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Met Opera Guild Podcast

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Met Opera Guild Podcast

Met Opera Guild Podcast

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Ep. 148: Wagner Across Borders, Part 2 with Matthew Timmermans

French grand opera was lavish and spectacular – and in many ways, the antithesis Wagner’s operatic ideals. Yet Wagner is often mentioned as a major influence in the work of French Grand Opera master, Jules Massenet. What is the common ground to be found between these two compositional giants? In this episode of the Metropolitan Opera Guild Podcast, lecturer and musicologist Matthew Timmermans guides us through the Wagnerian influences in Massenet’s masterworks.

70 MIN5 d ago
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Ep. 148: Wagner Across Borders, Part 2 with Matthew Timmermans

Ep. 147: Wagner Across Borders, Part 1 with Matthew Timmermans

This episode of The Metropolitan Opera Guild Podcast begins with an exploration of Wagner's DER FLIEGENDE HÖLLANDER and examines how later German composers responded to Wagner’s new perspective on operatic performance. In the first of a four-part series, musicologist and lecturer Matthew Timmermans guides us through the transformative influence of Wagner’s musical ideas.

61 MIN1 w ago
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Ep. 147: Wagner Across Borders, Part 1 with Matthew Timmermans

Ep. 146: Porgy and Bess Pre-Performance Lecture with Ellen Noonan

Despite its initial flop in 1935, PORGY AND BESS has gone on to become one of the most enduring and popular operas of the 20th century. In fact, it was the first opera by an American-born composer to be performed at the famous La Scala opera house in Milan. On this episode of The Metropolitan Opera Guild Podcast, we have New York University professor, director of archives, and the author of "The Strange Career of Porgy and Bess: Race, Culture, and America’s Most Famous Opera," Ellen Noonan, lecturing on this quintessential American opera.

56 MINJAN 16
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Ep. 146: Porgy and Bess Pre-Performance Lecture with Ellen Noonan

Ep. 145: Wozzeck Pre-Performance Lecture with Michael Bolton

A champion of expressionism and atonality, Alban Berg wrote his first opera, WOZZECK, as a response to the chaos and tragedy he experienced during the First World War. It is generally considered to be his greatest score, and brought Berg international recognition and success. On this episode of The Metropolitan Opera Guild Podcast, we have lecturer and Vice President of Community Initiatives for Opera Philadelphia, Michael Bolton, talking about Berg’s groundbreaking work.

64 MINJAN 7
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Ep. 145: Wozzeck Pre-Performance Lecture with Michael Bolton

Ep. 144: Treasures of the Mediterranean with Naomi Barrettara

La Fenice in Venice, Italy is one of the first stops on The Metropolitan Opera Guild's upcoming “Treasures of the Mediterranean Cruise,” from September 30th to October 9th, 2020. During the cruise, Guild lecturer and podcast co-host Dr. Naomi Barrettara will be presenting a series of lectures accompanying onboard concerts and land excursions, as travellers visit Italy, Croatia, and Greece. This episode features Naomi giving you a sneak peak of what you can expect in the upcoming Metropolitan Opera Guild travel program! https://www.metguild.org/travel/

55 MIN2019 DEC 24
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Ep. 144: Treasures of the Mediterranean with Naomi Barrettara

Ep. 143: Opera vs. Musicals with Stuart Holt

The opera stage and the Broadway stage share many conventions, such as lavish scenery, exquisite costuming, and awe-inspiring voices. For Schönberg and Boublil’sMISS SAIGON, Puccini’sMADAMA BUTTERFLYserves as the source material, while Anaïs Mitchell’s HADESTOWNand Gluck’sORFEO ED EURIDICE are both unique interpretations of the Orpheus myth. With so many intersecting elements, what are the precise characteristics that make these dramatic forms distinct? On this episode of The Metropolitan Opera Guild Podcast, co-host Stuart Holt takes a closer look at the similarities and differences between opera and musical theater.

75 MIN2019 DEC 14
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Ep. 143: Opera vs. Musicals with Stuart Holt

Ep. 142: Tchaikovsky's Queen of Spades with John J.H. Muller

A mysterious hand of cards, an unhappy betrothal, and a tormenting ghost all come together in Tchaikovsky’s riveting drama THE QUEEN OF SPADES. Based on a Pushkin story, this elegant fable is a tantalizing tale of love and obsession. In this episode of The Metropolitan Opera Guild Podcast, lecturer John J.H. Muller explores how the composer uses 18th-century pastiche and highly original melodic and motivic elements to evoke the world of this haunting opera.

