parterre saturday afternoon: Montserrat Caballé parterre saturday afternoon: Montserrat Caballé

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

on October 06, 2018 at 11:34 AM
Ah! je vais annuler 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.

on September 29, 2018 at 11:57 AM
The vergin queen The vergin queen

Legendary diva Joan Sutherland in her “breakthrough” year of 1961: a live performance of I puritani from Palermo in 1961.

on September 22, 2018 at 11:42 AM
My rare Lady My rare Lady

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

on September 15, 2018 at 9:07 AM
Judge not, lest ye be judged 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.

on September 08, 2018 at 10:57 AM
“The Duel” “The Duel”

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

on August 24, 2018 at 10:23 AM
parterre saturday afternoon: Otello parterre saturday afternoon: Otello

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

on August 17, 2018 at 6:13 PM
Forever young Forever young

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

on July 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM
I want to livecast! I want to livecast!

Our Own JJ presents a very special parterre saturday afternoon: Gounod’s Faust, plus an exclusive two-part video interview with tenor Michael Fabiano.

on July 20, 2018 at 11:29 AM
parterre saturday afternoon: Beverly Sills in concert parterre saturday afternoon: Beverly Sills in concert

This afternoon’s program (beginning at 2:00 PM sharp) offers the ebullient diva at her peak in 1969-1972, in music by Mozart, R. Strauss and Meyerbeer.

on July 14, 2018 at 9:24 AM
Cross my heart Cross my heart

Majestic Magda Olivero is heard in one her her high-voltage signature roles, Giordano’s Fedora.

on June 30, 2018 at 11:50 AM
Touched by an angel Touched by an angel

The luminous Gundula Janowitz makes a rare if not downright unique appearance as Elisabeth in Wagner’s Tannhäuser on today’s episode of parterre saturday afternoon.

on June 23, 2018 at 12:24 PM
‘La traviata’ on a parterre saturday afternoon ‘La traviata’ on a parterre saturday afternoon

Today at 2:00 PM, Our Own JJ presents the “other” great Maria Callas Traviata from 1958, the glorious performance of June 20, 1958 at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

on June 16, 2018 at 11:52 AM
The princess diaries The princess diaries

Today on parterre saturday afternoon: a live recording of Strauss’s Salome featuring the very starry quartet of Gwyneth Jones, Hans Hopf, Bernd Weikl and Martha Mödl!

on June 09, 2018 at 11:01 AM
Rainy afternoon Rainy afternoon

Brighten up a wet, gray day with this afternoon’s edition of parterre saturday afternoon starting at 2:00 PM EDT.

on May 12, 2018 at 11:33 AM