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RIGOLETTO 9:00 am
RIGOLETTO
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
RIGOLETTO
RIGOLETTO : Verdi Original Air Date: 12/29/1945 Cast: Sodero; Warren, Sayão, Björling, Cordon, Lipton Media: MOD Audio SID.18400317 Tags: Archive; 2018, Verdi This is the only broadcast Duke from the Met with Bjorling and while … Continue reading "RIGOLETTO"
FAUST 12:00 pm
FAUST
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
FAUST
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"
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI 3:00 pm
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI
Oct 3 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI : Mascagni / Leoncavallo Original Air Date: 12/10/1988 Cast: Siciliani; Dimitrova, Mauro, Fondary / Giacomini, Soviero, Pons Media: SID.18400319 Tags: Archive; 2018 Though Dimitrova was well regarded for her power and … Continue reading "CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI"
DER ROSENKAVALIER 9:00 pm
DER ROSENKAVALIER
Oct 3 @ 9:00 pm – 11:59 pm
DER ROSENKAVALIER
DER ROSENKAVALIER : Strauss Original Air Date: 02/18/1956 Cast: Kempe; Stevens, Della Casa; Edelmann, Güden, Herbert Media: MOD Audio SID.18400321 Tags: Archive; 2018, Strauss Sadly, we lost Della Casa this past week [December 2012]. No … Continue reading "DER ROSENKAVALIER"
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LES TROYENS 6:00 am
LES TROYENS
Oct 4 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
LES TROYENS
LES TROYENS : Berlioz Original Air Date: 02/18/1984 Cast: Levine; Norman, Sooter, Monk, Taillon, Plishka, Ahlstedt Media: MOD Audio SID.18400423 Tags: Archive; 2018, Levine Norman repeated Verrett’s double assumption on this broadcast (Verrett’s was for … Continue reading "LES TROYENS"
LES TROYENS 9:00 am
LES TROYENS
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
LES TROYENS : Berlioz Original Air Date: 02/18/1984 Cast: Levine; Norman, Sooter, Monk, Taillon, Plishka, Ahlstedt Media: MOD Audio SID.18400424 Tags: Archive; 2018, Levine Norman repeated Verrett’s double assumption on this broadcast (Verrett’s was for … Continue reading "LES TROYENS"
FIDELIO 12:00 pm
FIDELIO
Oct 4 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
FIDELIO
FIDELIO : Beethoven Original Air Date: 01/22/1966 Cast: Böhm; Nilsson, King, Evans, Edelmann, Pracht, Anthony Media: MOD Audio SID.18400425 Tags: Archive; 2018, Nilsson I was in attendance for this broadcast, and while I prefer the … Continue reading "FIDELIO"
THE GAMBLER 3:00 pm
THE GAMBLER
Oct 4 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
THE GAMBLER
THE GAMBLER : Prokofiev Original Air Date: 03/31/2001 Cast: Gergiev; Galouzine, Guryakova, Alexashkin, Obraztsova Media: SID.18400426 Tags: Archive; 2018 This is the Met broadcast premiere of this work. Seven years later Galouzine and Gergiev are … Continue reading "THE GAMBLER"
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COSÌ FAN TUTTE 12:00 am
COSÌ FAN TUTTE
Oct 5 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
COSÌ FAN TUTTE
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"
ORFEO ED EURIDICE 6:00 am
ORFEO ED EURIDICE
Oct 5 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
ORFEO ED EURIDICE
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"
BENVENUTO CELLINI 9:00 am
BENVENUTO CELLINI
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
BENVENUTO CELLINI
BENVENUTO CELLINI : Berlioz Original Air Date: 12/27/2003 Cast: Levine; Giordani, Bayrakdarian, Del Carlo, Jepson, Lloyd Media: MOD Audio SID.18400531 Tags: Archive; 2018, Levine “This is the opera’s only broadcast from its only season. There … Continue reading "BENVENUTO CELLINI"
IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA 12:00 pm
IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA
Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA : Rossini Original Air Date: 03/09/1963 Cast: Strasfogel; Guarrera, D’Angelo, Shirley, Corena, Tozzi Media: SID.18400532 Tags: Archive; 2018 The only known I will vouch for in advance is Corena, one of … Continue reading "IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA"
ELEKTRA 3:00 pm
ELEKTRA
Oct 5 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
ELEKTRA
ELEKTRA : Strauss Original Air Date: 02/16/1980 Cast: Levine; Nilsson, Rysanek, Dunn, McIntyre, Nagy Media: SID.18400533 Tags: Archive; 2018, Nilsson, Strauss This run of Elektras marked Nilsson’s return to the house after an absence of … Continue reading "ELEKTRA"
DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER 6:00 pm
DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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"
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI 9:00 pm
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI
Oct 5 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI : Mascagni / Leoncavallo Original Air Date: 12/10/1988 Cast: Siciliani; Dimitrova, Mauro, Fondary / Giacomini, Soviero, Pons Media: SID.18400535 Tags: Archive; 2018 Though Dimitrova was well regarded for her power and … Continue reading "CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI"
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FAUST 12:00 am
FAUST
Oct 6 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
FAUST : Gounod Original Air Date: 02/26/1972 Cast: Rich; Domingo, Zylis-Gara, Tozzi, Sereni, von Stade Media: MOD Audio SID.18400636 Tags: Archive; 2018 This over-programmed Faust is on again, but there are so many better Fausts … Continue reading "FAUST"
FIDELIO 6:00 am
FIDELIO
Oct 6 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
FIDELIO : Beethoven Original Air Date: 01/22/1966 Cast: Böhm; Nilsson, King, Evans, Edelmann, Pracht, Anthony Media: MOD Audio SID.18400637 Tags: Archive; 2018 I was in attendance for this broadcast, and while I prefer the classic … Continue reading "FIDELIO"
COSÌ FAN TUTTE 12:00 pm
COSÌ FAN TUTTE
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 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"
DER ROSENKAVALIER 3:00 pm
DER ROSENKAVALIER
Oct 6 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
DER ROSENKAVALIER
DER ROSENKAVALIER : Strauss Original Air Date: 02/18/1956 Cast: Kempe; Stevens, Della Casa; Edelmann, Güden, Herbert Media: MOD Audio SID.18400640 Tags: Archive; 2018 Sadly, we lost Della Casa this past week [December 2012]. No more … Continue reading "DER ROSENKAVALIER"
LES TROYENS 6:00 pm
LES TROYENS
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LES TROYENS
LES TROYENS : Berlioz Original Air Date: 02/18/1984 Cast: Levine; Norman, Sooter, Monk, Taillon, Plishka, Ahlstedt Media: MOD Audio SID.18400641 Tags: Archive; 2018 Norman repeated Verrett’s double assumption on this broadcast (Verrett’s was for the … Continue reading "LES TROYENS"
LES TROYENS 9:00 pm
LES TROYENS
Oct 6 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
LES TROYENS : Berlioz Original Air Date: 02/18/1984 Cast: Levine; Norman, Sooter, Monk, Taillon, Plishka, Ahlstedt Media: MOD Audio SID.18400424 Tags: Archive; 2018, Levine Norman repeated Verrett’s double assumption on this broadcast (Verrett’s was for … Continue reading "LES TROYENS"
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THE GAMBLER 12:00 am
THE GAMBLER
Oct 7 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
THE GAMBLER
THE GAMBLER : Prokofiev Original Air Date: 03/31/2001 Cast: Gergiev; Galouzine, Guryakova, Alexashkin, Obraztsova Media: SID.18400426 Tags: Archive; 2018 This is the Met broadcast premiere of this work. Seven years later Galouzine and Gergiev are … Continue reading "THE GAMBLER"
DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER 6:00 am
DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER
Oct 7 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER
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"
ORFEO ED EURIDICE 9:00 am
ORFEO ED EURIDICE
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
ORFEO ED EURIDICE
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"
BENVENUTO CELLINI 12:00 pm
BENVENUTO CELLINI
Oct 7 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
BENVENUTO CELLINI
BENVENUTO CELLINI : Berlioz Original Air Date: 12/27/2003 Cast: Levine; Giordani, Bayrakdarian, Del Carlo, Jepson, Lloyd Media: MOD Audio SID.18400531 Tags: Archive; 2018, Levine “This is the opera’s only broadcast from its only season. There … Continue reading "BENVENUTO CELLINI"
RIGOLETTO 3:00 pm
RIGOLETTO
Oct 7 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
RIGOLETTO
RIGOLETTO : Verdi Original Air Date: 12/29/1945 Cast: Sodero; Warren, Sayão, Björling, Cordon, Lipton Media: MOD Audio SID.18400317 Tags: Archive; 2018, Verdi This is the only broadcast Duke from the Met with Bjorling and while … Continue reading "RIGOLETTO"
IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA 6:00 pm
IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA : Rossini Original Air Date: 03/09/1963 Cast: Strasfogel; Guarrera, D’Angelo, Shirley, Corena, Tozzi Media: SID.18400532 Tags: Archive; 2018 The only known I will vouch for in advance is Corena, one of … Continue reading "IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA"
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ERNANI 12:00 am
