March 14th, 2014 by Patricia Woodard
An important resource is now available to the Hunter community: the Met Opera on Demand, an extraordinary collection of Metropolitan Opera productions, including HD broadcasts, video telecasts and audio recordings from broadcasts dating back to 1936. If there’s a memorable performance we’ve heard or seen that we want to revisit, this is the place! More than 100 videos and 260 audio-only presentations are currently available. Were Melchior and Pinza really that great? How does the Carmen of Risë Stevens (1954 radio broadcast) compare to Elīna Garanča’s portrayal (2010 HD broadcast)? Met Opera on Demand makes it possible for us to experience these legendary artists.
• Access it through the menu of library databases at http://library.hunter.cuny.edu/find/databases.
• Sign in with a Hunter college e-mail username and password.
• Browse available operas in categories: Live in HD Presentations, Classic Telecasts or Radio Broadcasts.
This tremendous gift to students, faculty and staff has been made possible through the generosity of Hunter alumna and former professor Frayda Lindemann. Brava, Professore Lindemann, e grazie!