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Bellini's 'Norma' From Barcelona

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Today at 4 pm on the Operavore stream, soprano Sondra Radvanovsky stars as Bellini's Norma in a production from the Grand Liceu Theater in Barcelona.

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Operavore

Review: Met Opera's New 'Cav/Pag' Features Double Dose of Love and Death

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Like so many opening nights at the Met, the new David McVicar staging of "Cav/Pag" was more of a beginning than an arrival, writes David Patrick Stearns.
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Operavore

Review: Graceful 'An American in Paris' Has Pizazz and Heart

Sunday, April 12, 2015

The exuberant new musical is helmed with panache by top director and choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, writes the Associated Press.
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Operavore

Sneak Peak Video: George Gagnidze Sings Prologue to 'Pagliacci'

Sunday, April 12, 2015

A new double bill production of "Cavalleria Rusticana" and "Pagliacci" is set to open at the Met this Tuesday. Watch the prologue of "Pagliacci," recorded in The Greene Space.
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Classics For Kids

A Brief History of Italian Opera

Saturday, April 11, 2015

This week on Classics for Kids, take a trip through the history of Italian opera.

Metropolitan Opera

Verdi's 'Don Carlo'

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Saturday at 12 pm, Nicholas Hytner's production of Giuseppe Verdi's "Don Carlo" returns with the Brazilian tenor Ricardo Tamura singing the title role.

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Operavore

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream at the Opera

Friday, April 10, 2015

There is a fair amount of screaming in opera, most of it written or implied in the music. But lately Fred Plotkin has heard two very unwelcome screams at the Met.
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World of Opera

Rossini's 'Tancredi' From Tchaikovsky Concert Hall

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Host Lisa Simeone presents a production of Rossini's "Tancredi" from the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow.

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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: WQXR Presents Metropolitan Opera Spring Highlights

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Watch the stars of the Met Opera preview selections from the company's spring 2015 productions.

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WQXR Blog

'Between Worlds' Opera: A British Eulogy on 9/11 Attacks

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

British composer Tansy Davies memorializes the Sept. 11 attacks in her first Opera, Between Worlds. Is the world ready for a 9/11 opera?
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WQXR Features

Video Webcast: Metropolitan Opera Stars in The Greene Space

Monday, April 06, 2015

Watch the archived video webcast from The Greene Space of an event featuring arias and scenes from the Metropolitan Opera's spring season.

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Operavore

Desert Island Opera: Verdi's 'Don Carlo'

Monday, April 06, 2015

"If it is to the desert island that I must sail (and Wagner's 'Ring' has been disqualified), I would take Verdi’s 'Don Carlo' with me," writes Fred Plotkin.
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Operavore

With Placido Domingo Ill, Luca Salsi Sings Met Doubleheader

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Salsi had a quick phone chat with Met music director James Levine, got in costume and went on stage in time for Don Carlo's first-act entrance.
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Classics For Kids

Life of Puccini

Saturday, April 04, 2015

From the first time he heard an opera, Puccini knew that this was the kind of music he wanted to write. Learn more about the life and works of this famous Italian on Classics For Kids.

Metropolitan Opera

Verdi's 'Ernani'

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Join us Saturday at 1 pm for a live broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera's staging of Ernani, featuring Angela Meade, Francesco Meli and Luca Salsi.

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WNYC News

Opera for the L Train Crowd

Friday, April 03, 2015

New York is an opera-loving city, but it’s a tough town to run a large company. So LoftOpera is taking a "do-it-yourself" approach, and breaking a few taboos.

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World of Opera

Giordano's Andrea Chénier From the Royal Opera House

Thursday, April 02, 2015

In Giordano's revolutionary potboiler "Andrea Chénier," love and politics vie for the hero's soul, vividly demonstrating how both of those passions can be dangerous to one's health.

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Operavore

Sweden Uses Science to Create a Future Generation of Opera Singers

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Clones of Birgit Nilsson, Jussi Björling and other Swedish opera singers? You read it here first.
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Operavore

Russian Theater Director Fired Over Wagner Production

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Russia's culture minister on Sunday fired the director of a Siberian theater whose modern staging of Wagner's "Tannhauser" offended the powerful Russian Orthodox Church.
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Metropolitan Opera

Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Saturday at 12 pm, tune in to hear Russian coloratura soprano Albina Shagimuratova as Lucia in a revival of Mary Zimmerman's production of Donizetti's masterpiece.

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