ERNANI
Oct 8 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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ERNANI:VerdiOriginal Air Date: 03/09/1985Fulton; Mauro, Mitchell, Elvira, PlishkaMOD Audio SID.18410101This first revival retains only Leona Mitchell from the production premiere. Particular attention should be paid to Pablo Elvira, a little light for his character, but … Continue reading "ERNANI"
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DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG 9:00 am
DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG
DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG:Wagner  Original Air Date: 01/23/1993  Levine; McIntyre, Mattila, Araiza, Prey, Rootering, Magnusson  SID.18410317  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 3:00 pm
DON GIOVANNI
Oct 10 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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DON GIOVANNI:Mozart Original Air Date: 02/14/1959 Böhm; London, Steber, Flagello, Della Casa, Valletti, Hurley MOD Audio SID.18410319 SR: This broadcast is especially notable as it was George London’s only broadcast outing as the Don. His … Continue reading "DON GIOVANNI"
I LOMBARDI 6:00 pm
I LOMBARDI
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
I LOMBARDI
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"
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LA BOHÈME 12:00 am
LA BOHÈME
Oct 11 @ 12:00 am – 6:00 am
LA BOHÈME
LA BOHÈME:Puccini Original Air Date: 01/24/1970 Cleva; Tebaldi, Tucker, Carson, Walker, Siepi SID.18410422 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 6:00 am
IL TROVATORE
Oct 11 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
IL TROVATORE
IL TROVATORE:Verdi  Original Air Date: 02/06/1982  Conlon; Giacomini, Price, Cortez, Quilico, Cheek  SID.18410423  SR: Besides Price’s excellent “known quantity” Leonora, this broadcast offers the opportunity for Giacomini fans to relish his Manrico and to hear … Continue reading "IL TROVATORE"
LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR 9:00 am
LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
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"
BILLY BUDD 12:00 pm
BILLY BUDD
Oct 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
BILLY BUDD
BILLY BUDD:Britten  Original Air Date: 03/08/1997  Bedford; Croft, Langridge, Morris, Braun, Courtney  MOD AudioMOD Video SID.18410425  SR: Any opportunity to hear Billy Budd is not to be missed. This broadcast was also the “scratch” performance … Continue reading "BILLY BUDD"
CARMEN 6:00 pm
CARMEN
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
CARMEN
CARMEN:Bizet  Original Air Date: 03/24/1945  Pelletier; Djanel, Jobin, Albanese, Valentino  SID.18410427  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"
LULU 9:00 pm
LULU
Oct 11 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
LULU
LULU:Berg Original Air Date: 04/02/1988 Levine; Malfitano, Mazura, Troyanos, Hamilton, Foldi SID.18410428 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"
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HAMLET 12:00 am
HAMLET
Oct 12 @ 12:00 am – 6:00 am
HAMLET
HAMLET:Thomas  Original Air Date: 03/27/2010  Langrée; Keenlyside, Petersen, Larmore, Morris, Spence  MOD Video SID.18410529  This is the only Met broadcast of the Thomas work. Keenlyside has a commercial DVD in the same production with Dessay … Continue reading "HAMLET"
LA TRAVIATA 6:00 am
LA TRAVIATA
Oct 12 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
LA TRAVIATA
LA TRAVIATA:Verdi  Original Air Date: 03/06/2004  Gergiev; Fleming, Vargas, Hvorostovsky  SID.18410530  This 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 … Continue reading "LA TRAVIATA"
LULU 9:00 am
LULU
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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LULU:Berg Original Air Date: 04/02/1988 Levine; Malfitano, Mazura, Troyanos, Hamilton, Foldi SID.18410531 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"
I LOMBARDI 12:00 pm
I LOMBARDI
Oct 12 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
I LOMBARDI
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 3:00 pm
LA GIOCONDA
Oct 12 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
LA GIOCONDA
LA GIOCONDA:Ponchielli Original Air Date: 01/05/1980 Patanè; Scotto, Mauro, Quilico, Nave, Giaiotti SID.18410533 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"
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GIULIO CESARE 12:00 am
GIULIO CESARE
Oct 13 @ 12:00 am – 6:00 am
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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"
