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

Last Verista’s Pick of the Week on MET Opera Radio/XM/Sirius for September 5, 2011: 1977 “La Boheme” with Luciano Pavarotti and Renata Scotto

Also, please listen to the Messa da Requiem of Verdi that will play on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 9:00am and pm.

Monday, September 5, 2011

6:00am: Britten: Peter Grimes
12/31/1994-Conlon; Rolfe Johnson, Fleming, Opie, Walker, Howard

9:00am: Mozart: Così fan tutte
2/24/2001-Summers; Diener, Graham, Groves, Gilfrey, Upshaw, Pertusi

12:00pm: Verdi: Falstaff
3/8/1986-Levine; Taddei, Neblett, Monk, Cossotto, Blegen, Ahlstedt, Boozer

3:00pm: Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia
3/9/1963-Strasfogel; Guarrera, D’Angelo, Shirley, Corena, Tozzi

6:00pm: R. Strauss: Die Frau ohne Schatten
12/9/1989-Perick; Meier, Schunk, Martin, Courtney, Dernesch

9:00pm: Bizet: Carmen
1/31/1953-Reiner; Barbieri, Del Monaco, Güden, Guarrera

12:00am: Giordano: Fedora
4/26/1997-Abbado; Freni, Domingo, Arteta, Croft

Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011

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6:00am: Wagner: Siegfried

4/15/2000-Levine; Andersen, Eaglen, Morris, Svendén, Clark, Wlaschiha

12:00pm: Donizetti: L’elisir d’amore
3/14/1998-Benini; Swenson, Pavarotti, de Candia, Plishka

3:00pm: Verdi: Ernani
4/10/1965-Schippers; Corelli, Price, Sereni, Siepi

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

9:00pm: Massenet: Manon
4/8/2006-López-Cobos; Fleming, Giordano, Chaignaud, Tian

12:00am: Wagner: Lohengrin

2/10/1968-Klobucar; Kónya, Arroyo, Dvoráková, Cassel, Macurdy

Wed. Sept. 7, 2011

6:00am: Janácek: Kát’a Kabanová
1/9/1999-Mackerras; Malfitano, Forst, Karnéus, Straka, Baker

9:00am: Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia
3/9/1963-Strasfogel; Guarrera, D’Angelo, Shirley, Corena, Tozzi

12:00pm: R. Strauss: Die Frau ohne Schatten
12/9/1989-Perick; Meier, Schunk, Martin, Courtney, Dernesch

3:00pm: Bizet: Carmen
1/31/1953-Reiner; Barbieri, Del Monaco, Güden, Guarrera

6:00pm: Britten: Peter Grimes
12/31/1994-Conlon; Rolfe Johnson, Fleming, Opie, Walker, Howard

9:00pm: Verdi: Falstaff
3/8/1986-Levine; Taddei, Neblett, Monk, Cossotto, Blegen, Ahlstedt, Boozer

12:00am: Mozart: Così fan tutte
2/24/2001-Summers; Diener, Graham, Groves, Gilfrey, Upshaw, Pertusi

Thurs. Sept. 8, 2011

6:00am: Donizetti: L’elisir d’amore

3/14/1998-Benini; Swenson, Pavarotti, de Candia, Plishka

9:00am: Verdi: Ernani
4/10/1965-Schippers; Corelli, Price, Sereni, Siepi

12:00pm: Massenet: Manon
4/8/2006-López-Cobos; Fleming, Giordano, Chaignaud, Tian

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

6:00am: Giordano: Fedora

4/26/1997-Abbado; Freni, Domingo, Arteta, Croft

9:00 PM ET Wagner: Siegfried
4/15/2000-Levine; Andersen, Eaglen, Morris, Svendén, Clark,

Fri, Sept. 9, 2011

6:00am: Verdi: Falstaff
3/8/1986-Levine; Taddei, Neblett, Monk, Cossotto, Blegen, Ahlstedt, Boozer

9:00am: Wagner: Lohengrin
2/10/1968-Klobucar; Kónya, Arroyo, Dvoráková, Cassel, Macurdy

12:00pm: Britten: Peter Grimes
12/31/1994-Conlon; Rolfe Johnson, Fleming, Opie, Walker, Howard

