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 2020 Season

Saturday Opera with Lane Whitesell 

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2018-2019 Operas within Driving Distance

May 23. Offenbach: Tales of Hoffmann

May 23.  Offenbach:  Tales of Hoffmann
The Hoffmann, Dmitry Korchak, is a very hot property, so you
may now make up your mind bout his talent. The same goes for
Olga Peretyatko, who sings all three heroines instead of the more
expected Olympia only.

May 16th. Gluck: Alceste

May 16th.  Gluck:  Alceste
This production from the Bavarian National Opera, Munich, featured much more dance than usual productions. Dorothea Roeschmann is the title character, with Charles Castronovo as her husband Admetus, whom she determines to save by sacrificing herself.

May 9. Donizetti: Maria Stuarda

May 9.  Donizetti:  Maria Stuarda
A reprise performance from 2013 with Joyce di Donato and Elsa van den Heever.

May 2. Janacek: Kat'a Kabanova

May 2.  Janacek:  Kat'a Kabanova
This is a rebroadcast of the performance from Christmas day, 2004, with Karita Mattila as Kat'a and Judith Forst as Kabanicha. Oklahoman Chris Merritt is featured in the cameo role of Tichon.

April 25. Puccini: Turandot

April 25.  Puccini:  Turandot
A reprise of the broadcast of several years ago with Nina Stemme as the title character. Marco Berti and Anita Hartig are pictured as Calaf and Liu during Non Piangere, Liu.

April 18. Verdi: Simon Boccanegra

April 18.  Verdi:  Simon Boccanegra
The February 2011 broadcast is reprised due to the CoViD lockdown in New York City.

April 11. Puccini: Tosca

April 11.  Puccini:  Tosca
An archival performance while the Met is in Lockdown mode.

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