Met On Demand: Audio

Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
LUISA MILLER:Verdi Original Air Date: 02/17/1968 Schippers; Caballé, Tucker, Milnes, Tozzi, Flagello, Pearl MOD Audio SID.18420531 This production brought Luisa Miller into the mainstream repertory. Caballe is caught at close to her very best, Tucker … Continue reading "LUISA MILLER"
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
NORMA:Bellini Original Air Date: 02/17/1973 Cillario; Caballé, Cossotto, Cossutta, Tozzi MOD Audio SID.18420532 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 19 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO:Mozart Original Air Date: 02/12/1994 Rudel; Morris, McLaughlin, Fleming, Croft, Bunnell MOD Audio SID.18420533 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 20 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
L’ELISIR D’AMORE:Donizetti Original Air Date: 01/25/1992 Panni; Pavarotti, Battle, Plishka, Pons MOD Audio SID.18420638 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 20 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
I VESPRI SICILIANI:Verdi Original Air Date: 03/09/1974 Levine; Caballé, Gedda, Milnes, Díaz MOD Audio SID.18420639 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 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OTELLO:Verdi Original Air Date: 03/11/1967 Mehta; Caballé, McCracken, Gobbi, Lorenzi MOD Audio SID.18420642 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 20 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 21 @ 12:00 am
I PURITANI:Bellini Original Air Date: 03/30/1991 Bonynge; Gruberova, Merritt, Gavanelli, Plishka MOD Audio SID.18420636 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 21 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
MIGNON:Thomas Original Air Date: 01/27/1945 Pelletier; Stevens, Melton, Benzell, Pinza MOD Audio SID.18420743 “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 21 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO:Mozart Original Air Date: 02/12/1994 Rudel; Morris, McLaughlin, Fleming, Croft, Bunnell MOD Audio SID.18420744 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 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
NORMA:Bellini Original Air Date: 02/17/1973 Cillario; Caballé, Cossotto, Cossutta, Tozzi MOD Audio SID.18420745 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 21 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
ADRIANA LECOUVREUR:Cilea Original Air Date: 02/11/1978 López-Cobos; Caballé, Carreras, Cossotto, Quilico MOD Audio SID.18420747 “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 21 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 22 @ 1:00 am
TANNHÄUSER:Wagner Original Air Date: 01/24/1987 Levine; Cassilly, Norman, Randová, Hagegård, Rootering MOD Audio SID.18420749 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"