3:00pm: Mozart: Così fan tutte
2/24/2001-Summers; Diener, Graham, Groves, Gilfrey, Upshaw, Pertusi

8:00pm: R. Strauss: Capriccio (2010-2011 ENCORE BROADCAST) 4/23/2011-Davis; Fleming, Rose, Kaiser, Braun, Connolly, Larsen

12:00am: Janácek: Kát’a Kabanová
1/9/1999-Mackerras; Malfitano, Forst, Karnéus, Straka, Baker

Sat, Sept 11, 2011

6:00am: Massenet: Manon
4/8/2006-López-Cobos; Fleming, Giordano, Chaignaud, Tian

9:00am: Bizet: Carmen
1/31/1953-Reiner; Barbieri, Del Monaco, Güden, Guarrera

12:00pm: Giordano: Fedora
4/26/1997-Abbado; Freni, Domingo, Arteta, Croft

3:00pm: Wagner: Siegfried

4/15/2000-Levine; Andersen, Eaglen, Morris, Svendén, Clark, Wlaschiha

9:00pm: Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia
3/9/1963-Strasfogel; Guarrera, D’Angelo, Shirley, Corena, Tozzi

12:00am: R. Strauss: Die Frau ohne Schatten
12/9/1989-Perick; Meier, Schunk, Martin, Courtney, Dernesch

Sun, Sept 11, 2011

6:00am: Verdi: Ernani

4/10/1965-Schippers; Corelli, Price, Sereni, Siepi

9:00am: Verdi: Messa da Requiem
9/18/2008-Levine; Frittoli, Borodina, Giordani, Abdrazakov

12:00pm: Janácek: Kát’a Kabanová
1/9/1999-Mackerras; Malfitano, Forst, Karnéus, Straka, Baker

3:00pm: Wagner: Lohengrin
2/10/1968-Klobucar; Kónya, Arroyo, Dvoráková, Cassel, Macurdy

6:00pm:  La Donizetti: L’elisir d’amore
3/14/1998-Benini; Swenson, Pavarotti, de Candia, Plishka

9:00pm: Verdi: Messa da Requiem
9/18/2008-Levine; Frittoli, Borodina, Giordani, Abdrazakov

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

 

What’s Coming in the 2011-2012 Season.

The 2011-2012 season promises to be filled with new productions, good singing…probably bad singing, and hopefully the arrival of new operatic hopefuls who can fill seats and excite non-operagoers to come to the opera house.  I’ve decided to list the seasons according to house and repertoire, as an easy reference tool for those of you wanting to attend.  I’m also going to give each opera a rating and, later, links to reviews.  Later in the season, I may also list upcoming concerts that are worthwhile and any new releases that are worth purchasing.  For those of you who love opera but would rather listen in the comfort of your own home (as much as I think the true spectacle must be witnessed in the theatre), Sirius/XM Radio is a must have. The Met Opera Radio station plays full operas, recent and great performances ALL DAY LONG!   Also, Met Opera Player isn’t so shabby at $15 per month.  Chalk full of videos and recordings of live performances of the greats and recent productions, it’s nice to sit and watch on your own computer.  If you can pull together the funds to get yourself to NYC or to Europe, the best experience is always in the house.  The true prowess of the human voice can only truly be assessed as it is enmeshed with the orchestra in a live setting.

The Last Verista’s “Picks of the Week” on Met Opera Radio for March 11-20th, 2011: Birgit Nilsson in “Götterdämmerung” (1962) and Aprile Millo/Luciano Pavarotti in “Andrea Chenier” (1996)

The Greatest

 

Friday, March 11, 2011

6:00 AM ET  Wagner: Siegfried (4/10/1993)
Levine; Johns, Jones, Morris, Gjevang, Zednik, Wlaschiha

12:00 PM ET Rossini: L’Italiana in Algeri (2/28/2004)
Levine; Borodina, Flórez, Patriarco, Furlanetto

3:00 PM ET  Wagner: Lohengrin (4/11/1953)
Stiedry; Sullivan, Steber, Harshaw, Björling, Ernster

