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Don Pasquale Don Pasquale

Beverly Sills‘ one and only Met telecast: Don Pasquale in the company of Alfredo Kraus, Håkan Hagegård and Gabriel Bacquier. Transmitted live on January 11, 1979.

on July 04, 2020 at 5:17 PM
Susannah Susannah

Soprano Patricia Racette stars in director Michael Cavanagh’s haunting vision of this uniquely American tragedy, with conducting from Karen Kamensek.

on July 04, 2020 at 11:43 AM
Don Giovanni Don Giovanni

As an alternative to the Met’s abysmal production, let’s watch Peter Mattei and Malin Byström star in a socially distanced studio performance from 2020.

on July 03, 2020 at 4:50 PM
Die Liebe der Danaë Die Liebe der Danaë

The “unjustly neglected late opera by Richard Strauss” (but aren’t they all?) as performed by the American Symphony Orchestra.

on July 03, 2020 at 12:00 PM
With one look With one look

Happy 73rd birthday to Broadway diva Betty Buckley.

on July 03, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Carmen Carmen

Starring Anita Hartig, Anita Rachvelishvili, Aleksandrs Antonenko and Ildar Abdrazakov; conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado. Transmitted live on November 1, 2014.

on July 02, 2020 at 6:13 PM
Lucio Silla Lucio Silla

“Echoing the twilight and melancholy pages of the score, director Tobias Kratzer draws on gothic and contemporary imagery from film and television.”

on July 02, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Do that slow drag Do that slow drag

With the Fourth of July approaching, Trove Thursday turns to a quintessentially American opera with the broadcast of the world premiere—some 60 years after its composition—of Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha with Alpha Floyd, Seth McCoy and Simon Estes conducted by Robert Shaw.

on July 02, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Tap roots Tap roots

On this day in 1929 impresario Florenz Ziegfeld presented a youngster named Ruby Keeler in the title role of the Gershwins’ musical Show Girl.

on July 02, 2020 at 8:00 AM
The Nose The Nose

Starring Andrey Popov, Alexander Lewis and Paulo Szot; conducted by Pavel Smelkov. Transmitted live on October 26, 2013.

on July 01, 2020 at 5:30 PM
Going the distance Going the distance

Opening tonight at the Teatro Real in Madrid, a staged but socially distanced version of La traviata.

on July 01, 2020 at 2:21 PM
Lucia di Lammermoor Lucia di Lammermoor

Lisette Oropesa, Javier Camarena and Artur Rucinski star in this performance from the Teatro Real, Madrid.

on July 01, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Prodigal sun Prodigal sun

June on parterre box was a month of Egyptian sun gods and some very enthusiastic video watching.

on July 01, 2020 at 10:00 AM
The climax of Mildred’s life The climax of Mildred’s life

Born on this day in 1892 author James M. Cain.

on July 01, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Die Walküre Die Walküre

Starring Hildegard Behrens, Jessye Norman, Christa Ludwig, Gary Lakes, James Morris and Kurt Moll; conducted by James Levine. From April 8, 1989 at the Metropolitan Opera.

on June 30, 2020 at 4:57 PM
Wild horses Wild horses

This video recording of Il trovatore is sensational for all the right and wrong reasons simultaneously.

on June 30, 2020 at 2:42 PM