel Barber’s Antony and … Continue reading "ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA"
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COSÌ FAN TUTTE 12:00 am
COSÌ FAN TUTTE
Feb 15 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
COSÌ FAN TUTTE @  |  |
COSÌ FAN TUTTE:Mozart Original Air Date: 12/22/1984 Tate; Vaness, Rendall, Murray, Holloay, Hamari, MacNeil SID.19070529This is Vaness’ first of four Cosi broadcasts, and amazingly, the only one with Levine in the pit is 1996 when … Continue reading "COSÌ FAN TUTTE"
THE MAGIC FLUTE 6:00 am
THE MAGIC FLUTE
Feb 15 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
THE MAGIC FLUTE @  |  |
THE MAGIC FLUTE:Mozart Original Air Date: 12/30/2006 Levine; Huang, Polenzani, Gunn, Miklósa, Pape MOD Video SID.19070530This is the inaugural Met Live in HD performance and is an abridgement with new English translation by J.D. McClatchy. … Continue reading "THE MAGIC FLUTE"
DIE FLEDERMAUS 9:00 am
DIE FLEDERMAUS
Feb 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
DIE FLEDERMAUS @  |  |
DIE FLEDERMAUS:Strauss Jr. Original Air Date: 01/20/1951 Ormandy; Piazza, Kullman, Munsel, Tucker, Stevens, Brownlee MOD Audio SID.19070531This is the broadcast of arguably the biggest hit of Bing’s opening season. Welitsch, who had done the premiere … Continue reading "DIE FLEDERMAUS"
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA 12:00 pm
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA @  |  |
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA:Barber Original Air Date: 09/16/1966 Schippers; Díaz, Price, Thomas, Flagello, Elias MOD Audio SID.19070532From MOD: Expectations were high when the Metropolitan Opera announced that the world premiere of Samuel Barber’s Antony and Cleopatra … Continue reading "ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA"
DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN 3:00 pm
DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN
Feb 15 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN:Strauss Original Air Date: 12/09/1989 Perick; Meier, Schunk, Martin, Courtney, Dernesch MOD Audio SID.19070533The big gap is Courtney being a late fill-in for Weikl as Barak. Dernesch finds some tough sledding in … Continue reading "DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN"
TURANDOT 6:00 pm
TURANDOT
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
TURANDOT
TURANDOT:Puccini Original Air Date: 12/03/1966 Mehta; Nilsson, Freni, Corelli, Giaiotti MOD Audio SID.19070534 This performance is Included in the Met’s 50th Anniversary collection. “Turandot”: The Best To Date at New Met [Unsigned review in the … Continue reading "TURANDOT"
TANNHÄUSER 9:00 pm
TANNHÄUSER
Feb 15 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 16 @ 12:00 am
TANNHÄUSER
TANNHÄUSER:Wagner Original Air Date: 12/18/2004 Elder; Seiffert, Voigt, DeYoung, Hampson, Moll MOD Audio SID.19070535 Seiffert was a more effective Tannhauser than I expected, but my memories of this broadcast from all participants is more solid … Continue reading "TANNHÄUSER"
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ELEKTRA 12:00 am
ELEKTRA
Feb 16 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
ELEKTRA
ELEKTRA:Strauss Original Air Date: 12/21/2002 Levine; Schnaut, Voigt, Schwarz, Pape, Jerusalem SID.19070320 The same 3 ladies also have a 1999 broadcast with Levine which is regularly alternated on Sirius. For my taste, this is far … Continue reading "ELEKTRA"
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO 6:00 am
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO
Feb 16 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO:Verdi Original Air Date: 03/12/1960 Schippers; Tebaldi, Tucker, Sereni, Hines, Dunn, Baccaloni MOD Audio SID.19070105 Tebaldi and Tucker are famous for their roles in Forza, but except for 2 performances in 1956, … Continue reading "LA FORZA DEL DESTINO"
COSÌ FAN TUTTE 9:00 am
COSÌ FAN TUTTE
Feb 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
COSÌ FAN TUTTE
COSÌ FAN TUTTE:Mozart Original Air Date: 12/22/1984 Tate; Vaness, Rendall, Murray, Holloay, Hamari, MacNeil SID.19070529 This is Vaness’ first of four Cosi broadcasts, and amazingly, the only one with Levine in the pit is 1996 … Continue reading "COSÌ FAN TUTTE"
DON GIOVANNI 1:00 pm
DON GIOVANNI
Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
DON GIOVANNI @  |  |
DON GIOVANNI:Mozart Original Air Date: 02/16/2019 Meister; Willis-Sørensen, Lombardi, Garifullina, de Barbeyrac, Pisaroni, Taylor, Cedel, Kocán SID.19070640Baritone Peter Mattei and bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni star as opera’s most notorious seducer in Mozart’s masterpiece of dark comedy. … Continue reading "DON GIOVANNI"
ROMÉO ET JULIETTE 6:00 pm
ROMÉO ET JULIETTE
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
ROMÉO ET JULIETTE
