Cher Public

Broadcast: Aïda

Set aside Saturday afternoon, cher public, for listening and discussion of the new Salzburg Festival Aïda, featuring Anna Netrebko in her role debut as the titular princess in captivity.  Read more »

Forging ahead

Let’s listen, cher public, to Siegfried, live from the Bayreuth Festival, starting at 10:00 AM.

Broadcast: Die Walküre

The Bayreuth Ring (and perhaps the parterre discussion?) continues at 10:00 AM.

Broadcast: Das Rheingold

Get your kicks on Siegfried-Wagner-Alee.

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Broadcast: Parsifal

We move on to Bayreuth’s revival of Parsifal.

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Broadcast: Tristan und Isolde

Today’s conversation piece from Bayreuth: a revival of Tristan und Isolde with Stephen Gould and Petra Lang conducted by Christian Thielemann.

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Broadcast: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

The cher public are invited to hear and comment upon the opening performance of the 2017 Bayreuth Festspiele, featuring a new production of Meistersinger directed by Barrie Kosky. Broadcasts from various sources begin between 9:45 and 10:00 AM EDT. (These daytime Bayreuth listening parties continue into next week.)

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Broadcast(s): Getting medieval

As if to usher in next week’s daily broadcasts from Bayreuth, this afternoon offers a choice between two Wagner operas: Lohengrin from the Vienna State Opera and Tannhäuser from Lyric Opera of Chicago.

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Broadcast: Norma

Summertime, and the canto is bel from Lyric Opera of Chicago, starting at 1:00 PM EDT.

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Webcast: Tosca

A telecast from the Norske Opera of Puccini’s Tosca, directed by Calixto Bieito.

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