Have you ever dreamed about watching and listening to your favorite operas for free?
Now your dreams become reality, at the MET, on the official site of the events.
Through April, all of us can still enjoy a free night at the opera, with the Nightly Opera Stream program (if only I would have found out about it sooner).
Tonight, for instance, while I am writing this piece, I am listening to Simone Boccanegra, on the metoperafree.brightcove-services.com, online, for free (thank you, God).
I would do it while we still can if I were you.
Enjoy the golden era's productions, Puccini's Tosca or La Bohème, mises en place by one of the world's greatest directors, Franco Zeffirelli. He also turned La Traviata and Otello into two very successful movies in the eighties. (metopera.org - Back in the Director's chair)
In an interview featured on MET's official site, Franco Zeffirelli explains what a special experience it was for him to produce and register opera shows of such importance and grandeur, as the ones mentioned.
He says that filming an opera is such a complete artistic experience, it's "two arts put together to create something different and unique." (Franco Zeffirelli, metopera.org)
Hundreds of thousands of people have been tuning in daily to the free performance streams. If you’re enjoying these presentations and would like to support the artists and the entire work behind the scenes, you can support them with donations.
On metopera.org we can read the latest news: a quartet of opera’s most powerful and dramatic singers comes together for a program of soaring selections by Wagner and Strauss, transmitted live from the grand Hessisches Staatstheater in Wiesbaden, Germany, on May 9th.
Make sure to buy tickets at the events you like, also supporting the MET and all their team, as long as international artists worldwide.
On Feb. 21, 2021, one of the world's best sopranos, Angela Gheorghiu, has performed the “Song to the Moon” from Dvorak’s “Rusalka”, also the String Quartet No. 2 in G major, Op. 77. She also engaged in a live chat at the end of the event.
These collaborations are very interesting, as, for example, the Met Orchestra Musicians performed from New York City, while the soprano Angela Gheorghiu has appeared at the Romanian Athenaeum.
Angela Gheorghiu is a Romanian soprano, especially known for her performances in the operas of Puccini and Verdi, widely recognized by critics and opera lovers as one of the greatest sopranos of all time. (source: Wikipedia)
She sure is considered "the world's most glamorous opera star", and her voice to have "a vibrant contralto range, reminiscent of Maria Callas." (source: Wikipedia)
She has been named the greatest soprano alive in our times. (source: Wikipedia)
We sure are hoping to see and hear her perform again, at the MET, very soon.
Three Divas Live in Concert
Sopranos Ailyn Pérez and Nadine Sierra join forces with mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard for a program of favorite arias and scenes, transmitted live from the Royal Opera of Versailles in France.
Met Stars Live in Concert
Watch and listen to your favorite artists, in a series of pay-per-view recitals in striking locations around the globe, each going live, via satellite and shot with multiple cameras.
Met Stars Live in Concert will allow audiences to experience extraordinary solo and duo performances by top singers, from stunning locations all over the world, so if you want to miss such an interesting opportunity you better think twice, especially as the tickets cost 20$.