Given its popularity, opera fans should know 'La Boheme' inside and out, right? So here's a little quiz on this familiar favorite. We'll start off with some easier ones -- but by the end, the questions may test the knowledge of even the most devoted Boheme-ophile.
Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 8 p.m., we'll air the Minnesota Opera's production of Mozart's 'The Magic Flute'. But what is 'The Magic Flute' all about? A new video from Classical MPR provides a plot summary of the iconic opera.
Aida, by Giuseppe Verdi, is one of the world's best-known operas. At one time, it led off the so-called "ABC" operas — the three most-performed operas at the Met (Aida, Boheme, and Carmen, in that order.)
On Saturday, January 3, at noon, we'll air Richard Jones's haunting yet witty production of "Hansel and Gretel," in a live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera, starring Aleksandra Kurzak as Gretel and Christine Rice as Hansel.
On Saturday, January 17, at noon, we'll air Franz Lehar's enchanting operetta, "The Merry Widow," in a live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera. It stars the great Renee Fleming as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all of Paris.
Tom Petty was born; Elvis had a hit with a rework of an 1860s folk tune; 'Monster Mash' became a Halloween hit; the Police played their first live gig in America; and the Stones had their first No. 1 hit in the States with 'Angie', Today in Music History.