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Puzza la tela dipinta

This afternoon the Royal Opera House offers a first glimpse of Richard Jones‘ new production of La bohème, the first at that theater since about 1735 or so. Among the talking and/or singing heads will be ROH music director Sir Antonio Pappano and the recently affianced tenor Michael FabianoRead more »

Broadcast: The Ghosts of Versailles

This afternoon at 1:00 PM, The Ghosts of Versailles from Los Angeles Opera: all this and Patti LuPone too!

Vous ne pouvez pas rester ici toute seule

Slight change of plans, cher publc: this afternoon’s chat I think should center around a new Pelléas et Mélisande from the Vienna State Opera featuring Simon Keenlyside as Golaud. The broadcast starts at 1:00 PM.

Broadcast: Aïda

Listening and discussion of the new Salzburg Festival Aïda, featuring Anna Netrebko in her role debut as the titular princess in captivity.

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Forging ahead

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

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Broadcast: Die Walküre

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

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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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