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RUSALKA 12:00 am
RUSALKA
Apr 8 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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RUSALKA:Dvorák Original Air Date: 12/11/1993 Fiore; Benacková, Heppner, Martin, Toczyska, Koptchak MOD Audio SID.19150101 This is from the first Met season for Rusalka and Benackova is a worthy heroine. For the broadcast a young Ben … Continue reading "RUSALKA"
DIE WALKÜRE 9:00 am
DIE WALKÜRE
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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DIE WALKÜRE:Wagner Original Air Date: 02/24/1968 Klobucar; Nilsson, Stewart, Rysanek, Vickers, Ludwig, Ridderbusch MOD Audio SID.19150103 This performance has been issued on Sony Historic CD, and certainly has the cream of the crop of contemporary … Continue reading "DIE WALKÜRE"
DIE WALKÜRE 12:00 pm
DIE WALKÜRE
Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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DIE WALKÜRE:Wagner Original Air Date: 02/24/1968 Klobucar; Nilsson, Stewart, Rysanek, Vickers, Ludwig, Ridderbusch MOD Audio SID.19150104 This performance has been issued on Sony Historic CD, and certainly has the cream of the crop of contemporary … Continue reading "DIE WALKÜRE"
OTELLO 3:00 pm
OTELLO
Apr 8 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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OTELLO:Verdi Original Air Date: 03/08/1958 Cleva; Del Monaco, de los Angeles, Warren, Franke MOD Audio SID.19150105 This is a splendid performance, and should also note the number of fine Otellos which have not been on … Continue reading "OTELLO"
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NABUCCO 12:00 am
NABUCCO
Apr 9 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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NABUCCO:Verdi Original Air Date: 12/03/1960 Schippers; MacNeil, Rysanek, Siepi, Fernandi MOD Audio SID.19150208 MacNeil and Siepi are both excellent in the Met’s first Nabucco production. Rysanek gives her all, but really not the right match … Continue reading "NABUCCO"
WERTHER 9:00 am
WERTHER
Apr 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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WERTHER:Massenet Original Air Date: 01/23/1999 Runnicles; Hampson, Graham, Evans, Robertson MOD Audio SID.19150210 I’m sorry I didn’t attend this revival with the title role moving to baritone hands (in Massenet’s own transposition) (still too high … Continue reading "WERTHER"
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DIE WALKÜRE 3:00 pm
DIE WALKÜRE
Apr 10 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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DIE WALKÜRE:Wagner Original Air Date: 02/24/1968 Klobucar; Nilsson, Stewart, Rysanek, Vickers, Ludwig, Ridderbusch MOD Audio SID.19150319 This performance has been issued on Sony Historic CD, and certainly has the cream of the crop of contemporary … Continue reading "DIE WALKÜRE"
DIE WALKÜRE 6:00 pm
DIE WALKÜRE
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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DIE WALKÜRE:Wagner Original Air Date: 02/24/1968 Klobucar; Nilsson, Stewart, Rysanek, Vickers, Ludwig, Ridderbusch MOD Audio SID.19150320 This performance has been issued on Sony Historic CD, and certainly has the cream of the crop of contemporary … Continue reading "DIE WALKÜRE"
OTELLO 9:00 pm
OTELLO
Apr 10 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
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OTELLO:Verdi Original Air Date: 03/08/1958 Cleva; Del Monaco, de los Angeles, Warren, Franke MOD Audio SID.19150321 This is a splendid performance, and should also note the number of fine Otellos which have not been on … Continue reading "OTELLO"
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NABUCCO 9:00 am
NABUCCO
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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NABUCCO:Verdi Original Air Date: 12/03/1960 Schippers; MacNeil, Rysanek, Siepi, Fernandi MOD Audio SID.19150424 MacNeil and Siepi are both excellent in the Met’s first Nabucco production. Rysanek gives her all, but really not the right match … Continue reading "NABUCCO"
WERTHER 3:00 pm
WERTHER
Apr 11 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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WERTHER:Massenet Original Air Date: 01/23/1999 Runnicles; Hampson, Graham, Evans, Robertson MOD Audio SID.19150426 I’m sorry I didn’t attend this revival with the title role moving to baritone hands (in Massenet’s own transposition) (still too high … Continue reading "WERTHER"
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OTELLO 12:00 pm
OTELLO
Apr 12 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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OTELLO:Verdi Original Air Date: 03/08/1958 Cleva; Del Monaco, de los Angeles, Warren, Franke MOD Audio SID.19150532 This is a splendid performance, and should also note the number of fine Otellos which have not been on … Continue reading "OTELLO"
DIE WALKÜRE 9:00 pm
DIE WALKÜRE
Apr 12 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
