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Salome Salome

Karita Mattila‘s legendary interpretation in a performance from the Met on October 11, 2008.

on May 31, 2020 at 4:57 PM
Sorochintsy Fair Sorochintsy Fair

Barrie Kosky directs Mussorgsky’s comic opera at the Komische Oper Berlin.

on May 31, 2020 at 10:31 AM
L’elisir d’amore L’elisir d’amore

Conducted by Domingo Hindoyan; starring Pretty Yende, Matthew Polenzani, Davide Luciano, and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo. Transmitted live on February 10, 2018.

on May 30, 2020 at 5:06 PM
Breaking the Waves Breaking the Waves

Opera Philadelphia’s Digital Festival O presents the broadcast premiere of the opera from Brooklyn-based composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek.

on May 30, 2020 at 11:34 AM
La sonnambula La sonnambula

Starring Natalie Dessay and Juan Diego Flórez, from March 21, 2009.

on May 29, 2020 at 4:45 PM
Rigoletto Rigoletto

George Petean, Saimir Pirgu and Aleksandra Kurzak star, conducted by Fabio Luisi.

on May 29, 2020 at 2:14 PM
Don’t turn the light on! Don’t turn the light on!

There are a number of fine elements in this film, and a couple that are exceptional—but I can’t get over the wrongness of its look.

on May 29, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Some sort of a genius Some sort of a genius

Born on this day in 1897 composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold.

on May 29, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Les Troyens Les Troyens

Deborah Voigt, Susan Graham, Bryan Hymel and Dwayne Croft star in this HD telecast transmitted live on January 5, 2013.

on May 28, 2020 at 5:30 PM
Salome Salome

Lise Lindstrom, Waltraud Meier and Michael Volle star in this performance from the Vienna State Opera.

on May 28, 2020 at 12:52 PM
Multiple Mascagni Multiple Mascagni

Cavalleria Rusticana began Pietro Mascagni’s career with a bang, and despite a number of fine subsequent works the composer never again achieved the same lasting success that he had with his first.

on May 28, 2020 at 10:00 AM
The odd couple The odd couple

Born on this day in 1925 baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and in 1943 soprano Elena Suliotis.

on May 28, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Manon Lescaut Manon Lescaut

parterre box‘s tutelary goddess Renata Scotto is at her most tantalizing in this 1980 telecast.

on May 27, 2020 at 6:34 PM
Tusk to tusk Tusk to tusk

Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana has always been a particular favorite, although I’ve only seen it staged once (and that by an amateur company the details of which I share spare you all, save to note that dinner was served during the performance.)

on May 27, 2020 at 2:11 PM
Le nozze di Figaro Le nozze di Figaro

Director Michael Grandage updates the action to the swinging sixties in this 2012 production at Glyndebourne.

on May 27, 2020 at 1:06 PM
“It’s as much fun to scare as to be scared” “It’s as much fun to scare as to be scared”

Born on this day in 1911 actor and bon vivant Vincent Price.

on May 27, 2020 at 8:00 AM