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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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What an informative podcast: Tosca. September is my learn about Opera month and I have done so with your episode 156! Thank you!
Amazing. Matt Timmerman on Wagner was so good.