CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI 6:00 am
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI
Oct 1 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI : Mascagni / Leoncavallo Original Air Date: 12/10/1988 Cast: Siciliani; Dimitrova, Mauro, Fondary / Giacomini, Soviero, Pons Media: SID.18400102 Tags: Archive; 2018 Though Dimitrova was well regarded for her power and … Continue reading "CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI"
DER ROSENKAVALIER 9:00 am
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
DER ROSENKAVALIER : Strauss Original Air Date: 02/18/1956 Cast: Kempe; Stevens, Della Casa; Edelmann, Güden, Herbert Media: MOD Audio SID.18400103 Tags: Archive; 2018, Strauss RWW-Sadly, we lost Della Casa this past week [December 2012]. No … Continue reading "DER ROSENKAVALIER"
LES TROYENS 12:00 pm
Oct 1 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
LES TROYENS : Berlioz Original Air Date: 02/18/1984 Cast: Levine; Norman, Sooter, Monk, Taillon, Plishka, Ahlstedt Media: MOD Audio SID.18400104 Tags: Archive; 2018, Levine “Norman repeated Verrett’s double assumption on this broadcast (Verrett’s was for … Continue reading "LES TROYENS"
FAUST 6:00 pm
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
FAUST : Gounod Original Air Date: 02/26/1972 Cast: Rich; Domingo, Zylis-Gara, Tozzi, Sereni, von Stade Media: MOD Audio SID.18400106 Tags: Archive; 2018, Domingo This over-programmed Faust is on again, but there are so many better … Continue reading "FAUST"
RIGOLETTO 9:00 pm
Oct 1 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
RIGOLETTO : Verdi Original Air Date: 12/29/1945 Cast: Sodero; Warren, Sayão, Björling, Cordon, Lipton Media: MOD Audio SID.18400107 Tags: Archive; 2018, Verdi This is the only broadcast Duke from the Met with Bjorling and while … Continue reading "RIGOLETTO"
FIDELIO 12:00 am
Oct 2 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
FIDELIO : Beethoven Böhm; Nilsson, King, Evans, Edelmann, Pracht, Anthony Original Air Date: 01/22/1966 Media: MOD Audio SID.18400208 I was in attendance for this broadcast, and while I prefer the classic 1960 broadcast with Bohm, … Continue reading "FIDELIO"
THE GAMBLER 6:00 am
Oct 2 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
THE GAMBLER : Prokofiev Original Air Date: 03/31/2001 Cast: Gergiev; Galouzine, Guryakova, Alexashkin, Obraztsova Media: SID.18400209 Tags: Archive; 2018 This is the Met broadcast premiere of this work. Seven years later Galouzine and Gergiev are … Continue reading "THE GAMBLER"
ELEKTRA 9:00 am
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
ELEKTRA : Strauss Original Air Date: 02/16/1980 Cast: Levine; Nilsson, Rysanek, Dunn, McIntyre, Nagy Media: SID.18400210 Tags: Archive; 2018, Nilsson, Strauss This run of Elektras marked Nilsson’s return to the house after an absence of … Continue reading "ELEKTRA"
ERNANI 12:00 pm
Oct 2 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
ERNANI : Verdi Original Air Date: 03/09/1985 Cast: Fulton; Mauro, Mitchell, Elvira, Plishka Media: MOD Audio SID.18400211 This first revival retains only Leona Mitchell from the production premiere. Particular attention should be paid to Pablo … Continue reading "ERNANI"
COSÌ FAN TUTTE 3:00 pm
COSÌ FAN TUTTE
Oct 2 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
COSÌ FAN TUTTE : Mozart Original Air Date: 01/20/1990 Cast: Levine; Mims, Hadley, Troyanos, Hampson, Hong, Van Allan Media: MOD Audio SID.18400212 This performance is notable as Troyanos’ only Met season as Dorabella, and the … Continue reading "COSÌ FAN TUTTE"
AIDA *LIVE* 7:30 pm
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm – 11:15 pm
AIDA : Verdi Original Air Date: 10/02/2018 Cast: Luisotti; Netrebko, Rachvelishvili, Antonenko, Kelsey, Belosselskiy, Green Media: Live Broadcast SID.18400214 Program for October 2nd NYT Review (Tommassini) Last spring at the Metropolitan Opera, the soprano Anna Netrebko … Continue reading "AIDA *LIVE*"
DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER 12:00 am
DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER
Oct 3 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER : Wagner Original Air Date: 02/16/1963 Cast: Böhm; London, Rysanek, Kónya, Tozzi Media: MOD Audio SID.18400315 Tags: Archive; 2018 This is a legendary partnership of Bohm with London and Rysanek. Bohm and … Continue reading "DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER"
IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA 6:00 am
IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA
