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Libiam ne 'lieti calici - The Met, March 29th

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It was first announced last year this time. Now it's time to start. March 29th, Monday evening, the first performance of Traviata at the Met in a series of 8. Angela Gheorhgiu, James Valenti and Thomas Hampson will bring to life the famous and well known love story. Leonard Slatkin conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus.
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Angela is scheduled to star in 6 performances: March 29th, April 3rd, 7th, 10th, 13th, 17th and 21st. The photos from the rehearsals looked very well, so let's hope for the best.
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This is James Valenti's debut at The Met. He made his debut at Royal Opera House in London also with Traviata, starring Angela. Read a very nice article about him HERE.
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Don't forget about the live broadcasts on radio. Check out http://www.metoperafamily.org/
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The March 29 premiere as well as the April 7 and 17 performances will be broadcast live on the Metropolitan Opera Radio on SIRIUS channel 78 and XM channel 79 - starting at 8pm, New York time. SIRIUS XM Radio is a subscription-based audio entertainment service broadcasting an unprecedented number of live performances each week throughout the Met's entire season, as well as rare historical performances, newly restored and remastered, spanning the Met's 78-year broadcast history. You can get a 7 day free trial after registering.
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The April 17 matinee will also be broadcast live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network. - starting 1pm, New York time.
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For Romanian fans, Radio Romania Muzical will broadcast live the performance on April 17th, starting 8pm, Bucharest time.
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1 comment:

  1. if you want to read about the rehearsals, you can find informations on the homepage of Leonard Slatkin, conductor, where he is writing a blog:
    http://www.leonardslatkin.com/

    there as well I found the real reason why Thomas Hampson didn´t sing at Heidelberg on March 21: because he started rehearsaling "Traviata" at March 20 in NY! ("He sounded great..")

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