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2018-2019 Operas within Driving Distance

May 1. Donizetti: Roberto Devereux

May 1.  Donizetti:  Roberto Devereux
This was the year that Sondra Radvonovsky sang all three of the "Tudor Queen" operas at the Met. Matthew Polenzani was the Earl of Essex, and Marius Kwiecen and Elina Garanca were the Duke and Duchess of Nottingham.

April 10. Puccini: La Boheme.

April 10.  Puccini:  La Boheme.
This 2017 performance stars Angel Blue as Mimi with Brigitte Kele as Musetta.

April 3. Dvorak: Russalka

The HD performance on the air again with Renee Fleming and Piotr Beczala with John Relyea as Russalka's father and Stephanie Blythe as Jezibaba.

March 27. Mozart: Don Giovanni

March 27.  Mozart:  Don Giovanni
Luca Pisaroni was Leporello, who reads his catalog of Don Giovanni's conquests to Donna Elvira (Barbara Frittoli) in Act I.

March 20. Rossini: Le Comte Ory

March 20.  Rossini:  Le Comte Ory
This was mounted with Juan Diego Florez, Pretty Yende, and Katherine Deshayes and was a great hit both in the house and at the movie theaters.

March 13. Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro

This performance was a Live in HD performance in 2018 with Ildar Abdrazakov as Figaro.

March 6. Bizet: Carmen

March 6.  Bizet:  Carmen
This 2014 performance was the second run for Anita Rakveshvili to perform the title role. She was joined by Aleksandr Antonenko as Don Jose, Anna Hartig as Micaela, and Ildar Abdrazakov as Escamillo.

February 27. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier

February 27.  Strauss:  Der Rosenkavalier
Both Renee Fleming and Elina Garanca made their final performances as the Marschallin and Octavian in this revival of the Strauss favorite. Erin Morley joined the cast as Sophie, the recipient of the silver rose. Günther Groissböck is the boorish and crude Baron Ochs.

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