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Mad about the Prey

“Trove Thursday” wishes Wolfgang Amadeus a Happy 263rd Birthday this Sunday with a 1985 broadcast of Don Giovanni featuring Cheryl Studer, Gundula Janowitz (as Elvira!), Krisztina Laki, Gösta Winbergh, Hermann Prey (in a rare outing as the Don) and Malcolm King conducted by Jeffrey TateRead more »

At first sight

If I had to live with just one Tchaikovsky opera, it would be Iolanta, which returns to the Met a week from tonight, so “Trove Thursday” features it today in a broadcast with Marina Mescheriakova, Gegam Grigorian, Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Sergei Leiferkus plus an added bonus aria from Piotr BeczalaRead more »

Crazy little thing called trove

Last week, our indefatigable podcaster Christopher Corwin (not pictured) achieved the milestone of  the 200th episode of Trove Thursday. Thus it seemed an appropriate moment to provide the cher public of parterre box with an alphabetical list (by composer) of all those delightful musical tracks paired with the links to the postings in which they were originally unveiled.  Read more »

The ambassadors

“Trove Thursday” offers a recent broadcast of one of his best-known but rarely performed operas, Il Mitridate Eupatore. 

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The flèche is weak

Claude Debussy wrote a number of large-scale vocal/choral pieces two of which are featured today on “Trove Thursday”: La Damoiselle élue and Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien.

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Down for the Comte

We close 2018 with Le Comte Ory with an enviable nearly all-Italian cast of prime-time Rossini specialists: Mariella Devia, Cecila Bartoli, Ewa Podles, William Matteuzzi, Claudio Desderi and Pietro Spagnoli.

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The kids are alright

Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel in an unusual broadcast conducted by Herbert von Karajan featuring Sena Jurinac and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf as the mischievous pair—performing in Italian!

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Are you ready for some Fantasy Football?

Assembling casts for three works: Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde for Karita Mattila, Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov, and Aribert Reimann’s Troades.

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