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DIE WALKÜRE:Wagner Original Air Date: 02/24/1968 Klobucar; Nilsson, Stewart, Rysanek, Vickers, Ludwig, Ridderbusch MOD Audio SID.19150535 This performance has been issued on Sony Historic CD, and certainly has the cream of the crop of contemporary … Continue reading "DIE WALKÜRE"
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DIE WALKÜRE 12:00 am
DIE WALKÜRE
Apr 13 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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DIE WALKÜRE:Wagner Original Air Date: 02/24/1968 Klobucar; Nilsson, Stewart, Rysanek, Vickers, Ludwig, Ridderbusch MOD Audio SID.19150636 This performance has been issued on Sony Historic CD, and certainly has the cream of the crop of contemporary … Continue reading "DIE WALKÜRE"
OTELLO 6:00 am
OTELLO
Apr 13 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
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OTELLO:Verdi Original Air Date: 03/08/1958 Cleva; Del Monaco, de los Angeles, Warren, Franke MOD Audio SID.19150637 This is a splendid performance, and should also note the number of fine Otellos which have not been on … Continue reading "OTELLO"
NABUCCO 6:00 pm
NABUCCO
Apr 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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NABUCCO:Verdi Original Air Date: 12/03/1960 Schippers; MacNeil, Rysanek, Siepi, Fernandi MOD Audio SID.19150640 MacNeil and Siepi are both excellent in the Met’s first Nabucco production. Rysanek gives her all, but really not the right match … Continue reading "NABUCCO"
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WERTHER 12:00 am
WERTHER
Apr 14 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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WERTHER:Massenet Original Air Date: 01/23/1999 Runnicles; Hampson, Graham, Evans, Robertson MOD Audio SID.19150642 I’m sorry I didn’t attend this revival with the title role moving to baritone hands (in Massenet’s own transposition) (still too high … Continue reading "WERTHER"
NABUCCO 9:00 pm
NABUCCO
Apr 14 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
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NABUCCO:Verdi Original Air Date: 12/03/1960 Schippers; MacNeil, Rysanek, Siepi, Fernandi MOD Audio SID.19150748 MacNeil and Siepi are both excellent in the Met’s first Nabucco production. Rysanek gives her all, but really not the right match … Continue reading "NABUCCO"
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IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA 6:00 am
IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA
Apr 15 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
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IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA:Rossini Original Air Date: 03/19/1966 Varviso; Herlea, Grist, Shirley, Corena, Siepi MOD Audio SID.19160102This is Reri Grist’s debut year, and the broadcast comes three weeks later. Herlea had some success debuting in … Continue reading "IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA"
ELEKTRA 12:00 pm
ELEKTRA
Apr 15 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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ELEKTRA:Strauss Original Air Date: 02/27/1971 Böhm; Nilsson, Rysanek, Madeira, Stewart, Nagy MOD Audio SID.19160104This performance marks Madeira’s Met farewell, and reveals some of the vocal weakness that is surely partly resultant from her illness and … Continue reading "ELEKTRA"
LA SONNAMBULA 9:00 pm
LA SONNAMBULA
Apr 15 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
LA SONNAMBULA
LA SONNAMBULA:Bellini Original Air Date: 12/21/1968 Bonynge; Sutherland, Alexander, Giaiotti, Boky MOD Audio SID.19160107 This is Sutherland’s second Sonnambula broadcast and well equal to the 1963 supporting cast for Sutherland of Gedda and Flagello; Both … Continue reading "LA SONNAMBULA"
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SUSANNAH 6:00 am
SUSANNAH
Apr 16 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
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SUSANNAH:Floyd Original Air Date: 04/03/1999 Conlon; Fleming, Hadley, Ramey MOD Audio SID.19160209This is the Met’s only broadcast of Susannah, and finds all three principals on especially fine form. I’ve seen the opera four times, and … Continue reading "SUSANNAH"
SIMON BOCCANEGRA 9:00 am
SIMON BOCCANEGRA
Apr 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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?1435764702 SIMON BOCCANEGRA:Verdi Original Air Date: 01/28/1950 Stiedry; Warren, Varnay, Tucker, Székely, Valdengo MOD Audio SID.19160210Reissued on Sony Classical in the Met’s Verdi box for his bicentennial. This is Warren’s only broadcast of the title … Continue reading "SIMON BOCCANEGRA"
DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN 3:00 pm
DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN
Apr 16 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN:Strauss Original Air Date: 12/17/1966 Böhm; Rysanek, King, Ludwig, Berry, Dalis MOD Audio SID.19160212This is the Met broadcast premiere of one of Strauss’ greatest works. I went to a performance a few … Continue reading "DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN"
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MACBETH 6:00 am
MACBETH
Apr 17 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
