Nightly Opera Streams, December 7–13: Playbills

View the Playbills from the original performance dates for each of this week’s streams, including synopses, program notes, and more.

Monday, December 7: Thomas Adès’s The Tempest
Transmitted live on November 10, 2012 
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Tuesday, December 8: John Adams’s Doctor Atomic
Transmitted live on November 8, 2008
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Wednesday, December 9: Britten’s Peter Grimes
Transmitted live on March 15, 2008
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Thursday, December 10: Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel
Transmitted live on November 18, 2017
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Friday, December 11: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Transmitted live on February 1, 2020
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Saturday, December 12: Weill’s Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
Recorded live on November 27, 1979
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Sunday, December 13: John Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles
Recorded live on January 10, 1992
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The original Playbill for this performance is not available. This document contains a synopsis and an essay about the opera.