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LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN 12:00 am
LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN
May 13 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN:Offenbach Original Air Date: 02/13/1993 Levine; Domingo, Vaness, Held, Mentzer MOD Audio SID.19200101One of the best performances I ever saw from Domingo was a NYCO in Philadelphia 1965 Hoffmann with Sills and Treigle. … Continue reading "LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN"
THE RAKE’S PROGRESS 6:00 am
THE RAKE’S PROGRESS
May 13 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
THE RAKE'S PROGRESS
THE RAKES PROGRESS:Stravinsky Original Air Date: 02/14/1953 Reiner; Conley, Güden, Harrell, Thebom SID.19200102 This is the American premiere with the composer in attendance. Worth noting is the director for this production is George Balanchine. It’s … Continue reading "THE RAKE’S PROGRESS"
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO 9:00 am
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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LE NOZZE DI FIGARO:Mozart Original Air Date: 12/09/1967 Rosenstock; Siepi, Freni, Della Casa, Krause, Stratas SID.19200103This broadcast has estimable servants of Siepi and Freni with Stratas a fine Cherubino, but it is burdened with Rosenstock’s … Continue reading "LE NOZZE DI FIGARO"
WOZZECK 12:00 pm
WOZZECK
May 13 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
WOZZECK:Berg Original Air Date: 01/06/1990 Levine; Hornik, Behrens, Clark, McIntyre, King SID.19200104 Behrens had done Marie in 1985 with Christian Boesch also under Levine. King is luxury casting as the Drum Major, but I think … Continue reading "WOZZECK"
HÄNSEL UND GRETEL 3:00 pm
HÄNSEL UND GRETEL
May 13 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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HÄNSEL UND GRETEL:Humperdinck Original Air Date: 12/29/2001 Mackerras; Larmore, Upshaw, Forst, Blythe, Josephson MOD Audio SID.19200105This performance is indeed in German and yet is performed by a 100% Anglophone cast. Irony indeed. Mackerras is the … Continue reading "HÄNSEL UND GRETEL"
LA BOHÈME 6:00 pm
LA BOHÈME
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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LA BOHÈME:Puccini Original Air Date: 03/30/1957 Kozma; Kirsten, Tucker, Hurley, Bastianini, Siepi SID.19200106Last on Sirius: Before 2011 (I searched my archives 3 ways, and though the Met says it has been rebroadcast on Sirius, my … Continue reading "LA BOHÈME"
LOHENGRIN 9:00 pm
LOHENGRIN
May 13 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
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LOHENGRIN:Wagner Original Air Date: 12/24/1955 Stiedry; Sullivan, Steber, Harshaw, Uhde, Edelmann SID.19200107This performance is also available on MOoD, and is the second of Steber’s two Elsa broadcasts from the Met. The only singer not much … Continue reading "LOHENGRIN"
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THAÏS 12:00 am
THAÏS
May 14 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
THAÏS
THAÏS:Massenet Original Air Date: 12/20/2008 López-Cobos; Fleming, Hampson, Schade Live in HDMOD Video SID.19200208 Although the video has been available almost continuously on MOoD, I find this performance preferable to the Sills Milnes, which was … Continue reading "THAÏS"
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG 6:00 am
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG
May 14 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
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GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG:Wagner Original Air Date: 01/11/1936 Bodanzky; Lawrence, Melchior, Hofmann, Schorr, Manski, Meisle MOD Audio SID.19200209This is one of the earliest Met broadcasts to appear on Sirius, and it’s great to have Lawrence and Melchior in … Continue reading "GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG"
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG 9:00 am
