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Famed Mezzo Soprano Christa Ludwig Passes Away at 93

Famed mezzo-sporano Christa Ludwig has passed away at the age of 93. Her career spanned almost 50 years, performing opera, Lieder, oratorio, masses, and passions. She was born March 16th, 1928 in Berlin, Germany to Anton Ludwig and Eugenie Besalla-Ludwig, … Continue reading

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Maestro James Levine has Passed Away at 77

It was announced on March 17th, 2021 that longtime Metropolitan Opera (‘The Met’) Music Director James Levine passed away on March 9th, 2021 at the age of 77 in Palm Springs, California.

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2019 In Review

2019 has now finished, and we have entered 2020.  As such, let’s take a look at what happened in 2019: In January, famed opera Bass-Baritone Theo Adam passed away at the age of 92.  While the late Roy Halladay was … Continue reading

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Tosca Succeeds in HD

On Saturday January 27th, 2018 the Metropolitan Opera (The Met) aired their new production of Puccini’s Tosca.  The director for this production is Sir David McVicar, with sets and costumes by John Macfarlane, and lighting by David Finn.  The conductor … Continue reading

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Singers Make Elektra in HD Work

The Metropolitan Opera (The Met) completed its 2015-2016 Live in HD broadcasts on April 30th, 2016 with a performance of Richard Strauss’ Elektra.  The production premiered in Europe and was directed by the late Patrice Chéreau. The production stars Nina … Continue reading

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Turandot a Success in HD

The Metropolitan Opera (The Met) transmitted the January 30th performance of Puccini‘s Turandot as part of their Live in HD series today.  It was certainly was a treat to watch. The performance starred Nina Stemme as the princess Turandot, Marco … Continue reading

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Broadway and The Met take on The Merry Widow

The Metropolitan Opera performed Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow as part of its Live in HD broadcast series on January 17th, 2015.  This performance was stunning from start to finish and saw the teaming up of the best of Broadway … Continue reading

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Parsifal Live in HD

The Metropolitan Opera (‘the Met’) has offered the world a new Parsifal in 2013 directed by Françios Girard.  This producion, in partnership with the Canadian Opera Company (COC) and Opéra National de Lyon, premièred in Lyon last year.  It was … Continue reading

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