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Saturday at the Opera

Kern's Show Boat from San Francisco Opera

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Tune in Saturday at 1 pm, tune in for the 1927 musical about love and race in 19th century Mississippi, featuring timeless songs by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein.

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The Sopranos with Debbie Voigt

Puccini’s Women

Saturday, November 01, 2014

This week, host Debbie Voigt traces the evolution of Puccini’s operatic heroines, from the vulnerable “little women," to the strong and even fearsome females of his operas.

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World of Opera

The Barber of Seville From the Rossini Opera Festival

Thursday, October 30, 2014

On World of Opera host Lisa Simeone presents Rossini's "The Barber of Seville" from the 2014 Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, the composer's hometown in Italy.

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Operavore

Joyce DiDonato Sings National Anthem – with a Stumble

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Oops, another national anthem stumble at the World Series. But the crowd cheered the effort.
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Operavore

Is Opera Supposed to Teach Us History?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The staging of John Adams’s The Death of Klinghoffer at the Met raises the inevitable question: Should we expect to learn history from the stories of certain operas?
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Operavore

Review: Handel's Alcina a Vocal Feast in an Unusually Hushed Carnegie Hall

Monday, October 27, 2014

With Joyce DiDonato leading the cast, Carnegie's concert presentation of Alcina showed why the work should never lose its special occasion status, writes David Patrick Stearns.
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The Sopranos with Debbie Voigt

Mozart’s Sopranos

Saturday, October 25, 2014

This week, host Debbie Voigt explains why that makes Mozart’s sopranos the luckiest sopranos in the world.

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Saturday at the Opera

Mozart's Don Giovanni from the Royal Opera House

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Saturday at 1 pm, join us to hear Mozart's Don Giovanni, a depiction of the last day and night of the most iconic of seducers, in a widely-acclaimed Covent Gardent production.

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Studio 360

In John Adams’ Klinghoffer Opera, the Drama Is Offstage

Friday, October 24, 2014

An opera that has been dogged by claims of anti-Semitism opened to protests in New York this week. A critic explains how the opera’s flaws make it vulnerable to the charge.

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Operavore

Succumbing to the Eboli Virus

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The immediacy and excitement of the music and character of Princess Eboli in Don Carlo are irresistible even to people who insist that they hate opera, writes Fred Plotkin.
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World of Opera

Puccini's Manon Lescaut From Germany's Festival Hall

Thursday, October 23, 2014

This production of Puccini's "Manon Lescau" from Germany's Baden-Baden Easter Festival comes to us belatedly, but it's worth the wait, with Eva-Maria Westbroek in the title role.    

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Soundcheck

'The Death Of Klinghoffer' Spurs Protests

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera's production of John Adams' "The Death of Klinghoffer" incited angry protesters and mid-show interruptions on Monday night. 

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Soundcheck

A World Of 'Pure Imagination' Covers; Thurston Moore Plays Live; The Met's 'Death Of Klinghoffer' Ignites Controversy

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Cult alt-rock weirdos Primus are putting out an album of covers and originals inspired by the music of Willy Wonka. Thurston Moore plays in the Soundcheck studio.

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Operavore

Review: Depth, Not Controversy, Lingers After Met Opera's The Death of Klinghoffer

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Despite a demonstration across from Lincoln Center—and interruptions from hecklers—"The Death of Klinghoffer" production captured its many layers, writes David Patrick Stearns.
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WNYC News

'The Death of Klinghoffer' Debuts to Hecklers and Applause

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

"The Death of Klinghoffer," an opera about the murder of a Jewish man by a Palestinian, drew chants of "Shame!" outside the Met Opera last night. Inside, fans applauded as loud as ever.

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Operavore

Protesters Disrupt Opening of The Death of Klinghoffer

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

"The Death of Klinghoffer" was greeted Monday night at the Metropolitan Opera by several disruptions from hecklers as well as a huge applause for the work’s composer, John Adams.
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Operavore

Rudolph Giuliani: The Death of Klinghoffer is 'Extremely Unfair'

Monday, October 20, 2014

Rudolph Giuliani has thrown his weight behind the Jewish groups and political figures who plan to protest on Monday night the Met's production of "The Death of Klinghoffer."
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The Leonard Lopate Show

Singing in 'Le Nozze di Figaro' at the Metropolitan Opera

Monday, October 20, 2014

Marlis Petersen, who plays Susanna, and Isabel Leonard, who plays Cherubino, discuss their roles and the new production of Mozart's opera.

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The Sopranos with Debbie Voigt

The Girls of Opera and the Women Who Play Them

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Host Debbie Voigt takes a listen to the sopranos who have found the vocal Fountain of Youth.

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Saturday at the Opera

Verdi's Falstaff from San Francisco Opera

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Saturday at 1 pm, join us for a broadcast from San Francisco Opera of Verdi's final opera. Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel, one of today’s definitive Falstaffs, is in the lead role.

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