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG
May 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG:Wagner Original Air Date: 01/11/1936 Bodanzky; Lawrence, Melchior, Hofmann, Schorr, Manski, Meisle MOD Audio SID.19200210This is one of the earliest Met broadcasts to appear on Sirius, and it’s great to have Lawrence and Melchior in … Continue reading "GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG"
OTELLO 12:00 pm
OTELLO
May 14 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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OTELLO:Verdi Original Air Date: 02/15/1964 Santi; McCracken, Rysanek, Colzani, Alexander SID.19200211I would much prefer us hearing several other McCracken Otellos which have not been broadcast, especially the 1963 with Tucci at her considerable best under … Continue reading "OTELLO"
EUGENE ONEGIN 3:00 pm
EUGENE ONEGIN
May 14 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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EUGENE ONEGIN:Tchaikovsky Original Air Date: 02/23/1985 Järvi; Nucci, Griffel, Raitzin, Jones, Plishka SID.19200212Jarvi has a better cast 6 years earlier– the magnificent Mazurok as Onegin, and Shicoff in one of his best parts. I also … Continue reading "EUGENE ONEGIN"
AIDA 6:00 pm
AIDA
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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AIDA:Verdi Original Air Date: 03/03/1962 Schick; Tucci, Corelli, Dalis, MacNeil, Tozzi MOD Audio SID.19200213I much enjoy the energy and passion of all the singers. Tucci is definitely a lyric Aida, but she knows the idiom … Continue reading "AIDA"
BILLY BUDD 9:00 pm
BILLY BUDD
May 14 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
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BILLY BUDD:Britten Original Air Date: 03/31/1979 Leppard; Stilwell, Pears, Morris, Glossop, Ward MOD Audio SID.19200214Pears created the role of Captain Vere three decades earlier, and James Morris’ Claggart is one of the great post-war assumptions. … Continue reading "BILLY BUDD"
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FIDELIO 12:00 am
FIDELIO
May 15 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
FIDELIO
FIDELIO:Beethoven Original Air Date: 02/13/1960 Böhm; Nilsson, Vickers, Uhde, Czerwenka, Hurley, Anthony MOD Audio SID.19200315 This performance was issued also on Sony’s Met Historic CD series, as well as being in MOoD. Bohm, Nilsson, and … Continue reading "FIDELIO"
LA GIOCONDA 6:00 am
LA GIOCONDA
May 15 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
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LA GIOCONDA:Ponchielli Original Air Date: 02/03/1990 Santi; Dimitrova, Beccaria, Fondary, Toczyska, Plishka SID.19200316The distaff side was definitely an Iron Curtain special, with both Dimitrova and Milcheva from Bulgaria and Toczyska from Poland. Beccaria replaced Pavarotti … Continue reading "LA GIOCONDA"
LOHENGRIN 9:00 am
LOHENGRIN
May 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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LOHENGRIN:Wagner Original Air Date: 12/24/1955 Stiedry; Sullivan, Steber, Harshaw, Uhde, Edelmann SID.19200317This performance is also available on MOoD, and is the second of Steber’s two Elsa broadcasts from the Met. The only singer not much … Continue reading "LOHENGRIN"
THE RAKE’S PROGRESS 12:00 pm
THE RAKE’S PROGRESS
May 15 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
THE RAKE'S PROGRESS
THE RAKES PROGRESS:Stravinsky Original Air Date: 02/14/1953 Reiner; Conley, Güden, Harrell, Thebom SID.19200318 This is the American premiere with the composer in attendance. Worth noting is the director for this production is George Balanchine. It’s … Continue reading "THE RAKE’S PROGRESS"
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO 3:00 pm
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
May 15 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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LE NOZZE DI FIGARO:Mozart Original Air Date: 12/09/1967 Rosenstock; Siepi, Freni, Della Casa, Krause, Stratas SID.19200319This broadcast has estimable servants of Siepi and Freni with Stratas a fine Cherubino, but it is burdened with Rosenstock’s … Continue reading "LE NOZZE DI FIGARO"
