La Boheme (Season Premiere) Live Broadcast from the Met: Tonight at 7:25pm

Joseph Calleja

Starring Joseph Calleja as the poet Rodolfo, (pictured above with Anna Netrebko)

and

Maija Kovalevska

Maija Kovalkevska as the living poetry that is Mimi (pictured above with Ramon Vargas)

In Franco Zeffirelli’s magnificent and historic production

Franco Zeffirelli

ConductorStefano Ranzani
MimìMaija Kovalevska
MusettaIrina Lungu
RodolfoJoseph Calleja
MarcelloAlexey Markov
SchaunardJoshua Hopkins
CollineChristian Van Horn
Benoit/AlcindoroDonald Maxwell

Production: Franco Zeffirelli
Set Designer: Franco Zeffirelli
Costume DesignerPeter J. Hall
Lighting DesignerGil Wechsler

No matter how many times you’ve seen or listened to La Bohème, Puccini’s masterpiece is a true “squarcio di vita” that we all need to revisit now and again.  It talks of the beauty of life, how to live it even in the face of adversity, and more importantly…how deeply love, true love, can touch the soul.  Every time I listen to Bohème, I find something new and wonderful about these characters.  If portrayed well, you want to be part of their little circle of  friends, and for those two hours linger in a world perhaps more simple, or perhaps more complex in feeling than the one we allow ourselves to live in today.  Life is Opera and Opera is Life…Bohème is one major reason this genre continues to thrive, everywhere and always.

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Listen Live to the Met Opera Broadcast of “The Nose”: Sat, Sept 28th at 12:55pm

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CAST

ConductorValery Gergiev 
Police InspectorAndrey Popov 
The NoseAlexander Lewis 
KovalyovPaulo Szot

The Nose 1

THE PRODUCTION TEAM

Production: William Kentridge 
Stage Directors:  William Kentridge, Luc De Wit 
Set Designers: William Kentridge, Sabine Theunissen 
Costume Designer:  Greta Goiris 
Video Compositor and Editor: Catherine Meyburgh 
Lighting Designer: Urs Schönebaum

The Nose

 

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The Last Verista’s Pick of the Week for January 9-15, 2011: Kirsten Flagstad in Beethoven’s Fidelio

Flagstad, the Great

Monday, January 9, 2012

6:00am Wagner: Siegfried                                                                                                                                                                                                          4/17/2004-Levine; West, Eaglen, Morris, Zaremba, Siegel, Fink

12:00pm: Verdi: Il Trovatore
12/19/1987-Bonynge; Sutherland, Verrett, Pavarotti, Nucci, De Grandis

3:00pm: Beethoven: Fidelio
3/10/1951-Walter; Flagstad, Svanholm, Schöffler, Ernster, Conner, Klein

7:30pm: Gounod: Faust (LIVE FROM THE MET)
Altinoglu; Calleja, Poplavskaya, Furlanetto, Petean, Lindsey

12:00pm: Puccini: La Bohème
3/19/1977-Levine; Scotto, Pavarotti, Niska, Wixell, Monk, Plishka

Tuesday, January 10, 2012
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6:00am: Rossini: L’Assedio di Corinto                                                                                                                                                                                    1/17/1976-Woitach; Sills, Díaz, Verrett, Di Giuseppe

9:00am: Stravinsky: The Rake’s Progress                                                                                                                                                                                                          4/19/2003-Levine; Groves, Upshaw, Ramey, Blythe

12:00pm: Verdi: Falstaff
1/23/1965-Rosenstock; Evans, Tucci, Sereni, Resnik, Raskin, Shirley, Miller

3:00pm: R. Strauss: Elektra
2/27/1999-Levine; Schnaut, Voigt, Schwarz, Pederson, Glassman

7:30pm: Puccini: Tosca (SEASON PREMIERE – LIVE FROM THE MET) Franck; Racette, Alagna, Gagnidze

12:00am: Mozart: Così fan tutte
1/22/1972-Pritchard; Zylis-Gara, Elias, Bottazzo, Uppman, Stratas, Berry

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

6:00 AM ET Massenet: Werther                                                                                                                                                                                                    18/1989-Fournet; Wilson, Kuhlmann, Weikl, Upshaw, Capecchi

9:00am: Britten: Peter Grimes
3/24/1973-Ehrling; Vickers, Amara, Gramm, Kraft, Chookasian

12:00pm: Wagner: Das Rheingold
4/1/1989-Levine; Sotin, Ludwig, Wlaschiha, Jerusalem, Svendén, Rootering, Salminen

