Sunday, February 18, 2018

Met Radio Broadcasts Archived on BBC Radio 3

Opera on 3


I was reminded the other day that BBC Radio 3 transmits the Met Saturday broadcasts. Not only that, they archive each one for about 30 days. This means if you had other things you had to do yesterday and couldn’t set aside six hours to listen to the fabulous performance of Parsifal, that you still have time to do so.

As of this writing, they also have archived recordings of Tosca, Il Trovatore, and L'elisir d'amore. Of course, they also broadcast other opera performances from the UK and Europe. I still find the website a bit difficult to navigate; but perseverance pays off. You can always explore while you’re listening to the archives.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Met: Live in HD 2018-2019 Season Announced

  • Aida 10/06/2018
  • Samson et Dalila 10/20/2018
  • La Fanciulla del West 10/27/2018
  • Marnie 11/10/2018
  • La Traviata 12/15/2018 
  • Adriana Lecouvreur 01/12/2019
  • Carmen 02/02/2019 
  • La Fille du Régiment 03/02/2019
  • Die Walküre 03/30/2019
  • Dialogues des Carmélites 05/11/2019

More information is available at the Met website

Also, Parterre Box has a super discussion of the new season and changes at the Met.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Re-Joyce! Another Master Class

This one is from the Royal Opera House; and it just appeared the other day on the tube. I haven't had a chance to watch it yet, but I wanted to share it right away! I will be tuning in as soon as I post this. Watch, listen, learn, and enjoy!!


Friday, February 9, 2018

Gratuitous Friday – [Fred Plotkin's] Conversation with Luca Pisaroni

Usually these gratuitous posts are videos of a single song or aria. But today, we make an exception for our Luca. Here is an interview he did recently with Fred Plotkin. (Not so much an interview, but more of a lecture with a guest. There's some interesting discussion of Cosi (the blue kool-aid one and the Glyndebourne one), Don Giovanni and a few other operas.)



Sunday, February 4, 2018

Opera Fugit (Especially on YewToob)


The fleetingness of opera online is well knownespecially on that one video upload website that you and I watch on the tube. However, these selections seem likely to stay around, since they're published by the EuroArts Channel. (They also have a lot of non-opera concert performances as well.) 
Highlights include:

Most do not have subtitles, but hey, we're opera fans, we can figure that part out.

So many operas…so little time.

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