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Met Opera Guild Podcast

Metropolitan Opera Guild

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Met Opera Guild Podcast

Met Opera Guild Podcast

Metropolitan Opera Guild

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Ep. 152: Wagner Across Borders, Part 4 with Matthew Timmermans

Despite their contempt for the unruly musical ideas of Richard Wagner, many connections can be made between the works of both Tchaikovsky and Janáček with Wagnerian ideas. On this episode of the Metropolitan Opera Guild Podcast, lecturer and musicologist Matthew Timmermans concludes our “Wagner Across Borders” series with an exploration of Slavic-Wagnerian connections.

69 MIN3 d ago
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Ep. 152: Wagner Across Borders, Part 4 with Matthew Timmermans

Ep. 151: Wagner Across Borders, Part 3 with Matthew Timmermans

Just as Massenet was accused of being a Wagnerian in France, so too was Puccini in Italy. From Wagnerian-sized voices to a complex orchestral sound, Wagner’s influence can be heard throughout the canon of Italian opera, but nowhere more so than in the work of Puccini. In this episode of the Metropolitan Opera Guild Podcast, lecturer and musicologist Matthew Timmermans explores the influence of Wagnerian ideas across Puccini's output.

66 MIN1 w ago
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Ep. 151: Wagner Across Borders, Part 3 with Matthew Timmermans

Ep. 150: Der fliegende Holländer with Victoria Bond

Wagner’s tale of the cursed sea captain and the love of a faithful maiden has captivated audiences since its premiere in 1843. On this episode of the Metropolitan Opera Guild Podcast, lecturer, composer, and conductor Victoria Bond discusses the musical genius of Wagner and the power of love in DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER.

61 MIN3 w ago
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Ep. 150: Der fliegende Holländer with Victoria Bond

Ep. 149: Agrippina with Victoria Bond

Filled with familiar figures from ancient Rome, Handel creates a comedic and lighthearted score to accompany a story with some pretty sinister sub-themes. Sir David McVicar’s production of Agrippina brings this balance of darkness and light to audiences at the Met for the very first time! On this episode of the Metropolitan Opera Guild Podcast, lecturer, composer, and conductor, Victoria Bond takes a closer look at this baroque masterpiece.

57 MINFEB 27
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Ep. 149: Agrippina with Victoria Bond

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 MINFEB 12
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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 MINFEB 6
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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

Latest Episodes

Ep. 152: Wagner Across Borders, Part 4 with Matthew Timmermans

Despite their contempt for the unruly musical ideas of Richard Wagner, many connections can be made between the works of both Tchaikovsky and Janáček with Wagnerian ideas. On this episode of the Metropolitan Opera Guild Podcast, lecturer and musicologist Matthew Timmermans concludes our “Wagner Across Borders” series with an exploration of Slavic-Wagnerian connections.

69 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Ep. 152: Wagner Across Borders, Part 4 with Matthew Timmermans

Ep. 151: Wagner Across Borders, Part 3 with Matthew Timmermans

Just as Massenet was accused of being a Wagnerian in France, so too was Puccini in Italy. From Wagnerian-sized voices to a complex orchestral sound, Wagner’s influence can be heard throughout the canon of Italian opera, but nowhere more so than in the work of Puccini. In this episode of the Metropolitan Opera Guild Podcast, lecturer and musicologist Matthew Timmermans explores the influence of Wagnerian ideas across Puccini's output.

66 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Ep. 151: Wagner Across Borders, Part 3 with Matthew Timmermans

Ep. 150: Der fliegende Holländer with Victoria Bond

Wagner’s tale of the cursed sea captain and the love of a faithful maiden has captivated audiences since its premiere in 1843. On this episode of the Metropolitan Opera Guild Podcast, lecturer, composer, and conductor Victoria Bond discusses the musical genius of Wagner and the power of love in DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER.

61 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Ep. 150: Der fliegende Holländer with Victoria Bond

Ep. 149: Agrippina with Victoria Bond

Filled with familiar figures from ancient Rome, Handel creates a comedic and lighthearted score to accompany a story with some pretty sinister sub-themes. Sir David McVicar’s production of Agrippina brings this balance of darkness and light to audiences at the Met for the very first time! On this episode of the Metropolitan Opera Guild Podcast, lecturer, composer, and conductor, Victoria Bond takes a closer look at this baroque masterpiece.

57 MINFEB 27
Comments
Ep. 149: Agrippina with Victoria Bond

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 MINFEB 12
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 MINFEB 6
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
Comments
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
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