WOZZECK 6:00 pm
WOZZECK
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
WOZZECK:Berg Original Air Date: 01/06/1990 Levine; Hornik, Behrens, Clark, McIntyre, King SID.19200320Behrens had done Marie in 1985 with Christian Boesch also under Levine. King is luxury casting as the Drum Major, but I think Cassilly’s … Continue reading "WOZZECK"
HÄNSEL UND GRETEL 9:00 pm
HÄNSEL UND GRETEL
May 15 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
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HÄNSEL UND GRETEL:Humperdinck Original Air Date: 12/29/2001 Mackerras; Larmore, Upshaw, Forst, Blythe, Josephson MOD Audio SID.19200321This performance is indeed in German and yet is performed by a 100% Anglophone cast. Irony indeed. Mackerras is the … Continue reading "HÄNSEL UND GRETEL"
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LA BOHÈME 12:00 am
LA BOHÈME
May 16 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
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LA BOHÈME:Puccini Original Air Date: 03/30/1957 Kozma; Kirsten, Tucker, Hurley, Bastianini, Siepi SID.19200422Last on Sirius: Before 2011 (I searched my archives 3 ways, and though the Met says it has been rebroadcast on Sirius, my … Continue reading "LA BOHÈME"
BILLY BUDD 6:00 am
BILLY BUDD
May 16 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
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BILLY BUDD:Britten Original Air Date: 03/31/1979 Leppard; Stilwell, Pears, Morris, Glossop, Ward MOD Audio SID.19200423Pears created the role of Captain Vere three decades earlier, and James Morris’ Claggart is one of the great post-war assumptions. … Continue reading "BILLY BUDD"
THAÏS 9:00 am
THAÏS
May 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
THAÏS
THAÏS:Massenet Original Air Date: 12/20/2008 López-Cobos; Fleming, Hampson, Schade Live in HDMOD Video SID.19200424 Although the video has been available almost continuously on MOoD, I find this performance preferable to the Sills Milnes, which was … Continue reading "THAÏS"
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG 12:00 pm
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG
May 16 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG:Wagner Original Air Date: 01/11/1936 Bodanzky; Lawrence, Melchior, Hofmann, Schorr, Manski, Meisle MOD Audio SID.19200425This is one of the earliest Met broadcasts to appear on Sirius, and it’s great to have Lawrence and Melchior in … Continue reading "GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG"
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG 3:00 pm
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG
May 16 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG:Wagner Original Air Date: 01/11/1936 Bodanzky; Lawrence, Melchior, Hofmann, Schorr, Manski, Meisle MOD Audio SID.19200426This is one of the earliest Met broadcasts to appear on Sirius, and it’s great to have Lawrence and Melchior in … Continue reading "GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG"
OTELLO 6:00 pm
OTELLO
May 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OTELLO @  |  |
OTELLO:Verdi Original Air Date: 02/15/1964 Santi; McCracken, Rysanek, Colzani, Alexander SID.19200427I would much prefer us hearing several other McCracken Otellos which have not been broadcast, especially the 1963 with Tucci at her considerable best under … Continue reading "OTELLO"
EUGENE ONEGIN 9:00 pm
EUGENE ONEGIN
May 16 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
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EUGENE ONEGIN:Tchaikovsky Original Air Date: 02/23/1985 Järvi; Nucci, Griffel, Raitzin, Jones, Plishka SID.19200428Jarvi has a better cast 6 years earlier– the magnificent Mazurok as Onegin, and Shicoff in one of his best parts. I also … Continue reading "EUGENE ONEGIN"
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AIDA 12:00 am
AIDA
