trove thursday

Reminiscences of Mozart Reminiscences of Mozart

The great Spanish mezzo soprano Teresa Berganza died on May 13 at the age of 89, so Trove Thursday salutes one of its favorites with a pair of dazzling rare live Mozart performances.

on May 26, 2022 at 10:00 AM
The Multiverse of Morley The Multiverse of Morley

A Trove Thursday Mega-Post © featuring the wonderful American soprano Erin Morley in Orff’s Carmina Burana and Richard Strauss’s Brentano Lieder, plus extended live excerpts from Handel’s Orlando, Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail, and Meyerbeer’s Les Huguenots.

on May 19, 2022 at 10:00 AM
A deed without a name A deed without a name

Trove Thursday offers Ernst Bloch’s 1910 Macbeth featuring Inge Borkh and Nicola Rossi-Lemeni and Hamlet by Ambroise Thomas starring Thomas Allen with Christine Barbaux and Josephine Veasey as the women in his life.

on May 12, 2022 at 10:00 AM
X-otica X-otica

A motley crew of Piotr Beczala, Ian Bostridge, Anders J. Dahlin, Emiliano Gonzalez Toro, Ernst Häfliger, Jonas Kaufmann, Mark Padmore, Peter Pears, Julian Prégardien, Andreas Schager and Jon Vickers.

on May 05, 2022 at 12:03 PM
Everyone’s gone to the moon Everyone’s gone to the moon

The Met’s recent Ariadne auf Naxos and Elektra combo left me wanting more and more Richard Strauss, so Trove Thursday offers a complete Capriccio with Jonas Kaufmann (his one-and-only Flamand) and Christopher Maltman vying for Soile Isokoski.

on April 28, 2022 at 10:00 AM
The slave who would be queen The slave who would be queen

The Met’s Nabucco revival was an early pandemic casualty and it’s unlikely to be rescheduled anytime soon as its raison d’être has been (at least temporarily) banished, so Trove Thursday programs Verdi’s early success with Rita Hunter, Kostas Paskalis and Ferruccio Furlanetto, plus a cabaletta-quiz in which 15 sopranos tackle “Salgo già!”

on April 21, 2022 at 10:00 AM
Lise with a Z(emlinsky) Lise with a Z(emlinsky)

Recent discussion about soprano Lise Davidsen has included much speculation about music she might undertake in the future.

on April 14, 2022 at 10:00 AM
Rhymes of Passion Rhymes of Passion

Though several other versions have recently been performed and recorded, Handel’s remains the best-known Brockes Passion.

on April 07, 2022 at 10:00 AM
Sir John in Munich Sir John in Munich

Otto Nicolai’s Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor makes a rare and welcome reappearance next month thanks to Juilliard Opera.

on March 31, 2022 at 10:00 AM
The favorite The favorite

Gabriela Benacková, one of Trove Thursday’s favorite sopranos, turns 75 tomorrow, so we celebrate with two rare complete Verdi portrayals.

on March 24, 2022 at 10:00 AM
But whom to love?To trust and treasure? But whom to love?To trust and treasure?

Trove Thursday welcomes the return to the Met of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin on March 25 with a collection of important moments from the opera.

on March 17, 2022 at 10:00 AM
Bag it up Bag it up

Jaromir Weinberger’s Svanda dudák is rarely performed at all and more often than not in German rather than its original Czech, so Trove Thursday inevitably offers Schwanda der Dudelsackpfeifer from Dresden with Marjorie Owens, Tichina Vaughn, Christoph Pohl and Ladislav Elgr.

on March 10, 2022 at 10:00 AM
French twist French twist

The Met’s new Don Carlos has prompted a lot of discussion lately about opera-in-translation, so Trove Thursday this week offers two works unexpectedly performed in French: Rimsky-Korsakov’s Snegourotchka and Weber’s Euryanthe.

on March 03, 2022 at 10:00 AM
Bored to death Bored to death

Trove Thursday offers Shostakovich’s 1962 Katerina Izmailova with Australian soprano Marie Collier as its anti-heroine and Jon Vickers as her lover.

on February 24, 2022 at 10:00 AM