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    • 4.7 • 196 Ratings

Podcast by Metropolitan Opera Guild

    Ep. 169: Met Opera Guild Season Preview Podcast

    Ep. 169: Met Opera Guild Season Preview Podcast

    While the stage of the Met Opera may be dark we are excited to give you a sneak peak of the virtual content that will be coming in this new year as part of the Metropolitan Opera Guild's Season of Learning.

    • 28 min
    Ep. 168: Holiday Episode - LCE Staff Share Favorites

    Ep. 168: Holiday Episode - LCE Staff Share Favorites

    Whether you prefer operatic arias and classic carols, or more upbeat contemporary tunes, every home can hear holiday favorites sung by some of the worlds greatest opera singers. Today on the Met Opera Guild podcast, our Community Engagement staff will share highlights from their favorite albums from this time of the year.

    • 23 min
    Ep.167: Fidelio Pre-Performance Lecture with Philip Gainsley

    Ep.167: Fidelio Pre-Performance Lecture with Philip Gainsley

    Ludwig van Beethoven's only opera Fidelio had a long and complicated compositional history. In fact, Beethoven went through three different versions of the opera during his lifetime. No other composition gave him such frustration. So much so that he never attempted to write an opera again. Today we explore themes of freedom and love in Beethoven's only operatic work.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep.166: Celebrating Beethoven's 250th Birthday with Victoria Bond

    Ep.166: Celebrating Beethoven's 250th Birthday with Victoria Bond

    Born in 1770, this year marks the 250th birthday of Ludwig Van Beethoven. His influence in western classical music is unparalleled. His transformative works especially The Ninth Symphony took music in a new direction.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep.165: Il Trovatore: A Tale of Love and Revenge

    Ep.165: Il Trovatore: A Tale of Love and Revenge

    Perhaps best known for its popular Anvil Chorus, Giuseppi Verdi's opera Il Trovatore has dazzled audiences since its premiere in 1853. Its intricate plot and dramatic music have helped it become a staple of the operatic repertoire. In this episode, composer, conductor, and lecturer Victoria Bond guides us through this thrilling work.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ep. 164: Exploring Tristan und Isolde with Harlow Robinson

    Ep. 164: Exploring Tristan und Isolde with Harlow Robinson

    In today’s episode of The Metropolitan Opera Guild podcast, we have lecturer Harlow Robinson discussing the intricacies of Wagner’s evergreen hit opera, Tristan und Isolde.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
196 Ratings

196 Ratings

Beethzart79 ,

My favorite music podcast

I subscribe to many but this is my favorite. From classic lectures to new interpretations, I’m well informed and delightfully energized about opera and the specific topics at hand.

KBOpera ,

Diedre Bird

What an informative podcast: Tosca. September is my learn about Opera month and I have done so with your episode 156! Thank you!

incognito82 ,

Amazing

Amazing. Matt Timmerman on Wagner was so good.

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