Oct 3 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA : Rossini Original Air Date: 03/09/1963 Cast: Strasfogel; Guarrera, D’Angelo, Shirley, Corena, Tozzi Media: SID.18400316 Tags: Archive; 2018 The only known I will vouch for in advance is Corena, one of … Continue reading "IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA"
FAUST 12:00 pm
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
FAUST : Gounod Original Air Date: 02/26/1972 Cast: Rich; Domingo, Zylis-Gara, Tozzi, Sereni, von Stade Media: MOD Audio SID.18400318 Tags: Archive; 2018, Domingo This over-programmed Faust is on again, but there are so many better … Continue reading "FAUST"
BENVENUTO CELLINI 6:00 pm
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BENVENUTO CELLINI : Berlioz Original Air Date: 12/27/2003 Cast: Levine; Giordani, Bayrakdarian, Del Carlo, Jepson, Lloyd Media: MOD Audio SID.18400320 “This is the opera’s only broadcast from its only season. There is much lovely music … Continue reading "BENVENUTO CELLINI"
ORFEO ED EURIDICE 12:00 am
ORFEO ED EURIDICE
Oct 4 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
ORFEO ED EURIDICE : Gluck Original Air Date: 01/18/1958 Cast: Rudolf; Stevens, Amara, Cundari Media: MOD Audio SID.18400422 Tags: Archive; 2018 The strongest thing about this performance is Rudolf’s conducting. Stevens was definitely a star … Continue reading "ORFEO ED EURIDICE"
LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST *LIVE *Premiere 7:30 pm
LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST *LIVE *Premiere
Oct 4 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST : Puccini Armiliato; Westbroek, Eyvazov, Bosi, Lucic, Simpson, Rose, Gradus Season Premiere Live Broadcast on SIRIUSXM PROGRAM Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini’s gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild … Continue reading "LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST *LIVE *Premiere"
AIDA *HD* 1:00 pm
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
AIDA : Verdi LIVE IN HD Luisotti; Netrebko, Rachvelishvili, Antonenko, Kelsey, Belosselskiy, Speed Green Media: Live in HD SID.18400600 NYT Review (Tommassini) Last spring at the Metropolitan Opera, the soprano Anna Netrebko took on the title … Continue reading "AIDA *HD*"
BILLY BUDD 6:00 am
Oct 8 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
BILLY BUDD:BrittenOriginal Air Date: 03/08/1997Bedford; Croft, Langridge, Morris, Braun, CourtneyMOD AudioMOD Video SID.18410102SR: Any opportunity to hear Billy Budd is not to be missed. This broadcast was also the “scratch” performance for the telecast taping … Continue reading "BILLY BUDD"
LA BOHÈME 9:00 am
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
LA BOHÈME:Puccini Original Air Date: 01/24/1970 Cleva; Tebaldi, Tucker, Carson, Walker, Siepi SID.18410103 SR: Late Tebaldi and late Tucker..but still heads and above much of the competition in these roles. As an added bonus, we … Continue reading "LA BOHÈME"
IL TROVATORE 12:00 pm
Oct 8 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
IL TROVATORE:VerdiOriginal Air Date: 02/06/1982Conlon; Giacomini, Price, Cortez, Quilico, Cheek SID.18410104SR: Besides Price’s excellent “known quantity” Leonora, this broadcast offers the opportunity for Giacomini fans to relish his Manrico and to hear the very much … Continue reading "IL TROVATORE"
DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG 3:00 pm
DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG
Oct 8 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG:Wagner Original Air Date: 01/23/1993 Levine; McIntyre, Mattila, Araiza, Prey, Rootering, Magnusson SID.18410105 SR: With the exception of Levine’s masterful conducting and Prey’s Beckmesser, the 2001 broadcast with Mattila (in better voice), … Continue reading "DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG"
DON GIOVANNI 9:00 pm
Oct 8 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
DON GIOVANNI:Mozart Original Air Date: 02/14/1959 Böhm; London, Steber, Flagello, Della Casa, Valletti, Hurley MOD Audio SID.18410107 SR: This broadcast is especially notable as it was George London’s only broadcast outing as the Don. His … Continue reading "DON GIOVANNI"
LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR 12:00 am
LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
Oct 9 @ 12:00 am – 6:00 am
LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR:Donizetti Original Air Date: 04/21/1973 Molinari-Pradelli; Scotto, Alexander, Sereni, Plishka SID.18410208 This is Scotto’s only Met broadcast of Lucia, even though she has two 39th street (old house) performances. Alexander is well suited … Continue reading "LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR"
HAMLET 6:00 am
Oct 9 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
