A sixth week of opera free for the Met

Une sixième semaine d’opéras gratuits pour le Met

The Metropolitan Opera has broadcast 35 operas, since 16 march, on its website and on its application. La Tosca, The merry Widow, Tales of Hoffmann and La Traviata will be the works featured over the next few days.

The sixth week of the broadcast will be launched this evening with Elektra of Richard Strauss.

This opera, written at the beginning of the 20th century by the austrian composer is a contemporary reading of the Greek myth of Electra. This tragedy, in one act, starring the soprano Swedish Nina Stemme, takes place after the Trojan war. The production, under the direction of conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, was registered on April 30, 2016.

This opera is the last scene of the director Patrice Chéreau, who died in 2013.

Tosca, by Giacomo Puccini will follow on Tuesday. The soprano Bulgarian Sonya Yoncheva plays the role of the singer Floria Tosca. A woman who is the mistress of Mario Cavaradossi, a painter who decides to help a detainee policy in the run. This opera was recorded at the Met on 27 January 2018.

On 22 April, we will be able to see the great Anna Netrebko in The Tales of Hoffman by Offenbach. This production, under the direction of conductor James Levine, recorded on December 19, 2009.

The opera The Merry Widow (The merry Widow), Franz Lehar, will be released on April 23. The american soprano Renée Fleming personifies the widow Hanna Glawari.

The Traviata of Verdi, registered on April 14, 2012, will be presented on Friday, April 24. We shall find the soprano French Natalie Dessay in the role of Violetta, and the great baritone Russian Dmitri Hvorostovsky.

Saturday, the opera house in new york to present a gala live at 19: 30 with performances by opera singers from all over the world.

This sixth week of opera free will conclude with La Cenerentola, the Rossini. The mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato plays the title role of Angelina in this production which was filmed on may 10, 2014.

Operas free the Metropolitan Opera are broadcast at 19.30 on metopera.org and on the app Met Opera on Demand. They remain online for 23 hours.

Berlin and Paris

The Berlin Opera also offers productions, concerts and recitals that were presented at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin.

We will, on Tuesday, to see the lyrical tragedy Hyppolyte and Aricia Jean-Philippe Rameau. Soprano austrian Anna Prohaska personifies Aricia.

Anna Netrebko and Placido Domingo will be featured, Saturday, in the opera Il Trovatore by Verdi.

Sunday, we will be able to see the soprano of Bulgarian Sonya Yoncheva in the comic opera Medea by Luigi Cherubini

You can also watch these operas by going to the website staatsoper-berlin.de. The shows are put online at 6 o’clock in the morning and for a duration of 24 hours.

The national Opera of Paris presents, on its side, on its website operadeparis.fr The Tales of Hoffman, until April 26, and Bizet’s Carmen from April 27 to may 3.

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