Exciting Lucia Streamed from Madrid

Ciao, Opera Mavens. The applause for the sextet lasted so long they sang it a second time. Today’s Lucia di Lammermoor from Madrid starred Lisette Oropesa and Xavier Camerena, both in absolutely top form. It’s all available to stream, with English subtitles, on Opera...

A Gounod Rarity and Kaufmann Parsifal

Ciao Opera Mavens. The 1854 Gounod opera La Nonne Sanglante (The Bloody Nun), June 2018, is available on YouTube. I originally decided to only “sample” this Paris Opera Comique rarity, but could not give it up because of the music. The production is good but very,...

Check Out These Exciting New Streams

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Summer is bringing a lot of good streams. Check out: For fans of early Verdi: From Wallonie (Liege, Belgium) Macbeth, with Leo Nucci, June 14, 2018. For fans of Berlioz: Also from Wallonie La Damnation de Faust with Paul Groves, Ildebrando...
Broadcasts – July 2018

Broadcasts – July 2018

Ciao, Opera Mavens! Here are your broadcast opera-tunities for July: PBS – GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET http://www.kqed.org/tv/programs/index.jsp?pgmid=15125 La Boheme (Puccini) – Vittorio Grigolo as the poor poet Rodolfo who falls in love with the seamstress Mimi,...

Broadcasts – June 2018

Ciao, Opera Mavens! Here are your broadcast opera-tunities for June: THE SAN FRANCISCO OPERA ON KDFC https://www.kdfc.com/2018/05/the-opera-hour/ The Opera Hour – This week, Matthew and Bill get you primed for SF Opera’s Ring. Matthew takes you backstage to meet...

Broadcasts – May 2018

Ciao, Opera Mavens! Here are your May broadcast opera-tunities: THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: LIVE IN HD https://www.fathomevents.com/series/the-met-live-in-hd Cendrillon (Massenet) – Laurent Pelly‘s imaginative storybook production of this Cinderella story is the first in...