Posts Tagged ‘Metropolitan Opera’

Mar. 31 2012

04/07/12 – Manon – 1:00pm

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By Jules Massenet Librettist: Henri Meilhac and Philippe Gille Sung in French Approximate running time 3 hrs. 55 min. Anna Netrebko’s dazzling portrayal of the tragic heroine in Laurent Pelly’s new production travels to the Met from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Piotr Beczala and Paulo Szot also star, with the Met’s Principal Conductor […]

Mar. 24 2012

03/31/12 – L’Elisir d’Amore – 1:00pm

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By Gaetano Donizetti Librettist: Felice Romani Sung in Italian Approximate running time 2 hrs. 35 min. Donizetti’s melodic classic is well served by a quartet of bel canto stars: Juan Diego Flórez and Diana Damrau are the unlikely lovers, Mariusz Kwiecien the vainglorious sergeant, and Alessandro Corbelli the dispenser of the elixir. Cast Conductor: Donato […]

Mar. 17 2012

03/24/12 – Macbeth – 1:00pm

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By Giuseppe Verdi Librettist: Francesco Maria Piave and Andrea Mattei Sung in Italian Approximate running time 3 hrs. 0 min. As the doomed couple, Thomas Hampson and Nadja Michael deliver the vocal fireworks of two of Verdi’s most challenging roles, Hampson for the first time at the Met and Michael in her company debut. Cast […]

Mar. 10 2012

03/17/12 – Khovanshchina – 1:00pm

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By Modest Mussorgsky Librettist: Modest Mussorgsky Sung in Russian Approximate running time 4 hrs. 10 min. “Khovanshchina burns white-hot” (New York Times). Mussorgsky’s sweeping epic, set during the reign of Peter the Great, is back on the Met stage for the first time in more than a decade, in a revival that is “blazingly sung, […]

Mar. 03 2012

03/10/12 – Don Giovanni – 1:00pm

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By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Librettist: Lorenzo Da Ponte Sung in Italian Approximate running time 3 hrs. 25 min. Michael Grandage’s elegant new production, which premiered last fall, is back with Gerald Finley in the title role and Andrew Davis on the podium. Kyle Ketelsen and Bryn Terfel share the role of Leporello, and the cast […]

Feb. 25 2012

03/03/12 – Aida – 1:00pm

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By Giuseppe Verdi Librettist: Antonio Ghislanzoni Sung in Italian Approximate running time 3 hrs. 40 min. Verdi’s vision of ancient Egypt is grandly realized with the help of the Met’s unparalleled musical forces—and every one of its stage elevators. Violeta Urmana and Marcello Giordani star as the ill-fated lovers. Stephanie Blythe sings Amneris for the […]

Feb. 24 2012

Opera on-screen!

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While skimming friends’ Facebook posts this morning, I came across a few comments relating to Placido Domingo & Stephen Colbert having sung Verdi’s La Donna e Mobile on last night’s “Colbert Report.” Having missed the broadcast, I immediately Googled the performance & was delighted with the video I found. Both men sound great & look […]

Feb. 21 2012

Adventures of a Mezzo in Manhattan

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Greetings! It’s great to be back on the air. Jim & I took a trip to New York over the weekend, mostly to see Verdi’s Ernani at the Metropolitan Opera. We also got to visit with several friends, one of whom sings in the Met chorus (local opera fans may remember her: Sara Stewart, soprano […]

Feb. 18 2012

02/25/12 – Ernani – 1:00pm

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By Giuseppe Verdi Librettist: Francesco Maria PIave Sung in Italian Approximate running time 3 hrs. 30 min. Angela Meade takes center stage in Verdi’s thrilling early gem. With Marcello Giordani in the role of her mismatched lover, and all-star Verdians Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Ferruccio Furlanetto round out the cast. Cast Conductor: Marco Armiliato Elvira: Angela […]

Feb. 11 2012

02/18/12 – The Barber of Seville – 1:00pm

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By Gioachino Rossini Librettist: Cesare Sterbini Sung in Italian Rodion Pogossov stars in the title role of the barber in Bartlett Sher’s popular production, which propels the comic action right into the audience with Diana Damrau as Rosina. Cast Conductor: Maurizio Benini Rosina: Diana Damrau Count Almaviva: Colin Lee Figaro: Rodion Pogossov Dr. Bartolo: John […]

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