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Re: Metropolitan Opera - free nightly streams
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2020, 03:07:45 AM »
There were problems with last night's Carmen. Apparently it was more popular than they'd anticipated, and lots of people, including me, got messages that it was unavailable. Also complaints from paid subscribers to the Met's On Demand service that they couldn't access what they'd paid for because of all the people using it for free. I did try back an hour or so later and was able to watch it over Roku.

Most of the offerings in this first week are things I'm not really interested in seeing (or seeing again), and I've got the Onegin on DVD. I might try to catch the Trovatore (I saw it live in a movie theatre) and Lucia (I've never seen that production, though I hear I'm not missing much).
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2020, 10:37:27 AM »
Week two will be an all-Wagner week, including the complete Lepage Ring. I'd prefer more variety, but I missed Tristan and Tannhäuser when they originally aired, so I'll probably catch at least those two.

Week 2: Wagner Week

Monday, March 23
Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde
Starring Nina Stemme, Ekaterina Gubanova, Stuart Skelton, Evgeny Nikitin, and René Pape, conducted by Simon Rattle. From October 8, 2016.

Tuesday, March 24
Wagner’s Das Rheingold
Starring Wendy Bryn Harmer, Stephanie Blythe, Richard Croft, Gerhard Siegel, Dwayne Croft, Bryn Terfel, Eric Owens, and Hans-Peter König, conducted by James Levine. From October 9, 2010.

Wednesday, March 25
Wagner’s Die Walküre
Starring Deborah Voigt, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Stephanie Blythe, Jonas Kaufmann, Bryn Terfel, and Hans-Peter König, conducted by James Levine. From May 14, 2011.

Thursday, March 26
Wagner’s Siegfried
Starring Deborah Voigt, Jay Hunter Morris, Gerhard Siegel, Bryn Terfel, and Eric Owens, conducted by Fabio Luisi. From November 5, 2011.

Friday, March 27
Wagner’s Götterdämmerung
Starring Deborah Voigt, Wendy Bryn Harmer, Waltraud Meier, Jay Hunter Morris, Iain Paterson, Eric Owens, and Hans-Peter König, conducted by Fabio Luisi. From February 11, 2012.

Saturday, March 28
Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Starring Annette Dasch, Johan Botha, Paul Appleby, and Michael Volle, conducted by James Levine. From December 13, 2014.

Sunday, March 29
Wagner’s Tannhäuser
Starring Eva-Maria Westbroek, Michelle DeYoung, Johan Botha, Peter Mattei, and Gunther Groissböck, conducted by James Levine. From October 31, 2015.
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Re: Metropolitan Opera - free nightly streams
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2020, 06:35:32 AM »
The schedule's up for week three, the best so far, for my tastes:

Monday, March 30 – Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites
Conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, starring Isabel Leonard, Adrianne Pieczonka, and Karita Mattila. Transmitted live on May 11, 2019.

Tuesday, March 31 – Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Conducted by Maurizio Benini, starring Joyce DiDonato, Juan Diego Flórez, and Peter Mattei. Transmitted live on March 24, 2007.

Wednesday, April 1 – John Adams’s Nixon in China
Conducted by John Adams, starring Janis Kelly and James Maddalena. Transmitted live on February 12, 2011.

Thursday, April 2 – Verdi’s Don Carlo   
Conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, starring Marina Poplavskaya, Roberto Alagna, Simon Keenlyside, and Ferruccio Furlanetto. Transmitted live December 11, 2010.

Friday, April 3 – Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles 
Conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, starring Diana Damrau, Matthew Polenzani, and Mariusz Kwiecien. Transmitted live January 16, 2016.

Saturday, April 4 – Verdi’s Macbeth
Conducted by Fabio Luisi, starring Anna Netrebko, Joseph Calleja, Željko Lučić, and René Pape. Transmitted live October 11, 2014.

Sunday, April 5 – Bellini’s Norma
Conducted by Carlo Rizzi, starring Sondra Radvanovsky, Joyce DiDonato, Joseph Calleja, and Matthew Rose. Transmitted live October 17, 2017.

https://www.metopera.org/about/press-releases/met-launches-nightly-met-opera-streams-a-free-series-of-encore-live-in-hd-presentations-streamed-on-the-company-website-during-the-coronavirus-closure/
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Re: Metropolitan Opera - free nightly streams
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2020, 10:48:37 AM »
You are right, week 3 seems to have excellent productions lined up for our viewing pleasure  :). I look forward to Dialogues, Nixon in China and Norma.

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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2020, 01:56:57 AM »
You are right, week 3 seems to have excellent productions lined up for our viewing pleasure  :). I look forward to Dialogues, Nixon in China and Norma.

Dialogues last night was even better than I remembered from seeing it "Live in HD".

The next week's schedule is now up. Not as good as week 3, IMHO, but I do look forward to seeing the Parsifal again:

Week 4

Monday, April 6
Verdi’s Aida
Starring Anna Netrebko, Anita Rachvelishvili, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Quinn Kelsey, Dmitry Belosselskiy, and Ryan Speedo Green, conducted by Nicola Luisotti. From October 6, 2018.