3:00pm: Floyd: Susannah
4/3/1999-Conlon; Fleming, Hadley, Ramey, McVeigh

6:00pm: Verdi: Aida
2/25/1967-Schippers; Price, Bumbry, Bergonzi, Merrill, Hines

9:00pm: Wagner: Siegfried
4/17/2004-Levine; West, Eaglen, Morris, Zaremba, Siegel, Fink

Thursday, January 12, 2012

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6:00am: Verdi: Il Trovatore                                                                                                                                                                                                      12/19/1987-Bonynge; Sutherland, Verrett, Pavarotti, Nucci, De Grandis

9:00am: Beethoven: Fidelio
3/10/1951-Walter; Flagstad, Svanholm, Schöffler, Ernster, Conner, Klein

12:00am: Puccini: La Bohème
3/19/1977-Levine; Scotto, Pavarotti, Niska, Wixell, Monk, Plishka

3:00pm: Stravinsky: The Rake’s Progress                                                                                                                                                                                          4/19/2003-Levine; Groves, Upshaw, Ramey, Blythe

7:30pm: Various: The Enchanted Island (LIVE FROM THE MET)                                                                                                                                     Christie; Daniels, DiDonato, Domingo, de Niese, Pisaroni, Oropesa, Costanzo

12:00am: Rossini: L’Assedio di Corinto
1/17/1976-Woitach; Sills, Díaz, Verrett, Di Giuseppe

Friday, January 13, 2012

6:00 AM ET Verdi: Falstaff                                                                                                                                                                                                         1/23/1965-Rosenstock; Evans, Tucci, Sereni, Resnik, Raskin, Shirley, Miller

9:00am: R. Strauss: Elektra
2/27/1999-Levine; Schnaut, Voigt, Schwarz, Pederson, Glassman

12:00pm: Mozart: Così fan tutte
1/22/1972-Pritchard; Zylis-Gara, Elias, Bottazzo, Uppman, Stratas, Berry

3:00pm: Wagner: Siegfried
4/17/2004-Levine; West, Eaglen, Morris, Zaremba, Siegel, Fink

9:00pm: Massenet: Werther
3/18/1989-Fournet; Wilson, Kuhlmann, Weikl, Upshaw, Capecchi

12:00am: Britten: Peter Grimes
3/24/1973-Ehrling; Vickers, Amara, Gramm, Kraft, Chookasian

Saturday, January 14, 2012

6:00am: Puccini: La Bohème                                                                                                                                                                                                      3/19/1977-Levine; Scotto, Pavarotti, Niska, Wixell, Monk, Plishka

9:00am: Floyd: Susannah
4/3/1999-Conlon; Fleming, Hadley, Ramey, McVeigh

1:00pm: Bellini: Norma (ARCHIVAL BROADCAST PRESENTATION)                                                                                                                         4/4/1970-Bonynge; Sutherland, Horne, Bergonzi, Siepi

6:00pm: Verdi: Il Trovatore
12/19/1987-Bonynge; Sutherland, Verrett, Pavarotti, Nucci, De Grandis

9:00pm: Beethoven: Fidelio
3/10/1951-Walter; Flagstad, Svanholm, Schöffler, Ernster, Conner, Klein

12:00am: Wagner: Das Rheingold
4/1/1989-Levine; Sotin, Ludwig, Wlaschiha, Jerusalem, Svendén, Rootering, Salminen

Sunday, January 15, 2012 

6:00am: Mozart: Così fan tutte                                                                                                                                                                                                   1/22/1972-Pritchard; Zylis-Gara, Elias, Bottazzo, Uppman, Stratas, Berry

9:00am: Verdi: Aida
2/25/1967-Schippers; Price, Bumbry, Bergonzi, Merrill, Hines

12:00pm: Massenet: Werther
3/18/1989-Fournet; Wilson, Kuhlmann, Weikl, Upshaw, Capecchi

3:00pm: Rossini: L’Assedio di Corinto
1/17/1976-Woitach; Sills, Díaz, Verrett, Di Giuseppe

6:00pm: Verdi: Falstaff
1/23/1965-Rosenstock; Evans, Tucci, Sereni, Resnik, Raskin, Shirley, Miller

9:00pm: The Met on Record: Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro                                                                                                                                                                 (1990) Levine; Te Kanawa, Upshaw, Furlanetto, Hampson

12:00am: Stravinsky: The Rake’s Progress                                                                                                                                                                                       4/19/2003-Levine; Groves, Upshaw, Ramey, Blythe

The Last Verista’s Pick of the Week on Met Opera Radio: Remembering Salvatore Licitra

This week, Met Opera Radio is offering some pretty impressive broadcasts.  I especially recommend: the 1963 Sonnambula with Sutherland, the 1957 Gioconda with Milanov, and the 1989 Aida with Domingo and Millo.  In honour and memory of the young tenor who passed away, tragically, on Sept 5th, 2011, Met Opera Radio is broadcasting a 2006 production of Licitra in Verdi’s La Forza del Destino. It is the last Verista’s Pick of the Week in honour of Mr. Licitra and his love of opera.

