Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
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:
For more information on The Met: Live in HD series and to purchase tickets, visit: The Met's website
Most Recent Episodes
Opera Abbreviated, learn all about a magnificent double bill: Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle, and Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta.
The Metropolitan Opera presents Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann live in HD, Saturday January 31 at 1 pm. Opera Abbreviated takes you there early!
Opera Abbreviated tells you everything you need to enjoy this week’s live in HD broadcast of Lehar’s The Merry Widow.
Opera Abbreviated gives you a glimpse of Wagner’s opera The Mastersingers of Nuremberg. You can see the opera live from the Met in a movie theater near you, on December 13 at noon.
Opera Abbreviated is all you need to enjoy Bizet’s Carmen, live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera, Saturday November 1 at 1 PM.
Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera, October 18 at 1.30 PM
Opera Abbreviated presents Macbeth, an Italian opera by Giuseppe Verdi based on Shakespeare’s play. See it live in HD from the Met on Saturday, October 11.
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.