May 17 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
AIDA @  |  |
AIDA:Verdi Original Air Date: 03/03/1962 Schick; Tucci, Corelli, Dalis, MacNeil, Tozzi MOD Audio SID.19200529I much enjoy the energy and passion of all the singers. Tucci is definitely a lyric Aida, but she knows the idiom … Continue reading "AIDA"
WOZZECK 6:00 am
WOZZECK
May 17 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
Berg Original Air Date: 01/06/1990 Levine; Hornik, Behrens, Clark, McIntyre, King SID.19200530Behrens had done Marie in 1985 with Christian Boesch also under Levine. King is luxury casting as the Drum Major, but I think Cassilly’s … Continue reading "WOZZECK"
FIDELIO 9:00 am
FIDELIO
May 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
FIDELIO
FIDELIO:Beethoven Original Air Date: 02/13/1960 Böhm; Nilsson, Vickers, Uhde, Czerwenka, Hurley, Anthony MOD Audio SID.19200531 This performance was issued also on Sony’s Met Historic CD series, as well as being in MOoD. Bohm, Nilsson, and … Continue reading "FIDELIO"
LA GIOCONDA 12:00 pm
LA GIOCONDA
May 17 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
LA GIOCONDA @  |  |
LA GIOCONDA:Ponchielli Original Air Date: 02/03/1990 Santi; Dimitrova, Beccaria, Fondary, Toczyska, Plishka SID.19200532The distaff side was definitely an Iron Curtain special, with both Dimitrova and Milcheva from Bulgaria and Toczyska from Poland. Beccaria replaced Pavarotti … Continue reading "LA GIOCONDA"
LOHENGRIN 3:00 pm
LOHENGRIN
May 17 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
LOHENGRIN @  |  |
LOHENGRIN:Wagner Original Air Date: 12/24/1955 Stiedry; Sullivan, Steber, Harshaw, Uhde, Edelmann SID.19200533This performance is also available on MOoD, and is the second of Steber’s two Elsa broadcasts from the Met. The only singer not much … Continue reading "LOHENGRIN"
SAMSON ET DALILA 8:00 pm
SAMSON ET DALILA
May 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:55 pm
SAMSON ET DALILA
SAMSON ET DALILA : Saint-Saens Elder; Garanca, Alagna, Naouri, Azizov, Belosselskiy OAD SID.18390106 /  Encore SID.19200535 SUMMER ENCORE  – Opening Night of 2018-2019 Season Program When mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Roberto Alagna joined forces … Continue reading "SAMSON ET DALILA"
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THE RAKE’S PROGRESS 12:00 am
THE RAKE’S PROGRESS
May 18 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
THE RAKE'S PROGRESS
THE RAKES PROGRESS:Stravinsky Original Air Date: 02/14/1953 Reiner; Conley, Güden, Harrell, Thebom SID.19200636 This is the American premiere with the composer in attendance. Worth noting is the director for this production is George Balanchine. It’s … Continue reading "THE RAKE’S PROGRESS"
OTELLO 6:00 am
OTELLO
May 18 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
OTELLO @  |  |
OTELLO:Verdi Original Air Date: 02/15/1964 Santi; McCracken, Rysanek, Colzani, Alexander SID.19200637I would much prefer us hearing several other McCracken Otellos which have not been broadcast, especially the 1963 with Tucci at her considerable best under … Continue reading "OTELLO"
HÄNSEL UND GRETEL 9:00 am
HÄNSEL UND GRETEL
May 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
HÄNSEL UND GRETEL @  |  |
HÄNSEL UND GRETEL:Humperdinck Original Air Date: 12/29/2001 Mackerras; Larmore, Upshaw, Forst, Blythe, Josephson MOD Audio SID.19200638This performance is indeed in German and yet is performed by a 100% Anglophone cast. Irony indeed. Mackerras is the … Continue reading "HÄNSEL UND GRETEL"
LA BOHÈME 12:00 pm
LA BOHÈME
May 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
LA BOHÈME @  |  |
LA BOHÈME:Puccini Original Air Date: 03/30/1957 Kozma; Kirsten, Tucker, Hurley, Bastianini, Siepi SID.19200639Last on Sirius: Before 2011 (I searched my archives 3 ways, and though the Met says it has been rebroadcast on Sirius, my … Continue reading "LA BOHÈME"
THAÏS 3:00 pm
THAÏS
May 18 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
THAÏS
