Of the more than 1300 live broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera (since 1931) Charles Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette (February 1947) is among those to have attained “legendary status.”
Sony Classical continues their release of classic Metropolitan Opera broadcasts with a 1962 Met production of Puccini’s ‘Tosca’ with Leontyne Price in the title role.
Sony Classical continues to release Saturday afternoon Metropolitan Opera radio broadcasts from days gone by. The latest in their series is a performances of Puccini’s La Boheme from 1958.
Sony Classical has released a December 16, 1950 live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera of Gioachino Rossini’s “Il barbiere di Siviglia” (The Barber of Seville).
The New York Times reports music scholar Philip Gossett refused The Metropolitan Opera’s request to write program notes for a production of Rossini’s “Le Comte Ory” because he is displeased with their use of a “butchered” version of the score.
In this video performance from 1991, Aprile Millo and Luciano Pavarotti show us how it’s done.
The Metropolitan Opera presents Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor live in HD at movie theaters worldwide on Saturday March 19. Here are some footnotes and history for those who plan to go.
Instead of writing a review of the Met’s Nixon in China, why not reflect on the opera itself as an explanation of – or at least a mirror on – the world as we know it?
February 10 is the birthday of Leontyne Price. There will never be a voice like this again. It soared, it glittered and it dug itself into your heart.
Spanish tenor and conductor Placido Domingo’s lifetime of achievements; a snapshot of the world famous singer in his early career, at 20 and later in his career, at age 70.