It's time to get the dish about your favorite opera. But, you need to know what to expect in all the high-drama and exultant singing of this opera season. "Opera Abbreviated" gives you the plotlines without the platitudes – your CliffsNotes© of opera.
Host Christopher Purdy of Classical 101 provides in each 3-7 minute podcast a snapshot of performances from The Met: Live in HD series. With witty commentary and quick audio highlights from each opera, Purdy takes you through the action in an instant: the sordid relationships, the tortured romances, the joyous unexpected encounters and the tally of on-stage demises.
Know before you go. Listen to "Opera Abbreviated" before watching The Met: Live in HD series at these local theaters:
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Most Recent Episodes
Opera Project Columbus presents Pagliacci at the Jewish Community Center of Columbus June 14 and 15. Here’s a new Opera Abbreviated podcast with the violent story!
Bizet’s opera Carmen comes to the Ohio Theater May 9 and 10. Check out the latest Opera Abbreviated podcast !
A look at Rossini’s La cenerentola, the final Met in HD offering of the season.
Cosi fan Tutte, a bittersweet battle of the sexes is the next Met-in-HD presentation and is the subject of the latest Opera Abbreviated podcast. Listen up.
Here’s a special edition of Opera Abbreviated. Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia will be performed April 17th and 19th by OSU Opera Dept at Drake Performance Center
Puccini’s La boheme is the next installment of the Met-live-in-HD-series. See it April 5. Opera Abbreviated that tells you all you need to know, and encourages a good cry.
The latest Opera Abbreviated podcast features Borodin’s Prince Igor. See it live form the Met in HD on March 1 at noon, or listen to the live radio broadcast on Classical 101
Opera Abbreviated tells you everything you need to know aobut Dvorak’s opera Rusalka. You can see the opera in HD live from the Met on February 8.
Opera Abbreviated presents a pithy few minutes on Verdi’s Falstaff
In this episode of Opera Abbreviated, Classical 101′s Christopher Purdy takes a look at Giacomo Puccini “Tosca” which will appear in movie theaters starting Nov. 9 as a part of The Met’s 2013-14 Live in HD season.