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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In this episode of Opera Abbreviated, Classical 101′s Christopher Purdy takes a look at Shostakovich’s The Nose which will appear in movie theaters starting October 26 as a part of The Metâ€™s 2013-14 Live in HD season.
In the first episode of the Opera Abbreviated podcast, Christopher Purdy takes a look at Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, which will appear in movie theaters starting October 5 as the opening of The Met’s 2013-14 Live in HD season.