8:00 PM ET Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades (SEASON PREMIERE – LIVE FROM THE MET)
Nelsons; Galouzine, Mattila, Zajick, Mattei, Mumford, Markov

12:00 AM ET  Verdi: Macbeth (1/28/1984)
Levine; Milnes, Scotto, Plishka, Ciannella

Saturday, March 12, 2011

6:00 AM ET  Bellini: La Sonnambula (3/30/1963)
Varviso; Sutherland, Gedda, Flagello, Scovotti

9:00 AM ET  Zandonai: Francesca da Rimini (2/22/1986)
Santi; Scotto, Mauro, MacNeil, Lewis

12:00 PM ET  Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (LIVE FROM THE MET)
Gergiev; Pape, Semenchuk, Antonenko, Nikitin, Petrenko, Balashov, Ognovenko

6:00 PM ET  Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito (12/6/1997)
Levine; Rolfe Johnson, Vaness, von Otter, Murphy, Kirchschlager

9:00 PM ET  Puccini: Manon Lescaut (12/10/1949)
Antonicelli; Kirsten, Björling, Valdengo, Baccaloni

12:00 AM ET  Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (12/31/1966)
Bonynge; Sutherland, Tucker, Colzani, Ghiuselev

The Immolation Scene

Sunday, March 13, 2011

6:00 AM ET  Levy: Mourning Becomes Electra (4/1/1967)
Mehta; Lear, Reardon, Collier, Milnes, Macurdy

9:00 AM ET  Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera (1/22/1955)
Mitropoulos; Milanov, Tucker, Metternich, Madeira, Peters

12:00 PM ET  Beethoven: Fidelio (2/16/1991)
Perick; Connell, Lakes, Welker, Moll, Donath, Kaasch

3:00 PM ET  Puccini: Tosca (1/7/1956)
Mitropoulos; Tebaldi, Tucker, Warren

6:00 PM ET Rossini: L’Italiana in Algeri (2/28/2004)
Levine; Borodina, Flórez, Patriarco, Furlanetto

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

12:00 AM ET  Wagner: Lohengrin (4/11/1953)
Stiedry; Sullivan, Steber, Harshaw, Björling, Ernster

Monday, March 14, 2011

6:00 AM ET  Wagner: Götterdämmerung (1/27/1962)
Leinsdorf; Nilsson, Hopf, Mittelmann, Kuchta, Frick, Dalis, Herbert

12:00 PM ET  Puccini: La Bohème (3/17/2001)
Crawford; Gauci, Lopardo, Arteta, Finley, Bernstein

3:00 PM ET  Bellini: Norma (2/17/1973)
Cillario; Caballé, Cossotto, Cossutta, Tozzi

6:00 PM ET  R. Strauss: Elektra (2/23/1952)
Reiner; Varnay, Wegner, Höngen, Schöffler, Svanholm

9:00 PM ET  Verdi: La Traviata (4/21/1962)
Strasfogel; Moffo, Morell, Sereni

12:00 AM ET  Mozart: Così fan tutte (1/20/1990)
Levine; Mims, Hadley, Troyanos, Hampson, Hong, Van Allan

Millo as Giordano’s Maddalena

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

6:00 AM ET  Giordano: Andrea Chénier (4/13/1996)
Levine; Pavarotti, Millo, Pons, White

9:00 AM ET  Britten: Peter Grimes (4/5/1969)
Davis; Vickers, Amara, Evans, Madeira, Chookasian

12:00 PM ET  Donizetti: Don Pasquale (12/5/1970)
Franci; Corena, Grist, Kraus, Krause

3:00 PM ET  Thomas: Mignon (1/27/1945)
Pelletier; Stevens, Melton, Benzell, Pinza

8:00 PM ET  Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades (LIVE FROM THE MET)
Nelsons; Galouzine, Mattila, Zajick, Mattei, Mumford, Markov

12:00 AM ET  Verdi: Aida (12/26/1970)
Cleva; Arroyo, McCracken, Bumbry, Colzani, Flagello

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

6:00 AM ET Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (12/16/1950)
Erede; Valdengo, Pons, Di Stefano, Baccaloni, Hines

9:00 AM ET  Janácek: Jenufa (2/17/2007)
Belohlávek; Mattila, Silvasti, Silja, Morris, Dever

