Rossini’s La Donna del Lago
Rossini, one of the great masters of glittering Italianate charm and spectacle, would seem an unlikely candidate to create an operatic retelling of Sir Walter Scott’s shadowy epic of clan warfare in 16th-century Scotland. But the heart of the drama is a classic love triangle—something every opera composer is comfortable with—and as Elena, the title heroine, is pursued by two tenors portraying suitors from rival factions, Rossini has the perfect opportunity to bring all of his musical brilliance to bear.

 Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez star in Rossini’s operatic adaption of Sir Walter Scott. The cast also includes Daniela Barcellona and John Osborn, with Michele Mariotti on the podium.




Donizetti’s Don Pasquale
Donizetti’s uproarious yet sophisticated comedy pits a clever young widow against a crusty old bachelor, who is no match for her wiles. John Dexter’s lavish production was created as a parting gift for the beloved American soprano Beverly Sills, who bid farewell to the Met in 1979 as Norina, a perfect showcase for her infectious stage energy and spectacular musical gifts, and the only one of her roles with the company to be preserved is a telecast.

Don Pasquale
Beloved American soprano Beverly Sills stars as Norina in a classic 1979 telecast of Donizetti’s masterful comedy. Nicola Rescigno conducts an outstanding cast, which also features Gabriel Bacquier, Alfredo Kraus, and Håkan Hagegård. 






Bizet’s Carmen
Even people who have never set foot in an opera house know the music of Carmen, Bizet’s iconic tale of the irresistible and free-spirited Gypsy, whose fatal attraction with the jealous soldier Don José burns too hot for them to control. The heart-pounding action and parade of energetic, toe-tapping melodies make the acts fly by and ensure that the work stays with you long after the curtain comes down.

 Anita Rachvelishvili stars in the title role of Bizet’s classic masterpiece. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts a fiery staging by Richard Eyre, which also features Aleksandrs Antonenko as Don José, Anita Hartig as Micaëla, and Ildar Abdrazakov as Escamillo.



本日のオペラ & 落語



Shostakovich’s The Nose
It all begins with an absurd scenario: A hapless Russian bureaucrat wakes up one morning to discover that his nose has gone missing. He eventually locates his fugitive facial feature, which has been masquerading as a human being, but has no luck reattaching it. Based on a satirical short story by Nikolai Gogol, Shostakovich’s adaptation embraces the surrealism of the source material, supported by a dynamic and dizzying staging by artist-director William Kentridge.

Paulo Szot stars as Kovalyov in Shostakovich’s absurdist opera. Pavel Smelkov conducts an impressive ensemble cast that also features tenor Alexander Lewis as the Nose and tenor Andrey Popov as the Police Inspector.



落語 柳家 喬太郎【ハワイの雪】








本日のMETオペラ & 落語



The second installment of Wagner’s four-part Ring cycle, Die Walküre is the most popular and most self-contained episode in the epic tetralogy. It combines the mythical machinations of gods and demigods with the deeply human love story of the brave hero Siegmund and the dignified Sieglinde, whose passion is undiminished even when they discover that they are long-lost brother and sister, separated at birth. It also features one of opera’s most touching father-daughter relationships—that between Wotan, king of the gods, and his warrior-maiden daughter Brünnhilde, leader of the Valkyries. Wagner’s score requires singers as superhuman as the characters they portray and features some of the most glorious orchestral music ever written, making for an unforgettable operatic experience.

This 1989 telecast stars Hildegard Behrens as Brünnhilde, James Morris as Wotan, Christa Ludwig as Fricka, and Jessye Norman and Gary Lakes as Sieglinde and Siegmund.


【主任 柳家喬太郎】五月下席 昼の部 鈴本演芸場 インターネット生配信寄席


紙切り 林家 二楽
落語 古今亭 文菊【紙入れ】
落語 三遊亭 圓歌【母のアンカ】
漫才 ロケット団








オール・アバウト・セックス (文春文庫)オール・アバウト・セックス (文春文庫)
読了日:06月22日 著者:鹿島 茂
せどり男爵数奇譚 (ちくま文庫)せどり男爵数奇譚 (ちくま文庫)
読了日:06月21日 著者:梶山 季之
オペラの運命―十九世紀を魅了した「一夜の夢」 (中公新書)オペラの運命―十九世紀を魅了した「一夜の夢」 (中公新書)
読了日:06月18日 著者:岡田 暁生
帝国日本の生活空間 (岩波オンデマンドブックス)帝国日本の生活空間 (岩波オンデマンドブックス)
読了日:06月17日 著者:ジョルダン・サンド


天皇と軍隊の近代史 (けいそうブックス)天皇と軍隊の近代史 (けいそうブックス)
読了日:06月07日 著者:加藤 陽子

落語 & オペラ



L’Elisir d’Amore
Luciano Pavarotti and Kathleen Battle are Nemorino and Adina in this 1991 telecast of Donizetti’s effervescent romantic comedy. Juan Pons and Enzo Dara round out the exceptional cast as Sgt. Belcore and Dr. Dulcamara.