This modern, and for some a “difficult” opera has enormous rewards for lovers of both the musical and visual arts. Enjoy our surreal videos which will help acquaint you with this fabulous production, available all too briefly on movie screens on Nov. 21, 2015.
The glorious Wagner masterpiece is one of the few operas the Met’s aging music director James Levine has undertaken to shape and conduct in 2015-16. A historic telecast on Oct. 31.
Aleksandrs Antonenko in his first Met performances of the tormented Moor of Venice, with Sonya Yoncheva in her role debut as his innocent wife, Desdemona. Seen here: Željko Lučić as Iago.
Wagner’s Tannhäuser wins the maestro’s time and attention as James Levine deals with reduced energy, leaving Berg’s Lulu (seen in photo) to others.
One of Verdi’s most popular operas, compete with the Anvil Chorus, Il Trovatore is spellbinding to watch, glorious to hear and our preview has some special excerpts from the October 3 Live in HD program which is coming to Pittsfield and Great Barrington.
In a feat not accomplished since Beverly Sills did it in the 1970’s. Sondra Radvanovsky is determined to portray the three queens in Donizetti’s operas Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda and Roberto Devereux at The Met this season.
Rigoletto is possibly the most popular tragic opera in the repertory – and it was a whole new adventure for our theatre critic, Gail Burns. She marveled at its big sound in the intimacy of Hubbard Hall in Cambridge, NY.