12:00 PM ET  Wagner: Götterdämmerung (1/27/1962)
Leinsdorf; Nilsson, Hopf, Mittelmann, Kuchta, Frick, Dalis, Herbert

8:00 PM ET  Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (LIVE FROM THE MET)
Summers; Dessay, Calleja, Tézier, Youn

12:00 AM ET  R. Strauss: Elektra (2/23/1952)
Reiner; Varnay, Wegner, Höngen, Schöffler, Svanholm

Thursday, March 17, 2011

6:00 AM ET Puccini: La Bohème (3/17/2001)
Crawford; Gauci, Lopardo, Arteta, Finley, Bernstein

9:00 AM ET  Bellini: Norma (2/17/1973)
Cillario; Caballé, Cossotto, Cossutta, Tozzi

12:00 PM ET  Giordano: Andrea Chénier (4/13/1996)
Levine; Pavarotti, Millo, Pons, White

3:00 PM ET  Verdi: La Traviata (4/21/1962)
Strasfogel; Moffo, Morell, Sereni

6:00 PM ET  Mozart: Così fan tutte (1/20/1990)
Levine; Mims, Hadley, Troyanos, Hampson, Hong, Van Allan

9:00 PM ET  Donizetti: Don Pasquale (12/5/1970)
Franci; Corena, Grist, Kraus, Krause

12:00 AM ET  Britten: Peter Grimes (4/5/1969)
Davis; Vickers, Amara, Evans, Madeira, Chookasian

Friday, March 18, 2011

6:00 AM ET  R. Strauss: Elektra (2/23/1952)
Reiner; Varnay, Wegner, Höngen, Schöffler, Svanholm

9:00 AM ET  Verdi: Aida (12/26/1970)
Cleva; Arroyo, McCracken, Bumbry, Colzani, Flagello

12:00 PM ET Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (12/16/1950)
Erede; Valdengo, Pons, Di Stefano, Baccaloni, Hines

3:00 PM ET  Janácek: Jenufa (2/17/2007)
Belohlávek; Mattila, Silvasti, Silja, Morris, Dever

6:00 PM ET  Wagner: Götterdämmerung (1/27/1962)
Leinsdorf; Nilsson, Hopf, Mittelmann, Kuchta, Frick, Dalis, Herbert

12:00 AM ET  Thomas: Mignon (1/27/1945)
Pelletier; Stevens, Melton, Benzell, Pinza

Saturday, March 19, 2011

6:00 AM ET  Verdi: La Traviata (4/21/1962)
Strasfogel; Moffo, Morell, Sereni

9:00 AM ET  Mozart: Così fan tutte (1/20/1990)
Levine; Mims, Hadley, Troyanos, Hampson, Hong, Van Allan

1:00 PM ET  Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (LIVE FROM THE MET)
Summers; Dessay, Calleja, Tézier, Youn

6:00 PM ET  Puccini: La Bohème (3/17/2001)
Crawford; Gauci, Lopardo, Arteta, Finley, Bernstein

9:00 PM ET  Bellini: Norma (2/17/1973)
Cillario; Caballé, Cossotto, Cossutta, Tozzi

12:00 AM ET  Giordano: Andrea Chénier (4/13/1996)
Levine; Pavarotti, Millo, Pons, White

Sunday, March 20, 2011

6:00 AM ET  Donizetti: Don Pasquale (12/5/1970)
Franci; Corena, Grist, Kraus, Krause

9:00 AM ET  Thomas: Mignon (1/27/1945)
Pelletier; Stevens, Melton, Benzell, Pinza

12:00 PM ET  Verdi: Aida (12/26/1970)
Cleva; Arroyo, McCracken, Bumbry, Colzani, Flagello

3:00 PM ET  Britten: Peter Grimes (4/5/1969)
Davis; Vickers, Amara, Evans, Madeira, Chookasian

6:00 PM ET Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (12/16/1950)
Erede; Valdengo, Pons, Di Stefano, Baccaloni, Hines

9:00 PM ET  The Met on Record: Verdi: I Lombardi (1996)
Levine; Anderson, Pavarotti, Leech, Ramey

