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Celebrating Richard Tucker and More With the Met Opera Guild
Richard Tucker began his career at the Metropolitan Opera in 1945, before it even came to its Lincoln Center location, and went on to have a 30-year career with over ...
April 5, 2019
Opera Review: ‘Cendrillon’
NEW YORK—Jules Massenet’s 1899 fairy tale opera “Cendrillon” (Cinderella) finally arrived at the Metropolitan Opera. It was clearly ...
May 12, 2018
Opera Review: Gounod’s ‘Roméo et Juliette’
NEW YORK—In Act 2, scene 2 of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” the heroine famously asks, “Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore ...
May 5, 2018
Opera Review: ‘Turandot’
NEW YORK—What is the most spectacular set at The Metropolitan Opera this season? As in many prior years, ...
March 24, 2018
Opera Review: ‘Così Fan Tutte’
NEW YORK—Where can you see sword swallowers, contortionists, bearded ladies, and snake handlers? The surprising answer is on ...
March 17, 2018
Opera Review: ‘Tosca’
NEW YORK—Based on Victorien Sardou’s play, a vehicle for Sarah Bernhardt, Giacomo Puccini’s “Tosca” is a melodrama of ...
January 20, 2018
Opera Review: ‘Marriage of Figaro’
With Mozart’s music, Harry Bicket in the pit, and a top-flight cast, Mozart’s comic masterpiece, “Le nozze di ...
January 6, 2018
Opera Review: ‘Madama Butterfly’
NEW YORK—The death at age 54 of Anthony Minghella, the director of "The English Patient," "The Talented Mr. ...
November 12, 2017
Vittorio Grigolo Stars in “The Tales of Hoffmann” at the Met
Jacques Offenbach’s “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” (The Tales of Hoffmann) is back at the Metropolitan Opera in a sparkling ...
October 21, 2017
Opera Review: ‘Die Zauberflöte’
Julie Taymor’s spectacular production of “Die Zauberflöte” (The Magic Flute) is back at the Metropolitan Opera for a ...
October 14, 2017
The Met Opens Its Season With a Splendid ‘Norma’
NEW YORK—The act of starring at the Metropolitan Opera on the opening night of the season is one ...
October 7, 2017
Opera Review: ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’
Franco Alfano's "Cyrano de Bergerac" is a minor opera, but with Roberto Alagna in the title role, a ...
May 13, 2017
Opera Review: ‘Werther’
NEW YORK—The success of any production of Jules Massenet's "Werther," the opera based on Goethe's novel "The Sorrows ...
March 2, 2017
Opera Review: Rossini’s ‘l Barbiere di Siviglia’
Gioachino Rossini's 1816 comic opera "The Barber of Seville" has returned to the Metropolitan Opera in Bartlett Sher's ...
January 21, 2017
Opera Review: ‘The Magic Flute’ at the Met
This year, the Met brought back Julie Taymor's 2004 production of "The Magic Flute"--a stripped-down, 100-minute version of ...
December 23, 2016
Rossini’s ‘Guillaume Tell’ Hits the Bull’s Eye
Gioachino Rossini's epic opera, "Guillaume Tell" (William Tell) is back at the Metropolitan Opera for the first time ...
October 22, 2016
Opera for the Masses
Few people would have expected Russell Thomas to become a leading man in opera. Nobody in his family ...
October 12, 2016
Rossini’s Comic ‘L’Italiana in Algeri’ at the Metropolitan Opera
With a colorful set, visual comedy, and bouncy score, “L’Italiana in Algeri” has been a crowd-pleaser at the ...
October 8, 2016
Love and Death at the Met
NEW YORK—The Metropolitan Opera opened its fall season with a new production of Richard Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde." ...
October 1, 2016
CD Review: ‘Dmitri Hvorostovsky Sings of War, Peace, Love and Sorrow’
The CD “War, Peace, Love and Sorrow” is another excellent example of Hvorostovsky’s art and a reminder of ...
September 4, 2016
The Met Ends Its Season With a Powerful ‘Elektra’
Now at the Metropolitan Opera and featuring a top-flight cast with Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting, “Elektra” truly electrifies.
May 1, 2016
Lively ‘Abduction From the Seraglio’ Is Back at the Met
Mozart’s “Die Entführung aus dem Serail” (Abduction from the Seraglio) is being revived at the Metropolitan Opera under ...
April 24, 2016
Domingo Still Dominates the Stage in ‘Simon Boccanegra’
Now 75 years old, Plácido Domingo is again tackling the demanding part of Simon Boccanegra at the Met ...
April 10, 2016
Radvanovsky Takes the Throne in ‘Roberto Devereux’
Sondra Radvanovsky again triumphed in the last work of Donizetti's three Tudor Queen trilogy, "Roberto Devereux."
April 3, 2016
More Delightful Donizetti at the Met: ‘L’Elisir d’Amore’
This season, the Metropolitan Opera has been performing a number of the works of Gaetano Donizetti and now ...
March 13, 2016
Anna Netrebko’s Magnificent New York Recital Debut
The Metropolitan Opera presented the great Russian soprano Anna Netrebko in a concert of Russian music and the ...
March 6, 2016
‘Don Pasquale’ Returns With Style
The Otto Schenk production of Gaetano Donizetti's comic opera "Don Pasquale" is back at the Metropolitan Opera with ...
March 6, 2016
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