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The Met Saturday Morning Broadcasts are back.....

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Starting this Saturday at 10 pst, 1:00 est
Opening broadcast.....

December 10, 2022
Kevin Puts’ The Hours

New Production/Met Premiere
Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Renée Fleming (Clarissa Vaughan), Kelli O’Hara (Laura Brown), Joyce DiDonato (Virginia Woolf), Kathleen Kim (Barbara / Mrs. Latch), Sylvia D’Eramo (Kitty / Vanessa), Denyce Graves (Sally), John Holiday (Man Under the Arch / Hotel Clerk), William Burden (Louis), Sean Panikkar (Leonard Woolf), Kyle Ketelsen (Richard), Brandon Cedel (Dan Brown)

Discuss them here :)
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Do you please have the link to the broadcasts ?
You can hear them at online.
or an FM station in your area that carries it.
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Its Met Opera broascast day folks. 10am pst, 1pm est
15 minutes to curtain!!!!!!!!
I listened to the Putt's The Hours broadcast.
While i found the first 20 or so minutes unteresting
it got old quickly after that.
Anyone else hear it?
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December 17, 2022
Verdi’s Rigoletto

Speranza Scappucci; Luca Salsi (Rigoletto), Lisette Oropesa (Gilda), Stephen Costello (Duke of Mantua), John Relyea (Sparafucile), Aigul Akhmetshina (Maddalena)
2 hours to Rigoletto!!!!!!!!!
Sounded kinda ordinary to me. Nothing special. A good Rigoletto.
Rigoletto is a masterpiece though, so lad to hear it
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December 24, 2022
Mozart’s The Magic Flute

Abridged English-language version
Performance from December 16, 2022
Duncan Ward; Ben Bliss (Tamino), Joélle Harvey (Pamina), Joshua Hopkins (Papageno), Soloman Howard (Sarastro), Aleksandra Olczyk (Queen of the Night), Rodell Rosel (Monostatos), Alan Held (Speaker)
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Magic Flute in 2 minutes
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December 31, 2022
Met Debuts On The Air

Highlights of artists making their Metropolitan Opera debuts during live broadcasts

Long time between live broadcasts :(
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January 7, 2023
Cherubini’s Medea

New Production/Met Premiere
Performance from October 22, 2022
Carlo Rizzi; Sondra Radvanovsky (Medea), Matthew Polenzani (Giasone), Ekaterina Gubanova (Neris), Janai Brugger (Glauce), Michele Pertusi (Creonte)
30 minutes to Medea
This was the first time i really listened to this opera and was impressed.
I heard a lot of Beethoven in the music..
What i thought it lacked was memorable melody like
Fidelio and the great Mozart operas.
It has excellent drama though and is worth listening to.
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January 14, 2023
Giordano’s Fedora

New Production
Marco Armiliato; Sonya Yoncheva (Fedora), Piotr Beczała (Loris Ipanoff), Rosa Feola (Olga), Artur Ruciński (De Siriex)
20 minutes to curtain!!!!!!!!
Sounds that way to me too
I see this Wednesday at my HD theater so I just listened to the opera on my local radio station.
I am trepidacious about Beczala's voice. There is a beginning of wobbles on the highs and I actually thought perhaps he was getting tired near the end and summoned up all of his courage to pull through -- and he did so sucessfully. Perhaps this role is not right for him. At least I hope that's the reason. He's got so much to offer.
I am looking forward to seeing Yoncheva because her voice has deepened considerably since I last saw her and now she's got one fine deep chest tone. But wobbles are starting with her as well. (menopause?)
After writing Andrea Chenier I find this one to be a letdown by Giordano.
Enjoy it in HD!!!!!!!!
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January 21, 2023
Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore

Michele Gamba; Javier Camarena (Nemorino), Golda Schultz (Adina), Davide Luciano (Belcore), Ambrogio Maestri (Dulcamara)
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30 minutes to curtain..........
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