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Adriana Lecouvreur Redux
Every decade or so, the
Metropolitan Opera revives  Adriana Lecouvreur,  the only title
in Francesco  Cilea’s oeuvre  that can be said to figure,
however marginally, in the contemporary repertoires of international opera
companies.  Adriana  is back at the ...
Adriana Lecouvreur Redux
Adriana Lecouvreur Redux
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The Centenary of Giacomo Puccini’s "Il Trittico"
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just a few days, a century will have separated this season’s revival of  Il
Trittico  fro...
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Così fan tutte: Bridging the "Buffo" and the "Serio"
Note to those who receive new posts via e-mail: You must click on the title of the new post, highlighted above in blue, in order to access moving images and sound.  On March 15, 2018, the Metropolitan Opera launched its new production of Così fan tutte, the...
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Parsifal: Succès de Scandale
Note to those who receive new posts via e-mail: You must click on the title of the new post, highlighted above in blue, in order to access moving images and sound. The year was 1903, the inaugural season of the Met’s new general manager. And the flamboyant ...
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Tosca: Set and Gesture
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when staging/direction became a...
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What Is Verismo?
Verismo (trans. Realism) was and
remains the brand affixed to a style adopted by a generation of Italian
composers of opera from 1890 to the first decades of the twentieth century. The
movement was an  outgrowth of late nineteenth-century French
literary Re...
What Is Verismo?
What Is Verismo?
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The Verdi Requiem: "Opera in Ecclesiastical Dress"
On December 2 the
Metropolitan Opera radio broadcast was devoted to the company’s 53 rd  iteration
of Giuseppe Verdi’s  Requiem . The  Requiem  was
first performed at the Met in 1901 on the occasion of the composer’s death; he
had died earlier that year. Am...
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Lawrence Tibbett, 2: All-American Divo
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post, highlighted above in blue, in order to access moving images and sound. In our last post we traced the beginnings of Lawrence
Tibbett’s remarkable operatic career an...
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Lawrence Tibbett: Becoming an (American) Divo
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Rosa Ponselle, 2: An American Diva
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“Rosa Ponselle: Becoming
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