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The good shepherd

Francesco Cilea wrote that opera about which we’re going to be hearing a lot soon enough but “Trove Thursday” shares another worthwhile work of his: L’Arlesiana in a vibrant live performance from a dozen years ago with Giuseppe Filianoti, Latonia Moore and Marianne CornettiRead more »

Super tsar

Glinka’s Zhizn’sa Tsarja may be Russia’s “national opera,” but Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov must be its most iconic and “Trove Thursday” presents it with Claudio Abbado leading an impressive team.  Read more »

Man of the camellias

Tuesday the Met unveils its sixth new production of La Traviata since moving to Lincoln Center.  Read more »

Welcome to all the pleasures

“Trove Thursday” marks St. Cecilia’s Day with two works by Henry Purcell, the composer who often celebrated music’s patron saint.

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The shock of the modern

Two of today’s most compelling divas tackle a hair-raising early 20th century German masterpiece for “Trove Thursday.”

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Strange music

Just over a month ago the great Catalan soprano Montserrat Caballé died at age 85.

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Faust of fury

“Trove Thursday” keeps the evil deeds going this All Saints’s Day with a vintage La Scala broadcast of Arrigo Boito’s only completed opera Mefistofele.

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Double cross

“Trove Thursday” offers due local Lombardi: one with Renata Scotto and José Carreras, the other with Aprile Millo and Carlo Bergonzi.

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