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MACBETH:Verdi Original Air Date: 02/21/1959 Leinsdorf; Warren, Rysanek, Hines, Bergonzi MOD Audio SID.19160316This is the Met premiere broadcast of Macbeth, and at least three of the principals are as good as you’re going to get. … Continue reading "MACBETH"
LA SONNAMBULA 3:00 pm
LA SONNAMBULA
Apr 17 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
LA SONNAMBULA
LA SONNAMBULA:Bellini Original Air Date: 12/21/1968 Bonynge; Sutherland, Alexander, Giaiotti, Boky MOD Audio SID.19160319 This is Sutherland’s second Sonnambula broadcast and well equal to the 1963 supporting cast for Sutherland of Gedda and Flagello; Both … Continue reading "LA SONNAMBULA"
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ELEKTRA 6:00 am
ELEKTRA
Apr 18 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
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ELEKTRA:Strauss Original Air Date: 02/27/1971 Böhm; Nilsson, Rysanek, Madeira, Stewart, Nagy MOD Audio SID.19160423This performance marks Madeira’s Met farewell, and reveals some of the vocal weakness that is surely partly resultant from her illness and … Continue reading "ELEKTRA"
IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA 12:00 pm
IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA
Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA:Rossini Original Air Date: 03/19/1966 Varviso; Herlea, Grist, Shirley, Corena, Siepi MOD Audio SID.19160425This is Reri Grist’s debut year, and the broadcast comes three weeks later. Herlea had some success debuting in … Continue reading "IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA"
SIMON BOCCANEGRA 3:00 pm
SIMON BOCCANEGRA
Apr 18 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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?1435764702 SIMON BOCCANEGRA:Verdi Original Air Date: 01/28/1950 Stiedry; Warren, Varnay, Tucker, Székely, Valdengo MOD Audio SID.19160426Reissued on Sony Classical in the Met’s Verdi box for his bicentennial. This is Warren’s only broadcast of the title … Continue reading "SIMON BOCCANEGRA"
DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN 9:00 pm
DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN
Apr 18 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
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DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN:Strauss Original Air Date: 12/17/1966 Böhm; Rysanek, King, Ludwig, Berry, Dalis MOD Audio SID.19160428This is the Met broadcast premiere of one of Strauss’ greatest works. I went to a performance a few … Continue reading "DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN"
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SUSANNAH 12:00 am
SUSANNAH
Apr 19 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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SUSANNAH:Floyd Original Air Date: 04/03/1999 Conlon; Fleming, Hadley, Ramey MOD Audio SID.19160529This is the Met’s only broadcast of Susannah, and finds all three principals on especially fine form. I’ve seen the opera four times, and … Continue reading "SUSANNAH"
DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN 9:00 am
DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN
Apr 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN:Strauss Original Air Date: 12/17/1966 Böhm; Rysanek, King, Ludwig, Berry, Dalis MOD Audio SID.19160531This is the Met broadcast premiere of one of Strauss’ greatest works. I went to a performance a few … Continue reading "DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN"
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MACBETH 12:00 am
MACBETH
Apr 20 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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MACBETH:Verdi Original Air Date: 02/21/1959 Leinsdorf; Warren, Rysanek, Hines, Bergonzi MOD Audio SID.19160636This is the Met premiere broadcast of Macbeth, and at least three of the principals are as good as you’re going to get. … Continue reading "MACBETH"
LA SONNAMBULA 9:00 am
LA SONNAMBULA
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
LA SONNAMBULA
LA SONNAMBULA:Bellini Original Air Date: 12/21/1968 Bonynge; Sutherland, Alexander, Giaiotti, Boky MOD Audio SID.19160638 This is Sutherland’s second Sonnambula broadcast and well equal to the 1963 supporting cast for Sutherland of Gedda and Flagello; Both … Continue reading "LA SONNAMBULA"
IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA 6:00 pm
IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA:Rossini Original Air Date: 03/19/1966 Varviso; Herlea, Grist, Shirley, Corena, Siepi MOD Audio SID.19160641This is Reri Grist’s debut year, and the broadcast comes three weeks later. Herlea had some success debuting in … Continue reading "IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA"
SIMON BOCCANEGRA 9:00 pm
SIMON BOCCANEGRA
Apr 20 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
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?1435764702 SIMON BOCCANEGRA:Verdi Original Air Date: 01/28/1950 Stiedry; Warren, Varnay, Tucker, Székely, Valdengo MOD Audio SID.19160642Reissued on Sony Classical in the Met’s Verdi box for his bicentennial. This is Warren’s only broadcast of the title … Continue reading "SIMON BOCCANEGRA"
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