Featured Operas

This week

Mar 18 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE:Mozart Original Air Date: 12/15/1973 Maag; Moffo, Alva, Gramm, Shane, Hines SID.19120102This Zauberflote turns up as among the most commonly broadcast Flutes. I’m not sure why except that it is in generally good sound. … Continue reading "DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE"
Mar 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
FALSTAFF:Verdi Original Air Date: 03/08/1986 Levine; Taddei, Neblett, Monk, Cossotto, Blegen, Ahlstedt MOD Audio SID.19120103 Its particularly good to have this performance back on the radio. Taddei and Cossotto make a most interesting pair, and … Continue reading "FALSTAFF"
Mar 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT:Donizetti Original Air Date: 12/28/1940 Papi; Pons, Jobin, Petina, Baccaloni MOD Audio SID.19120104This performance has also been issued in the Sony Historical CD series from the Met. The surprise was that this … Continue reading "LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT"
Mar 18 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
FIDELIO:Beethoven Original Air Date: 12/18/1993 Michael; Evans, Heppner, Hale, Rootering, Donath, Schade MOD Audio SID.19120105This is not my favorite Fidelio, but more notable as Anne Evans’ Met farewell. Helen Donath has a small Met career … Continue reading "FIDELIO"
Mar 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
TRISTAN UND ISOLDE:Wagner Original Air Date: 12/06/2008 Barenboim; Lehman, Dalayman, DeYoung, Youn, Grochowski MOD Audio SID.19120106Celebrated Wagnerian conductor Daniel Barenboim made his Met debut with this production of one of opera’s greatest dramas. Gary Lehman … Continue reading "TRISTAN UND ISOLDE"
Mar 18 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
TRISTAN UND ISOLDE:Wagner Original Air Date: 12/06/2008 Barenboim; Lehman, Dalayman, DeYoung, Youn, Grochowski MOD Audio SID.19120107Celebrated Wagnerian conductor Daniel Barenboim made his Met debut with this production of one of opera’s greatest dramas. Gary Lehman … Continue reading "TRISTAN UND ISOLDE"
Mar 19 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
BENVENUTO CELLINI:Berlioz Original Air Date: 12/27/2003 Levine; Giordani, Bayrakdarian, Del Carlo, Jepson, Lloyd MOD Audio SID.19120208 This is the opera’s only broadcast from its only season. There is much lovely music along the way, but … Continue reading "BENVENUTO CELLINI"
Mar 19 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
TANNHÄUSER:Wagner Original Air Date: 03/26/1966 Rosenstock; Nuoti, Nilsson, Stewart, Macurdy SID.19120209 Originally the title role was to have been taken by Windgassen, but he cancelled his run a week before the performances. Nilsson does both … Continue reading "TANNHÄUSER"
Mar 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
AIDA:Verdi Original Air Date: 03/02/1996 Badea; Rautio, Sylvester, Zajick, Pons, Plishka SID.19120210While this is prime Zajick, the rest of this cast does not attract me. There are far worthier broadcasts including Solti and Steinberg from … Continue reading "AIDA"
Mar 19 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
ELEKTRA:Strauss Original Air Date: 12/30/1978 Leinsdorf; Mastilovic, Marton, Cornell, Bailey, Ulfung SID.19120211This broadcast marks Leinsdorf’s only season of Elektra since his debut and sophomore seasons in the late 1930s. Mastilovic is a solid if not … Continue reading "ELEKTRA"
Mar 19 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA:Rossini Original Air Date: 03/24/2007 Benini; Mattei, DiDonato, Flórez, Del Carlo, Relyea Live in HDMOD Video SID.19120212This is a simulcast of the first season Live in HD videocast. It’s the only matinee … Continue reading "IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA"
Mar 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE:Bartók Original Air Date: 01/28/1989 Levine; Ramey, Norman SID.19120213 What is defective about this is that in March of 2013 [and March 2015] the rebroadcast included the second work of the afternoon Schoenberg’s Erwartung … Continue reading "BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE"
Mar 19 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO:Mozart Original Air Date: 01/28/1995 Levine; Alaimo, Upshaw, Vaness, Croft, Ziegler SID.19120214This is very much a “Levine repertory” cast. Upshaw, Croft, Vaness figure prominently in Levine’s performances with a native as Figaro. … Continue reading "LE NOZZE DI FIGARO"
Mar 20 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
MANON:Massenet Original Air Date: 02/28/1987 Rosenthal; Malfitano, Gulyás, Holloway SID.19120315This was the first Met broadcast of Massenet’s Manon in almost a quarter century, and despite the authentic touches of Rosenthal and Senechal, the Ponnelle production … Continue reading "MANON"
Mar 20 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
BILLY BUDD:Britten Original Air Date: 04/19/1980 Leppard; Stilwell, Cassilly, Morris, Glossop, Ward SID.19120316The Met has broadcast Billy Budd 5 times since its arrival in 1978. This is the second, with Cassilly replacing the Vere creator … Continue reading "BILLY BUDD"
Mar 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:55 pm
RIGOLETTO:Verdi Original Air Date: 03/20/2019 Luisotti; Sierra, Zaharia, Hymel, Frontali, Kocán SID.19120321 PROGRAM RIGOLETTO {893} Giuseppe Verdi–Francesco Maria Piave/Victor Hugo Rigoletto……………Roberto Frontali Gilda……………….Nadine Sierra Duke of Mantua……….Francesco Demuro Maddalena……………Ramona Zaharia Sparafucile………….Stefan Kocán Monterone……………Robert Pomakov Borsa……………….Eduardo … Continue reading "RIGOLETTO"
Mar 23 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
SAMSON ET DALILA:Saint-Saens Original Air Date: 03/23/2019 Elder; Rachvelishvili, Antonenko, Naouri, Konieczny, Groissböck SID.19120640Following triumphant performances in Aida and Adriana Lecouvreur earlier this season, mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili gives a commanding … exhilarating (New York Times) … Continue reading "SAMSON ET DALILA"

