WSBE: (Comcast 294, Cox 808, Full Channel 109, and Verizon 478)
8:00 pm Saturday, July 19th
Puccini's "La Bohème," about a
doomed love affair between poet Rodolfo (Vittorio Grigolo) and seamstress Mimi
(Kristine Opolais) in Paris during the 1830s.
THIS WEDNESDAY! July 16, 2014, 7 PM
See the Met - HD Encore Broadcasts at a theater near you!
US: July 16, 2014, 7 pm (local time)
A contemporary take on the 18th-century genre of the pastiche, this delightful Baroque fantasy brings together some of the greatest arias and ensembles by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, Purcell, and other composers, with a new English libretto by Jeremy Sams, inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The all-star cast is headed by David Daniels as Prospero, Joyce DiDonato as Sycorax, Danielle de Niese as Ariel, Luca Pisaroni as Caliban, and the legendary Plácido Domingo as Neptune. William Christie conducts this dazzling world-premiere production.
Jonas Kaufmann stars in Richard Eyre's production of Massenet's "Werther," about a poet whose feelings for the fair Charlotte (Sophie Koch) lead him to do the unthinkable, for she has another man on her mind: the honorable Albert (David Bizic).
During these "dog days of summer", there aren't that many opera broadcasts of interest popping up on internet radio (although a few mid-week may have gotten past me, such as yesterday's LIVE broadcast from Montpellier of Leoncavallo's "Gli Zingari"). However, one can still encounter the occasional obscure opera being resurrected at certain summer opera festivals, one of them being Francesco Provenzale's 1674 opera "La Stellidaura Vendicante" ("The Vengeful Stellidaura") which was performed in Potsdam last month (June 16) and which can be heard on German Radio this coming Saturday.
On ORF this Saturday, there's a re-broadcast of Meyerbeer's "L'Africaine" which was performed in Venice this past November 2013. (Meyerbeer fans may be on the lookout for a video of this performance which may soon be issued on DVD.)
Jonathan Kent’s new production of Puccini’s
Manon Lescaut, starring Kristīne Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann, will be screened
in cinemas across the US.
Screening dates range from 21 July 2014 – 13
August 2014, depending on location. Show times are still pending. Find a
screening near you.
The production, which had its world premiere
on 17 June 2014, was relayed live to cinemas on 24 June, and has divided
opinion among audience members and critics alike. Read audience reactions to
the cinema screening.
Ahead of the screening, download our Royal
Opera House Digital Guide, which contains specially selected features to bring
you closer to the production.
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performances to over 1,100 cinemas in more than 30 countries around the world.
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This production of Manon Lescaut is generously
supported by Rolex, with generous philanthropic support from Mrs Susan A Olde
OBE, Lord and Lady Laidlaw, Mrs Philip Kan, Marina Kulishova, Mrs Trevor Swete,
Quentin Holland, Mercedes T. Bass, Bruce Kovner, the American Friends of Covent
Garden and The Manon Lescaut Production Syndicate.
Join us for a fun summer sing on Wednesday, July 23rd at 7 PM at the air-conditioned American Legion Hall, 7 Legion Way, Cranston, RI. All singers and want to be singers are welcome for a run through of the Chichister Psalms by Leonard Bernstein and John Rutter's Gloria. Music will be provided. $10 suggested donation. Bring a friend. Always a fun event.