12:00 AM ET  Janácek: Jenufa (2/17/2007)
Belohlávek; Mattila, Silvasti, Silja, Morris, Dever

The Last Verista’s “Pick of the Week” on Met Opera Radio: 2 PICKS!!! Joan Sutherland in Bellini’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” (1966) and Teresa Stratas in Berg’s “Lulu” (1981)

Sutherland and Tucker in the 1966 production

Tuesday, 12/14
6:00 AM ET Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
3/25/1989-Levine; Hynninen, Freni, Hadley, Walker, Sotin

9:00 AM ET Verdi: La Traviata
3/6/2004-Gergiev; Fleming, Vargas, Hvorostovsky

12:00 PM ET R. Strauss: Salome
2/17/1962-Rosenstock; Lewis, Vinay, Thebom, Cassel, Olvis

3:00 PM ET Bizet: Carmen
3/21/1987-Levine; Baltsa, Carreras, Cotrubas, Ramey

8:00 PM ET Puccini: La Fanciulla del West (LIVE FROM THE MET)
Luisotti; Voigt, Giordani, Gallo

12:00 AM ET Britten: Death in Venice
2/26/1994-Atherton; Rolfe Johnson, Allen, Gall

Wednesday, 12/15
6:00 AM ET R. Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos
3/20/1976-Levine; Caballé, Remedios, Welting, Troyanos, Dooley, Titus

9:00 AM ET Puccini: Tosca
3/23/1957-Mitropoulos; Albanese, Barioni, Warren

12:00 PM ET Berg: Lulu
1/3/1981-Levine; Stratas, Mazura, Lear, Riegel, Foldi, Carlson

3:00 PM ET Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
12/31/1966-Bonynge; Sutherland, Tucker, Colzani, Ghiuselev

6:00 PM ET Wagner: Siegfried
2/16/1957-Stiedry; Windgassen, Mödl, Edelmann, Madeira, Kelley, Pechner

12:00 AM ET Mozart: Così fan tutte
1/28/2006-Levine; Deshorties, Kozená, Focile, Groves, Kwiecien, Allen

Stratas as Lulu

Thursday, 12/16
6:00 AM ET Bizet: Carmen
3/21/1987-Levine; Baltsa, Carreras, Cotrubas, Ramey

9:00 AM ET Britten: Death in Venice
2/26/1994-Atherton; Rolfe Johnson, Allen, Gall

12:00 PM ET Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
3/25/1989-Levine; Hynninen, Freni, Hadley, Walker, Sotin

3:00 PM ET Mascagni / Leoncavallo: Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci
2/4/1995-Badea; Guleghina, Jóhannsson, Pola / Dessì, Martinucci, Nucci

6:00 PM ET Verdi: Rigoletto
4/6/1985-Santi; Quilico, Blegen, Raffanti, Macurdy, Jones

9:00 PM ET R. Strauss: Salome
2/17/1962-Rosenstock; Lewis, Vinay, Thebom, Cassel, Olvis

12:00 AM ET Verdi: La Traviata
3/6/2004-Gergiev; Fleming, Vargas, Hvorostovsky

Friday, 12/17
6:00 AM ET Wagner: Siegfried
2/16/1957-Stiedry; Windgassen, Mödl, Edelmann, Madeira, Kelley, Pechner

12:00 PM ET Puccini: Tosca
3/23/1957-Mitropoulos; Albanese, Barioni, Warren

3:00 PM ET R. Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos
3/20/1976-Levine; Caballé, Remedios, Welting, Troyanos, Dooley, Titus

8:00 PM ET Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande (SEASON PREMIERE – LIVE FROM THE MET)
Rattle; Kožená, Degout, Finley, White, Palmer

12:00 AM ET Berg: Lulu
1/3/1981-Levine; Stratas, Mazura, Lear, Riegel, Foldi, Carlson

Saturday, 12/18
6:00 AM ET R. Strauss: Salome
2/17/1962-Rosenstock; Lewis, Vinay, Thebom, Cassel, Olvis

9:00 AM ET Mozart: Così fan tutte
1/28/2006-Levine; Deshorties, Kozená, Focile, Groves, Kwiecien, Allen

