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Archive for January 31, 2014

From the Source: Lyric Opera’s “Barber of Seville”

Michele Mariotti

[Lyric Opening Night, Saturday at 7:15 PM] Conductor Michele Mariotti has an uncanny relationship to Gioachino Rossini. Listen to the interview with the young Italian maestro who has his Lyric Opera debut on Saturday.

Met Broadcast: “Madama Butterfly”

Amanda Echalaz in "Tosca"

Madama Butterfly had it’s U.S. premiere at the Metropolitan Opera in 1907 with Puccini himself in the audience. Enrico Caruso and Geraldine Farrar sang the leads (truth be told, Puccini thought the voice of Ms. Farrar was too small for Butterly). On Saturday the Met presents a revival of the Anthony Minghella production from