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Broadcast: Carmen

This afternoon’s broadcast, cher public: Bizet’s Carmen, starting at 1:00 PM.

Broadcast: I puritani

Grab your veils, cher public, and join the listening party for I puritani tonight at 7:30 tonight. You can discuss the performance in the comments section after the jump.  Read more »

Broadcast: Rigoletto

La Cieca (pictured) invites you all to enjoy and comment upon this afternoon’s broadcast of Rigoletto, already in progress.

Broadcast: Rusalka

Tonight’s prima of Rusalka at the Met will be broadcast (and, La Cieca trusts, discussed) starting at 7:55 PM.

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Broadcast: Rigoletto

For your listening and discussing enjoyment, cher public, Rigoletto from the Met tonight at 7:25 pm.

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Broadcast: Roméo et Juliette

Here’s where you can discuss this afternoon’s performance of the Gounod tuner starting at 1:00 PM.

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Torch passed

The Metropolitan Opera just announced that Mary Jo Heath, who has worked as a producer and guest host for the company over the past nine seasons, will become the fourth full-time radio host in the company’s history this September.

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Sorry, right number

Today marks the premiere of the Operavore radio show on WQXR.

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What not to wear

The Met’s premiere production of Verdi’s Attila is terrible. Are you surprised? Attila is like a self-conscious stroll down Rodeo Drive – or even worse, to the Mall of America – reducing an opera about ruthless tyranny brought down by ruthless vengeance to a quaint and insipid fashion show.

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The People’s Courtesan

Like Liza Minnelli at the Palace or Nomi Malone in Goddess, Renée Fleming‘s Thaïs is better understood as diva event than Gesamtkunstwerk. It’s an opportunity to watch a star lady do her voodoo in a work that exists largely to showcase her glamour and appeal.

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