Licitra in Verdi’s Forza with Nina Stemme

Monday, September 12, 2011

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6am: Verdi: La Forza del Destino

3/11/2006-Noseda; Voigt, Licitra, Delavan, Ramey, Komlósi, Pons

9am: Bellini: La Sonnambula
3/30/1963-Varviso; Sutherland, Gedda, Flagello, Scovotti

12pm: R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier
1/29/2000-Levine; Graham, Fleming, Hawlata, Murphy, Ketelsen

3:20pm: Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
2/23/1985-Järvi; Nucci, Griffel, Raitzin, Jones, Plishka

6pm: Ponchielli: La Gioconda
4/20/1957-Cleva; Milanov, Poggi, Rankin, Warren, Siepi

9pm: Gounod: Roméo et Juliette 4/13/1968-Molinari-Pradelli; Gedda, Freni, Macurdy, Baldwin, Reardon

12am: Verdi: Aida
1/7/1989-Levine; Millo, Toczyska, Domingo, Milnes, Plishka

Aprile Millo as Verdi’s Aida

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

6am: Wagner: Tristan und Isolde

12/18/1971-Leinsdorf; Thomas, Nilsson, Dooley, Dalis

12am: Verdi: Rigoletto
3/7/1992-Santi; Nucci, Swenson, Leech, White, Rootering

3pm: Handel: Rodelinda
1/1/2005-Bicket; Fleming, Blythe, van Rensburg, Relyea, Daniels

6pm: Rossini: L’Assedio di Corinto 4/19/1975-Schippers; Sills, Verrett, Theyard, Díaz

9pm: Puccini: Tosca
1/4/1997-Badea; Guleghina, Larin, Morris

12am: Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro

4/22/2006-Wigglesworth; Relyea, Rost, Mattei, Isokoski, Coote, Muraro

The great Zinka in Gioconda

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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6am: Meyerbeer: Le Prophète
1/29/1977-Lewis; McCracken, Scotto, Horne, Hines

9am: Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
2/23/1985-Järvi; Nucci, Griffel, Raitzin, Jones, Plishka

12pm: Ponchielli: La Gioconda
4/20/1957-Cleva; Milanov, Poggi, Rankin, Warren, Siepi

3pm: Gounod: Roméo et Juliette 4/13/1968-Molinari-Pradelli; Gedda, Freni, Macurdy, Baldwin, Reardon

6pm: Verdi: La Forza del Destino
3/11/2006-Noseda; Voigt, Licitra, Delavan, Ramey, Komlósi, Pons

9pm: Bellini: La Sonnambula
3/30/1963-Varviso; Sutherland, Gedda, Flagello, Scovotti

12am: R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier
1/29/2000-Levine; Graham, Fleming, Hawlata, Murphy, Ketelsen

Sutherland as Amina

Thursday, September 15, 2011

6am: Verdi: Rigoletto
3/7/1992-Santi; Nucci, Swenson, Leech, White, Rootering

9am: Handel: Rodelinda
1/1/2005-Bicket; Fleming, Blythe, van Rensburg, Relyea, Daniels

12pm: Rossini: L’Assedio di Corinto

4/19/1975-Schippers; Sills, Verrett, Theyard, Díaz

3pm: Puccini: Tosca
1/4/1997-Badea; Guleghina, Larin, Morris

6:00 PM ET Verdi: Aida
1/7/1989-Levine; Millo, Toczyska, Domingo, Milnes, Plishka

9:00 PM ET Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
12/18/1971-Leinsdorf; Thomas, Nilsson, Dooley, Dalis

Friday, September 16, 2011

6am: R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier

1/29/2000-Levine; Graham, Fleming, Hawlata, Murphy, Ketelsen

9:20am: Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro
4/22/2006-Wigglesworth; Relyea, Rost, Mattei, Isokoski, Coote, Muraro

12:15pm: Verdi: La Forza del Destino
3/11/2006-Noseda; Voigt, Licitra, Delavan, Ramey, Komlósi, Pons

3:15pm: Bellini: La Sonnambula
3/30/1963-Varviso; Sutherland, Gedda, Flagello, Scovotti

8:00pm: Verdi: Il Trovatore (2010-2011 ENCORE BROADCAST)

