Here's an insiders glimpse inside this special music library. There is always more going on at the Metropolitan Opera House than meets the eye: wig fittings, dance rehearsals, orchestral rehearsals. One particularly busy corner of the Met can be found by descending two stories below the stage level to the music library. Show More Summary
Richard Strauss’s opera Arabella is a work of virtuosic nostalgia. In July 1933, when Germany had already taken its first steps into the inferno, Strauss produced a glittering romance full of fancy balls, last waltzes, mistaken identities, and virginal kisses. With music that recalled his 1911 opera Rosenkavalier, set in... More »
Juan Diego Flórez, the bel canto tenor, is withdrawing from the first three performances of Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” at the Metropolitan Opera later this month citing illness, the opera house announced on Thursday.
A Metropolitan Opera soprano celebrated 'the land of the free-ee-ee-ee,' giving a vibrant rendition of the national anthem Wednesday, before Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson led her and 149 other new U.S. citizens in the oath of allegiance.
Five winners were selected in the finals of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in New York.
Last night we saw Puccini's La Bohème at the Metropolitan Opera. We had the privilege of sitting in the front row, with an unobstructed view into the orchestra pit. I sketched bass clarinetist James Ognibene mainly during the scene changes and intermission. Show More Summary
Short answer: yes. But let's begin by dismissing the a blatant canard. One thing that the Metropolitan Opera does not need to do is to scale back the number of performances in a season.
A group of students from a leadership program organized by the International Rescue Committee got a behind-the-scenes look at the Metropolitan Opera.
The death of the title character in Massenet’s “Werther” was silent for opera fans who went to movie theaters across the country on Saturday to see Jonas Kaufmann perform the title role in the Metropolitan Opera’s live high-definition simulcast.
Olga Smirnova, a leading soloist with the Bolshoi Ballet, will make her debut as a guest artist with American Ballet Theater in May at the Metropolitan Opera House, the company announced Wednesday.
The Metropolitan Opera has a history of broadcasting performances on the radio stretching – unbelievably – back to 1910. Bits of Tosca and I Pagliacci (with Caruso) reached audiences as far away as New Jersey in January of that year. Needless to say, this is the longest running music programme in radio history. Since 2006 [...]
The first performance of the new Wozzeck production at the Metropolitan Opera House turned into one of those show-must-go-on episodes that turn up not only on the arts pages but also as local news. When that happens, what actually unfolds on stage can get short-changed. Show More Summary
Recently, opera showed up at both Mets, the Metropolitan Opera and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
I am grateful to Sony for this new release of the Metropolitan Opera’s latest production of Parsifal and I hope I’m not the only one who discovers what a rich experience this opera can be because of it.
The Met is frequently criticized as a repertory house, unadventurous and conservative in its programming and casting. There are definitely aspects of that which are true (And were particularly prevalent during Joseph Volpe's management.), but during Volpe's management, the Met championed a very select number of non-standard repertory operas. Show More Summary
Tenor Michael Fabiano has been named the recipient of the ninth annual Beverly Sills Artist Award for young singers at the Metropolitan Opera.
"The Metropolitan Opera Guild invites you to join Deborah Voigt on a musical journey to the islands and shores of Croatia and Montenegro."
Whoever would believe that New York's The Metropolitan Opera would break new ground with contemporary social commentary in presenting a new Opera? It hardly can be an accident that the old, but now new again, opera PRINCE IGOR by Borodin...Show More Summary
Robert Rattray, who has long experience in artist management, has been appointed the Metropolitan Opera’s next assistant general manager for artistic affairs.
"Unexpected conflicts and complications have occurred in Mr. Hampson’s schedule as he prepares the title role in the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Wozzeck."