An undeniable divide stands between the great idiomatic tradition of operatic performance and the current training models meant to prepare that tradition’s executants.
La Cieca (pictured) wishes her cher public a sensible and safe “Cyber Monday” shopping experience!
Webcasts helped keep both opera and parterre box alive in October 2020.
I am embarrassingly bad at vocal ID quizzes—I may never get over the one where I was convinced every single excerpt was Leontyne Price—but I do love to put them together.
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A new series where we pit Zerbinetta against Zerlina, Caballé against Callas, Berg against Bellini in the ultimate operatic showdown.
Kicking off Der Ring des Nibelungen from the Vienna State Opera.
While most opera houses remain closed, La Cieca suggests the cher public assemble at our virtual opera house to enjoy a series of performances shared here on parterre box.
A Saturday afternoon iteration of this season’s ubiquitous revival.
Wagner’s early masterpiece returns to the Met conducted by Valery Gergiev (not pictured).
Believe it or not, it’s the final Nozze of the Met’s 2019-2020 season.
A performance from Fall 2019 featuring Lisette Oropesa and Michael Fabiano.
Amanda Woodbury jumps in as the Countess in tonight’s broadcast.
One final hearing of the Berlioz this afternoon.
The Bayerische Staatsoper offers an all-Bartok program called Judith this afternoon.
Joyce DiDonato turns scheming Roman matron tonight.
One last trip to Catfish Row (for now) this afternoon.
Join the parterriani for what promises to be a legendary performance of Berlioz’s “légende dramatique.”
More Berg in the bleak midwinter.
Verdi’s masterpiece returns to the Met tonight.
Musical comedy on a gloomy Saturday afternoon.
Cher public, let’s ring in the New Year in the most “Metropolitan Opera” way possible: lots of Puccini and extremely long intermissions!
Tonight’s listening experience: the premiere of a new Met production of Wozzeck.
A blast from the (recent) past on this afternoon’s Met broadcast.
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