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Offline Wendell_E

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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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Re: Metropolitan Opera - free nightly streams
« 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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Re: Metropolitan Opera - free nightly streams
« 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.