12:30 PM ET Verdi: Don Carlo (LIVE FROM THE MET)
Nézet-Séguin; Lee, Poplavskaya, Furlanetto, Smirnova, Keenlyside, Halfvarson

6:00 PM ET Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
3/25/1989-Levine; Hynninen, Freni, Hadley, Walker, Sotin

9:00 PM ET Verdi: La Traviata
3/6/2004-Gergiev; Fleming, Vargas, Hvorostovsky

12:00 AM ET Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
12/31/1966-Bonynge; Sutherland, Tucker, Colzani, Ghiuselev

Sunday, 12/19
6:00 AM ET Mascagni / Leoncavallo: Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci
2/4/1995-Badea; Guleghina, Jóhannsson, Pola / Dessì, Martinucci, Nucci

9:00 AM ET R. Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos
3/20/1976-Levine; Caballé, Remedios, Welting, Troyanos, Dooley, Titus

12:00 PM ET Verdi: Rigoletto
4/6/1985-Santi; Quilico, Blegen, Raffanti, Macurdy, Jones

3:00 PM ET Britten: Death in Venice
2/26/1994-Atherton; Rolfe Johnson, Allen, Gall

6:00 PM ET Puccini: Tosca
3/23/1957-Mitropoulos; Albanese, Barioni, Warren

9:00 PM ET The Met on Record: Wagner: Der Fliegende Holländer (1997)
Levine; Morris, Voigt, Heppner, Rootering, Groves, Svenden

12:00 AM ET Bizet: Carmen
3/21/1987-Levine; Baltsa, Carreras, Cotrubas, Ramey

Spargi D’Amore Pianto

 

Ardon gl’incensi

 

 

The Last Verista’s Pick of the Week on Sirius/XM Radio: Luciano Pavarotti and Aprile Millo in Verdi’s “Il Trovatore”:

One of the greatest power couples of all time:  Millo and Pavarotti

Monday, 11/29
6:00 AM ET Verdi: La Forza del Destino
3/11/2006-Noseda; Voigt, Licitra, Delavan, Ramey, Komlósi, Pons

9:00 AM ET Donizetti: Don Pasquale
1/9/1965-Varviso; Corena, Peters, Alva, Guarrera

12:00 PM ET Beethoven: Fidelio
4/10/1982-Haitink; Meier, Sooter, Roar, Macurdy, Blegen, Atherton

3:00 PM ET Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia
12/21/1957-Rudolf; Guarrera, Peters, Valletti, Corena, Hines

7:00 PM ET Verdi: Don Carlo (LIVE FROM THE MET)
Nézet-Séguin; Lee, Poplavskaya, Furlanetto, Smirnova, Keenlyside, Halfvarson

12:00 AM ET Ponchielli: La Gioconda
1/5/1980-Patanè; Scotto, Mauro, Nave, Quilico, Giaiotti, Taillon

 

Tuesday, 11/30
6:00 AM ET Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur
2/11/1978-López-Cobos; Caballé, Carreras, Cossotto, Quilico, Vinco 

9:00 AM ET Tan Dun: The First Emperor
1/13/2007-Tan Dun; Domingo, Futral, Groves, Fu, Tian

12:00 PM ET Verdi: Macbeth
4/4/1964-Santi; MacNeil, Dalis, Giaiotti, Morell

3:00 PM ET R. Strauss: Die Frau ohne Schatten
12/9/1989-Perick; Meier, Schunk, Martin, Courtney, Dernesch

8:00 PM ET Bizet: Carmen (LIVE FROM THE MET)
Gardner; Garanča, Jovanovich, Cabell, Relyea

12:00 AM ET Puccini: La Bohème
3/30/1957-Kozma; Kirsten, Tucker, Hurley, Bastianini, Siepi

Wednesday, 12/1
6:00 AM ET Verdi: Il Trovatore
1/21/1989-Levine; Pavarotti, Millo, Milnes, Cossotto, Plishka

9:00 AM ET Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro
1/28/1995-Levine; Alaimo, Upshaw, Croft, Vaness, Ziegler, Loup

12:00 PM ET Wagner: Parsifal
4/9/1960-Leinsdorf; Liebl, Harshaw, Uhde, Hines, Pechner