ROMÉO ET JULIETTE:Gounod Original Air Date: 02/01/1947 Cooper; Sayão, Bjorling,, Brownlee, Moscona MOD Audio SID.19070424 One of the greatest performances to ever emanate from the Met stage. Available on Met Player, SonyCD, and despite the … Continue reading "ROMÉO ET JULIETTE"
LA TRAVIATA 9:00 pm
LA TRAVIATA
Feb 16 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 17 @ 12:00 am
LA TRAVIATA
LA TRAVIATA:Verdi Original Air Date: 02/11/2006 Armiliato; Gheorghiu, Kaufmann, Michaels-Moore MOD Audio SID.19070425 This is Kaufmann’s debut year, and Michaels-Moore is below the standard of Gheorghiu. Kaufmann is still a bit green, but I plan … Continue reading "LA TRAVIATA"
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L’ELISIR D’AMORE 12:00 am
L’ELISIR D’AMORE
Feb 17 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
L'ELISIR D'AMORE
L’ELISIR D’AMORE:Donizetti Original Air Date: 12/14/1996 Rizzi; Leech, Rost, Nucci, Quilico SID.19070210 L’elisir d’amore is almost as over-repeated as the Puccini works. This is a newish cast, but it takes more than that to attract … Continue reading "L’ELISIR D’AMORE"
DIE FLEDERMAUS 6:00 am
DIE FLEDERMAUS
Feb 17 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
DIE FLEDERMAUS
DIE FLEDERMAUS:Strauss Jr. Original Air Date: 01/20/1951 Ormandy; Piazza, Kullman, Munsel, Tucker, Stevens, Brownlee MOD Audio SID.19070531 This is the broadcast of arguably the biggest hit of Bing’s opening season. Welitsch, who had done the … Continue reading "DIE FLEDERMAUS"
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA 9:00 am
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
Feb 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA:Barber Original Air Date: 09/16/1966 Schippers; Díaz, Price, Thomas, Flagello, Elias MOD Audio SID.19070532 From MOD: Expectations were high when the Metropolitan Opera announced that the world premiere of Samuel Barber’s Antony and … Continue reading "ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA"
LA BOHÈME 12:00 pm
LA BOHÈME
Feb 17 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
LA BOHÈME
LA BOHÈME:Puccini Original Air Date: 03/26/1994 Rizzi; Gheorghiu, Leech, Litherland, Robertson, Short MOD Audio SID.19070427 This is from Gheorghiu’s first season and is also available in MOoD. Leech is a good partner, although I never … Continue reading "LA BOHÈME"
THE MAGIC FLUTE 3:00 pm
THE MAGIC FLUTE
Feb 17 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
THE MAGIC FLUTE
THE MAGIC FLUTE:Mozart Original Air Date: 12/30/2006 Levine; Huang, Polenzani, Gunn, Miklósa, Pape MOD Video SID.19070106 This is the inaugural Met Live in HD performance and is an abridgement with new English translation by J.D. … Continue reading "THE MAGIC FLUTE"
EUGENE ONEGIN 6:00 pm
EUGENE ONEGIN
Feb 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EUGENE ONEGIN
EUGENE ONEGIN:Tchaikovsky Original Air Date: 12/08/1979 Tchakarov; Mazurok, Kabaivanska, Gedda, Jones, Plishka SID.19070423 I saw this cast and this performance is Kabaivanska’s Met farewell. Well cast and well conducted, there are two broadcasts of Onegin … Continue reading "EUGENE ONEGIN"
ROMÉO ET JULIETTE 9:00 pm
ROMÉO ET JULIETTE
Feb 17 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 18 @ 12:00 am
ROMÉO ET JULIETTE
ROMÉO ET JULIETTE:Gounod Original Air Date: 02/01/1947 Cooper; Sayão, Bjorling,, Brownlee, Moscona MOD Audio SID.19070424 One of the greatest performances to ever emanate from the Met stage. Available on Met Player, SonyCD, and despite the … Continue reading "ROMÉO ET JULIETTE"
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LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT 7:30 pm
LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT
Feb 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
“LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT : Donizetti Original Air Date: 02/18/2019 Cast: Mazzola; Yende, Blythe, Camarena, Muraro Media: Live Broadcast SID.19080000 Tags: LIVE; 2019 “
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FALSTAFF 8:00 pm
FALSTAFF
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
“FALSTAFF : Verdi Original Air Date: 02/22/2019 Cast: Farnes; Schultz, Pérez, Lemieux, Johnson Cano, Demuro, Maestri, Rodríguez Media: Live Broadcast SID.19080000 Tags: LIVE; 2019, Verdi “
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RIGOLETTO 1:00 pm
RIGOLETTO
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
RIGOLETTO
“RIGOLETTO : Verdi Original Air Date: 02/23/2019 Cast: Luisotti; Sierra, Zaharia, Grigolo, Frontali, Kocán Media: Live Broadcast SID.19080000 Tags: LIVE; 2019, Verdi “
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FALSTAFF 8:00 pm
FALSTAFF
Feb 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
“FALSTAFF : Verdi Original Air Date: 02/27/2019 Cast: Farnes; Schultz, Pérez, Lemieux, Johnson Cano, Demuro, Maestri, Rodríguez Media: Live Broadcast SID.19090000 Tags: LIVE; 2019, Verdi “
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