4/23/2011-Armiliato; Álvarez, Radvanovsky, Hvorostovsky, Zajick, Kocán

12am: Meyerbeer: Le Prophète
1/29/1977-Lewis; McCracken, Scotto, Horne, Hines

Saturday, September 17, 2011

6am: Handel: Rodelinda

1/1/2005-Bicket; Fleming, Blythe, van Rensburg, Relyea, Daniels

9am: Gounod: Roméo et Juliette 4/13/1968-Molinari-Pradelli; Gedda, Freni, Macurdy, Baldwin, Reardon

12pm: Verdi: Aida
1/7/1989-Levine; Millo, Toczyska, Domingo, Milnes, Plishka

3pm: Wagner: Tristan und Isolde

12/18/1971-Leinsdorf; Thomas, Nilsson, Dooley, Dalis

9:00 PM ET Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
2/23/1985-Järvi; Nucci, Griffel, Raitzin, Jones, Plishka

12:00 AM ET Ponchielli: La Gioconda
4/20/1957-Cleva; Milanov, Poggi, Rankin, Warren, Siepi

Sunday, September 18, 2011

6am: Rossini: L’Assedio di Corinto 4/19/1975-Schippers; Sills, Verrett, Theyard, Díaz

9am: Puccini: Tosca
1/4/1997-Badea; Guleghina, Larin, Morris

12pm: Meyerbeer: Le Prophète
1/29/1977-Lewis; McCracken, Scotto, Horne, Hines

3pm: Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro
4/22/2006-Wigglesworth; Relyea, Rost, Mattei, Isokoski, Coote, Muraro

6pm: Verdi: Rigoletto
3/7/1992-Santi; Nucci, Swenson, Leech, White, Rootering

9pm: The Met on Record: Wagner: Das Rheingold (1988) Levine; Morris, Ludwig, Jerusalem, Wlaschiha, Moll, Rootering, Zednik

12am: Verdi: La Forza del Destino
3/11/2006-Noseda; Voigt, Licitra, Delavan, Ramey, Komlósi, Pons

This week on Sirius/XM Radio: from the Metropolitan Opera


Conductor, James Levine


Monday, Jan. 25:  Sirius/XM Broadcast of Simon Boccanegra (8pm)

ConductorJames Levine
AmeliaAdrianne Pieczonka
GabrieleMarcello Giordani
SimonPlácido Domingo
FiescoJames Morris

Production: Giancarlo del Monaco
Set & Costume Designer: Michael Scott

Thursday, Jan. 28:  Sirius/XM/Listen Live Broadcast of Turandot (8pm)

Conductor: Julien Salemkour

TurandotLise Lindstrom
LiùGrazia Doronzio
CalafFrank Porretta
TimurHao Jiang Tian

Production: Franco Zeffirelli
Set Designer: Franco Zeffirelli
Costume Designers: Dada Saligeri, Anna Anni

Lighting Designer: Gil Wechsler ,Choreographer: Chiang Ching

Saturday, Jan. 30:  Sirius/XM Radio Broadcast of Stiffelio (1pm)

ConductorPlácido Domingo
LinaSondra Radvanovsky
StiffelioJosé Cura
StankarAndrzej Dobber
JorgPhillip Ens

Production: Giancarlo del Monaco

Set & Costume Designer: Michael Scott
Lighting Designer: Gil Wechsler

MET BROADCASTS THIS WEEK on Sirius/XM and the Toll Brothers “Saturday Afternoon at the Opera”

This week, the MET is re-broadcasting Puccini’s “Il Trittico” and Offenbach’s “The Tales of Hoffmann.”

Tomorrow night at 8pm:  The Tales of Hoffmann on Sirius/XM

CAST

ConductorJames Levine
Olympia: Kathleen Kim
Antonia/StellaAnna Netrebko
GiuliettaEkaterina Gubanova
NicklausseKate Lindsey
HoffmannJoseph Calleja
Four VillainsAlan Held

Saturday afternoon at 12:30pm, “Il Trittico” on Sirius/XM and on the FM dial, wherever you can pick up the Toll Brothers Broadcast

CAST

ConductorStefano Ranzani
GiorgettaPatricia Racette
LuigiSalvatore Licitra
MicheleŽeljko Lucic
FrugolaStephanie Blythe
Suor AngelicaPatricia Racette
Sister GenovieffaHeidi Grant Murphy
La PrincipessaStephanie Blythe
LaurettaPatricia Racette
RinuccioSaimir Pirgu
Gianni SchicchiAlessandro Corbelli
ZitaStephanie Blythe

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