Items of Interest
Nightly Opera Streams: Roberto Devereux
An audience favorite ever since she won the 1995 National Council Auditions, Sondra Radvanovsky gives an unforgettable performance as Queen Elizabeth I in Donizetti’s Tudor drama. The cast also features Matthew Polenzani in the title role, Elīna Garanča as Sara, and Mariusz Kwiecień as the Duke of Nottingham, with Maurizio Benini on the podium. This stream can be viewed until 6:30PM ET Monday, May 17.
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Nightly Opera Streams, May 10–16
Leading up to the 2021 National Council Auditions Grand Finals Concert on May 16, this week of free streams pays tribute to some of the extraordinary Met artists who have participated in the competition over the past 60 years. Review the schedule and explore a collection of related articles, videos, podcasts, and more.
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Wagnerians Live in Concert
Don’t miss sopranos Christine Goerke and Elza van den Heever, tenor Andreas Schager, and baritone Michael Volle in a program of soaring selections by Wagner and Strauss, transmitted via satellite from the grand Hessisches Staatstheater in Wiesbaden, Germany. Available on demand through May 21.
Aria Code: Dawn Upshaw on The Rake’s Progress
Don’t miss the latest episode of our Aria Code podcast, created in collaboration with WQXR. In this installment, host Rhiannon Giddens speaks with soprano Dawn Upshaw about the virtuous Anne Trulove’s aria “No word from Tom” from Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress.
Nightly Opera Streams, May 17–23
Thrilling trills, hair-raising high notes, and death-defying descents into madness abound in this lineup of operas featuring some of the repertory’s greatest mad scenes. Peruse the schedule and dive into a selection of supplemental content.
Black Voices at the Met
Our exhibition chronicling the extensive contributions made by African American artists at the Met and the decades-long struggle for racial equality at the nation's leading opera company—originally installed in the opera house in connection with the 2019 new production of Porgy and Bess—is now available in digital format.