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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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I didn't bring up the idea of making Rosenkavalier an aria-recitative opera or a Singspiel, but I did think of both possibilities,
Or it can be both and have accompagnatos, like
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Idomeneo is quite a different beast from Mozart's social comedies.
It also doesn't share that characteristic "practice of phrase repeats", does it? (I totally understand your reservations about the practice.)
I found myself wishing that the role of Idamante had been composed for tenor rather than castrato soprano
"A concert performance was given in 1786 at the Palais Auersperg in Vienna. For this, Mozart wrote some new music, made some cuts, and changed Idamante from a castrato to a tenor."

There are performances/recordings of the later version, you know. Eg)
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the longueurs in Mozart operas are entirely due to the recitativi, in my view
What do you think of the recitatives in Cosi fan tutte directed by Sellars? (And also btw Don Alfonso's facial expressions?)
Ana Maria Martinez was a manic and, apparently, funny Elvira (she sometimes rolled her Rs in a comical way)
Was it her Spanish accent?
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