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Out of the depths

For those who fall prey to the sin of Pride this week, penance may follow. Thus “Trove Thursday” appropriately provides a live broadcast of Mozart’s rarely performed cantata Davide Penitente by Les Arts Florissants conducted by William Christie with Sandrine Piau, Véronique Gens and Howard CrookRead more »

We just wanna be loved

The annual Antoinette Perry Awards will be presented this Sunday at Radio City Music Hall so “Trove Thursday” commemorates that event with a celebrated Broadway flop that didn’t win a single Tony—a complete live performance of Stephen Sondheim’s wildly eccentric Anyone Can Whistle featuring the divine Audra McDonald as Fay, Michael Cerveris as Hapgood and (oh well) Patti Lupone as the ruthless Mayoress.  Read more »

Tomb service

As I was reveling in the cool beauty of Anne Schwanewilms’s soprano during her rapturously received Strauss/Wolf recital at Alice Tully Hall on Easter Sunday, I remembered that I had an outstanding performance of Weber’s Euryanthe to share on “Trove Thursday.” As the beleaguered heroine Schwanewilms grandly holds her own against the conniving of Lauren Flanigan’s flamboyant Eglantine.  Read more »

I won’t dance, don’t ask me

A live Un Ballo in Maschera featuring Jon Vickers, Amy Shuard, Lucia Popp, Shirley Verrett and Peter Glossop.

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The son-in-law also rises

The 2017 Glyndebourne Festival opens on Saturday with the UK premiere of L’Ipermestra conducted by William Christie and directed by Graham Vick.

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Saluting Kurt Moll

“Trove Thursday” pays tribute to the great German bass Kurt Moll

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Angry in a noble manner

“Trove Thursday” presents a live Motezuma conducted by Alan Curtis with Karina Gauvin, Sonia Prina, Mary-Ellen Nesi, Vito Priante and Ann Hallenberg (as Hernán Cortés!). 

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The song is you

Met audiences might have to wait a very long time for Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.

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Their sound is gone out into all lands

“Trove Maundy Thursday” offers a recent un-HIP version of Handel’s Messiah.

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Da drin ist die silberne Ros’n

A week from tonight the Met premieres an eagerly anticipated new Der Rosenkavalier, its first in nearly 50 years—probably to the dismay of many grown used to the venerable Nathaniel Merrill–Robert O’Hearn production. As a preview “Trove Thursday” offers a live broadcast of Richard Strauss’s most popular opera with a delicious cast headed by Régine Crespin, Elisabeth Söderström, Anneliese Rothenberger and Oscar Czerwenka, Leopold Ludwig conducting. 

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