HAMLET:ThomasOriginal Air Date: 03/27/2010Langrée; Keenlyside, Petersen, Larmore, Morris, SpenceMOD Video SID.18410209This is the only Met broadcast of the Thomas work. Keenlyside has a commercial DVD in the same production with Dessay from Barcelona 2004. Petersen … Continue reading "HAMLET"
THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES 9:00 am
THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES:CoriglianoOriginal Air Date: 01/04/1992Levine; Stratas, Hagegård, Quilico, Horne, Clark, Fleming SID.18410210This was a basically successful Met commission and beautifully cast and prepared. I think it is best experienced with the video from … Continue reading "THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES"
LA TRAVIATA 12:00 pm
Oct 9 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
LA TRAVIATA:VerdiOriginal Air Date: 03/06/2004Gergiev; Fleming, Vargas, Hvorostovsky SID.18410211This is a very solid performance. Fleming’s LA and London DVDs are I think even better, but I prefer Hvorostovsky’s sound 8 years ago to his efforts … Continue reading "LA TRAVIATA"
LULU 3:00 pm
Oct 9 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
LULU:Berg Original Air Date: 04/02/1988 Levine; Malfitano, Mazura, Troyanos, Hamilton, Foldi SID.18410212 Lulu is not a regular item for me, but Mazura and Troyanos were specialists, and Leighton Kerner, the late Village Voice critic found … Continue reading "LULU"
SAMSON ET DALILA 7:30 pm
SAMSON ET DALILA
Oct 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:50 pm
SAMSON ET DALILA : Saint-Saens Original Air Date: 10/09/2018 Elder; Garanca, Alagna, Naouri, Azizov, Belosselskiy Program When mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Roberto Alagna joined forces for a new production of Carmen at the Met, … Continue reading "SAMSON ET DALILA"
CARMEN 12:00 am
Oct 10 @ 12:00 am – 4:15 am
CARMEN:Bizet Original Air Date: 03/24/1945 Pelletier; Djanel, Jobin, Albanese, Valentino SID.18410315 I don’t remember this as well as Albanese’s earlier Micaela with Swarthout which is available on Met Player. We don’t get many broadcasts from … Continue reading "CARMEN"
GIULIO CESARE 6:00 am
Oct 10 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
GIULIO CESARE:Handel Original Air Date: 04/21/2007 Bicket; Daniels, Swenson, Coote, Bardon, Zazzo MOD Audio SID.18410316 Bicket knows this turf well, but a countertenor Caesar doesn’t work for me, but the whole of the work is … Continue reading "GIULIO CESARE"
I LOMBARDI 6:00 pm
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
I LOMBARDI:Verdi Original Air Date: 01/15/1994 Levine; Flanigan, Pavarotti, Beccaria, Plishka MOD Audio SID.18410320 This is the Met’s only broadcast of Lombardi. Pavarotti is in both the December telecast and January broadcast and Ramey was … Continue reading "I LOMBARDI"
LA GIOCONDA 9:00 pm
Oct 10 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
LA GIOCONDA:Ponchielli Original Air Date: 01/05/1980 Patanè; Scotto, Mauro, Quilico, Nave, Giaiotti SID.18410321 This role was simply too much for Scotto, and especially so by 1980. It’s not a question of hitting the notes, but … Continue reading "LA GIOCONDA"
LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST 7:30 pm
LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST
Oct 12 @ 7:30 pm – 11:15 pm
Puccini Original Air Date: 10/12/2018 Armiliato; Westbroek, Eyvazov, Bosi, Lucic, Simpson, Rose, Gradus Live Broadcast SID.18410535 Program Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini’s gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West. Tenor Yusif Eyvazov … Continue reading "LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST"
MIGNON 6:00 am
Oct 15 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
MIGNON:Thomas Original Air Date: 01/27/1945 Pelletier; Stevens, Melton, Benzell, Pinza MOD Audio SID.18420102 “There are some great tunes in Mignon but I find the opera doesn”t hold up well — I saw it staged in … Continue reading "MIGNON"
I VESPRI SICILIANI 9:00 am
I VESPRI SICILIANI
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
I VESPRI SICILIANI:Verdi Original Air Date: 03/09/1974 Levine; Caballé, Gedda, Milnes, Díaz MOD Audio SID.18420103 This is a performance where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. If Caballe does not have … Continue reading "I VESPRI SICILIANI"
I PURITANI 12:00 pm
Oct 15 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
I PURITANI:Bellini Original Air Date: 03/30/1991 Bonynge; Gruberova, Merritt, Gavanelli, Plishka MOD Audio SID.18420104 This is primarily for Gruberova fans. She doesn”t sing in USA much so just as well since she only has two … Continue reading "I PURITANI"
