Featured Operas

This week

Oct 22 @ 12:00 am – 1:30 am
TANNHÄUSER:Wagner Original Air Date: 01/24/1987 Levine; Cassilly, Norman, Randová, Hagegård, Rootering MOD Audio SID.18430101 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"
Oct 22 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
SALOME:Strauss Original Air Date: 03/18/1972 Böhm; Rysanek, Stolze, Dalis, Stewart, MacWherter SID.18430102 Rysanek’s first Salomes at the Met came after the groundbreaking new production for Nilsson eight years earlier. Longtime Metgoers were still talking about … Continue reading "SALOME"
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
MANON:Massenet Original Air Date: 04/08/2006 López-Cobos; Fleming, Giordano, Chaignaud MOD Audio SID.18430103 This is Fleming’s last Manon from the Met and her only full length Met broadcast. Fleming was more interesting in her telecast opening … Continue reading "MANON"
Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
PARSIFAL:Wagner Original Air Date: 04/09/1960 Leinsdorf; Liebl, Harshaw, Uhde, Hines, Pechner SID.18430104 This broadcast was from a 3 performance run that mark Leinsdorf’s only postwar Parsifals at the Met. Modl made her farewell at the … Continue reading "PARSIFAL"
Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
PARSIFAL:Wagner Original Air Date: 04/09/1960 Leinsdorf; Liebl, Harshaw, Uhde, Hines, Pechner SID.18430105 This broadcast was from a 3 performance run that mark Leinsdorf’s only postwar Parsifals at the Met. Modl made her farewell at the … Continue reading "PARSIFAL"
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LA CLEMENZA DI TITO:Mozart Original Air Date: 12/06/1997 Levine; Rolfe Johnson, von Otter, Vaness, Kirchschlager, Grant Murphy SID.18430106 Vaness and von Otter team up with Levine for Idomeneo also. Clemenza has some glorious moments, but … Continue reading "LA CLEMENZA DI TITO"
Oct 22 @ 9:00 pm – 12:00 am
DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN:Strauss Original Air Date: 04/01/1978 Böhm; Rysanek, King, Schröder-Feinen, Berry, Dunn MOD Audio SID.18430107 This is the last of the 4 Bohm broadcasts starting in 1966 all with Rysanek and Berry; 3 … Continue reading "DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN"
Oct 23 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO:Verdi Original Air Date: 03/11/2006 Noseda; Voigt, Licitra, Delavan, Ramey, Komlósi, Pons MOD Audio SID.18430208 I love Forza del Destino, but it’s a rather disjointed work, and not an easy sing for … Continue reading "LA FORZA DEL DESTINO"
Oct 23 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
PETER GRIMES:Britten Original Air Date: 01/10/1998 Atherton; Langridge, Racette, Opie, Christin, Blythe MOD Audio SID.18430209 I remember listening to this and thought this a good part for Racette. Langridge is fine in the title role, but for … Continue reading "PETER GRIMES"
Oct 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
DAS RHEINGOLD:Wagner Original Air Date: 02/22/1969 Karajan; Adam, Reynolds, Stolze, Kelemen, Talvela, Ridderbusch MOD Audio SID.18430210 One of Karajan’s only 2 broadcasts. This performance is available in MOoD, and if Adam is far from my … Continue reading "DAS RHEINGOLD"
Oct 23 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
FALSTAFF:Verdi Original Air Date: 02/03/1996 Levine; Plishka, Daniels, Quilico, Horne, Bonney, Groves MOD Audio SID.18430211 “Levine, Plishka, Bonney, and Horne are all in the 1992 revival which is on MOoD, but with Freni for Daniels, … Continue reading "FALSTAFF"
Oct 23 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
L’ITALIANA IN ALGERI:Rossini Original Air Date: 01/04/1986 Levine; Horne, Ahlstedt, Montarsolo, Monk MOD Video SID.18430212 This performance precedes the telecast by one week and that telecast is available in MOoD. For me, the distinction of … Continue reading "L’ITALIANA IN ALGERI"
