One Moore night One Moore night

While the Met reruns over-familiar HDs, Trove Thursday offers a Puccini rarity: Edgar, the composer’s second opera, starring Latonia Moore and Marcello Giordani.

on September 24, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Semiramide Semiramide

Produced at Carnegie Hall by Matthew Epstein in 1983 with June Anderson, Marilyn Horne, Samuel Ramey and Douglas Ahlstedt with Henry Lewis conducting.

on September 18, 2020 at 12:33 PM
I Capuleti ed I Montecchi I Capuleti ed I Montecchi

Joining the Met’s week of bel canto reruns and Tuesday’s premiere of Teatro Nuovo’s exciting new project, Trove Thursday presents Bellini’s I Capuleti ed I Montecchi with Tatiana Troyanos and Cecilia Gasdia.

on September 17, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Gemma di Vergy Gemma di Vergy

With the lovely, largely now forgotten Adriana Maliponte in the title role.

on September 16, 2020 at 1:07 PM
Il Giuramento Il Giuramento

The operas of Saverio Mercadante are often said to be among those 19th century Italian works most worthy of revival; in case you’ve never heard one, judge for yourself with a 1974 broadcast of his best-known work, Il Giuramento, with Annabelle Bernard, Agnes Baltsa, José Carreras and Robert Kerns.

on September 15, 2020 at 12:44 PM
La Dame Blanche La Dame Blanche

Renée Fleming takes on the title role of Boieldieu’s La Dame Blanche with Opera Orchestra of New York at Carnegie Hall.

on September 11, 2020 at 12:42 PM
Hérodiade Hérodiade

“Trove Thursday” presents the late great Belgian mezzo Rita Gorr parenting Régine Crespin.

on September 10, 2020 at 11:51 AM
Five years later Five years later

Trove Thursday began on September 10, 2015, so today we celebrate the podcast’s fifth birthday with a diva-starry Aïda double-bill: Galina Vishnevskaya vies for her soldier-hero with Irina Arkhipova, then Jessye Norman wins the guy (but loses her life) in spite of Mignon Dunn.

on September 10, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Platée Platée

Jean-Paul Fouchécourt is an irresistibly self-absorbed sea-nymph in Rameau’s Platée which also features a dazzling star-turn by Mireille Delunsch as La Folie.

on September 09, 2020 at 11:39 AM
La jolie fille de Perth La jolie fille de Perth

In tribute to soprano Christiane Eda-Pierre, who died September 5.

on September 07, 2020 at 11:43 AM
La Voix humaine La Voix humaine

Barbara Hannigan sings Poulenc’s monodrama led by Esa-Pekka Salonen.

on September 04, 2020 at 11:50 AM
Billy Budd Billy Budd

Peter Mattei, one of my two favorite baritones these days, in an unexpected title role, Britten’s Billy Budd.”

on September 03, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Significant mother Significant mother

As Phaedra’s tragic, all-consuming passion for her stepson Hippolytus has fascinated artists for centuries, Trove Thursday offers two of its lesser-known musical settings: Pizzetti’s opera Fedra with Régine Crespin and Lorraine Hunt Lieberson performing the cantata Phaedra, Britten’s final vocal work.

on September 03, 2020 at 9:55 AM
Vanessa Vanessa

 Samuel Barber’s gothic melodrama starring the great Carol Vaness.

on September 02, 2020 at 12:30 PM
Oedipus Rex Oedipus Rex

In consonance with the Met’s evening programming this week of “20th Century and Beyond” works, we are proud to offer for your afternoon listening discussion Stravinsky’s opera-oratorio whatever-it-is featuring Jessye Norman.

on August 31, 2020 at 12:50 PM
Il corsaro Il corsaro

Michael Fabiano in one of his specialties as the dashing hero of Il corsaro torn between Tamara Wilson and Nicole Cabell.

on August 28, 2020 at 12:05 PM
For art’s sake For art’s sake

Few operas scream “summertime easy listening” like Pfitzner’s Palestrina—all 225 minutes of itso Trove Thursday presents a performance from the Royal Opera’s 1997 New York visit conducted by Christian Thielemann.

on August 27, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Attila Attila

Today’s offering is an electric performance of Verdi’s early potboiler Attila conducted by Giuseppe Sinopoli with Nicolai GhiaurovPiero Cappuccilli and the weirdly exciting (or is it the other way around?) Mara Zampieri.

on August 26, 2020 at 12:41 PM
Giovanna d’Arco Giovanna d’Arco

Verdi’s Giovanna d’Arco in a rare NYC concert performance with Margaret Price, Carlo Bergonzi and Sherrill Milnes.

on August 25, 2020 at 12:46 PM
I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata

To vary and expand the Met’s “rerun” week of telecasts of Verdi operas, our own Christopher Corwin has selected a group of earlier and lesser-known works by that composer from the vast “Trove Thursday” collection for afternoon listening.

on August 24, 2020 at 11:25 AM
Spouse of pain Spouse of pain

Dame Janet Baker turns 87 tomorrow and Trove Thursday celebrates with Handel’s rare Admeto conducted by the great Sir Anthony Lewis in which Baker’s bold Alceste vies with Sheila Armstrong’s sparkling Antigona for her deluded husband Admeto’s affections.

on August 20, 2020 at 10:00 AM
American woman American woman

Trove Thursday presents Alzira—derided by some as Verdi’s worst opera—in a 1968 Carnegie Hall concert with Gianfranco Cecchele, Louis Quilico (star of last night’s Met Rigoletto stream) and Elinor Ross, who died in March at age 93.

on August 13, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Poisons of interest Poisons of interest

Trove Thursday uncovered two broadcasts of Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia that share a fascinating nexus: in each an enduring superstar tenor—José Carreras/Alfredo Kraus—is poisoned by a soon-to-vanish rising-star soprano—Vasso Papantoniou/Margarita Castro-Alberty.

on August 06, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Fairies at the bottom of our Wagner Fairies at the bottom of our Wagner

Ordinarily we’d be listening to Bayreuth Festival broadcasts this week but instead Trove Thursday steps up with a true Wagner rarity: Die Feen from the Wiener Staatsoper starring as Ada, the fairy in love with a mortal, Gundula Janowitz, who turns 83 on Sunday.

on July 30, 2020 at 11:06 AM