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Rusalka in HD

Antonín Dvořák’s penultimate opera, and the only one to be near the frontier of the standard operatic repertory, was telecast on Saturday February 8th. The opera was first presented at the Metropolitan Opera in 1993 with Gabriela Benacková in the title role. The current performance was the 25th time the Met has staged the work….

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Der Rosenkavalier in HD

Today’s performance of Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier was broadcast live in HD from The Metropolitan Opera House. It was the 376th staging by the company of Strauss’ most popular opera. An impressive number, but far from La Boheme’s 1208 or Aida’s 1112. There’s a reason for the difference besides its being around for less time. It’s…

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