Tuesday, April 7
Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West
Starring Deborah Voigt, Marcello Giordani, and Lucio Gallo, conducted by Nicola Luisotti. From January 8, 2011.

Wednesday, April 8
Verdi’s Falstaff
Starring Lisette Oropesa, Angela Meade, Stephanie Blythe, Jennifer Johnson Cano, Paolo Fanale, Ambrogio Maestri, and Franco Vassallo, conducted by James Levine. From December 14, 2013.

Thursday, April 9
Wagner’s Parsifal
Starring Katarina Dalayman, Jonas Kaufmann, Peter Mattei, Evgeny Nikitin, and René Pape, conducted by Daniele Gatti. From March 2, 2013.

Friday, April 10
Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette
Starring Diana Damrau, Vittorio Grigolo, Elliot Madore, and Mikhail Petrenko, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. From January 21, 2017.

Saturday, April 11
Donizetti’s Don Pasquale
Starring Anna Netrebko, Matthew Polenzani, Mariusz Kwiecien, and John Del Carlo, conducted by James Levine. From November 13, 2010.

Sunday, April 12
Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte
Starring Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Kelli O’Hara, Ben Bliss, Adam Plachetka, and Christopher Maltman, conducted by David Robertson. From March 31, 2018.
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Re: Metropolitan Opera - free nightly streams
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2020, 07:21:42 AM »
Really highlights how traditional the Mets repertoire is.

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« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2020, 01:27:41 AM »
Week 5

Monday, April 13
Dvořák’s Rusalka
Starring Renée Fleming and Piotr Beczała, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. From February 8, 2014.

Tuesday, April 14
Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov
Starring René Pape, conducted by Valery Gergiev. From October 23, 2010.

Wednesday, April 15
Puccini’s La Rondine
Starring Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna, conducted by Marco Armiliato. From January 10, 2009.

Thursday, April 16
Rossini’s Le Comte Ory
Starring Diana Damrau, Joyce DiDonato, and Juan Diego Flórez, conducted by Maurizio Benini. From April 9, 2011.

Friday, April 17
Viewers’ Choice: Puccini’s Madama Butterfly
Starring Patricia Racette, Marcello Giordani, and Dwayne Croft, conducted by Patrick Summers. From March 7, 2009.

Saturday, April 18
Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur
Starring Anna Netrebko, Anita Rachvelishvili, Piotr Beczała, and Ambrogio Maestri, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. From January 12, 2019.

Sunday, April 19
Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier
Starring Renée Fleming, Elīna Garanča, Erin Morley, and Günther Groissböck, conducted by Sebastian Weigle. From May 13, 2017.





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« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2020, 09:12:35 AM »
This week

Thursday, November 5
Rossini’s Semiramide
Starring Angela Meade, Elizabeth DeShong, Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green, conducted by Maurizio Benini. From March 10, 2018.

Friday, November 6
Verdi’s La Forza del Destino
Starring Leontyne Price, Giuseppe Giacomini, Leo Nucci, and Bonaldo Giaiotti, conducted by James Levine. From March 24, 1984.

Saturday, November 7
Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette
Starring Anna Netrebko, Roberto Alagna, Nathan Gunn, and Robert Lloyd, conducted by Plácido Domingo. From December 15, 2007.

Sunday, November 8
Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Starring Annette Dasch, Johan Botha, Paul Appleby, and Michael Volle, conducted by James Levine. From December 13, 2014.

Monday, November 9
Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta / Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle
Starring Anna Netrebko and Piotr Beczała in Iolanta, and Nadja Michael and Mikhail Petrenko in Bluebeard’s Castle, conducted by Valery Gergiev. From February 14, 2015.

Tuesday, November 10
Strauss’s Salome
Starring Karita Mattila, Ildikó Komlósi, Kim Begley, Joseph Kaiser, and Juha Uusitalo, conducted by Patrick Summers. From October 11, 2008.

Wednesday, November 11
Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West
Starring Deborah Voigt, Marcello Giordani, and Lucio Gallo, conducted by Nicola Luisotti. From January 8, 2011.

Thursday, November 12
Berg’s Lulu
Starring Marlis Petersen, Susan Graham, Daniel Brenna, Paul Groves, Johan Reuter, and Franz Grundheber, conducted by Lothar Koenigs. From November 21, 2015.

Friday, November 13
Britten’s Peter Grimes
Starring Patricia Racette, Anthony Dean Griffey, and Anthony Michaels-Moore, conducted by Donald Runnicles. From March 15, 2008.






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Re: Metropolitan Opera - free nightly streams
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2020, 05:32:25 AM »
This week

Thursday, November 5
Rossini’s Semiramide
Starring Angela Meade, Elizabeth DeShong, Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green, conducted by Maurizio Benini. From March 10, 2018.

Friday, November 6
Verdi’s La Forza del Destino
Starring Leontyne Price, Giuseppe Giacomini, Leo Nucci, and Bonaldo Giaiotti, conducted by James Levine. From March 24, 1984.

