Opera lovers who are blind or have low vision and want to get materials to complement live radio broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera can do so with the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS).
The librettos and recordings are from the NLS Music Section, which provides them free of charge to qualified individuals. To sign up for the braille and large print music and instructional recordings, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, call 800-424-8567, or visit www.loc.gov/nls/music/.
The Metropolitan Opera’s Saturday broadcasts are listed at www.metoperafamily.org/
Here is a list of upcoming live broadcasts and their associated materials from the NLS Music Section:
March 15, 1:00 p.m.
March 22, 1:00 p.m.
March 29, 1:00 p.m.
April 5, 1:00 p.m.
April 26, 1:00 p.m.
May 3, 1:00 p.m.
May 10, 1:00 p.m.
Editor’s note: Yvonne French is the webmaster for the National Library Service.
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