Reviews on Verdi’s “Attila” at the Metropolitan Opera

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Seen and Heard: International Opera Review (Bernard Jacobson)

Opera Review: Verdi’s “Attila” makes belated debut at New York’s Metropolitan Opera (Scott Cantrell, Dallas Morning News)

Anne Midgette Reviews Verdi’s “Attila” from the MET (Washington Post)

Verdi’s “Attila” (David Laviska, Musical

A scene from the Met’s 2010 production of Verdi’s “Attila”

Published in: on March 9, 2010 at 4:50 am  Leave a Comment  
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Listen to “Hansel and Gretel” LIVE from the MET TONIGHT AT 8PM.

Listen Live!!!

Note: You must have RealPlayer installed on your computer for the above link to work.


ConductorFabio Luisi
GretelMiah Persson
Hansel: Angelika Kirchschlager
GertrudeRosalind Plowright
The WitchPhilip Langridge
PeterDwayne Croft


Production: Richard Jones
Set & Costume Designer: John Macfarlane
Lighting Designed by: Jennifer Tipton
Choreographer: Linda Dobell
English Version: David Pountney

Published in: on December 15, 2009 at 12:24 am  Leave a Comment  
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Listen to Richard Strauss’ “Elektra” Live from the MET, Thursday night at 8pm (Sirius/XM/Live Met Radio on Real Player)

Tomorrow night the Met opens its 2009 run of Richard Strauss’ monumental and psychological opera, “Elektra”, featuring soprano Susan Bullock as the tragic heroine and Deborah Voigt as Chrysothemis.  Listen live at 8pm on Sirius/XM Radio or live from the Met Website on Real Player.

Susan Bullock, as Elektra


ConductorFabio Luisi
Elektra: Susan Bullock
ChrysothemisDeborah Voigt
KlytemnestraFelicity Palmer
Aegisthus: Wolfgang Schmidt
OrestesEvgeny Nikitin


Production: Otto Schenk
Set & Costume Designer: Jürgen Rose
Lighting Designer: Gil Wechsler

One of the greatest, the late Hildegard Behrens

Published in: on December 9, 2009 at 4:58 pm  Comments (2)  
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“Les Contes D’Hoffmann”: hear the season premiere, tonight at 8pm on Sirius/XM Radio

The lovely, Anna Netrebko, as Antonia

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


Production: Bartlett Sher
Set Designer: Michael Yeargan
Costume Designer: Catherine Zuber
Lighting Designer: James F. Ingalls
Choreographer: Dou Dou Huang

A composite of one of the sets.

Wednesday night broadcast of “From the House of the Dead” on Sirius/XM Radio: 8pm

A scene from the Met’s production of From the House of the Dead



ConductorEsa-Pekka Salonen
Filka MorozovStefan Margita
SkuratovKurt Streit
ShapkinPeter Hoare
ShishkovPeter Mattei
GorianchikovWillard White



Production: Patrice Chéreau
Associate Director: Thierry Thieu Niang
Set Designer: Richard Peduzzi
Costume Designer: Caroline de Vivaise
Lighting Designer: Bertrand Couderc


Listen Live!!!

Published in: on November 30, 2009 at 8:18 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Sirius/XM Radio broadcast of Puccini’s “Il Trittico” tomorrow night at 8pm.

Stephanie Blythe and Patricia Racette in the Met’s “Trittico”


Stay tuned for a review to follow.

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


Published in: on November 25, 2009 at 3:18 am  Leave a Comment  
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