55 MIN2019 DEC 6
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Ep. 142: Tchaikovsky's Queen of Spades with John J.H. Muller

Ep. 141: Akhnaten Pre-Performance Lecture with W. Anthony Sheppard

For the first time in Met Opera History, Philip Glass’s AKHNATEN is coming to the stage! This much anticipated Met premiere is a deep meditation on the driving force of religion, and a powerful reminder of the fine line between revolution and destruction. Performances star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo in the title role, J’Nai Bridges making her Met debut as his wife, Nefertiti, and conductor Karen Kamensek making her Met debut at the podium. In this episode of The Metropolitan Opera Guild Podcast, lecturer W. Anthony Sheppard discusses the story of the pharaoh who transformed ancient Egypt.

62 MIN2019 NOV 14
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Ep. 141: Akhnaten Pre-Performance Lecture with W. Anthony Sheppard

Ep. 140: Orfeo ed Euridice with Tanisha Mitchell

The ancient Greek “Orpheus myth” has inspired a vast array of artistic works, and composer Christoph Willibald Gluck is known for contributing their own operatic interpretation to the canon. Gluck’s adaptation explores the profound nature of grief, the power of love, and the rousing spirit of redemption in our two young lovers, portrayed on the Metropolitan Opera stage by mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton and soprano Hei-Kyung Hong. In this episode of The Metropolitan Opera Guild Podcast, lecturer and music librarian Tanisha Mitchell guides us through Gluck’s elegant masterpiece

48 MIN2019 OCT 31
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Ep. 140: Orfeo ed Euridice with Tanisha Mitchell

Ep. 139: Manon Pre-Performance Lecture with Naomi Barrettara

The Met Live in HD broadcast of Massenet's MANON is just around the corner! Based on Abbe Prevost's 18th-century novel, the story of Manon has inspired a variety of composers, from Auber to Puccini, to Hans Werner Henze! But none reached the emotional lyricism of Jules Massenet's operatic setting. In this episode of The Metropolitan Opera Guild Podcast, lecturer and podcast co-host Naomi Barrettara takes a closer look at this French masterpiece.

58 MIN2019 OCT 25
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Ep. 139: Manon Pre-Performance Lecture with Naomi Barrettara

Latest Episodes

Ep. 148: Wagner Across Borders, Part 2 with Matthew Timmermans

French grand opera was lavish and spectacular – and in many ways, the antithesis Wagner’s operatic ideals. Yet Wagner is often mentioned as a major influence in the work of French Grand Opera master, Jules Massenet. What is the common ground to be found between these two compositional giants? In this episode of the Metropolitan Opera Guild Podcast, lecturer and musicologist Matthew Timmermans guides us through the Wagnerian influences in Massenet’s masterworks.

70 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Ep. 148: Wagner Across Borders, Part 2 with Matthew Timmermans

Ep. 147: Wagner Across Borders, Part 1 with Matthew Timmermans

This episode of The Metropolitan Opera Guild Podcast begins with an exploration of Wagner's DER FLIEGENDE HÖLLANDER and examines how later German composers responded to Wagner’s new perspective on operatic performance. In the first of a four-part series, musicologist and lecturer Matthew Timmermans guides us through the transformative influence of Wagner’s musical ideas.

61 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Ep. 147: Wagner Across Borders, Part 1 with Matthew Timmermans

Ep. 146: Porgy and Bess Pre-Performance Lecture with Ellen Noonan

Despite its initial flop in 1935, PORGY AND BESS has gone on to become one of the most enduring and popular operas of the 20th century. In fact, it was the first opera by an American-born composer to be performed at the famous La Scala opera house in Milan. On this episode of The Metropolitan Opera Guild Podcast, we have New York University professor, director of archives, and the author of "The Strange Career of Porgy and Bess: Race, Culture, and America’s Most Famous Opera," Ellen Noonan, lecturing on this quintessential American opera.

56 MINJAN 16
Comments
Ep. 146: Porgy and Bess Pre-Performance Lecture with Ellen Noonan

Ep. 145: Wozzeck Pre-Performance Lecture with Michael Bolton

A champion of expressionism and atonality, Alban Berg wrote his first opera, WOZZECK, as a response to the chaos and tragedy he experienced during the First World War. It is generally considered to be his greatest score, and brought Berg international recognition and success. On this episode of The Metropolitan Opera Guild Podcast, we have lecturer and Vice President of Community Initiatives for Opera Philadelphia, Michael Bolton, talking about Berg’s groundbreaking work.

64 MINJAN 7
Comments
Ep. 145: Wozzeck Pre-Performance Lecture with Michael Bolton

Ep. 144: Treasures of the Mediterranean with Naomi Barrettara

La Fenice in Venice, Italy is one of the first stops on The Metropolitan Opera Guild's upcoming “Treasures of the Mediterranean Cruise,” from September 30th to October 9th, 2020. During the cruise, Guild lecturer and podcast co-host Dr. Naomi Barrettara will be presenting a series of lectures accompanying onboard concerts and land excursions, as travellers visit Italy, Croatia, and Greece. This episode features Naomi giving you a sneak peak of what you can expect in the upcoming Metropolitan Opera Guild travel program! https://www.metguild.org/travel/

55 MIN2019 DEC 24
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Ep. 144: Treasures of the Mediterranean with Naomi Barrettara

Ep. 143: Opera vs. Musicals with Stuart Holt

The opera stage and the Broadway stage share many conventions, such as lavish scenery, exquisite costuming, and awe-inspiring voices. For Schönberg and Boublil’sMISS SAIGON, Puccini’sMADAMA BUTTERFLYserves as the source material, while Anaïs Mitchell’s HADESTOWNand Gluck’sORFEO ED EURIDICE are both unique interpretations of the Orpheus myth. With so many intersecting elements, what are the precise characteristics that make these dramatic forms distinct? On this episode of The Metropolitan Opera Guild Podcast, co-host Stuart Holt takes a closer look at the similarities and differences between opera and musical theater.

75 MIN2019 DEC 14
Comments
Ep. 143: Opera vs. Musicals with Stuart Holt

Ep. 142: Tchaikovsky's Queen of Spades with John J.H. Muller

A mysterious hand of cards, an unhappy betrothal, and a tormenting ghost all come together in Tchaikovsky’s riveting drama THE QUEEN OF SPADES. Based on a Pushkin story, this elegant fable is a tantalizing tale of love and obsession. In this episode of The Metropolitan Opera Guild Podcast, lecturer John J.H. Muller explores how the composer uses 18th-century pastiche and highly original melodic and motivic elements to evoke the world of this haunting opera.

55 MIN2019 DEC 6
Comments
Ep. 142: Tchaikovsky's Queen of Spades with John J.H. Muller

Ep. 141: Akhnaten Pre-Performance Lecture with W. Anthony Sheppard

For the first time in Met Opera History, Philip Glass’s AKHNATEN is coming to the stage! This much anticipated Met premiere is a deep meditation on the driving force of religion, and a powerful reminder of the fine line between revolution and destruction. Performances star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo in the title role, J’Nai Bridges making her Met debut as his wife, Nefertiti, and conductor Karen Kamensek making her Met debut at the podium. In this episode of The Metropolitan Opera Guild Podcast, lecturer W. Anthony Sheppard discusses the story of the pharaoh who transformed ancient Egypt.

62 MIN2019 NOV 14
Comments
Ep. 141: Akhnaten Pre-Performance Lecture with W. Anthony Sheppard

Ep. 140: Orfeo ed Euridice with Tanisha Mitchell

The ancient Greek “Orpheus myth” has inspired a vast array of artistic works, and composer Christoph Willibald Gluck is known for contributing their own operatic interpretation to the canon. Gluck’s adaptation explores the profound nature of grief, the power of love, and the rousing spirit of redemption in our two young lovers, portrayed on the Metropolitan Opera stage by mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton and soprano Hei-Kyung Hong. In this episode of The Metropolitan Opera Guild Podcast, lecturer and music librarian Tanisha Mitchell guides us through Gluck’s elegant masterpiece

48 MIN2019 OCT 31
Comments
Ep. 140: Orfeo ed Euridice with Tanisha Mitchell

Ep. 139: Manon Pre-Performance Lecture with Naomi Barrettara

The Met Live in HD broadcast of Massenet's MANON is just around the corner! Based on Abbe Prevost's 18th-century novel, the story of Manon has inspired a variety of composers, from Auber to Puccini, to Hans Werner Henze! But none reached the emotional lyricism of Jules Massenet's operatic setting. In this episode of The Metropolitan Opera Guild Podcast, lecturer and podcast co-host Naomi Barrettara takes a closer look at this French masterpiece.

58 MIN2019 OCT 25
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Ep. 139: Manon Pre-Performance Lecture with Naomi Barrettara
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