This afternoon’s broadcast, cher public: Bizet’s Carmen, starting at 1:00 PM.
Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppea) is opera on the grand scale with mellifluous arias and breathtaking duets that tell a tale of ancient Roman political machinations, adultery, and murder in which there is no true protagonist. This stunningly expressive music is performed by an all-star cast. Soprano Miah Persson, praised by The New York Times for her “sumptuous sound and elegant lyricism,” is joined by singers who have all won worldwide critical acclaim for their mastery of this beautiful repertoire. The Guardian wrote that “there are few performers better-versed in the music of Claudio Monteverdi than Rinaldo Alessandrini and the ensemble he founded 30 years ago, Concerto Italiano.” Alessandrini and company anchor a performance that promises to be one of the season’s most thrilling nights of opera.
La Cieca (pictured) invites you all to enjoy and comment upon this afternoon’s broadcast of Rigoletto, already in progress.
Tonight’s prima of Rusalka at the Met will be broadcast (and, La Cieca trusts, discussed) starting at 7:55 PM.
For your listening and discussing enjoyment, cher public, Rigoletto from the Met tonight at 7:25 pm.
Here’s where you can discuss this afternoon’s performance of the Gounod tuner starting at 1:00 PM.
The Met’s final performance of La bohème this season is today’s Saturday afternoon broadcast.
Start your New Year’s Eve out right with a nice passionate chat on the subject of Roméo et Juliette.
Today’s matinee broadcast features a Met performance from earlier in the season. Chat about it here beginning at 1:00 PM.