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm – 11:15 pm
LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST : Puccini Armiliato; Westbroek, Kaufmann, Bosi, Lucic, Simpson, Rose, Gradus Live Broadcast on SIRIUSXM    PROGRAM          Synopsis Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini’s gun-slinging heroine in this romantic … Continue reading "LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST"
Oct 24 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
UN BALLO IN MASCHERA:Verdi Original Air Date: 01/12/1963 Santi; Tucker, Nilsson, Merrill, Dobbs, Madeira MOD Audio SID.18430315 This performance finds the principals in very strong form (Nilsson’s only broadcast from the Met of Amelia) and … Continue reading "UN BALLO IN MASCHERA"
Oct 24 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
SUSANNAH:Floyd Original Air Date: 04/03/1999 Conlon; Fleming, Hadley, Ramey MOD Audio SID.18430316 This is the Met’s only broadcast of Susannah to date, and finds all three principals on especially fine form. I’ve seen the opera … Continue reading "SUSANNAH"
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MESSA DA REQUIEM:Verdi Original Air Date: 02/20/1982 Levine; Price, Quivar, Domingo, Cheek MOD Audio SID.18430320 This broadcast is in memory of long-time Met Assistant Manager and Press representative, Francis Robinson. This is getting to be … Continue reading "MESSA DA REQUIEM"
Oct 25 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN:Offenbach Original Air Date: 01/26/1985 Rudel; Kraus, Malfitano, Morris, Bybee SID.18430422 I always liked Kraus in the title role, and though Domingo, Shicoff, Gedda, and Tucker all have trumps to play, Kraus cedes … Continue reading "LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN"
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
TOSCA:Puccini Original Air Date: 10/25/2018 Rizzi; Radvanovsky, Calleja, Koch, Carfizzi SID.18430428 Live Broadcast  *  Program Met favorite Sondra Radvanovsky and rising star Jennifer Rowley share the title role of the volatile diva at the heart … Continue reading "TOSCA"
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST : Puccini Armiliato; Westbroek, Kaufmann, Bosi, Lucic, Simpson, Rose, Gradus Live in HD PROGRAM  Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini’s gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West. Tenor Yusif … Continue reading "LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST [HD]"

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Oct 29 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
JENUFA:Janácek Original Air Date: 12/26/1992 Conlon; Benacková, Rysanek, Heppner, Trussel, Christin SID.18440102 One of the great Met performances, and why is this performance not in MOoD– in fact NO performances of Jenufa are there? All … Continue reading "JENUFA"
Oct 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
ALCESTE:Gluck Original Air Date: 03/08/1941 Panizza; Bamptom, Maison, Warren SID.18440103 This is one of the few 1940s broadcasts that gets to Sirius, but neither the 1952 with Flagstad, nor the 1961 with Farrell (both in … Continue reading "ALCESTE"
Oct 29 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
AIDA:Verdi Original Air Date: 01/07/1989 Levine; Millo, Domingo, Toczyska, Milnes, Plishka MOD Video SID.18440104 This is Domingo’s second of 3 Radames broadcasts (the last is a simulcast video the following season with Zajick instead of … Continue reading "AIDA"
Oct 29 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG:Wagner Original Air Date: 03/02/1957 Stiedry; Harshaw, Windgassen, Böhme, Uhde, Schech, Madeira MOD Audio SID.18440105 This is a very solid performance and Windgassen in one of only two broadcasts from his single season at … Continue reading "GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG"
