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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"
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"
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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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"
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"
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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"
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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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"
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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"
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"
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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"
FAUST 9:00 pm
FAUST
Feb 8 @ 9:00 pm – 12:00 am
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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
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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
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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"
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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"
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"
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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"
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"
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"
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"
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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"
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"
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
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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"
LA BOHÈME 6:00 pm
LA BOHÈME
Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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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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DIE FLEDERMAUS 9:00 am
DIE FLEDERMAUS
Feb 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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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
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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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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"
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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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"
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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DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN 12:00 am
DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN
Feb 18 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN:Strauss Original Air Date: 12/09/1989 Perick; Meier, Schunk, Martin, Courtney, Dernesch MOD Audio SID.19080101The 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"
DAS RHEINGOLD 9:00 am
DAS RHEINGOLD
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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DAS RHEINGOLD:Wagner Original Air Date: 03/27/1993 Levine; Morris, Schwarz, Langridge, Wlaschiha, Hölle, Koptchak MOD Audio SID.19080103This is close to the end of Schwarz’s Met career. Not quite. She is back for the 2016 season for … Continue reading "DAS RHEINGOLD"
FIDELIO 12:00 pm
FIDELIO
Feb 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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FIDELIO:Beethoven Original Air Date: 12/07/2002 Schneider; Meier, Botha, Fink, Salminen, Hong, Clarke MOD Audio SID.19080104Botha sings well enough, as does Fink. Maybe I will be more impressed by Meier and Schneider this time around. Salminen … Continue reading "FIDELIO"
MESSA DA REQUIEM 3:00 pm
MESSA DA REQUIEM
Feb 18 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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MESSA DA REQUIEM:Verdi Original Air Date: 03/28/1964 Solti; Price, Elias, Bergonzi, Siepi MOD Audio SID.19080105This broadcast was In Memory of John F. Kennedy. Although the sound is definitely AM (not what one wants for the … Continue reading "MESSA DA REQUIEM"
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LE NOZZE DI FIGARO 12:00 am
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
Feb 19 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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LE NOZZE DI FIGARO:Mozart Original Air Date: 04/07/1956 Rudolf, Siepi, Conner, de los Angeles, Guarrera, Miller MOD Audio SID.19080208I don’t remember this performance specifcally, but Siepi and de los Angeles are among my favorite Figaro … Continue reading "LE NOZZE DI FIGARO"
