Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Met HD 2008-09

Someone on the Opera-L list posted the list of next year's Met HD movie theatre broadcasts. Nothing official has been announced yet. If this list is true, it sure gets off to a good start.

Saturday, October 11, 2008, 1:00 pm
Salome
Franck; Mattila, Komlósi, Begley, Kaiser, Uusitalo

Saturday, November 8, 2008, 1:00 pm
Dr. Atomic
Gilbert; Cooke, Arwady, Finley, Fink, Owens

Saturday, November 22, 2008, 1:00 pm
Le Damnation de Faust
Levine; Graham, Giordani, Relyea

Saturday, December 20, 2008, 12:00 pm
Thais
López-Cobos; Fleming, Schade, Hampson

Saturday, January 10, 2009, 1:00 pm
La Rondine
Armiliato; Gheorghiu, Oropesa, Alagna, Brenciu, Ramey

Saturday, January 24, 2009, 1:00 pm
Orfeo
Levine; de Niese, Murphy, Blythe

Saturday, February 7, 2009, 1:00 pm
Lucia di Lammermoor
Armiliato; Netrebko, Villazón, Kwiecien, Abdrazakov

Saturday, March 7, 2009, 1:00 pm
Madama Butterfly
Summers; Gallardo-Domâs , Zifchak, Giordani, Croft

Saturday, March 21, 2009, 1:00 pm
La Sonnambula
Pidò; Dessay, Flórez, Pertusi

Saturday, May 9, 2009
La Cenerentola
Benini; Garanca, Brownlee, Alberghini, Corbelli, Relyea

Two things that make me suspicious. Why the big gap before the final opera? And there's no way in hell March 7 is a Saturday.

I'll probably skip Dr. Atomic. Minimally, I'd like to see Salome, Thais, Rondine, Lucia, and Sonnambula. Barring any new babies next year, this much should be do-able.

Update 2008-Mar-26: Okay, so April is an all-Ring month which explains the big gap. March 7 being a Saturday is still very dubious.

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