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La Fanciulla Del West from the Met 1992

Defunct Met video Added June 15, 2014 – So this YouTube video is also gone. Instead, listen to this performance from  1954. It’s in the public domain and thus will be around for a while. It features Eleanor Steber (Minnie), Gian Giacomo Guefi (Jack Rance), Mario Del Monaco (Dick Johnson), and Dimitri Mitropoulos (conductor). It…

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Iphigénie en Tauride in HD

Gluck’s 231 year old opera was broadcast throughout the world today over the Metropolitan Opera’s radio and HD networks. This is the same production that the Met offered in 2007 with the same three principals. Before that season the opera had only 5 performances at the New York house – in 1916-17. Today’s was the…

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Pavarotti and Presley

For some time after the death of Luciano Pavarotti, I’ve been thinking about fame and reputation and how it often doesn’t conform to reality. The reaction to the great tenor’s death reminded me of the reactions to the deaths of Elvis Presley and Maria Callas both of which happened close together 30 years before Pavarotti’s…

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