Saturday, March 03, 2007

Metropolitan Opera early VERDI now

Metropolitan Opera Radio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Metropolitan Opera - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "of New York City, founded in April 1880, is a major presenter of all types of opera including Grand Opera. The Metropolitan is America's largest classical music organization, and annually presents some 240 opera performances. The home of the company, the Metropolitan Opera House is one of the premier opera stages in the world. The Met is one of the twelve resident organizations at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts."
seems to be broken just now
The First Emperor, Encore PerformanceMarch 7 and 11, 2007 (US, Tickets on sale Saturday, February 10),March 10, 2007 (Canada) The world-premiere broadcast of Chinese composer Tan Dun’s epic opera,

The First Emperor
, features the legendary tenor Plácido Domingo as Emperor Qin, who built the Great Wall and gave China its name.

Tan Dun’s music is a fascinating mix of East and West, and the monumental production is staged by revered Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou (Raise the Red Lantern and House of Flying Daggers), with costumes by Oscar-winning designer Emi Wada (Kurosawa’s Ran). ORIGINALLY TRANSMITTED LIVE TO THEATERS JANUARY 13, 2007.

tomorrow in Copenhagen,
I hear it on the radio - not a great work in my opinion- but it would be worth a second look.

Operabio: "Du tilbydes nu en enestående chance for at opleve opera med de allerstørste kunstnere og fra én af verdens førende operascener: The Metropolitan i New York.

Tilbring søndag formiddag i selskab med verdens bedste operastjerner når du sætter dig i Imperial, København eller i BioCity Århus, der begge er blandt landets bedste biografsale. Seks søndage viser vi opsætningerne, specielt produceret til biograf, i digital topkvalitet med perfekt lyd optimeret til biografer, der i forvejen har suveræn akustik.

just now on the BBC3 Radio

Saturday, March 3

1:30 pm, Sirius Live Broadcast
Simon Boccanegra

the cast is led by Thomas Hampson, Angela Gheorghiu, Marcello Giordani, and Ferruccio Furlanetto take to the stage for Verdi’s towering political drama Simon Boccanegra, conducted by Fabio Luisi.

I don't see TV when the Met is on


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