Saturday, May 16, 2009

Digital Television Is The Opera Aficionado's Best Friend

Today at five o'clock p.m. local time, my local PBS station is airing Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice from the Met's Live in HD series; however, they are broadcasting it on one of their FOUR digital subchannels. I probably shall not be allowed to watch it, (I really need a DVR!), but I just thought that I would let everyone know that my local PBS affiliate is not quite so bad as they were about airing operas before the transition to digital television.

The cast of this perfromance was Heidi Grant Murphy as Amor, Danielle DeNiese as Euridice, and Stephanie Blythe as Orfeo. Joyce DiDonato hosted the Live in HD transmission.

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