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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]"
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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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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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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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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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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"
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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"
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"
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DON GIOVANNI 1:00 pm
DON GIOVANNI
Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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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"
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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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