DON GIOVANNI 6:00 am
DON GIOVANNI
Oct 13 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
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DON GIOVANNI:Mozart Original Air Date: 02/14/1959 Böhm; London, Steber, Flagello, Della Casa, Valletti, Hurley MOD Audio SID.18410319 SR: This broadcast is especially notable as it was George London’s only broadcast outing as the Don. His … Continue reading "DON GIOVANNI"
GIULIO CESARE 9:00 am
GIULIO CESARE
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
GIULIO CESARE
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"
LA BOHÈME 12:00 pm
LA BOHÈME
Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
LA BOHÈME
LA BOHÈME:Puccini Original Air Date: 01/24/1970 Cleva; Tebaldi, Tucker, Carson, Walker, Siepi SID.18410422 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"
HAMLET 3:00 pm
HAMLET
Oct 13 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
HAMLET
HAMLET:Thomas  Original Air Date: 03/27/2010  Langrée; Keenlyside, Petersen, Larmore, Morris, Spence  MOD Video SID.18410640  This is the only Met broadcast of the Thomas work. Keenlyside has a commercial DVD in the same production with Dessay … Continue reading "HAMLET"
THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES 6:00 pm
THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES
THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES:Corigliano  Original Air Date: 01/04/1992  Levine; Stratas, Hagegård, Quilico, Horne, Clark, Fleming  SID.18410641  This was a basically successful Met commission and beautifully cast and prepared. I think it is best experienced with … Continue reading "THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES"
IL TROVATORE 9:00 pm
IL TROVATORE
Oct 13 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
IL TROVATORE
IL TROVATORE:Verdi Original Air Date: 02/06/1982 Conlon; Giacomini, Price, Cortez, Quilico, Cheek SID.18410642 SR: Besides Price’s excellent “known quantity” Leonora, this broadcast offers the opportunity for Giacomini fans to relish his Manrico and to hear … Continue reading "IL TROVATORE"
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LA TRAVIATA 12:00 am
LA TRAVIATA
Oct 14 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
LA TRAVIATA
LA TRAVIATA:Verdi Original Air Date: 03/06/2004 Gergiev; Fleming, Vargas, Hvorostovsky SID.18410530 This 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 … Continue reading "LA TRAVIATA"
LA GIOCONDA 6:00 am
LA GIOCONDA
Oct 14 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
LA GIOCONDA
LA GIOCONDA:Ponchielli Original Air Date: 01/05/1980 Patanè; Scotto, Mauro, Quilico, Nave, Giaiotti SID.18410533 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"
I LOMBARDI 9:00 am
I LOMBARDI
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
I LOMBARDI
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"
CARMEN 12:00 pm
CARMEN
Oct 14 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
CARMEN
CARMEN:Bizet Original Air Date: 03/24/1945 Pelletier; Djanel, Jobin, Albanese, Valentino SID.18410427 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"
LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR 3:00 pm
LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
Oct 14 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
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 pm
HAMLET
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
HAMLET
HAMLET:Thomas Original Air Date: 03/27/2010 Langrée; Keenlyside, Petersen, Larmore, Morris, Spence MOD Video SID.18410529 This is the only Met broadcast of the Thomas work. Keenlyside has a commercial DVD in the same production with Dessay … Continue reading "HAMLET"
DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG 9:00 pm
DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG
Oct 14 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG
DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG:Wagner Original Air Date: 01/23/1993 Levine; McIntyre, Mattila, Araiza, Prey, Rootering, Magnusson SID.18410317 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"
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DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG 12:00 am
DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG
Oct 15 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG:Wagner Original Air Date: 01/23/1993 Levine; McIntyre, Mattila, Araiza, Prey, Rootering, Magnusson SID.18420101 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"
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MADAMA BUTTERFLY 6:00 am
MADAMA BUTTERFLY