TANNHÄUSER 3:00 pm
Oct 15 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
TANNHÄUSER:Wagner Original Air Date: 01/24/1987 Levine; Cassilly, Norman, Randová, Hagegård, Rootering MOD Audio SID.18420105 NOTE: Levine has three broadcasts after these in October 2015 (8,19,27) with Westbroek, DeYoung, Botha, Mattei, Groissbock RWW: Amazingly, this is … Continue reading "TANNHÄUSER"
L’ELISIR D’AMORE 9:00 pm
Oct 15 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
L”ELISIR D”AMORE:Donizetti Original Air Date: 01/25/1992 Panni; Pavarotti, Battle, Plishka, Pons MOD Audio SID.18420107 I enjoy L”elisir d”amore, but the opera is not of such depth to deserve what seems like a a weekly rotation. … Continue reading "L’ELISIR D’AMORE"
ADRIANA LECOUVREUR 12:00 am
Oct 16 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
ADRIANA LECOUVREUR:Cilea Original Air Date: 02/11/1978 López-Cobos; Caballé, Carreras, Cossotto, Quilico MOD Audio SID.18420208 “I’m not a special fan of Adriana, and like it best when the title role is a specialist like Olivero whom … Continue reading "ADRIANA LECOUVREUR"
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS 6:00 am
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS
Oct 16 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS:Strauss Original Air Date: 03/20/1976 Levine; Caballé, Remedios, Welting, Troyanos, Dooley, Titus SID.18420209 The star is Troyanos shortly after her debut. Caballe, though not noted as a Straussian pleased many, but it does … Continue reading "ARIADNE AUF NAXOS"
OTELLO 9:00 am
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
OTELLO:Verdi Original Air Date: 03/11/1967 Mehta; Caballé, McCracken, Gobbi, Lorenzi MOD Audio SID.18420210 This is the first Otello broadcast from the new house at Lincoln Center, and I attended an earlier performance in the run. … Continue reading "OTELLO"
MADAMA BUTTERFLY 12:00 pm
Oct 16 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
MADAMA BUTTERFLY:Puccini Original Air Date: 03/30/2002 Armiliato; Dessì, Armiliato, Bunnell, Shimell, Fracker SID.18420211 Dessi has focused her career primarily in Europe so she could regularly sing with her husband, Fabio Armiliato. She has only 20 … Continue reading "MADAMA BUTTERFLY"
LUISA MILLER 3:00 pm
Oct 16 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
LUISA MILLER:Verdi Original Air Date: 02/17/1968 Schippers; Caballé, Tucker, Milnes, Tozzi, Flagello, Pearl MOD Audio SID.18420212 This production brought Luisa Miller into the mainstream repertory. Caballe is caught at close to her very best, Tucker … Continue reading "LUISA MILLER"
SAMSON ET DALILA 7:30 pm
SAMSON ET DALILA
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
SAMSON ET DALILA:Saint-Saens Original Air Date: 10/16/2018 Elder; Garanca, Alagna, Naouri, Azizov, Belosselskiy Live Broadcast SID.18420214 PROGRAM When mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Roberto Alagna joined forces for a new production of Carmen at the … Continue reading "SAMSON ET DALILA"
DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL 12:00 am
DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL
Oct 17 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL:Mozart Original Air Date: 02/01/2003 Levine; Deshorties, Groves, Moll, Welch-Babidge, Banks SID.18420315 This is Moll’s antepenultimate Met broadcast (Landgrave in Tannhauser and Sarastro in Zauberflote were to follow). Osmin was long … Continue reading "DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL"
NORMA 6:00 pm
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NORMA:Bellini Original Air Date: 02/17/1973 Cillario; Caballé, Cossotto, Cossutta, Tozzi MOD Audio SID.18420320 This is from Caballe’s first run at Norma with the reliable Cossotto; they are certainly a team. Cossutta missed the premiere, and … Continue reading "NORMA"
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO 9:00 pm
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
Oct 17 @ 9:00 pm – 12:00 am
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO:Mozart Original Air Date: 02/12/1994 Rudel; Morris, McLaughlin, Fleming, Croft, Bunnell MOD Audio SID.18420321 This is is Fleming’s first featured broadcast (she has a small part in Ghosts of Versailles) and it’s … Continue reading "LE NOZZE DI FIGARO"
MARNIE 7:30 pm
Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
MARNIE : Nico Muhly Original Air Date: 10/19/2018 Cast: Spano; Leonard, Kelly, Graves, Davies, Maltman Media: Live Broadcast SID.18420535 SYNOPSIS Composer Nico Muhly unveils his second new opera for the Met with this gripping reimagining … Continue reading "MARNIE"
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