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Medea in HD

Cherubini’s semi extinct opera was televised across the globe for the first (and likely the last) time today. The opera owes its persistence to Maria Callas who performed the title role often during the 50s and early 60s. The part has a deserved reputation for difficulty, though there are many soprano roles just as demanding…

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Met Opera Opens Season with Cherubini’s Medea

This evening the Met opened its 2022-23 season with its first ever presentation of Luigi Cherubini’s opera Medea. Well, it’s mostly by Cherubini. He wrote Médée an opéra comique for the Théâtre Feydeau in Paris. After its premiere in 1797, it was largely neglected. It was subsequently translated into German and the dialogue replaced with…

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Met's New Il Trovatore Vocally Disappointing

Enrico Caruso declared that all one needed for a good performance of Verdi’s masterpiece of the id gone berserk – Il Trovatore – were the four greatest singers in the world. Unfortunately they did not show up last night at the Met’s first performance of its new production at least if you were listening on…

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