Your support of the Metropolitan Opera’s Saturday Matinee Radio Broadcasts means more than ever before.
To thank you for your gift of $300 or more to the Support the Met Broadcasts Campaign we would like offer you the choice of a free, limited-edition CD. These stellar historic performances are preserved due to the live Saturday Afternoon Radio Broadcasts—a treasure trove for any opera and music lover.
Verdi at 200: Historic Broadcasts 1935-–1992
Giuseppe Verdi’s Il Trovatore had its Met premiere during the very first week of the company’s inaugural season in 1883. Since then, no other composer has been more represented at the Metropolitan Opera. Nineteen different Verdi operas have been seen in numerous productions with some of the most outstanding Verdi singers of their eras. This limited-edition CD chronicles many of the artists who brought their Verdi roles to an international audience on the Met Broadcasts, including singers Marilyn Horne, Kiri Te Kanawa, Zinka Milanov, Leontyne Price, Renata Scotto, Dolora Zajick, Jussi Björling, Plácido Domingo, Cornell MacNeil, Robert Merrill, Sherrill Milnes, and Leonard Warren, as well as conductors Dimitri Mitropoulos and James Levine.
The Ring at the Met: Historic Broadcasts 1935–2000
Der Ring des Nibelungen has a rich tradition at the Met, beginning with Die Walküre in 1888. Since that time, eight different complete productions of Richard Wagner's Ring have been seen at the Met. This two-CD set features some of the greatest Wagnerian singers and conductors of the 20th century, including singers Kirsten Flagstad, Birgit Nilsson, Helen Traubel, Deborah Voigt, Plácido Domingo, George London, James Morris, Jon Vickers, and conductors Erich Leinsdorf, George Szell, Herbert von Karajan, and James Levine.
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