The benefits of Sirius/XM Radio: access to Metropolitan Opera performances

If you haven’t already gotten on the Sirius/XM radio bandwagon, what are you waiting for?  Every opera lover and aficionado should have access to the plethora of great performances offered by Met Radio.  It’s worth the $15 per month and Sirius/XM makes it really very easy to have access to their station by offering it online and for your car, but what is really cool is the little portable players that can be purchased for less than an I-Pod. I recently purchased one of these great little devices and I love it because I don’t have to wait for Met broadcasts on the radio, I have access to the radio weekly and also all of the other great stations on Sirius/XM (not to mention there is a great Classical music station and one that offers film music, as well as musical theater).

This is my little guy.  I love it.

(I’ve posted other options at the end of this post)

These are some of the great performances offered this week:

Tue 2/16
6:00 AM ET Puccini: Manon Lescaut
3/23/1968-Molinari-Pradelli; Tebaldi, Alexander, Guarrera, Michalski

9:00 AM ET Wagner: Der Fliegende Holländer
12/16/2000-Gergiev; Morris, Stemme, Wagenführer, Rootering, Grove, Polenzani

12:00 PM ET Verdi: La Forza del Destino
3/24/1984-Levine; Price, Giacomini, Nucci, Giaiotti, Jones, Fissore

3:00 PM ET Mascagni / Leoncavallo: Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci
4/13/1957-Cleva; Milanov, Tucker, Valentino / Amara, Baum, Merrill

8:00 PM ET Donizetti: La Fille du Régiment (LIVE FROM THE MET)
Armiliato; Damrau, Flórez, Arwady, Muraro, Te Kanawa

12:00 AM ET Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
4/19/1997-Pappano; Chernov, Gorchakova, Farina, Tarassova, Ognovenko


This week from the MET on Sirius/XM Radio

Tuesday, February 16, 2010: 8pm

La Fille du Regiment
Gaetano Donizetti

ConductorMarco Armiliato
MarieDiana Damrau
Marquise of BerkenfeldMeredith Arwady
Duchess of KrakenthorpKiri Te Kanawa
TonioJuan Diego Flórez
SulpiceMaurizio Muraro

Production: Laurent Pelly
Set Designer: Chantal Thomas
Costume Designer: Laurent Pelly
Lighting Designer: Joël Adam
Choreographer: Laura Scozzi
Associate Director/Dialogue: Agathe Mélinand