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In Focus, a new podcast series from the Metropolitan Opera, introduces audience members to the operatic masterpieces presented in the company’s award-winning Live in HD cinema transmissions. Hosted by Met radio commentator and staff writer William Berger, In Focus provides historical context about the works and their creators, as well as insightful commentary about the drama and the music, accompanied by excerpts from past Met performances. For more information and a Live in HD schedule, visit metopera.org.

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    • 4.6, 47 Ratings

In Focus, a new podcast series from the Metropolitan Opera, introduces audience members to the operatic masterpieces presented in the company’s award-winning Live in HD cinema transmissions. Hosted by Met radio commentator and staff writer William Berger, In Focus provides historical context about the works and their creators, as well as insightful commentary about the drama and the music, accompanied by excerpts from past Met performances. For more information and a Live in HD schedule, visit metopera.org.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

JJFor ,

William Berger is great

We look forward to listening to William Berger‘s podcast while we are driving to each HD performance. William Berger has the ability to make us excited about the opera we are about to see.

ShrGuy ,

Berger is terrific in his analysis

William Berger’s intros for operas that will presented in HD are terrific. Only complaint: wish they longer, particularly the podcast about Marnie. But that trivial complaint aside, the podcasts are great and I look forward eagerly to each new one.

Genegirl1954 ,

Wonderful Addition to the HD Broadcasts!

I really appreciate these previews. I love opera but don't know much. These podcasts help me enjoy the HD broadcasts even more than I did before. I think one of the things that makes them so good is the combination of an opera's history and story with excerpts.

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