Oct 17 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
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MADAMA BUTTERFLY:Puccini Original Air Date: 03/30/2002 Armiliato; Dessì, Armiliato, Bunnell, Shimell, Fracker SID.18420316 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"
TANNHÄUSER 9:00 am
TANNHÄUSER
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
TANNHÄUSER
TANNHÄUSER:Wagner Original Air Date: 01/24/1987 Levine; Cassilly, Norman, Randová, Hagegård, Rootering MOD Audio SID.18420317 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 3:00 pm
L’ELISIR D’AMORE
Oct 17 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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L’ELISIR D’AMORE:Donizetti Original Air Date: 01/25/1992 Panni; Pavarotti, Battle, Plishka, Pons MOD Audio SID.18420319 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"
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I VESPRI SICILIANI 12:00 am
I VESPRI SICILIANI
Oct 18 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
I VESPRI SICILIANI
I VESPRI SICILIANI:Verdi Original Air Date: 03/09/1974 Levine; Caballé, Gedda, Milnes, Díaz MOD Audio SID.18420422 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 6:00 am
I PURITANI
Oct 18 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
I PURITANI @  |  |
I PURITANI:Bellini Original Air Date: 03/30/1991 Bonynge; Gruberova, Merritt, Gavanelli, Plishka MOD Audio SID.18420423 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"
ADRIANA LECOUVREUR 9:00 am
ADRIANA LECOUVREUR
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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ADRIANA LECOUVREUR:Cilea Original Air Date: 02/11/1978 López-Cobos; Caballé, Carreras, Cossotto, Quilico MOD Audio SID.18420424 “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"
MIGNON 12:00 pm
MIGNON
Oct 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
MIGNON
MIGNON:Thomas Original Air Date: 01/27/1945 Pelletier; Stevens, Melton, Benzell, Pinza MOD Audio SID.18420425 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"
OTELLO 3:00 pm
OTELLO
Oct 18 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
OTELLO
OTELLO:Verdi Original Air Date: 03/11/1967 Mehta; Caballé, McCracken, Gobbi, Lorenzi MOD Audio SID.18420426 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"
DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL 6:00 pm
DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL:Mozart Original Air Date: 02/01/2003 Levine; Deshorties, Groves, Moll, Welch-Babidge, Banks SID.18420427 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"
LUISA MILLER 9:00 pm
LUISA MILLER
Oct 18 @ 9:00 pm – 12:00 am
LUISA MILLER
LUISA MILLER:Verdi Original Air Date: 02/17/1968 Schippers; Caballé, Tucker, Milnes, Tozzi, Flagello, Pearl MOD Audio SID.18420428 This production brought Luisa Miller into the mainstream repertory. Caballe is caught at close to her very best, Tucker … Continue reading "LUISA MILLER"
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ARIADNE AUF NAXOS 12:00 am
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS
Oct 19 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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ARIADNE AUF NAXOS:Strauss Original Air Date: 03/20/1976 Levine; Caballé, Remedios, Welting, Troyanos, Dooley, Titus SID.18420529 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"
DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL 6:00 am
DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL
Oct 19 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
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DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL:Mozart Original Air Date: 02/01/2003 Levine; Deshorties, Groves, Moll, Welch-Babidge, Banks SID.18420530 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"
LUISA MILLER 9:00 am
LUISA MILLER
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
LUISA MILLER
LUISA MILLER:Verdi Original Air Date: 02/17/1968 Schippers; Caballé, Tucker, Milnes, Tozzi, Flagello, Pearl MOD Audio SID.18420531 This production brought Luisa Miller into the mainstream repertory. Caballe is caught at close to her very best, Tucker … Continue reading "LUISA MILLER"
NORMA 12:00 pm
NORMA
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
NORMA @  |  |
NORMA:Bellini Original Air Date: 02/17/1973 Cillario; Caballé, Cossotto, Cossutta, Tozzi MOD Audio SID.18420532 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 3:00 pm
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO:Mozart Original Air Date: 02/12/1994 Rudel; Morris, McLaughlin, Fleming, Croft, Bunnell MOD Audio SID.18420533 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"