MANON LESCAUT 12:00 pm
MANON LESCAUT
Feb 19 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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MANON LESCAUT:Puccini Original Air Date: 12/10/1949 Antonicelli; Kirsten, Björling, Valdengo, Baccaloni MOD Audio SID.19080211One of the all-time great Met broadcasts. Sound is not perfect, but it is a thrilling performance. Bjorling is also great in … Continue reading "MANON LESCAUT"
DIE WALKÜRE 6:00 pm
DIE WALKÜRE
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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DIE WALKÜRE:Wagner Original Air Date: 02/17/1940 Leinsdorf; Flagstad, Lawrence, Branzell, Melchior, Huehn, List MOD Audio SID.19080213This performance was issued on Sony CD as part of the Wagner at the Met box in honor of the … Continue reading "DIE WALKÜRE"
DIE WALKÜRE 9:00 pm
DIE WALKÜRE
Feb 19 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
DIE WALKÜRE
DIE WALKÜRE:Wagner Original Air Date: 02/17/1940 Leinsdorf; Flagstad, Lawrence, Branzell, Melchior, Huehn, List MOD Audio SID.19080214 This performance was issued on Sony CD as part of the Wagner at the Met box in honor of … Continue reading "DIE WALKÜRE"
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MOSES UND ARON 12:00 am
MOSES UND ARON
Feb 20 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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MOSES UND ARON:Schoenberg Original Air Date: 02/20/1999 Levine; Tomlinson, Langridge MOD Audio SID.19080315There are only two broadcasts this Met broadcast premiere in 1999 and the 2003 with the same principals, The 1993 has been issued … Continue reading "MOSES UND ARON"
WERTHER 9:00 am
WERTHER
Feb 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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WERTHER:Massenet Original Air Date: 02/03/1979 Bonynge; Kraus, Crespin, Battle, Carlson MOD Audio SID.19080317This performance is one I always enjoy. Kraus and Crespin are solid exponents of the style, and Battle is a delight as Sophie. … Continue reading "WERTHER"
MESSA DA REQUIEM 12:00 pm
MESSA DA REQUIEM
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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MESSA DA REQUIEM:Verdi Original Air Date: 03/28/1964 Solti; Price, Elias, Bergonzi, Siepi MOD Audio SID.19080318This broadcast was In Memory of John F. Kennedy. Although the sound is definitely AM (not what one wants for the … Continue reading "MESSA DA REQUIEM"
DAS RHEINGOLD 6:00 pm
DAS RHEINGOLD
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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DAS RHEINGOLD:Wagner Original Air Date: 03/27/1993 Levine; Morris, Schwarz, Langridge, Wlaschiha, Hölle, Koptchak MOD Audio SID.19080320This is close to the end of Schwarz’s Met career. Not quite. She is back for the 2016 season for … Continue reading "DAS RHEINGOLD"
FIDELIO 9:00 pm
FIDELIO
Feb 20 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
FIDELIO
FIDELIO:Beethoven Original Air Date: 12/07/2002 Schneider; Meier, Botha, Fink, Salminen, Hong, Clarke MOD Audio SID.19080321 Botha sings well enough, as does Fink. Maybe I will be more impressed by Meier and Schneider this time around. … Continue reading "FIDELIO"
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MESSA DA REQUIEM 12:00 am
MESSA DA REQUIEM
Feb 21 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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MESSA DA REQUIEM:Verdi Original Air Date: 03/28/1964 Solti; Price, Elias, Bergonzi, Siepi MOD Audio SID.19080422This broadcast was In Memory of John F. Kennedy. Although the sound is definitely AM (not what one wants for the … Continue reading "MESSA DA REQUIEM"
DIE WALKÜRE 6:00 am
DIE WALKÜRE
Feb 21 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
DIE WALKÜRE @  |  |
DIE WALKÜRE:Wagner Original Air Date: 02/17/1940 Leinsdorf; Flagstad, Lawrence, Branzell, Melchior, Huehn, List MOD Audio SID.19080423This performance was issued on Sony CD as part of the Wagner at the Met box in honor of the … Continue reading "DIE WALKÜRE"
DIE WALKÜRE 9:00 am
DIE WALKÜRE
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
DIE WALKÜRE @  |  |
DIE WALKÜRE:Wagner Original Air Date: 02/17/1940 Leinsdorf; Flagstad, Lawrence, Branzell, Melchior, Huehn, List MOD Audio SID.19080424This performance was issued on Sony CD as part of the Wagner at the Met box in honor of the … Continue reading "DIE WALKÜRE"
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO 12:00 pm
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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LE NOZZE DI FIGARO:Mozart Original Air Date: 04/07/1956 Rudolf, Siepi, Conner, de los Angeles, Guarrera, Miller MOD Audio SID.19080425I don’t remember this performance specifcally, but Siepi and de los Angeles are among my favorite Figaro … Continue reading "LE NOZZE DI FIGARO"