Oct 29 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI:Mascagni / Leoncavallo Original Air Date: 01/18/1975 Nelson; Bumbry, Theyard, Colzani / McCracken, Moffo, Milnes SID.18440107 TBA
Oct 30 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
FIDELIO:Beethoven Original Air Date: 02/07/1976 Mauceri; Jones, Thomas, McIntyre, Macurdy, Blegen, Riegel SID.18440208 I attended one of the performances in this run where Bernstein had opted out some months before the performances. Jones was a … Continue reading "FIDELIO"
Oct 30 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
RIGOLETTO:Verdi Original Air Date: 03/28/1959 Cleva; Warren, Peters, Fernandi, Wilderman, Roggero SID.18440209 This is the the last of Warren’s 9 Rigoletto broadcasts. His 1945 broadcast with Sayao and Bjorling is on Met Player and while … Continue reading "RIGOLETTO"
Oct 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
THE RAKE’S PROGRESS:Stravinsky Original Air Date: 04/19/2003 Levine; Upshaw, Blythe, Groves, Ramey MOD Audio SID.18440210 Rake’s Progress had its American premiere under Fritz Reiner on a Met broadcast. I saw this Jonathan Miller production when … Continue reading "THE RAKE’S PROGRESS"
Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
WERTHER:Massenet Original Air Date: 01/10/2004 Lacombe; Alagna, Kasarova, Petrova, Schaldenbrand MOD Audio SID.18440211 Alagna has had steady employment at the Met in the last decade and his Werther is a solid accomplishment. Kasarova was not … Continue reading "WERTHER"
Oct 30 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
FAUST:Gounod Original Air Date: 12/10/2011 Nézet-Séguin; Kaufmann, Poplavskaya, Pape, Braun, Losier Live in HDMOD Video SID.18440212 Nezet-Seguin’s conducting was one of the best things he’s done at the Met, and both Kaufmann and Pape were … Continue reading "FAUST"
Oct 30 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
CARMEN:Bizet Original Air Date: 10/30/2018 Wellber; Yu, Margaine, Lee, Ketelsen SID.18440214 Live Broadcast * PROGRAM Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenors … Continue reading "CARMEN"
Oct 31 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
MACBETH:Verdi Original Air Date: 12/18/1982 Levine; Milnes, Scotto, Plishka, Jenkins MOD Audio SID.18440315 “This is the first year of the new production by Peter Hall, which was heavily booed (deservedly– i was there) on its … Continue reading "MACBETH"
Oct 31 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
ARABELLA:Strauss Original Air Date: 03/05/1983 Leinsdorf; Te Kanawa, Weikl, Battle, Rendall, Dunn, Gramm MOD Audio SID.18440316 This new production was the first time in German at the Met. Te Kanawa sings beautifully but for anyone … Continue reading "ARABELLA"
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
THE GREAT GATSBY:Harbison Original Air Date: 01/01/2000 Levine; Hadley, Upshaw, Croft, Graham, Baker, Lieberson MOD Audio SID.18440320 Levine is a great promoter of Harbison’s work, but I miss the appeal.First appearance of Hunt Lieberson whose … Continue reading "THE GREAT GATSBY"
Oct 31 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
SAMSON ET DALILA:Saint-Saëns Original Air Date: 04/12/1958 Cleva; Del Monaco, Stevens, Singher MOD Audio SID.18440321 Del Monaco never did a studio version of Samson so this performance is welcome. Stevens I never saw live, but … Continue reading "SAMSON ET DALILA"
Nov 2 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
TOSCA:Puccini Original Air Date: 11/02/2018 Rizzi; Radvanovsky, Calleja, Koch, Carfizzi Live Broadcast SID.18440535
Nov 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
MARNIE : Nico Muhly Original Air Date: 11/07/2018 Cast: Spano; Leonard, Kelly, Graves, Davies, Maltman Media: Live Broadcast SID. SYNOPSIS Composer Nico Muhly unveils his second new opera for the Met with this gripping reimagining … Continue reading "MARNIE"
Nov 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
