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Alexandrina in Alexandria

Beware the Ides of March as it means “Trove Thursday” will be posting Giulio Cesare in Egitto! But since we’ve already had Handel’s with Janet Baker, today instead must be Antonio Sartorio’s 1676 setting featuring the artist formerly known as Alexandrina Pendatchanska in the title role.  Read more »

The girl next door

Verdi’s marvelous yet neglected Luisa Miller finally returns to the Met later this month after an absence of a dozen years so “Trove Thursday” provides a preview with a fiery broadcast featuring another “pirate queen” in the title role, the prodigiously versatile Romanian soprano Nelly Miricioiu, abetted by Vladimir Galouzine and Alexandru AgacheRead more »

“The trouble is you think you have time”

In nearly two-and-a-half years “Trove Thursday” hasn’t featured music by a Spanish composer until today when it presents Falla’s La Vida Breve in a live concert version with Victoria de los Angeles, one of the country’s greatest singers as Salud.  Read more »

Women on the verge

“Trove Thursday” offers Così fan tutte with Pilar Lorengar, Josephine Veasey, Lucia Popp, Luigi Alva and Kieth Engen with Georg Solti conducting.

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Bringing up Babylon

“Trove Valentine’s Day” further stokes Semiramis-fever with another of the celebrated works about the infamous queen: La Semiramide riconosciuta, a superb 1729 opera by Nicola Porpora.

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Horne in the morning and June at night

Semiramide produced at Carnegie Hall by Matthew Epstein in 1983 with June Anderson, Marilyn Horne, Samuel Ramey and Douglas Ahlstedt with Henry Lewis conducting.

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Peak performance

“Trove Thursday” ushers in February with Catalani’s La Wally with a mountain-top cast of Renata Tebaldi, Renata Scotto, Mario del Monaco, Giangiacomo Guelfi and Giorgio Tozzi conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini.

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Sing out, Wolfgang!

For Mozart’s 262nd birthday on Saturday “Trove Thursday” celebrates with a crazy-quilt of his finest concert arias in live performances.

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These three

In the midst of Tosca month “Trove Thursday” assembles from the 60s to the 80s an Il Trittico in which each opera features an important Italian star.

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“The most significant dramatic creation since Les Huguenots”

Awaiting the return of Parsifal to the Met, “Trove Thursday” hops to the other end of Wagner’s oeuvre with a recent Rienzi der letzte der Tribunen.

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