"Ladies and gentlemen from all over the world, welcome to this brand new forum destined to all those opera lovers. It is my intention to create a cultural space to remember the great composers such as Verdi, Puccini, Donizetti, as well as all the stars that walked through the most famous stages around the world like Caruso, Gigli, di Stefano, Pavarotti... I also intend this forum to be a debating space where readers can state their opinions, ideas, advises, likes and dislikes.

Through the last years opera has been losing popularity at the expense of more modern music, and though the heyday of the latter is a social and cultural worldwide phenomenon, it would be of great value to retrieve the transcendental meaning of opera in the history of man.

Therefore, ladies and gentlemen, may the world take its seat, let the curtain raise, come up to the stage with me and be the performers of this experience..."


Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The Metropolitan Opera' 2007 - 2008 season (second part)

This is the second part of the Met's new season. Enjoy it!

"Carmen" - 2008 - Feb 4, 8, 13, 16, 19, 23, 27 | Mar 1
Composer: Georges Bizet - Librettist: Henri Meilhac, Ludovic Halévy
Approximate running time: 3hs. 35min.

Micaela: Maija Kovalevska / Krasimira Stoyanova
Carmen: Olga Borodina / Nancy Fabiola Herrera
Don José: Marcelo Álvarez
Escamillo: Lucio Gallo
Conductor: Emmanuel Villaume

"La Clemenza di Tito" - 2008 - May 3, 6, 10, 15
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Librettist: Caterino Mazzolà
Approximate running time: 2hs. 50min.

Servilia: Heidi Grant Murphy
Vitellia: Tamar Iveri
Sesto: Susan Graham
Annio: Anke Vondung
Tito: Ramón Vargas
Publio: Oren Gradus
Conductor: Harry Bicket

"Die Entführung aus dem Serail" - 2008 - Apr 26, 30 | May 3, 7
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Librettist: Chistoph Friedrich Bretzner
Approximate running time: 3hs. 5min.

Konstanze: Diana Damrau
Blondchend: Aleksandra Kurzak
Belmonte: Matthew Polenzani
Pedrillo: Steve Davislim
Osmin: Kristinn Sigmundsson
Pasha: Matthias von Stegmann
Conductor: David Robertson

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