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2011-04-05 12:29:00

The Met's revival starring Deborah Voigt and Marcello Giordani commemorates the 100th anniversary of the opera's 1910 world premiere at the Met NEW YORK, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Metropolitan Opera's production of La Fanciulla del West, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the opera's 1910 world premiere at the Met, will air on THIRTEEN's Great Performances Sunday, April 24, at 12 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). In New York, THIRTEEN will air the program...

2011-01-20 09:03:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Classical, in partnership with the Metropolitan Opera, proudly presents the first in a line of CD and DVD releases drawn from both the storied Met broadcast archive and the acclaimed series "The Met: Live in HD." On January 25, 2011, Sony Classical issues four multi-disc sets that represent the first official release on CD of historic Saturday afternoon radio broadcasts from 1947 to 1962, with complete live opera performances freshly...

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2009-03-17 17:29:16

An event celebrating the Metropolitan Opera House's 125th anniversary raised $6.3 million for the cash-strapped New York company. The New York Post said longtime conductor James Levine led Sunday night's gala in Manhattan with selections from Wagner's Parsifal, Mozart's The Magic Flute and Verdi's Otello. Spanish tenor Placido Domingo, who is celebrating his fourth decade with the company, performed an aria from Puccini's La fanciulla del West and scenes from Parsifal and Otello, and gave a...

2008-06-19 06:00:12

By John Pitcher, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jun. 19--America's reigning diva, an atomic premiere and a once-scandalous work all will appear in Omaha next season, Film Streams and Opera Omaha announced Wednesday. The Metropolitan Opera's "Live in HD" broadcasts, which attracted nearly a million viewers worldwide last year, will expand from eight to 11 operas during the 2008-09 season to meet increased demand. Last season's broadcasts packed Film Streams' Ruth Sokolof Theater, the...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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