Featured Operas

This week

Jan 7 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
DIE ÄGYPTISCHE HELENA:Strauss Original Air Date: 03/31/2007 Luisi; Voigt, Kerl, Damrau, Grove, Brendel MOD Audio SID.19020102 This is the Met’s only broadcast of the Strauss work and Kerl and Damrau are very impressive. I don’t … Continue reading "DIE ÄGYPTISCHE HELENA"
Jan 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
COSÌ FAN TUTTE:Mozart Original Air Date: 03/15/1997 Isepp; Vaness, Croft, Graham, Gunn, McLaughlin, Shimell SID.19020103This is the season after the Bartoli run as Despina also with Vaness. Most of the interest in this broadcast centers … Continue reading "COSÌ FAN TUTTE"
Jan 7 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
FAUST: Gounod Original Air Date: 12/30/1972 Benzi; Gedda, Boky, Macurdy, Manuguerra, Forst SID.19020104 Gedda and Manuguerra are two of my favorite singers, and well cast,but neither Boky nor Macurdy is what I want in Gounod. … Continue reading "FAUST"
Jan 7 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
LUISA MILLER:Verdi Original Air Date: 03/23/2002 Levine; Frittoli, Shicoff, Frontali, Tian, Ens, Graves SID.19020105This performance just doesn’t get off the ground, For me, though Frittoli and Frontali are at least Italianate, they are short of … Continue reading "LUISA MILLER"
Jan 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
TOSCA:Puccini Original Air Date: 03/23/1957 Mitropoulos; Albanese, Barioni, Warren SID.19020106This performance was supposed to be Bjorling with Albanese and Warren. Tosca is not an ideal part for Albanese, but she certainly knows the idiom.
Jan 7 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 8 @ 12:00 am
DON PASQUALE:Donizetti Original Air Date: 12/21/1940 Papi; Baccaloni, Sayão, Martini, Valentino MOD Audio SID.19020107 This is one of the older Met broadcasts to appear in the Sirius rebroadcast series. It’s also one of the best, … Continue reading "DON PASQUALE"
Jan 8 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
MANON LESCAUT:Puccini Original Air Date: 03/17/1990 Santi; Freni, Dvorsk, Schexnayder, Tajo SID.19020208This is Freni’s only Met broadcast of Manon Lescaut (she did three performances in 1984 as well), and she is one of my favorite … Continue reading "MANON LESCAUT"
Jan 8 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG:Wagner Original Air Date: 03/29/1975 Ehrling; Nilsson, Thomas, Rundgren, Dooley, Rankin, Reynolds SID.19020209This is Nilsson’s final Wagner opera from the Met airwaves. I am rooting for her to be good on this broadcast because she … Continue reading "GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG"
Jan 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG:Wagner Original Air Date: 03/29/1975 Ehrling; Nilsson, Thomas, Rundgren, Dooley, Rankin, Reynolds SID.19020210This is Nilsson’s final Wagner opera from the Met airwaves. I am rooting for her to be good on this broadcast because she … Continue reading "GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG"
Jan 8 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
ELEKTRA:Strauss Original Air Date: 03/25/1961 Rosenstock; Borkh, Rysanek, Madeira, Uhde, Vinay MOD Audio SID.19020211Rosenstock appears for the originally scheduled Mitropoulos who had died the previous November. Still, this is a powerful cast in a masterpiece. … Continue reading "ELEKTRA"
Jan 8 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
I PURITANI:Bellini Original Air Date: 02/01/1997 Müller; Swenson, Neill, Hampson, Miles MOD Audio SID.19020212The Netrebko video and the Gruberova and Sutherland Elviras are all available in MOoD as well as this one. Swenson has an … Continue reading "I PURITANI"
Jan 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LA TRAVIATA:Verdi Original Air Date: 12/19/1998 Rizzi; Racette, Álvarez, Chernov SID.19020213This production had been through multiple cast changes. Originally for Gheorgiu and Alagna, it moved to Fleming, who begged off because of schedule overcrowding. By … Continue reading "LA TRAVIATA"
Jan 8 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 9 @ 12:00 am
THAÏS:Massenet Original Air Date: 01/28/1978 Pritchard; Sills, Milnes, Gibbs SID.19020214 For a long time this was the only Met broadcast of Thais, but with Fleming’s effort in 2008 one can hear a much fresher sound … Continue reading "THAÏS"
Jan 9 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
LUISA MILLER:Verdi Original Air Date: 03/23/2002 Levine; Frittoli, Shicoff, Frontali, Tian, Ens, Graves SID.19020315This performance just doesn’t get off the ground, For me, though Frittoli and Frontali are at least Italianate, they are short of … Continue reading "LUISA MILLER"
Jan 9 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 10 @ 12:00 am
IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA:Rossini Original Air Date: 12/21/1957 Rudolf; Guarrera, Peters, Valletti, Corena, Hines MOD Audio SID.19020321 Guarrera is an alert if not so suave Figaro. Rudolf leads an experienced ensemble. One should listen to … Continue reading "IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA"
Jan 10 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
OTELLO:Verdi Original Air Date: 01/10/2019 Dudamel; Yoncheva, Johnson Cano, Skelton, Dolgov, Lucic, Morris SID.19020428 Conducting sensation Gustavo Dudamel makes his Met debut leading Verdi’s towering Shakespearean masterpiece, in the first revival of Bartlett Sher’s gripping … Continue reading "OTELLO"
Jan 12 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
ADRIANA LECOUVREUR:Cilea Original Air Date: 01/12/2019 Noseda; Netrebko, Rachvelishvili, Beczala, Bosi, Maestri, Muraro Live in HD SID.19020640 Based on a play by Eugène Scribe, the story was inspired by the real-life intrigues of famed actress … Continue reading "ADRIANA LECOUVREUR [HD]"

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Jan 15 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE : Debussy Original Air Date: 01/15/2019 Nézet-Séguin; Leonard, Lemieux, Appleby, Ketelsen, Furlanetto Live Broadcast      SID.19030000  READ SYNOPSIS Debussy’s only opera, a mesmerizing meditation on love and betrayal, returns to the … Continue reading "PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE"
Jan 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
CARMEN : Bizet Original Air Date: 01/17/2019  Langrée; Phillips, Margaine, Alagna, Simpson  Live Broadcast                              SID.19030000  Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable … Continue reading "CARMEN"
Jan 19 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE : Debussy Original Air Date: 01/19/2019 Nézet-Séguin; Leonard, Lemieux, Appleby, Ketelsen, Furlanetto Live Broadcast     SID.19030000  READ SYNOPSIS Debussy’s only opera, a mesmerizing meditation on love and betrayal, returns to the Met … Continue reading "PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE"
Jan 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
IOLANTA / BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE : Tchaikovsky/Bartók Original Air Date: 01/24/2019  Nanasi; Yoncheva, Polenzani, Markov, Azizov, Kowaljow, Denoke, Finley Live Broadcast SID.19040000 
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
MARNIE : Nico Muhly Original Air Date: 01/26/2019 Cast: Spano; Leonard, Kelly, Graves, Davies, Maltman Media: Live Broadcast SID.19040000 Tags: LIVE; 2019 SYNOPSIS Composer Nico Muhly unveils his second new opera for the Met with … Continue reading "MARNIE"
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
DON GIOVANNI : Mozart Original Air Date: 01/30/2019 Meister; Willis-Sørensen, Lombardi, Garifullina, de Barbeyrac, Pisaroni, Taylor, Cedel, Kocán Live Broadcast SID.19050000 
Feb 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  CARMEN : Bizet Original Air Date: 02/02/2019 Langrée; Phillips, Margaine, Alagna, Simpson Live in HD SID.19050600  Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, … Continue reading "CARMEN [HD]"
Feb 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
“LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT : Donizetti Original Air Date: 02/11/2019 Cast: Mazzola; Yende, Blythe, Camarena, Corbelli Media: Live Broadcast SID.19060000 Tags: LIVE; 2019 “
Feb 9 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
IOLANTA / BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE : Tchaikovsky/Bartók Original Air Date: 02/09/2019 Nanasi; Yoncheva, Polenzani, Markov, Azizov, Kowaljow, Denoke, Finley Live Broadcast SID.19060000 
Feb 12 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
“RIGOLETTO : Verdi Original Air Date: 02/12/2019 Cast: Luisotti; Sierra, Zaharia, Grigolo, Frontali, Kocán Media: Live Broadcast SID.19070000 Tags: LIVE; 2019, Verdi “
Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
