Porgy and Bess Porgy and Bess

A second helping of The Gershwins’ gorgeous folk opera from the Met.

on October 16, 2019 at 4:00 PM
The Bassarids The Bassarids

Video webcast from the Komische Oper, Berlin.

on October 13, 2019 at 12:51 PM
Madama Butterfly Madama Butterfly

Puccini’s perennial tearjerker returns to the Met repertoire tonight.

on October 11, 2019 at 3:40 PM
La Gioconda La Gioconda

Met diva of the moment Anna Pirozzi sings the title role in this broadcast from the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.

on October 05, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Turandot Turandot

Join us, cher public and stranger alike, for tonight’s broadcast.

on October 03, 2019 at 3:00 PM
Porgy and Bess Porgy and Bess

The first livestream of the 2019-2020 Metropolitan Opera Season begins at 5:30 for the cher public’s delight!

on September 23, 2019 at 3:39 PM
Madama Butterfly Madama Butterfly

From the Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège. The stream goes live at 2:30 PM.

on September 21, 2019 at 12:00 PM

La Cieca hears that the one and only Miss Shirley Verrett will grace the airwaves this afternoon as an intermission guest during the broadcast of Macbeth. Do join La Cieca in the comments section of this posting to enjoy this afternoon’s broadcast — especially the words of La Verrett!

on January 12, 2008 at 1:54 PM

Željko Lu?ic will sing Macbeth for the Met’s broadcast and HD simulcast of the Verdi opera tomorrow afternoon, replacing Lado Ataneli, who is “indisposed.”

on January 11, 2008 at 5:35 PM

At yesterday’s matinee Hansel and Gretel at the Met (broadcast and simulcast), a disgruntled audience member expresses his distaste for the “forest” setting, just as Lisette Oropesa makes her entrance as the Dew Fairy. Top marks to Ms. Oropesa not only for singing her solo so enchantingly, but for continuing without a flinch despite the…

on December 30, 2007 at 1:39 PM

Our Own Gualtier Maldè reflects on last night’s Met Lucia:The Met has often been accused and rightly so of ignoring young talent and waiting too long to hire up-and-coming new stars while hanging on to declining old favorites well past their sell-by date. Occasionally a promising new talent from the Young Artists Program will blossom…

on October 26, 2007 at 8:21 AM

Culminating the month-long Maria Callas mania over at Rai 3, this Saturday the Italian radio network will broadcast a newly restored version (“il cui audio verrà restaurato per l’occasione”) of the celebrated June 29, 1955 concert of Bellini’s Norma. Co-starring with La Divina are Mario del Monaco and Ebe Stignani, under the baton of Tullio…

on October 17, 2007 at 3:01 PM

Metrosexual maestro Phillipe Jordan, currently gracing our Gotham at the helm of the Met’s Le nozze di Figaro, has been named for the next music director of the Opéra National de Paris, effective with the 2009-10 season. His appointment was announced Wednesday evening at a meeting of the company’s board of directors, according to PlaybillArts.…

on October 12, 2007 at 9:42 AM

La Cieca wasn’t “in the house” for the Lucia prima last night like so many of her colleagues; instead she hosted perhaps the most popular of all her online chats thus far. Approximately 120 of you cher public logged in at some point during the night, with 75 or so on average staying for the…

on September 25, 2007 at 11:45 AM