MEFISTOFELE : Boito Original Air Date: 11/08/2018 Cast: Rizzi; Meade, Fabiano, Van Horn, Check SID.18450000  *  Live Broadcast  *  Program The spectacular Robert Carsen production returns to the Met for the first time since 2000, … Continue reading "MEFISTOFELE"
Nov 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
MARNIE : Nico Muhly Original Air Date: 11/10/2018 Cast: Spano; Leonard, Kelly, Graves, Davies, Maltman Media: Live Broadcast SID.18450600 SYNOPSIS Composer Nico Muhly unveils his second new opera for the Met with this gripping reimagining … Continue reading "MARNIE [HD]"
Nov 14 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES : Bizet Original Air Date: 11/14/2018 Cast: Villaume; Yende, Camarena, Kwiecien, Testé Live Broadcast SID.18460000  Penny Woolcock’s breathtaking production, a highlight of the 2015–16 season, makes its much awaited return with … Continue reading "LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES"
Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
CARMEN : Bizet Original Air Date:11/15/2018 Cast: Wellber; Yu, Margaine, Lee, Ketelsen SID. Live Broadcast on SiriusXM and Met Opera Radio  * Program  Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph … Continue reading "CARMEN"
Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
MEFISTOFELE : Boito Original Air Date: 11/19/2018 Cast: Colaneri; Meade, Fabiano, Van Horn, Check SID.18470000 Live Broadcast  *  Program The spectacular Robert Carsen production returns to the Met for the first time since 2000, with … Continue reading "MEFISTOFELE"
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
IL TRITTICO : Puccini Original Air Date: 11/23/2018 Cast: de Billy; Wagner, Blythe, Álvarez, Gagnidze, Muraro, Opolais, McKay, Blythe, Mkhitaryan, Blythe, Ayan, Domingo, Muraro  SID.18470000 Live Broadcast Jack O’Brien’s epic production of Puccini’s triple bill … Continue reading "IL TRITTICO"
Nov 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES : Bizet Original Air Date: 11/28/2018 Cast: Villaume; Yende, Camarena, Kwiecien, Testé Media: Live Broadcast SID.18480000   Penny Woolcock’s breathtaking production, a highlight of the 2015–16 season, makes its much awaited … Continue reading "LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES"
Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
MEFISTOFELE : Boito Original Air Date: 11/08/2018 Cast: Rizzi; Meade, Fabiano, Van Horn, Check SID.18480000  *  Live Broadcast  *  Program The spectacular Robert Carsen production returns to the Met for the first time since 2000, … Continue reading "MEFISTOFELE"
Dec 4 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
LA TRAVIATA : Verdi Original Air Date: 12/04/2018 Cast: Nézet-Séguin; Damrau, Flórez, Kelsey  SID.18490000 Live Broadcast Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer’s richly textured new production, featuring a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. … Continue reading "LA TRAVIATA"
Dec 8 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
“IL TRITTICO : Puccini Original Air Date: 12/08/2018 Cast: de Billy; Wagner, Blythe, Álvarez, Gagnidze, Muraro, Opolais, McKay, Blythe, Mkhitaryan, Blythe, Ayan, Domingo, Muraro Media: Live Broadcast SID.18490000 Tags: LIVE; 2018, Domingo, Puccini “
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
“LA BOHÈME : Puccini Original Air Date: 12/10/2018 Cast: Gaffigan; Car, Phillips, Grigolo, Dupuis, Arrey, Rose, Maxwell Media: Live Broadcast SID.18500000 Tags: LIVE; 2018, Featured, Puccini “
Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
“OTELLO : Verdi Original Air Date: 12/14/2018 Cast: Dudamel; Yoncheva, Johnson Cano, Skelton, Dolgov, Lucic, Morris Media: Live Broadcast SID.18500000 Tags: LIVE; 2018, Verdi “
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
“LA TRAVIATA : Verdi Original Air Date: 12/15/2018 Cast: Nézet-Séguin; Damrau, Flórez, Kelsey Media: Live in HD SID.18500600 Tags: LIVE in HD; 2018, Verdi “