DON GIOVANNI : Mozart Original Air Date: 02/16/2019 Meister; Willis-Sørensen, Lombardi, Garifullina, de Barbeyrac, Pisaroni, Taylor, Cedel, Kocán Live Broadcast SID.19070000 
Feb 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
“LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT : Donizetti Original Air Date: 02/18/2019 Cast: Mazzola; Yende, Blythe, Camarena, Muraro Media: Live Broadcast SID.19080000 Tags: LIVE; 2019 “
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
“FALSTAFF : Verdi Original Air Date: 02/22/2019 Cast: Farnes; Schultz, Pérez, Lemieux, Johnson Cano, Demuro, Maestri, Rodríguez Media: Live Broadcast SID.19080000 Tags: LIVE; 2019, Verdi “
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
“RIGOLETTO : Verdi Original Air Date: 02/23/2019 Cast: Luisotti; Sierra, Zaharia, Grigolo, Frontali, Kocán Media: Live Broadcast SID.19080000 Tags: LIVE; 2019, Verdi “
Feb 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
“FALSTAFF : Verdi Original Air Date: 02/27/2019 Cast: Farnes; Schultz, Pérez, Lemieux, Johnson Cano, Demuro, Maestri, Rodríguez Media: Live Broadcast SID.19090000 Tags: LIVE; 2019, Verdi “
Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
“LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT : Donizetti Original Air Date: 03/02/2019 Cast: Mazzola; Yende, Blythe, Camarena, Corbelli, Muraro Media: Live in HD SID.19090600 Tags: LIVE in HD; 2019 “
Mar 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
“AIDA : Verdi Original Air Date: 03/07/2019 Cast: Domingo; Radvanovsky, Petrova, Antonenko, Kelsey, Kocán, Howard Media: Live Broadcast SID.19100000 Tags: LIVE; 2019, Domingo, Verdi “
Mar 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
“DAS RHEINGOLD : Wagner Original Air Date: 03/09/2019 Cast: Jordan; Harmer, Barton, Cargill, Ernst, Siegel, Grimsley, Konieczny, Groissböck, Belosselskiy Media: Live Broadcast SID.19100000 Tags: LIVE; 2019, Wagner “
Mar 14 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
“DAS RHEINGOLD : Wagner Original Air Date: 03/14/2019 Cast: Jordan; Harmer, Barton, Cargill, Ernst, Siegel, Grimsley, Konieczny, Groissböck, Belosselskiy Media: Live Broadcast SID.19110000 Tags: LIVE; 2019, Wagner “
Mar 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
“FALSTAFF : Verdi Original Air Date: 03/16/2019 Cast: Farnes; Schultz, Pérez, Lemieux, Johnson Cano, Demuro, Maestri, Rodríguez Media: Live Broadcast SID.19110000 Tags: LIVE; 2019, Verdi “
Mar 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
“RIGOLETTO : Verdi Original Air Date: 03/20/2019 Cast: Luisotti; Sierra, Zaharia, Hymel, Frontali, Kocán Media: Live Broadcast SID.19120000 Tags: LIVE; 2019, Verdi “
Mar 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
“SAMSON ET DALILA : Saint-Saens Original Air Date: 03/23/2019 Cast: Elder; Rachvelishvili, Antonenko, Naouri, Konieczny, Groissböck Media: Live Broadcast SID.19120000 Tags: LIVE; 2019 “
Mar 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
“DIE WALKÜRE : Wagner Original Air Date: 03/25/2019 Cast: Jordan; Goerke, Westbroek, Barton, Skelton, Grimsley, Groissböck Media: Live Broadcast SID.19130000 Tags: LIVE; 2019, Wagner “
Mar 30 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
“DIE WALKÜRE : Wagner Original Air Date: 03/30/2019 Cast: Media: Live in HD SID.19130600 Tags: LIVE in HD; 2019, Wagner “
Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
“LA CLEMENZA DI TITO : Mozart Original Air Date: 04/03/2019 Cast: Koenigs; Fang, van den Heever, DiDonato, Murrihy, Polenzani, Van Horn Media: Live Broadcast SID.19140000 Tags: LIVE; 2019, Mozart “
Apr 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
“TOSCA : Puccini Original Air Date: 04/06/2019 Cast: 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 
Apr 13 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
“SIEGFRIED : Wagner Original Air Date: 04/13/2019 Cast: Jordan; Goerke, Morley, Cargill, Vinke, Siegel, Volle, Konieczny, Belosselskiy Media: Live Broadcast SID.19150000 Tags: LIVE; 2019, Wagner “
Apr 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
“LA TRAVIATA : Verdi Original Air Date: 04/17/2019 Cast: Luisotti; Hartig, Costello, Domingo Media: Live Broadcast SID.19160000 Tags: LIVE; 2019, Domingo, Verdi “
Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
“LA CLEMENZA DI TITO : Mozart Original Air Date: 04/20/2019 Cast: Koenigs; Fang, van den Heever, DiDonato, Murrihy, Polenzani, Van Horn Media: Live Broadcast SID.19160000 Tags: LIVE; 2019, Mozart “