Saturday, November 7
Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette
Starring Anna Netrebko, Roberto Alagna, Nathan Gunn, and Robert Lloyd, conducted by Plácido Domingo. From December 15, 2007.

Sunday, November 8
Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Starring Annette Dasch, Johan Botha, Paul Appleby, and Michael Volle, conducted by James Levine. From December 13, 2014.

Monday, November 9
Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta / Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle
Starring Anna Netrebko and Piotr Beczała in Iolanta, and Nadja Michael and Mikhail Petrenko in Bluebeard’s Castle, conducted by Valery Gergiev. From February 14, 2015.

Tuesday, November 10
Strauss’s Salome
Starring Karita Mattila, Ildikó Komlósi, Kim Begley, Joseph Kaiser, and Juha Uusitalo, conducted by Patrick Summers. From October 11, 2008.

Wednesday, November 11
Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West
Starring Deborah Voigt, Marcello Giordani, and Lucio Gallo, conducted by Nicola Luisotti. From January 8, 2011.

Thursday, November 12
Berg’s Lulu
Starring Marlis Petersen, Susan Graham, Daniel Brenna, Paul Groves, Johan Reuter, and Franz Grundheber, conducted by Lothar Koenigs. From November 21, 2015.

Friday, November 13
Britten’s Peter Grimes
Starring Patricia Racette, Anthony Dean Griffey, and Anthony Michaels-Moore, conducted by Donald Runnicles. From March 15, 2008.
Thank you for the news!  Sorry that I missed Forza last night.  Did you watch it?  If so, how was it?

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« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2020, 09:08:38 AM »
Thank you for the news!  Sorry that I missed Forza last night.  Did you watch it?  If so, how was it?

PD

It's still not too late. It'll be available until they start Roméo et Juliette this evening. If you start in time, it should let you finish, even after R & J begins, as long as you don't exit the player.
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« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2020, 11:43:01 AM »
Thank you for the news!  Sorry that I missed Forza last night.  Did you watch it?  If so, how was it?

PD

Watched part of it. Off course the singing was good with Price et al. Old fashioned production with not too much acting typical of the Met at that time. Not one of my favourite Verdi operas. But worth hearing for Price.
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« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2020, 12:10:40 PM »
It's still not too late. It'll be available until they start Roméo et Juliette this evening. If you start in time, it should let you finish, even after R & J begins, as long as you don't exit the player.

Can be a bit hit and miss that but worth a try. The R & J is certainly worth a watch. Saw that at the cinema.

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« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2020, 09:54:32 AM »
Just listening to Romeo and Juliet again. It really is worth catching as a production and also for the singing. Anna really is fantastic as Juliet. There is a very good review of the production here which I concur with so rather than reinvent the wheel I’ll just give the link

https://bachtrack.com/review-dec-2013-met-od-romeo-et-juliette-2008

I never know why this work is not better known. Far better than Faust imo
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« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2020, 08:39:30 AM »



If you look in you can catch a stunning Bluebeard's Castle by Bartok.
Mikhail Petrenko and Nadja Michael, as Duke Bluebeard and his doomed bride, execute the machinations of Treliński’s Hitchcockian psychodrama with devastating skill as the haunted-mansion sets shift seamlessly around them. Valery Gergiev conducts.

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« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2020, 09:42:41 AM »



If you look in you can catch a stunning Bluebeard's Castle by Bartok.
Mikhail Petrenko and Nadja Michael, as Duke Bluebeard and his doomed bride, execute the machinations of Treliński’s Hitchcockian psychodrama with devastating skill as the haunted-mansion sets shift seamlessly around them. Valery Gergiev conducts.

I loved that production, and saw it 3-4 times in person. (Full disclosure: It's among my top 5 operas.) The two singers are excellent, the orchestra sounds GREAT, and some of the turns by the director (Mariusz Treliński) were very effective, like the very opening, when they arrive at the castle in a car. Imaginative use of video, too, to evoke the castle's brooding hallways.

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« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2020, 12:07:20 PM »
Puccini's 'Golden Girl' - not one of his best.

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« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2020, 12:37:29 PM »
Puccini's 'Golden Girl' - not one of his best.
IMHO, despite the silly libretto (“Whisky per tutti!” and so forth  :D), musically La Fanciulla del West is probably Puccini’s strongest opera. The second act is extraordinary, and the orchestration of the whole piece is miraculous. Do give it another try... :)
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« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2020, 01:08:20 PM »
IMHO, despite the silly libretto (“Whisky per tutti!” and so forth  :D), musically La Fanciulla del West is probably Puccini’s strongest opera. The second act is extraordinary, and the orchestration of the whole piece is miraculous. Do give it another try... :)

Always seems a tired opera to me.

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« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2020, 02:22:57 AM »
Berg's Lulu tonight in case anyone wants to cheer themselves up by investigating human depravity under the influence of atonatility. I think I'll give it a miss myself!  :D