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Ep. 191: Opera Outlook: Eurydice with W. Anthony Sheppard

Dec 1 • 48:17
With music by Genius grant recipient Matthew Aucoin, libretto by recipient Sarah Ruhl, and stage direction by recipient Mary Zimmerman, Eurydice is a new examination of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice from Eurydice’s point of view. This co-commission and co-production arrives at the Met after a successful premiere at LA Opera in February 2020. On today’s episode, profess...

Ep. 190: Meistersinger Study Day Part II with Desirée Mays

Nov 24 • 01:13:12
Instead of all of the mythological figures we are used to seeing in Wagner’s operas, the story of Die Meistersinger is set in a community of artisans. The main character, Hans Sachs is even based on a real life historical figure. On today's episode of The Metropolitan Opera Guild’s podcast, we welcome back Guild lecturer Desiree Mays for the second part of our discussion o...

Ep. 189: Meistersinger Study Day Part I with Desirée Mays

Nov 18 • 01:18:06

Ep. 188: Opera Boot Camp Introduction to Operatic Staging Promo with Matthew Timmermans

Nov 3 • 14:31
From more traditional staging to more boundary-pushing productions, operatic staging has been evolving and changing since the advent of opera. In fact, what we see on the stage can directly affect what the audience hears and understands, and vice versa. In this episode of the Metropolitan Opera Guild Podcast, we talk with lecturer Matthew Timmermans about his virtual Opera...

Ep. 187: Opera Outlook: Fire Shut Up in My Bones

Oct 20 • 45:31
Featuring a score by renowned jazz musician Terence Blanchard, and a libretto by actor and director Kasi Lemmons, Fire Shut up in My Bones was this year’s Opening Night performance, marking the return of live opera to the Met stage after the longest closure in company history. In this episode of The Metropolitan Opera Guild Podcast, librettist and author Joanne Sydney Less...

Ep. 186: Opera Outlook: Boris Godunov

Oct 6 • 54:13
Modest Mussorgsky sought to create a national school of Russian music, free from western influences. His most notable work, Boris Godunov, was initially brutally rejected by the board of the Imperial Theatres in St. Petersburg in 1871. However, it went on to become one of the most popular works in the Russian repertoire. On today's episode of The Metropolitan Opera Guild P...

Ep. 185: LCE Season Announcement

Sep 8 • 22:10

Ep. 184: Great Divas I Have Seen Part IV with Ira Siff

Jul 28 • 44:51
By turns regal and opulent, rich and astounding, the operatic diva has the ability to move you with performances that you will remember for the rest of your life. In the final episode of our four-part series, we’re joined by lecturer Ira Siff as he discusses the lives and careers of the great divas Christa Ludwig, Aprile Millo, Krassmira Stoyanova, Teresa Stratas, and, of ...

Ep. 183: Great Divas I Have Seen Part III with Ira Siff

Jul 14 • 46:13

Ep. 182: Great Divas I Have Seen Part II with Ira Siff

Jun 30 • 45:20

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