THAÏS:Massenet Original Air Date: 12/20/2008 López-Cobos; Fleming, Hampson, Schade Live in HDMOD Video SID.19200640 Although the video has been available almost continuously on MOoD, I find this performance preferable to the Sills Milnes, which was … Continue reading "THAÏS"
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG 6:00 pm
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG
May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG @  |  |
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG:Wagner Original Air Date: 01/11/1936 Bodanzky; Lawrence, Melchior, Hofmann, Schorr, Manski, Meisle MOD Audio SID.19200641This is one of the earliest Met broadcasts to appear on Sirius, and it’s great to have Lawrence and Melchior in … Continue reading "GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG"
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG 9:00 pm
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG
May 18 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG @  |  |
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG:Wagner Original Air Date: 01/11/1936 Bodanzky; Lawrence, Melchior, Hofmann, Schorr, Manski, Meisle MOD Audio SID.19200642This is one of the earliest Met broadcasts to appear on Sirius, and it’s great to have Lawrence and Melchior in … Continue reading "GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG"
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LE NOZZE DI FIGARO 12:00 am
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
May 19 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO @  |  |
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO:Mozart Original Air Date: 12/09/1967 Rosenstock; Siepi, Freni, Della Casa, Krause, Stratas SID.19200743This broadcast has estimable servants of Siepi and Freni with Stratas a fine Cherubino, but it is burdened with Rosenstock’s … Continue reading "LE NOZZE DI FIGARO"
EUGENE ONEGIN 6:00 am
EUGENE ONEGIN
May 19 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
EUGENE ONEGIN @  |  |
EUGENE ONEGIN:Tchaikovsky Original Air Date: 02/23/1985 Järvi; Nucci, Griffel, Raitzin, Jones, Plishka SID.19200744Jarvi has a better cast 6 years earlier– the magnificent Mazurok as Onegin, and Shicoff in one of his best parts. I also … Continue reading "EUGENE ONEGIN"
AIDA 9:00 am
AIDA
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
AIDA @  |  |
AIDA:Verdi Original Air Date: 03/03/1962 Schick; Tucci, Corelli, Dalis, MacNeil, Tozzi MOD Audio SID.19200745I much enjoy the energy and passion of all the singers. Tucci is definitely a lyric Aida, but she knows the idiom … Continue reading "AIDA"
BILLY BUDD 12:00 pm
BILLY BUDD
May 19 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
BILLY BUDD @  |  |
BILLY BUDD:Britten Original Air Date: 03/31/1979 Leppard; Stilwell, Pears, Morris, Glossop, Ward MOD Audio SID.19200746Pears created the role of Captain Vere three decades earlier, and James Morris’ Claggart is one of the great post-war assumptions. … Continue reading "BILLY BUDD"
FIDELIO 3:00 pm
FIDELIO
May 19 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
FIDELIO
FIDELIO:Beethoven Original Air Date: 02/13/1960 Böhm; Nilsson, Vickers, Uhde, Czerwenka, Hurley, Anthony MOD Audio SID.19200747 This performance was issued also on Sony’s Met Historic CD series, as well as being in MOoD. Bohm, Nilsson, and … Continue reading "FIDELIO"
THE RAKE’S PROGRESS 6:00 pm
THE RAKE’S PROGRESS
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
THE RAKE'S PROGRESS
THE RAKES PROGRESS:Stravinsky Original Air Date: 02/14/1953 Reiner; Conley, Güden, Harrell, Thebom SID.19200748 This is the American premiere with the composer in attendance. Worth noting is the director for this production is George Balanchine. It’s … Continue reading "THE RAKE’S PROGRESS"
WOZZECK 9:00 pm
WOZZECK
May 19 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
WOZZECK:Berg Original Air Date: 01/06/1990 Levine; Hornik, Behrens, Clark, McIntyre, King SID.19200749 Behrens had done Marie in 1985 with Christian Boesch also under Levine. King is luxury casting as the Drum Major, but I think … Continue reading "WOZZECK"
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