“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 from Madrid featuring Andreas Schager (rumored to be the Met’s next Siegfried), Anja Kampe, Claudia Mahnke, James Rutherford and Stephen MillingRead more »

The Otter Limits

Scheming Anne-Sofie von Otter offs her brother and sons before the opera even begins? You bet! “Trove Thursday” begins 2018 with her devious Médée in Lully’s Thésée from a decade ago conducted by Emmanuelle Haïm.  Read more »

Carlos at the Bat

Sunday is New Year’s Eve and the Met premieres its new, possibly cursed production of Tosca but “Trove Thursday” celebrates with more traditional fare offering Carlos Kleiber conducting Johann Strauss, Jr.’s Die Fledermaus with Lucia Popp, Bernd Weikl, Brigitte Fassbaender, Janet Perry, Wolfgang Brendel and Josef HopferweiserRead more »

Catch me if you cantata

J.S. Bach doesn’t get a lot of attention on this site although he wrote tons of vocal music.

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Polar opposite

“Trove Thursday” offers Glinka’s A Life for the Tsar with Albina Shagimuratova, Alisa Kolosova, Dmytro Popov and Gennadi Bezzubenkov.

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Don Carlos: more or less

“Trove Thursday” presents an all-star five-act Don Carlo from forty years ago tonight.

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Tales of the Bavarian baloney pony

In November, everyone wanted to hear more about Jonas Kaufmann‘s Johnson.

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Yes, Virginia, there is an opera named after you

“Trove Thursday” presents Virginia by Saviero Mercadante starring the Met’s next errant Druid priestess Angela Meade, who has become one of today’s more controversial—even divisive—sopranos.

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Final curtain

“Trove Thursday” pays tribute to Dmitri Hrovostovsky with a broadcast of his final new role, Rubinstein’s The Demon. 

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Peace of my heart

Verdi’s La forza del Destino starring beloved soprano Aprile Millo as Leonora, a role she never performed at the Met.

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