6:00 PM ET Beethoven: Fidelio
4/10/1982-Haitink; Meier, Sooter, Roar, Macurdy, Blegen, Atherton

9:00 PM ET Donizetti: Don Pasquale
1/9/1965-Varviso; Corena, Peters, Alva, Guarrera

12:00 AM ET Verdi: La Forza del Destino
3/11/2006-Noseda; Voigt, Licitra, Delavan, Ramey, Komlósi, Pons

The incomparable voice of molten gold

Thursday, 12/2
6:00 AM ET Ponchielli: La Gioconda
1/5/1980-Patanè; Scotto, Mauro, Nave, Quilico, Giaiotti, Taillon 

9:00 AM ET Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia
12/21/1957-Rudolf; Guarrera, Peters, Valletti, Corena, Hines

12:00 PM ET Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur
2/11/1978-López-Cobos; Caballé, Carreras, Cossotto, Quilico, Vinco

3:00 PM ET Puccini: La Bohème
3/30/1957-Kozma; Kirsten, Tucker, Hurley, Bastianini, Siepi

8:00 PM ET Mozart: Così fan tutte (LIVE FROM THE MET)
Christie; Persson, Breslik, Leonard, Gunn, de Niese, Shimell

12:00 AM ET Tan Dun: The First Emperor
1/13/2007-Tan Dun; Domingo, Futral, Groves, Fu, Tian

From “Ballo in Maschera”

Friday, 12/3
6:00 AM ET Verdi: Macbeth
4/4/1964-Santi; MacNeil, Dalis, Giaiotti, Morell 

9:00 AM ET R. Strauss: Die Frau ohne Schatten
12/9/1989-Perick; Meier, Schunk, Martin, Courtney, Dernesch

12:00 PM ET Verdi: La Forza del Destino
3/11/2006-Noseda; Voigt, Licitra, Delavan, Ramey, Komlósi, Pons

3:00 PM ET Wagner: Parsifal
4/9/1960-Leinsdorf; Liebl, Harshaw, Uhde, Hines, Pechner

9:00 PM ET Verdi: Il Trovatore
1/21/1989-Levine; Pavarotti, Millo, Milnes, Cossotto, Plishka

12:00 AM ET Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro
1/28/1995-Levine; Alaimo, Upshaw, Croft, Vaness, Ziegler, Loup

Saturday, 12/4
6:00 AM ET Beethoven: Fidelio
4/10/1982-Haitink; Meier, Sooter, Roar, Macurdy, Blegen, Atherton 

9:00 AM ET Puccini: La Bohème
3/30/1957-Kozma; Kirsten, Tucker, Hurley, Bastianini, Siepi

12:00 PM ET Tan Dun: The First Emperor
1/13/2007-Tan Dun; Domingo, Futral, Groves, Fu, Tian

3:00 PM ET Donizetti: Don Pasquale
1/9/1965-Varviso; Corena, Peters, Alva, Guarrera

6:00 PM ET Ponchielli: La Gioconda
1/5/1980-Patanè; Scotto, Mauro, Nave, Quilico, Giaiotti, Taillon

9:00 PM ET Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia
12/21/1957-Rudolf; Guarrera, Peters, Valletti, Corena, Hines

12:00 AM ET Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur
2/11/1978-López-Cobos; Caballé, Carreras, Cossotto, Quilico, Vinco

The Greatest

Sunday, 12/5
6:00 AM ET Wagner: Parsifal
4/9/1960-Leinsdorf; Liebl, Harshaw, Uhde, Hines, Pechner 

12:00 PM ET Verdi: Il Trovatore
1/21/1989-Levine; Pavarotti, Millo, Milnes, Cossotto, Plishka

3:00 PM ET Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro
1/28/1995-Levine; Alaimo, Upshaw, Croft, Vaness, Ziegler, Loup

6:00 PM ET Verdi: Macbeth
4/4/1964-Santi; MacNeil, Dalis, Giaiotti, Morell

9:00 PM ET The Met on Record: Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Rudolf; Steber, Tucker, Valdengo, Madeira, De Paolis, Cehanovsky

12:00 AM ET R. Strauss: Die Frau ohne Schatten
12/9/1989-Perick; Meier, Schunk, Martin, Courtney, Dernesch