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  • November 17, 2014
    14 November 2014 Met Opera on Demand now contains all ten Live in HD performances from the 2013/2014 season.
  • October 31, 2014
    Met Opera on Demand--New Releases (October 31, 2014) Joyce DiDonato sings the Cinderella title role of Rossini'sLa Cenerentola, opposite Juan Diego Flórez as her Prince Charming, in last season's Live in HD presentation now available to stream anytime on Met Opera on Demand: Student Access. DiDonato is "a dazzling, plucky and endearingly poignant Cinderella" (The New York Times) in the Met's whimsical production by Cesare Lievi, conducted by Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi.This month's new audio releases include: Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti): radio broadcast...
  • October 9, 2014
    Met Opera on Demand--New Releases (October 2014) Met Music Director James Levine leads a charming cast of stars in Mozart's comic romance Così fan tutte, in last April's Live in HDpresentation now available on Met Opera on Demand: Student Access. Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard are the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella, who are led to believe their fiancés have gone off to war. Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov are Ferrando and Guglielmo, the lovers who return in disguise to test their girls' fidelity. Danielle de Niese sings the scheming maid Despina and Maurizio Muraro...
  • October 8, 2014
    October 8, 2014 The Carl Nielsen Works Catalogue (CNW) has just been published by the Danish Centre for Music Publication, based at the Royal Library in Copenhagen. The CNW is an online thematic catalog, and it also includes information about the works' sources and performance history.
  • October 2, 2014
    October 2, 2014 A manuscript in Mozart's hand of his piano sonata K. 331 has been discovered in Budapest. Our own Neal Zaslaw was consulted to verify the handwriting. Read more here and here.
  • September 4, 2014
    4 September 2014 Every month, Met Opera on Demand: Student Access presents a new Spotlight feature on a specific opera, composer, or genre.  See the list of Spotlight Features for highlights of new releases. With this summer's additions, there are now 523 full-length Met performances available.  
  • June 9, 2014
    The UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music series, recently acquired by Smithsonian Folkways, is now available in Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries. From the publisher: Originally published between 1961 and 2003, the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music comprises of more than 125 albums from around the world. Out of print since 2005, the entire collection, including many previously unreleased recordings is now available in its entirety from Alexander Street Press. With recordings from more than 70 nations, the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music offers...
  • June 3, 2014
    Press release dated 16 May 2014 The music encyclopedia Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (MGG) will be published online. Read more here. 
  • May 5, 2014
    Met Opera on Demand--New Releases (May 2014) With this month's new releases, the Met Opera on Demand: Student Access catalog now includes more than 500 full-length Met performances—including more than 70 presentations from the award-winning Live in HD series of movie theater transmissions! Verdi's Falstaff, in a new production by Robert Carsen, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine, is the latest addition to the collection. "When it comes to theatrical flair, captivating costumes, stage antics and imagination, there are not many Broadway shows to rival the...
  • March 28, 2014
    March 27, 2014 Met Opera on Demand--New Releases (March 2014) Patricia Racette stars in the title role of the tempestuous diva opposite Roberto Alagna as her courageous lover, the painter Cavaradossi, in last November's Live in HD performance of Puccini's operatic thriller Tosca, now available on Met Opera on Demand: Student Access. George Gagnidze is the sadistic police chief, Scarpia, and Riccardo Frizza conducts. Also new this month, Met Music Director James Levine leads a 2001 telecast of Verdi's Nabucco. The performance stars Juan Pons in the...