Saturday at the Met

Its a BRILLANT SUNNY windy cold day here in the Hudson River Valley – and there are THREE great operas on today!  A FABULOUS JENUFA with two divas singing their hearts out – Ms Mattila and Ms. Silja!  Not to be missed – record it, whatever you do – you HAVE to hear this SEARING portrait of love and loss and redemption!

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When the villagers threaten Kostelnicka, Jenufa forgives her and asks that the guilty woman be given time to make her own peace with God. (Mattila, Deborah Polaski as Kostelnicka, Kim Begley as Laca)
© Beatriz Schiller 2007

130 pm The Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network
JENUFA

Music by Leos Janácek
Libretto by the composer, after a play by Gabriela Preissová

Just announced – COHOST Ira Siff

Intermission #1: Backstage Pass – Annie Bergen live Backstage with Jorma Silvasti and A taped interview with Karita Mattila and Anja Silja

Intermission #2: Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera Quiz Moderator: Marilyn Horne
Panel: Robert Marx, Christopher Purdy, Phillip Gainsley

Synopsis


Jenufa dances with Steva. (Karita Mattila, Christopher Ventris as Steva)
© Beatriz Schiller 2007

And then settle back at 6 pm with the 1956 rebroadcast of the only CALLAS taped live MET opera – Lucia di Lammermoor – Callas puts to rest all those rumours floating around all these fifty years about the decline of her voice at this point of her career – listen for a lesson in coloratura and character!  (The rest of the cast isn’t as good but hey, that’s not what you are going to listen for anyway right?)

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Sirius 6:00 PM Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor

Metropolitan Opera House
December 8, 1956 Matinee Broadcast

Lucia...................Maria Callas
Edgardo.................Giuseppe Campora
Enrico..................Enzo Sordello
Raimondo................Nicola Moscona
Normanno................James McCracken
Alisa...................Thelma Votipka
Arturo..................Paul Franke
Dance...................Zebra Nevins
Dance...................Bruce Marks

Conductor...............Fausto Cleva

Rebroadcast on Sirius Metropolitan Opera Radio

And THEN if you are still able to pay attention:

 
ERNANI .  As a friend wrote: “This is largely the same time frame as the Met DVD. Pavarotti is unusually good, and Levine is pretty crackling. “

https://i2.wp.com/www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2005/Dec05/Verdi_Ernani_4757008.jpgSirius 9:00 PM Verdi: Ernani

Metropolitan Opera House
December 17, 1983 Matinee, Broadcast / Telecast

Ernani..................Luciano Pavarotti
Elvira..................Leona Mitchell
Don Carlo...............Sherrill Milnes
Don Ruy Gomez de Silva..Ruggero Raimondi
Giovanna................Jean Kraft
Don Riccardo............Charles Anthony
Jago....................Richard Vernon

Conductor...............James Levine

This performance was broadcast and telecast live to Europe. It was televised later in the United States.   Rebroadcast on Sirius Metropolitan Opera Radio

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