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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: his first of the four odes dedicated to her, the sublime Welcome to all the Pleasures conducted by Gustav Leonhardt and the more often-performed Hail, Bright Cecilia! led by Philippe HerrewegheRead more »

The shock of the modern

Two of today’s most compelling divas tackle a hair-raising early 20th century German masterpiece for “Trove Thursday”—Karita Mattila in Schönberg’s Erwartung conducted by Susanna Mälkki and Anna Caterina Antonacci in Hindemith’s Sancta Susanna led by Carlo RizziRead more »

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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The intimate perfection of her feminine allurements

“Trove Thursday” presents Karl Goldmark’s Die Königin von Saba in a broadcast with Anja Silja, Sabine Hass, Siegfried Jerusalem and Wolfgang Brendel conducted by Julius Rudel.

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Sixteen Handels make a lovely light

For the second annual edition of “Handel rarities for my birthday” three early Italian cantatas on this week’s “Trove Thursday.”

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