Yale gains access to Met Opera on Demand with gift from Frederick Iseman ’74


Iseman, right, at Convocation on September 9

Thanks to the generosity of Yale alumnus Frederick Iseman ’74BA, the Yale School of Music and the Gilmore Music Library now offer Met Opera on Demand: Student Access.

Met Opera on Demand includes dozens of productions from the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, featuring opera superstars such as Natalie Dessay, Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming, Juan Diego Flórez, Elīna Garanča, Anna Netrebko, and Deborah Voigt, among many more. Classic Met telecasts from 1977–2001 include Aida starring Leontyne Price, La Bohème starring Luciano Pavarotti and Renata Scotto, Otello with Jon Vickers in the title role, and more. MORE

Published September 18, 2013
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Convocation welcomes new students, honors guests


From L to R: Robert Blocker, Stephen Adams, Denise Adams, Peter Salovey

At the School of Music’s annual Convocation on September 9, Dean Robert Blocker announced that the music complex centered around the renovated and expanded Hendrie Hall will be known as the Adams Center for Musical Arts when it opens in 2016. Stephen ’59BA and Denise Adams, benefactors of the School, were present to receive a framed architectural rendering of the future music center.

Convocation opens the academic year with the matriculation of the new students. Peter Salovey, in his first year as Yale’s president, installed the incoming class.

Peter Gelb, General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera, received the Samuel Simons Sanford Award, the School of Music’s most prestigious honor.  MORE

Published September 11, 2013
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Live broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera to debut at Yale thanks to a gift from Frederick Iseman ’74

Bryn Terfel (above) as Wotan and Eric Owens as Alberich appear in Wagner's "Das Rheingold" in Robert Lepage's production at the Metropolitan Opera. (Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)

Starting this fall, the Yale University community will have the unique opportunity to view the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD broadcasts on campus free of charge through a gift from Frederick Iseman, Yale College alumnus of the Class of 1974. This generous gift will fund Yale’s access to the twelve operas scheduled for live transmission during 2010–2011, as well as the installation of new sound and projection technology in Sprague Hall, where the performances will be shown.

Additionally, Mr. Iseman’s gift will enable area high school students to experience the Met’s performances by providing 200 tickets for the Live in HD series presented at the Branford 12 movie theater. Ticket distribution to the high schools will be administered through the Music in Schools program at Yale School of Music.

The Met @ Yale: the Iseman Broadcasts of The Met Live in HD season will begin on October 9 with Richard Wagner’s Das Rheingold, the first production in the Met’s widely anticipated new Ring Cycle. Succeeding broadcasts will include five other new productions: Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov (October 23), Verdi’s Don Carlo (December 11), Adams’s Nixon in China (February 12), Rossini’s Le Comte Ory (April 9), and the second installment in the new Ring Cycle, Die Walküre (May 14). Further transmissions will bring works by Verdi, Strauss, Puccini, Gluck, and Donizetti to Yale and to audiences worldwide.

Nine former students of the Yale School of Music are among the singers performing in the twelve operas being simulcast this year. Das Rheingold, the first broadcast, will include Tamara Mumford (Flosshilde) and Adam Diegel (Froh).

Members of the Yale community can reserve tickets for the Iseman Broadcasts HERE.

Click HERE for the complete press release.

More information about the operas scheduled for broadcast during the 2010–2011 season of The Met Live in HD is available HERE.

Published September 29, 2010
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