Posts Tagged ‘Metropolitan Opera’

Feb. 04 2012

02/11/12 – Götterdämmerung – 12:00pm

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by Richard Wagner Librettist Richard Wagner Sung in German With its cataclysmic climax, the Met’s new Ring cycle, directed by Robert Lepage, comes to its resolution. Deborah Voigt stars as Brünnhilde and Jay Hunter Morris is Siegfried—the star-crossed lovers doomed by fate. Fabio Luisi conducts. Cast Conductor: Fabio Luisi Brünnhilde: Deborah Voigt Gutrune: Wendy Bryn […]

Jan. 29 2012

02/04/12 – Anna Bolena – 1:00PM

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by Gaetanto Donizatti Librettist Felice Romani sung in Itanlian Anna Netrebko opens the Met season with her portrayal of the ill-fated queen driven insane by her unfaithful king. She sings one of opera’s greatest mad scenes in this Met premiere production by David McVicar. Ekaterina Gubanova is her rival, Jane Seymour, Ildar Abdrazakov sings Henry […]

Jan. 26 2012

Getting away to it all

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I’m not one to sit around on vacation. I love my job, but it does entail spending most of my workday in a small room with a bunch of electronics, & I’m a pretty sociable person, & not very sedentary,  so when I leave town for a few days, I need to be somewhere with […]

Jan. 21 2012

01/28/12 – Tosca – 1:00pm

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Tosca by Giacomo Puccini Librettists: Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica sung in Italian Approximate running time 3 hrs. 0 min. Patricia Racette won plaudits when she first sang the title role at the Met in 2010. Now she she’s back with Robert Dean Smith as her heroic lover, Cavaradossi. James Morris is Scarpia. Cast Conductor: […]

Jan. 16 2012

01/21/12 – The Enchanted Island – 1:00PM

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The Enchanted Island by George Frideric Handel, Antonio Vivaldi, Jean-Philippe Rameau and others In one extraordinary new work, lovers of Baroque opera have it all: the world’s best singers, glorious music of the Baroque masters, and a story drawn from Shakespeare. In The Enchanted Island, the lovers from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream are shipwrecked […]

Jan. 14 2012

01/14/12 – Norma – 1:00PM

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Archival Broadcast: Bellini’s Norma, April 4, 1970  January 14, 2012 1:00 pm ET Bonynge; Sutherland, Horne, Bergonzi, Siepi Related posts: 12/17/11– Madama Butterfly Puccini 1:00 03/24/12 – Macbeth – 1:00pm 04/21/12 – Siegfried – NOON

Jan. 07 2012

01/07/12 – Hansel and Gretel – 1:00pm

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Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck The Met’s wickedly funny production returns as this season’s English-language holiday presentation for families, with special prices and midweek matinees. Aleksandra Kurzak is Gretel, with Kate Lindsey and Alice Coote alternating as Hansel. Robert Brubaker is the Witch who plots to bake them into gingerbread. PRODUCTION CREDITS Production: Richard […]

Dec. 31 2011

12/31/11 – Die Fledermaus – 1:00pm

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Archival Broadcast: Strauss’s Die Fledermaus, January 20, 1951  December 31, 2011 1:00 pm ET Ormandy; Piazza, Munsel, Stevens,Kullman, Tucker, J. Brownlee, Gilford Related posts: 01/21/12 – The Enchanted Island – 1:00PM 02/04/12 – Anna Bolena – 1:00PM 05/05/12 – The Makropulos Case – 1:00pm

Dec. 17 2011

12/24/11 – Daughter of the Regiment – 1:00PM

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La Fille du Régiment by Gaetano Donizetti Librettists: Georges Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Jean-Francois Bayard Sung in French Approximate running time 2 hrs. 50 min. Nino Machaidze is Donizetti’s spunky heroine in Laurent Pelly’s witty production. Her Tonio is Lawrence Brownlee, who delivers all nine high Cs of his famous aria with aplomb, and […]

Dec. 11 2011

12/17/11– Madama Butterfly Puccini 1:00

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Conductor: Plácido Domingo Approximate running time 3 hrs. 10 min. The 2011-2012 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, starring the Chinese soprano Liping Zhang, in her network broadcast debut. Zhang sings the title role of the young Japanese bride whose marriage to an American naval officer leads […]

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