Tag Archives: Handel

Agrippina in HD

Handel’s Agrippina was telecast throughout the world yesterday. Written in 1709 it now holds the record as the oldest opera to be performed by the Met. Though an opera seria, it is more like an opera buffa. It lampoons the politics surrounding the Emperor Claudius. Agrippina was his fourth and final wife. She murdered him, along…

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Giulio Cesare in HD

David McVicar’s vaudeville, Giulio Cesare, was telecast in HD on April 27, 2013. The show featured goose-stepping Scottish troopers led by a man in a kilt, cardboard waves rollicking in the background, cutout ships of various periods, the Keystone Cops, Gay Pride, the Daughter of the Regiment, Texas Guinan, Yodel King, a king in a brassiere, the Charleston Q’Tease, Clara Bow, loose order marching drills,…

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Rodelinda in HD – Capo Di Tutti Capi

Handel’s opera Rodelinda was broadcast on the Metropolitan Opera’s HD network today. First performed in 1725 it was performed for the first time by the company in 2004. The reason for the opera’s emergence from the dustbin of operatic history was Renée Fleming who performed the title role that season and again during the following one. This revival…

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