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Oct 15 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
MIGNON:Thomas Original Air Date: 01/27/1945 Pelletier; Stevens, Melton, Benzell, Pinza MOD Audio SID.18420102 “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"
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
I VESPRI SICILIANI:Verdi Original Air Date: 03/09/1974 Levine; Caballé, Gedda, Milnes, Díaz MOD Audio SID.18420103 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"
Oct 15 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
I PURITANI:Bellini Original Air Date: 03/30/1991 Bonynge; Gruberova, Merritt, Gavanelli, Plishka MOD Audio SID.18420104 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"
Oct 15 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
TANNHÄUSER:Wagner Original Air Date: 01/24/1987 Levine; Cassilly, Norman, Randová, Hagegård, Rootering MOD Audio SID.18420105 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 15 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm
L”ELISIR D”AMORE:Donizetti Original Air Date: 01/25/1992 Panni; Pavarotti, Battle, Plishka, Pons MOD Audio SID.18420107 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"
Oct 16 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
ADRIANA LECOUVREUR:Cilea Original Air Date: 02/11/1978 López-Cobos; Caballé, Carreras, Cossotto, Quilico MOD Audio SID.18420208 “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"
Oct 16 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS:Strauss Original Air Date: 03/20/1976 Levine; Caballé, Remedios, Welting, Troyanos, Dooley, Titus SID.18420209 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"
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
OTELLO:Verdi Original Air Date: 03/11/1967 Mehta; Caballé, McCracken, Gobbi, Lorenzi MOD Audio SID.18420210 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"
Oct 16 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
MADAMA BUTTERFLY:Puccini Original Air Date: 03/30/2002 Armiliato; Dessì, Armiliato, Bunnell, Shimell, Fracker SID.18420211 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"
Oct 16 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
LUISA MILLER:Verdi Original Air Date: 02/17/1968 Schippers; Caballé, Tucker, Milnes, Tozzi, Flagello, Pearl MOD Audio SID.18420212 This production brought Luisa Miller into the mainstream repertory. Caballe is caught at close to her very best, Tucker … Continue reading "LUISA MILLER"
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
SAMSON ET DALILA:Saint-Saens Original Air Date: 10/16/2018 Elder; Garanca, Alagna, Naouri, Azizov, Belosselskiy Live Broadcast SID.18420214 PROGRAM When mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Roberto Alagna joined forces for a new production of Carmen at the … Continue reading "SAMSON ET DALILA"
Oct 17 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL:Mozart Original Air Date: 02/01/2003 Levine; Deshorties, Groves, Moll, Welch-Babidge, Banks SID.18420315 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"
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NORMA:Bellini Original Air Date: 02/17/1973 Cillario; Caballé, Cossotto, Cossutta, Tozzi MOD Audio SID.18420320 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"
Oct 17 @ 9:00 pm – 12:00 am
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO:Mozart Original Air Date: 02/12/1994 Rudel; Morris, McLaughlin, Fleming, Croft, Bunnell MOD Audio SID.18420321 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"
Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
MARNIE : Nico Muhly Original Air Date: 10/19/2018 Cast: Spano; Leonard, Kelly, Graves, Davies, Maltman Media: Live Broadcast SID.18420535 SYNOPSIS Composer Nico Muhly unveils his second new opera for the Met with this gripping reimagining … Continue reading "MARNIE"
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
TOSCA : Puccini  Original Air Date: 10/25/2018  Cast: Rizzi; Radvanovsky, Calleja, Koch, Carfizzi  Media: Live Broadcast SID.18430000 

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Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
TOSCA : Puccini  Original Air Date: 10/25/2018  Cast: Rizzi; Radvanovsky, Calleja, Koch, Carfizzi  Media: Live Broadcast SID.18430000 
Oct 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
CARMEN : Bizet  Original Air Date: 10/30/2018  Cast: Wellber; Yu, Margaine, Lee, Ketelsen  Media: Live Broadcast   SID.18440000 
Nov 2 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
“TOSCA : Puccini Original Air Date: 11/02/2018 Cast: Rizzi; Radvanovsky, Calleja, Koch, Carfizzi Media: Live Broadcast SID.18440000 Tags: LIVE; 2018, Puccini “
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 Media: Live Broadcast SID.18450000 Tags: LIVE; 2018 “
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 Media: Live Broadcast SID.18460000 Tags: LIVE; 2018 “
Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
“CARMEN : Bizet Original Air Date: 11/15/2018 Cast: Wellber; Yu, Margaine, Lee, Ketelsen Media: Live Broadcast SID.18460000 Tags: LIVE; 2018 “
Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
“MEFISTOFELE : Boito Original Air Date: 11/19/2018 Cast: Colaneri; Meade, Fabiano, Van Horn, Check Media: Live Broadcast SID.18470000 Tags: LIVE; 2018 “
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 Media: Live Broadcast SID.18470000 Tags: LIVE; 2018, Domingo, Puccini “
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 Tags: LIVE; 2018 “
Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
MEFISTOFELE : Boito Colaneri; Meade, Fabiano, Van Horn, Check Media: Live Broadcast SID.18480000 
Dec 4 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
“LA TRAVIATA : Verdi Original Air Date: 12/04/2018 Cast: Nézet-Séguin; Damrau, Flórez, Kelsey Media: Live Broadcast SID.18490000 Tags: LIVE; 2018, Verdi “
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 “