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What Don Giovanni, an Opera About a Charismatic Rapist, Can Teach Us About Don Trump

This Saturday the Metropolitan Opera’s Don Giovanni will air live on over 2,000 movie screens across the world. Undecided American voters might consider attending. The opera opens with Donna Anna raging against Don Giovanni because,Show More Summary

Met presenter dies

For 29 years, from Milton Cross’s death in 1975 to Götterdämmerung in 1974. Peter Allen was the radio voice of the Metropolitan Opera (he was followed by Margaret Juntwait, until her death last year). Peter has died, aged 96. Obit here. This is his retirement message.

Ol' Man River, Neo-Liberalism and the Politics of Race

Ryan Speedo Green, a thirty-year old African-American Bass-Baritone who stars at the Metropolitan Opera, was born in a poor home in southeastern Virginia and spent several months of his childhood in prison. Thomas Chatterton Williams, an African American writer who lives in Paris recounts Green's story in a book review in last Sunday's Times. Show More Summary

Toyo Ito-designed opera house was inspired by the human body

The Taichung Metropolitan Opera House is an impressive combination of forms The long-awaited Taichung Metropolitan Opera House designed by 2013 Pritzker Prize winner Toyo Ito has finally opened its doors in Taiwan after nearly ten years of planning and development—first designed in 2006, construction didn’t begin until 2009. Show More Summary

Rattle at the Met: I learned my Tristan tempi from Mahler’s score

During rehearsals for the season-opener, Sir Simon Rattle told musicians of the Metropolitan Opera orchestra that he had studied the Vienna Opera score from which Gustav Mahler conducted Tristan und Isolde. He found it full of the most fascinating observations – not just about the work itself but about other conductors and their methods. Tristan […]

Remembering The Old Metropolitan Opera House (It Wasn’t All Wonderful)

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“The relatively confined space in that crowded part of the city [just south of Times Square] meant that the old Met had a glorious auditorium with excellent acoustics and sightlines that often made it easier to see other audience members than the stage. It had very little space surrounding the stage, meaning that scenery sometimes […]

Keri Russell, Julianna Margulies & More Get Glam For Met Opera 'Tristan Und Isolde' Season Opening Performance!

Keri Russell is all smiles while posing alongside her longtime boyfriend Matthew Rhys at the Met Opera 2016-2017 Season Opening Performance of “Tristan Und Isolde” held at The Metropolitan Opera House on Monday (September 26) in New York City. The Americans co-stars were joined at the event by Julianna Margulies and her husband Keith Lieberthal, [...]

Mostly Well Played: Celebs at the Metropolitan Opera Opening

This slideshow begins with Beautiful People From The Good Wife, visits Keri Russell and Patricia Clarkson and Malin Ackerman, and ends on a jazzy gold tux jacket. In other words, it’s a buffet with snacks for everyone. Read More...

Opening Night at the Met: Tired Tropes in Tristan und Isolde

The Metropolitan Opera’s general manager, Peter Gelb, could do the art form a favor and order a moratorium on a whole catalogue of theatrical clichés: black-on-black décor punctuated by a blood-red dress in the final act; blinding high beams that strafe the stage from the wings; flashlights shining in the ... More »

Agency London in New York Literally Set Up a Work Space Inside the Metropolitan Opera House

Many ad agency executives' jobs take them to unique locations. But very few have had the opportunity to work in an environment quite like this one. London in New York, a new shop founded by partners and co-creative directors Carolyn London and Michael Vadino, launched this month. Show More Summary

50 years ago: Fritz Wunderlich’s last recital

The great German lyric tenor died in a domestic accident on 17 September 1966. He was weeks away from his 36th birthday and his Metropolitan Opera debut. Wunderlich’s final appearance was on September 4 at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh.The pianist was Herbert Giesen. You may never hear a more heartfelt account of Schumann’s song, Ich […]

Opera singer arrested for street performance

Metropolitan Opera Competition Winner Krista Clouse was arrested for singing opera without a permit. The city of Alexandria, Va., apologized to Clouse Wednesday.

Acclaimed Tenor Johan Botha, 51

The tenor Johan Botha, who performed for more than two decades at the world’s major opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Royal Opera House in London and the Vienna State Opera, died Thursday morning in Vienna.

A Serious Performance of The Alphabet Song

2 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Violet Ogea is two years old, but she’s destined to become a star. She’s singing the alphabet song as if it’s opening night at the Metropolitan Opera. People have compared her singing to Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, and Elaine Stritch as two-year-olds. Show More Summary

How The Hell Did Mudvayne Ever Win A VMA?

2 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

The 2001 MTV Video Music Awards are perhaps best remembered for one fleeting but iconic moment: when 20-year-old Britney Spears draped a massive albino python over her shoulders on New York’s Metropolitan Opera House stage. She was performing “I’m A Slave 4 U,” which wasn’t up for any VMAs that year, but that information will […]

Buy a Metropolitan Opera chandelier for your bedroom

2 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

They are on sale in the Met store for prices ranging from $19,000 to $83,000. Go on, treat yourself. It’s just what you need for those big moments. And the Met desperately needs your cash.  

The Met’s Sputniks, Once Stuck in Orbit, Go Back in Service

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

The Metropolitan Opera’s starburst-shaped crystal chandeliers have returned to full service after a mechanical overhaul.

Met Opera Posts Balanced Budget Despite Falling Box Office, But Major Challenges Loom

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Despite a record low in paid attendance last season, the Metropolitan Opera is on track to balance its budget for the second year in a row, company officials said. … Below, a breakdown of the opera’s biggest challenges.”

The Metropolitan Opera in (bad) numbers

2 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

Peter Gelb has been putting on a brave face today on his accounts for the Wall Street Journal but the annual numbers you need to know are the ones he’s playing down. Percentage of seats sold last season: 72 Percentage of box-office potential: 66 Met budget: $300m Funds raised from donors: $140 million (down from […]

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