MANON LESCAUT 6:00 pm
MANON LESCAUT
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MANON LESCAUT @  |  |
MANON LESCAUT:Puccini Original Air Date: 12/10/1949 Antonicelli; Kirsten, Björling, Valdengo, Baccaloni MOD Audio SID.19080427One of the all-time great Met broadcasts. Sound is not perfect, but it is a thrilling performance. Bjorling is also great in … Continue reading "MANON LESCAUT"
WERTHER 9:00 pm
WERTHER
Feb 21 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
WERTHER
WERTHER:Massenet Original Air Date: 02/03/1979 Bonynge; Kraus, Crespin, Battle, Carlson MOD Audio SID.19080428 This performance is one I always enjoy. Kraus and Crespin are solid exponents of the style, and Battle is a delight as … Continue reading "WERTHER"
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MANON LESCAUT 6:00 am
MANON LESCAUT
Feb 22 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
MANON LESCAUT @  |  |
MANON LESCAUT:Puccini Original Air Date: 12/10/1949 Antonicelli; Kirsten, Björling, Valdengo, Baccaloni MOD Audio SID.19080530One of the all-time great Met broadcasts. Sound is not perfect, but it is a thrilling performance. Bjorling is also great in … Continue reading "MANON LESCAUT"
MOSES UND ARON 12:00 pm
MOSES UND ARON
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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MOSES UND ARON:Schoenberg Original Air Date: 02/20/1999 Levine; Tomlinson, Langridge MOD Audio SID.19080532There are only two broadcasts this Met broadcast premiere in 1999 and the 2003 with the same principals, The 1993 has been issued … Continue reading "MOSES UND ARON"
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FIDELIO 6:00 am
FIDELIO
Feb 23 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
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FIDELIO:Beethoven Original Air Date: 12/07/2002 Schneider; Meier, Botha, Fink, Salminen, Hong, Clarke MOD Audio SID.19080637Botha sings well enough, as does Fink. Maybe I will be more impressed by Meier and Schneider this time around. Salminen … Continue reading "FIDELIO"
MESSA DA REQUIEM 9:00 am
MESSA DA REQUIEM
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
MESSA DA REQUIEM @  |  |
MESSA DA REQUIEM:Verdi Original Air Date: 03/28/1964 Solti; Price, Elias, Bergonzi, Siepi MOD Audio SID.19080638This broadcast was In Memory of John F. Kennedy. Although the sound is definitely AM (not what one wants for the … Continue reading "MESSA DA REQUIEM"
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO 6:00 pm
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO @  |  |
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO:Mozart Original Air Date: 04/07/1956 Rudolf, Siepi, Conner, de los Angeles, Guarrera, Miller MOD Audio SID.19080641I don’t remember this performance specifcally, but Siepi and de los Angeles are among my favorite Figaro … Continue reading "LE NOZZE DI FIGARO"
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DAS RHEINGOLD 12:00 am
DAS RHEINGOLD
Feb 24 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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DAS RHEINGOLD:Wagner Original Air Date: 03/27/1993 Levine; Morris, Schwarz, Langridge, Wlaschiha, Hölle, Koptchak MOD Audio SID.19080743This is close to the end of Schwarz’s Met career. Not quite. She is back for the 2016 season for … Continue reading "DAS RHEINGOLD"
WERTHER 6:00 am
WERTHER
Feb 24 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
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WERTHER:Massenet Original Air Date: 02/03/1979 Bonynge; Kraus, Crespin, Battle, Carlson MOD Audio SID.19080744This performance is one I always enjoy. Kraus and Crespin are solid exponents of the style, and Battle is a delight as Sophie. … Continue reading "WERTHER"
MOSES UND ARON 9:00 am
MOSES UND ARON
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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MOSES UND ARON:Schoenberg Original Air Date: 02/20/1999 Levine; Tomlinson, Langridge MOD Audio SID.19080745There are only two broadcasts this Met broadcast premiere in 1999 and the 2003 with the same principals, The 1993 has been issued … Continue reading "MOSES UND ARON"
DIE WALKÜRE 12:00 pm
DIE WALKÜRE
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
DIE WALKÜRE @  |  |
DIE WALKÜRE:Wagner Original Air Date: 02/17/1940 Leinsdorf; Flagstad, Lawrence, Branzell, Melchior, Huehn, List MOD Audio SID.19080746This performance was issued on Sony CD as part of the Wagner at the Met box in honor of the … Continue reading "DIE WALKÜRE"
DIE WALKÜRE 3:00 pm
DIE WALKÜRE
Feb 24 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
DIE WALKÜRE @  |  |
DIE WALKÜRE:Wagner Original Air Date: 02/17/1940 Leinsdorf; Flagstad, Lawrence, Branzell, Melchior, Huehn, List MOD Audio SID.19080747This performance was issued on Sony CD as part of the Wagner at the Met box in honor of the … Continue reading "DIE WALKÜRE"
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