If you haven’t checked out our subscription to Met Opera on Demand yet, now’s a great time because they’ve added some new content!
Last April’s Live in HD presentation of opera’s most popular double bill—Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci—is now available on Met Opera on Demand: Student Access. The new production by Sir David McVicar stars Marcelo Álvarez in the lead tenor roles of both operas, along with Eva-Maria Westbroek as Santuzza and George Gagnidze as Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana and Patricia Racette as Nedda and Gagnidze as Tonio in Pagliacci. Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi conducts. With this month’s new releases, all ten Live in HD presentations from the 2014/15 Met season are now available on Met Opera on Demand: Student Access.
As an added bonus this month, a special documentary feature called “Live at the Met: From Stage to Screen” is also newly available. This incredible look at the preparation and production of a Live in HD cinema transmission takes you behind the scenes of the new Cav/Pag with the HD director, host, stars, and crew for an up-close view of the exciting process behind the Met’s extraordinary HD presentations.
Two new audio-only titles are also available:
Rusalka (Dvorák): radio broadcast recorded on 12/11/1993, conducted by John Fiore and starring Gabriela Benacková, Janis Martin, Stefania Toczyska, Ben Heppner, and Sergei Koptchak.
Peter Grimes (Britten): radio broadcast recorded on 12/31/1994, conducted by James Conlon and starring Renée Fleming, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, and Alan Opie.