Tonight’s chat features the enshortened English language version of The Magic Flute the Met has put forth as their annual Christmas entertainment for the kiddies. (Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera
Welcome to La Casa della Cieca for the matinee of Salome starting at the Met at 1:00 pm on Saturday, cher public. Please be sure to read the notice after the jump. Read more »
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.
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Nabucco opens tonight. Read more »
Near, far, wherever you are, you can enjoy today’s 1:00 PM Met broadcast of L’Amour de Loin.
Get ready, cher public, for the first Met Saturday matinee broadcast.
Whether near or far, cher public, you can enjoy the Met premiere of L’Amour de Loin in the company of other denizens of La Casa della Cieca.
Get your faces on, cher public, for tonight’s chat during the season premiere of Manon Lescaut.
If there’s anything the Kostelnicka likes, it’s having people talk about her.