Classical 91.5

Turandot with the Metropolitan Opera, April 2020 REVISED

Mar 24, 2020

Puccini's sweeping music is featured this month when the Metropolitan Opera will be broadcasting both Puccini and Turandot.  Tune in to hear Turandot on 4/25.  Revised listings due to the MET's cancellation of the season below.

4/4        Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice

Orfeo ed Euridice, Gluck's operatic fable about undying love and the power of music, in a performance from November 1, 2019. Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton stars as the legendary musician Orpheus. Soprano Hei-Kyung Hong is Eurydice, the bride he is determined to rescue from the underworld, and soprano Hera Hyesang Park is the compassionate god Amore. Mark Wigglesworth conducts the Met orchestra and chorus in a jewel of the late baroque repertoire.

4/11      Puccini: Tosca  Live in HD CANCELLED

Puccini's thriller Tosca, starring Anna Netrebko in the title role, in a performance that was originally recorded live at the Met on April 30, 2018. The superstar soprano took on the iconic role of the fiery diva Floria Tosca for the very first time that month at the Met. Tenor Yusif Eyvazov starred opposite her as Tosca's lover, the idealistic painter Mario Cavaradossi, and baritone Michael Volle was Scarpia, Rome's chief of police, who lusts after Tosca. Bertrand de Billy conducted the Met Orchestra and Chorus in Puccini's sumptuously dramatic score.

4/18      Verdi: Simon Boccanegra

4/25      Puccini: Turandot