Various 6:00 pm
Various
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Various
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MADAMA BUTTERFLY 12:00 am
MADAMA BUTTERFLY
Oct 20 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
MADAMA BUTTERFLY
MADAMA BUTTERFLY:Puccini Original Air Date: 03/30/2002 Armiliato; Dessì, Armiliato, Bunnell, Shimell, Fracker SID.18420637 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"
L’ELISIR D’AMORE 6:00 am
L’ELISIR D’AMORE
Oct 20 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
L'ELISIR D'AMORE
L’ELISIR D’AMORE:Donizetti Original Air Date: 01/25/1992 Panni; Pavarotti, Battle, Plishka, Pons MOD Audio SID.18420638 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"
MADAMA BUTTERFLY 9:00 am
MADAMA BUTTERFLY
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
MADAMA BUTTERFLY
MADAMA BUTTERFLY:Puccini Original Air Date: 03/30/2002 Armiliato; Dessì, Armiliato, Bunnell, Shimell, Fracker SID.18420641 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"
I VESPRI SICILIANI 12:00 pm
I VESPRI SICILIANI
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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I VESPRI SICILIANI:Verdi Original Air Date: 03/09/1974 Levine; Caballé, Gedda, Milnes, Díaz MOD Audio SID.18420639 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"
SAMSON ET DALILA [HD] 1:00 pm
SAMSON ET DALILA [HD]
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
SAMSON ET DALILA [HD]
SAMSON ET DALILA:Saint-Saëns Original Air Date: 10/20/2018 Elder; Garanca, Algana, Naouri, Azizov, Belosselskiy Live in HD SID.18420600
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS 3:00 pm
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS
Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS:Strauss Original Air Date: 03/20/1976 Levine; Caballé, Remedios, Welting, Troyanos, Dooley, Titus SID.18420748 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 6:00 pm
OTELLO
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OTELLO
OTELLO:Verdi Original Air Date: 03/11/1967 Mehta; Caballé, McCracken, Gobbi, Lorenzi MOD Audio SID.18420642 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"
I PURITANI 9:00 pm
I PURITANI
Oct 20 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 21 @ 12:00 am
I PURITANI
I PURITANI:Bellini Original Air Date: 03/30/1991 Bonynge; Gruberova, Merritt, Gavanelli, Plishka MOD Audio SID.18420636 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"
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MIGNON 12:00 am
MIGNON
Oct 21 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
MIGNON
MIGNON:Thomas Original Air Date: 01/27/1945 Pelletier; Stevens, Melton, Benzell, Pinza MOD Audio SID.18420743 “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"
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO 6:00 am
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
Oct 21 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO:Mozart Original Air Date: 02/12/1994 Rudel; Morris, McLaughlin, Fleming, Croft, Bunnell MOD Audio SID.18420744 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"
NORMA 9:00 am
NORMA
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
NORMA
NORMA:Bellini Original Air Date: 02/17/1973 Cillario; Caballé, Cossotto, Cossutta, Tozzi MOD Audio SID.18420745 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"
DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL 12:00 pm
DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL
DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL:Mozart Original Air Date: 02/01/2003 Levine; Deshorties, Groves, Moll, Welch-Babidge, Banks SID.18420746 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"
ADRIANA LECOUVREUR 3:00 pm
ADRIANA LECOUVREUR
Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
ADRIANA LECOUVREUR
ADRIANA LECOUVREUR:Cilea Original Air Date: 02/11/1978 López-Cobos; Caballé, Carreras, Cossotto, Quilico MOD Audio SID.18420747 “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 pm
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS:Strauss Original Air Date: 03/20/1976 Levine; Caballé, Remedios, Welting, Troyanos, Dooley, Titus SID.18420748 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"
TANNHÄUSER 9:00 pm
TANNHÄUSER
Oct 21 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 22 @ 1:00 am
TANNHÄUSER
TANNHÄUSER:Wagner Original Air Date: 01/24/1987 Levine; Cassilly, Norman, Randová, Hagegård, Rootering MOD Audio SID.18420749 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"
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