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Formed in 1883 by a group of disgruntled millionaires unable to obtain boxes at the Academy of Music, the New York Metropolitan Opera rapidly achieved international recognition. But as well as attracting the world's most celebrated singers, the Met has always been a place for the audience to dress up, be seen and score social points off one another.
Jerry Miller finds out what opera-goers past and present have looked for in a night out at the Met.
Producer Hamish Mykura

Contributors

Unknown:
Jerry Miller
Producer:
Hamish Mykura

The Trojans at Carthage, Part

Contributors

Dido:
Maria Ewing(mezzo)
Anna:
Wendy White(mezzo)
Narbal:
Paul Plishka(bass)
Iopas:
Donald Kaasch (tenor)
Hylas:
Paul Groves(tenor)
Mercury:
Yanni Yannissis(bass)
Ghost of Priam:
Jeffrey Wells(bass)
Ghost of Cassandra:
Jane Shauus(mezzo)
Ghost of Choroebus:
Christopher Schaldenbrand(bar)
Ghost of Hector:
Terry Cook(bass)
Trojan so/&rs:
Yanni Yannissis
Trojan so/&rs:
James Courteney(basses)

BBC Radio 3

About BBC Radio 3

Live music and the arts: broadcasts more live music than any other radio network. Classical music is its core. Genres include world and new music, jazz, speech and drama.

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This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More