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I Puritani I Puritani

Starring Anna Netrebko, Eric Cutler, Franco Vassallo and John Relyea; conducted by Patrick Summers. From January 6, 2007.

on September 18, 2020 at 6:32 PM
Semiramide Semiramide

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

on September 18, 2020 at 12:33 PM
La Cenerentola La Cenerentola

Starring Elina Garanca, Lawrence Brownlee, Simone Alberghini, Alessandro Corbelli and John Relyea; conducted by Maurizio Benini. From May 9, 2009.

on September 17, 2020 at 4:53 PM
Get well soon, Anna! Get well soon, Anna!

La Cieca and the gang down at parterre box offer best wishes for a speedy recovery to Anna Netrebko.

on September 17, 2020 at 10:54 AM
I Capuleti ed I Montecchi I Capuleti ed I Montecchi

Joining the Met’s week of bel canto reruns and Tuesday’s premiere of Teatro Nuovo’s exciting new project, Trove Thursday presents Bellini’s I Capuleti ed I Montecchi with Tatiana Troyanos and Cecilia Gasdia.

on September 17, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Gemente aura Gemente aura

On this day in 1973, the Metropolitan Opera opened its season with a performance of Il trovatore featuring Plácido Domingo, Martina Arroyo, Cornell MacNeil, Mignon Dunn and John Macurdy.

on September 17, 2020 at 8:00 AM
La Fille du Régiment La Fille du Régiment

Starring Natalie Dessay, Felicity Palmer, Juan Diego Flórez and Alessandro Corbelli; conducted by Marco Armiliato. From April 26, 2008.

on September 16, 2020 at 5:01 PM
Gemma di Vergy Gemma di Vergy

With the lovely, largely now forgotten Adriana Maliponte in the title role.

on September 16, 2020 at 1:07 PM
La Divina La Divina

Left this world on this day 43 years ago in Paris.

on September 16, 2020 at 12:03 PM
Le Comte Ory Le Comte Ory

Starring Diana Damrau, Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez; conducted by Maurizio Benini. From April 9, 2011.

on September 15, 2020 at 6:02 PM
Il Giuramento Il Giuramento

The operas of Saverio Mercadante are often said to be among those 19th century Italian works most worthy of revival; in case you’ve never heard one, judge for yourself with a 1974 broadcast of his best-known work, Il Giuramento, with Annabelle Bernard, Agnes Baltsa, José Carreras and Robert Kerns.

on September 15, 2020 at 12:44 PM
When you’re smiling When you’re smiling

Born on this day in 1945 soprano Jessye Norman.

on September 15, 2020 at 10:04 AM
Don Pasquale Don Pasquale

Starring Anna Netrebko, Matthew Polenzani, Mariusz Kwiecien and John Del Carlo; conducted by James Levine. From November 13, 2010.

on September 14, 2020 at 4:59 PM
Something close to cultishness Something close to cultishness

Over the course of 700 pages, Alex Ross exhaustively—and sometimes exhaustingly—examines an impact that began in the Wagner’s own lifetime and continues unbroken today, with references cropping up in contemporary works as different as The Matrix and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

on September 14, 2020 at 1:18 PM
La Vestale La Vestale

“Several prima donnas have sought to resurrect La Vestale, including Renata Scotto.”

on September 14, 2020 at 12:12 PM
Faded ink Faded ink

On this day in 1954 Britten’s Turn of the Screw premiered in Venice.

on September 14, 2020 at 10:53 AM