The world premiere of “Otello” took place in 1887 (when Verdi was 74 years old) at La Scala and the Metropolitan Opera’s first production took place only four years [...]
Riccardo Zandonai's opera “Francesca da Rimini” was first performed at the Metropolitan Opera in 1916 but has been revived only sporadically since.
Giuseppe Verdi’s “Don Carlo,” based on Friedrich Schiller's play, is an epic opera, a love story and father-son conflict set during the Spanish Inquisition.
Jonas Kaufmann has certainly won the genetic sweepstakes. He has a unique tenor voice, powerful with a baritonal quality and explosive high notes.
“Parsifal,” Richard Wagner’s last opera, had its debut in 1882 at the Bayreuth Festival house. Instead of calling the work an opera, he called it “a festival play for [...]
“Rigoletto” remains one of the greatest operas with a cast that is as fine as anyone could put together at the present time.
If your romance is going really well, this Valentine’s Day you can get married onstage during the NYC performance of the off-Broadway musical revue, “The Wonderful Wizard [...]
Renée Fleming opened her four-concert Perspectives series at Carnegie Hall with a joint concert with her long-time friend and fellow opera star mezzo-soprano Susan Graham.
Donizetti’s 1834 opera, based on Schiller’s play “Mary Stuart,” is about the conflict between Queen Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots.
“Turandot” was Puccini’s last opera, unfinished at his death and completed by Franco Alfano.