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Mar 25 @ 6:30 pm – 11:55 pm
DIE WALKÜRE : Wagner Original Air Date: 03/25/2019  Jordan; Goerke, Westbroek, Barton, Skelton, Grimsley, Groissböck Media: Live Broadcast SID.19130000 Tags: LIVE; 2019, Wagner
Mar 30 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
DIE WALKÜRE : Wagner Original Air Date: 03/30/2019  Jordan; Goerke, Westbroek, Barton, Skelton, Grimsley, Groissböck Media: Live in HD SID.19130600 Tags: LIVE in HD; 2019, Wagner
Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
LA CLEMENZA DI TITO : Mozart Original Air Date: 04/03/2019 Koenigs; Fang, van den Heever, DiDonato, Murrihy, Polenzani, Van Horn Media: Live Broadcast SID.19140000 Tags: LIVE; 2019, Mozart
Apr 6 @ 1:00 pm – 5:45 pm
TOSCA : Puccini Original Air Date: 04/06/2019 Rizzi; Rowley, Calleja, Koch, Cokorinos Media: Live Broadcast SID.19140000 Tags: LIVE; 2019, Puccini
Apr 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
DON GIOVANNI : Mozart Original Air Date: 04/09/2019 Meister; Yu, Phillips, Malfi, Breslik, Mattei, Plachetka, Sim, Belosselskiy Live Broadcast SID.19150000  PROGRAM
Apr 13 @ 11:00 am – 5:45 pm
SIEGFRIED : Wagner Original Air Date: 04/13/2019  Jordan; Goerke, Morley, Cargill, Vinke, Siegel, Volle, Konieczny, Belosselskiy Media: Live Broadcast SID.19150000 Tags: LIVE; 2019, Wagner
Apr 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
LA TRAVIATA : Verdi Original Air Date: 04/17/2019 Luisotti; Hartig, Costello, Domingo Media: Live Broadcast SID.19160000 Tags: LIVE; 2019, Domingo, Verdi
Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm – 5:45 pm
LA CLEMENZA DI TITO : Mozart Original Air Date: 04/20/2019 Koenigs; Fang, van den Heever, DiDonato, Murrihy, Polenzani, Van Horn Media: Live Broadcast SID.19160000 Tags: LIVE; 2019, Mozart
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 11:45 pm
DIE WALKÜRE : Wagner Original Air Date: 04/25/2019 Jordan; Goerke, Westbroek, Barton, Skelton, Grimsley, Groissböck Media: Live Broadcast SID.19170000 Tags: LIVE; 2019, Wagner
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 5:45 pm
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG : Wagner Original Air Date: 04/27/2019 Jordan; Goerke, Haller, Schuster, Vinke, Nikitin, Konieczny, Owens Media: Live Broadcast SID.19170000 Tags: LIVE; 2019, Wagner
May 1 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
RIGOLETTO : Verdi Original Air Date: 05/01/2019 Luisotti; Feola, Zaharia, Hymel, Gagnidze, Ivashchenko Media: Live Broadcast SID.19180000 Tags: LIVE; 2019, Verdi
May 3 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm
DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES : Poulenc Original Air Date: 05/03/2019 Nézet-Séguin; Leonard, Pieczonka, Morley, Cargill, Mattila, Portillo, Croft Media: Live Broadcast SID.19180000 Tags: LIVE; 2019
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES : Bizet Original Air Date: 05/04/2019 Villaume; Yende, Camarena, Kwiecien, Testé Media: Live Broadcast SID.19180000 Tags: LIVE; 2019
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 11:45 pm
SIEGFRIED : Wagner Original Air Date: 05/09/2019 Jordan; Goerke, Morley, Cargill, Vinke, Siegel, Volle, Konieczny, Belosselskiy Media: Live Broadcast SID.19190000 Tags: LIVE; 2019, Wagner
May 11 @ 12:00 pm – 5:45 pm
DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES : Poulenc Original Air Date: 05/11/2019 Nézet-Séguin; Leonard, Pieczonka, Morley, Cargill, Mattila, Portillo, Croft Media: Live in HD SID.19190600 Tags: LIVE in HD; 2019
May 11 @ 6:00 pm – 11:45 pm
  GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG:Wagner Original Air Date: 05/11/2019 Jordan; Goerke, Haller, Schuster, Vinke, Nikitin, Konieczny, Owens Last Performance this season Wagner’s epic cycle concludes with acts of betrayal, murder, vengeance, and, finally, the destruction of the world. … Continue reading "GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG"