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parterre saturday afternoon: Montserrat Caballé

Today’s sad news has prompted a change of program in parterre saturday afternoon. Our Own JJ will present a tribute to Montserrat Caballé, to begin at our regular time of 2:00 PM.   Read more »

Ah! je vais annuler

Our Own JJ (not pictured) is a feeling a bit tuckered by the whirlwind of the Met’s opening week, so “parterre saturday afternoon” is pre-empted today. Suggested listening for this afternoon: a broadcast of the studio recording of Les Troyens featuring Joyce DiDonato, Michael Spyres and Marie-Nicole Lemieux conducted by John Nelson.

The vergin queen

Today’s episode of parterre saturday afternoon affords a glimpse of legendary diva Joan Sutherland in her “breakthrough” year of 1961: a live performance of I puritani from Palermo in 1961. The program, featuring Our Own JJ (not pictured), goes live at 2:00 PM. Read more »

My rare Lady

parterre saturday afternoon presents Leyla Gencer in an opera she really should have done far more often, Verdi’s Macbeth.

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Judge not, lest ye be judged

A rare if not downright practically nonexistent live recording of Shirley Verrett‘s Amneris is but one of the highlights of today’s parterre saturday afternoon, starting at 2:00 PM.

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“The Duel”

A vintage performance of Il trovatore from Paris in 1975 featuring (in alphabetical order) Renata Scotto and Shirley Verrett.

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parterre saturday afternoon: Otello

For the return of parterre saturday afternoon at 2:00 PM, Our Own JJ salutes soprano Aprile Millo.

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Forever young

Magnanimous Michael Fabiano graces today’s parterre saturday afternoon webcast in a two-part interview during the intermissions of Gounod’s Faust.

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