Friday, August 28, 2015
The Metropolitan Opera in HD 2015-16
17-Oct-15 is a new production by Bartlett Sher of Verdi's Otello with Aleksandrs Antonenko as Otello; Sonya Yoncheva sings Desdemona, Željko Lučić, who recently was Rigoletto and Macbeth, is Iago. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts.
One of Wagner's greatest achievements in still my favorite rendition: "Oh evening star, greet her soul as it passes by."
30-Jan-16 is Puccini's Turandot with Stemme, Hartig, Berti. This is the Met's venerable Zeffirelli production which has been playing at the Met since 1987. It appeared before in HD with Maria Guleghina. The conductor is Paolo Carignani.
2-Apr-16 is Puccini's Madama Butterfly with Kristine Opolais and Roberto Alagna. It's curious that the Verdi operas and the Puccini operas are bunched together. Perhaps this is for Opolais.
Things not in HD:
Anna Bolena, Anna Netrebko in Recital, The Barber of Seville, La Bohème, Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci, Don Pasquale, La Donna del Lago, L’Elisir d’Amore, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Die Fledermaus Maria Stuarda, Le Nozze di Figaro, Rigoletto, Simon Boccanegra, Tosca. Almost all have already appeared in HD.