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et Schedules

THE 2017-18 MET OPERA SEASON:

http://www.metopera.org/Season/2017-18-Season/

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THE 2017-18 MET-HD SCHEDULE:

http://www.metopera.org/Season/In-Cinemas/

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Week of November 23 - November 30, 2017



This week on Rhode Island Public television,
WSBE:  (Comcast 294, Cox 808, Full Channel 109, and Verizon 478)  

 Great Performances at the Met 

Saturday, November 25, 2017, 8:00pm
Sunday, November 26, 2017, 3:00am
Monday, November 27, 2017, 12:00am
CARMEN

A production of Bizet's "Carmen," starring Anita Rachvelishvili in the title role, a Gypsy girl; Aleksandrs Antonenko as the soldier who loves her; and Ildar Abdrazakov as the bullfighter who comes between them.
Length: 180


Hear  Anita Rachvelishvili sing
"L'amour est un oiseau rebelle" 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJE8qArKI6o



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THIS WEEKEND! 

The only complete Messiah this season!






OPERA ON THE INTERNET
WITH 
DAVE D' AGUANNO


For some post-Thanksgiving Day opera on Friday (November 24), opera fans have a choice of two Italian works on internet radio. One of them happens to be a LIVE performance from Venice of Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera." This one can be heard on Radio 3 (RAI).

The other one is Puccini's "La Rondine" which can also be heard LIVE, but this one comes to us via Radio Classique in a performance that will be taking place in Toulouse.

For your listening pleasure on Saturday, we are given a rare chance to hear the amazingly versatile Placido Domingo in a Handel opera, as Radio 4 (the Netherlands) broadcasts the September 12, 2017 performance from La Scala of Handel's 1724 opera "Tamerlano" -- an opera, incidentally, which the man composed the same year he composed two other masterpieces: "Rodelinda" and "Giulio Cesare." In any case, Domingo can be heard in the tenor role of Bajazet in this one.

Moving ahead into the 19th century, Rossini's delightful take on the Cinderella tale -- "La Cenerentola" -- gets a LIVE transmission from Stockholm.

In a more serious vein, there's Donizetti's "La Favorite" as performed LIVE in Madrid. This one can be heard on Radio Clasica.

Then, moving WAY ahead into the 21st century, NPR is giving us a chance to hear Craig Bohmler's new opera "Riders of the Purple Sage." If that title sounds familiar, it's because Bohmler's opera is based on the Zane Grey novel of the same name, which was the basis of 3 movies made during the 20th century. The world premiere of this opera took place in Tucson in February of this year, and thanks to NPR, interested listeners can tune in to this novel piece on Saturday.

Enjoy! -- And have a safe & happy Thanksgiving!

DAVE






WQXR



Singular Voices: Billy Joel
Fred Plotkin continues his Singular Voices series with an examination of the art and music of pop singer and songwriter Billy Joel. Nov 14, 2017


5 Opera Characters Who Are Having a Worse Day Than You
If your day doesn't seem to be going your way, at least you aren't one of these poor opera characters. Nov 14, 2017









News from Around the World of Music


This Is What a Saxophone-Recorder Hybrid Sounds Like
Come on, you're curious. Nov 15, 2017
http://www.wqxr.org/story/this-what-saxophone-recorder-hybrid-sounds/

Explainer: Why Do Orchestras Wear All Black?
And do they actually find it comfortable? Nov 15, 2017
http://www.wqxr.org/story/explainer-why-do-orchestras-wear-all-black/

'The Psalms Experience' Recap Program 8: Lamentation
To paraphrase the Reverend Winnie Varghese, lamentation, like passion, is longing and desirous ... but for grief. Nov 14, 2017
http://www.wqxr.org/story/psalms-experience-recap-program-8-lamentation/

'The Psalms Experience' Recap Program 7: Abandonment
In which music deals with the pain of being left alone in this huge world. Nov 14, 2017
http://www.wqxr.org/story/psalms-experience-recap-program-7-abandonment/
  
British Opera Director Accused of Sexual Misconduct
http://operawire.com/british-opera-director-accused-of-sexual-misconduct/

Opera Australia Artist Accused Of Child Sex Offenses
http://operawire.com/opera-australia-artist-accused-of-child-sex-offenses/

Q&A: Warren Mok On His Transition From Operatic Tenor To Artistic Director of Opera Hong Kong & the Macau International Music Festival
http://operawire.com/qa-warren-mok-on-his-transition-from-operatic-tenor-to-artistic-director-of-opera-hong-kong-the-macau-international-music-festival/

Edward Elgar’s Unfinished Opera ‘The Spanish Lady’
http://operawire.com/edward-elgars-unfinished-opera-the-spanish-lady/



The Career Milestones of Superstar Soprano Kathleen Battle
http://operawire.com/the-career-milestones-of-superstar-soprano-kathleen-battle/



Soprano Sumi Jo’s Major Movie Credits
http://operawire.com/soprano-sumi-jos-major-movie-credits/

Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Preview: The History of Verdi’s Requiem at the Met
http://operawire.com/metropolitan-opera-2017-18-preview-the-history-of-verdis-requiem-at-the-met/

'Call Me By Your Name' Review: Steamy Tale of First Love Is Sexiest Film of 2017

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/reviews/peter-travers-call-me-by-your-name-is-sexiest-film-of-2017-w512240






 























 Christine Noel


Messiah  |  Saturday, December 16, 2017

Christine Noel conducts the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, Providence 

Singers, and soloists in the eleventh annual performance of Handel’s 

masterpiece — a fresh reading informed by Baroque performance practice.


Of Sea and Sky  |  Saturday and Sunday, March 10-11, 2018

Music inspired by the power and majesty of the natural world, including these 

and more:

   • Brahms’ O Schöne NachtSpätherbstAbendlied, and Warum

   • Elder’s Ballade to the MoonSky Sonnet, and Sunrise Carol

   • Eric Whitacre’s Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine

Also on the program: The traditional Scottish ballad Loch Lomond and the 

U.S. Navy Hymn.



Opera Choruses  |  Saturday, May 19, 2018

We present a grand and glorious journey through the world of opera, done 

up in fine formal style as a gala concert to benefit choral performance and 

education. Count on it: Giuseppe Verdi’s creations will be there for sure, 

with contributions from Giacomo Puccini, Gioachino Antonio Rossini, and

 a number of their talented friends.















The Met Saturday afternoon
 radio broadcast is on hiatus until 
December 2  (WE'RE ALMOST THERE!)
but You can hear operas from the Royal Opera in Covent Garden, the Chicago Lyric Opera, and other operas around the world at 
1:00PM on WQXR


Go to 
http://www.wqxr.org/streams

Then click on 

WQXR 105.9 FM









NO OPERA ON

WGBH THIS WEEK!


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