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Thoughts on Der Rosenkavalier Live in HD

On May 13th 2017, I attended the Metropolitan Opera’s (Met Opera) last Live in HD broadcast for the 2016-2017 season.  The opera was Richard Strauss‘ Der Rosenkavalier. This is a new production directed by Robert Carsen with sets by Paul … Continue reading

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Nabucco a Success in HD Broadcast

The Metropolitan Opera presented the last of performance of its current run of Nabucco as part of its Live in HD broadcasts on January 7th, 2017.  It was a delightful afternoon. The production was directed by Elijah Moshinsky, with sets … Continue reading

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Tristan Und Isolde Live in HD: Pairing Excellence with Confusion

On October 8th, the Metropolitan Opera opened their 2016-2017 Live in HD series with the new production of Wagner’s epic Tristan und Isolde.  It was both wonderful and confusing. The production stars Stuart Skelton as Tristan, Nina Stemme as Isolde, … Continue reading

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Johan Botha Dies at 51

It has been reported that South African Heldentenor Johan Botha has passed away at the age of 51.  Mr. Botha had been suffering from cancer. Mr. Botha was known for singing some of the most difficult tenor roles in opera, … Continue reading

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Singers Make Elektra in HD Work

The Metropolitan Opera (The Met) completed its 2015-2016 Live in HD broadcasts on April 30th, 2016 with a performance of Richard Strauss’ Elektra.  The production premiered in Europe and was directed by the late Patrice Chéreau. The production stars Nina … Continue reading

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Turandot a Success in HD

The Metropolitan Opera (The Met) transmitted the January 30th performance of Puccini‘s Turandot as part of their Live in HD series today.  It was certainly was a treat to watch. The performance starred Nina Stemme as the princess Turandot, Marco … Continue reading

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Tannhäuser a Success

The Metropolitan Opera broadcast a performance of their current run of Tannhäuser as part of their Live in HD series on October 31st. The performance starred Johan Botha as the knight Tannhäuser, Eva-Maria Westbroek as Elisabeth, Michelle DeYoung as Venus, … Continue reading

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Jon Vickers has Passed Away

Jon Vickers, the legendary Canadian heldentenor, has passed away at the age of 88.  His family announced that he had been suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease for a number of years. Mr. Vickers was born October 29th, 1926 in Prince Albert, … Continue reading

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Broadway and The Met take on The Merry Widow

The Metropolitan Opera performed Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow as part of its Live in HD broadcast series on January 17th, 2015.  This performance was stunning from start to finish and saw the teaming up of the best of Broadway … Continue reading

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Splendid Die Meistersinger in HD

On December 13th, the Metropolitan Opera presented Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg as part of its Live in HD broadcast schedule.  The production was directed by Otto Schenk with sets by Gunther Schneider-Siemssen.  The performance starred Michael Volle (Hans Sachs), … Continue reading

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