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 2020 Season


Saturday Opera with Lane Whitesell 

Enjoy Lane's reviews of opera performances within driving distance here!

2018-2019 Operas within Driving Distance

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

An archival performance while the Met is in Lockdown mode.

April 4. Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice

The opera seems even shorter when performed without a break.

March 28. Massenet: Werther

March 28.  Massenet:  Werther
The Met is replaying the 2014 performance with Jonas Kaufmann in the title role with Sophie Koch as Charlotte, due to the CoViD pandemic closing all performances in New York City.

March 21. Rossini: La Cenerentola

March 21.  Rossini:  La Cenerentola
This is an archival performance from 2014 with Joyce diDonato and Juan diego Florez, due to the Met being dark due to the coronavirus problems in New York.

March 14. Wagner: The Flying Dutchman

March 14.  Wagner:  The Flying Dutchman
This is a performance from last week broadcast on Sirius XM since the Met is closed through the end of March due to the corona virus problems in New York.

March 7. Mozart: Cosi fan Tutte

March 7.  Mozart:  Cosi fan Tutte
The Coney Island sets return from several years ago, with a new cast: Nicole Car and Serena Malfi as the sisters, Ben Bliss and Luca Pisaroni as their lovers, and Gerald Finley and Heidi Stober as Don Alfonso and the maid Despina.



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