Going to the opera is the ultimate stereotypical thing that male tv characters do to make the women in their lives happy. You almost get the sense that nobody wants to go to the opera–they just want to influence other people’s opinions of them by going. While I’m sure there’s some of that, I’ll bet […]
From the Metropolitan Opera comes the news that soprano Erin Morley will sing all performances of Sophie in the upcoming Rosenkavalier, replace Mojca Erdmann, who is recovering from pneumonia. Best wishes to Erdmann for a complete recovery,...Show More Summary
New York circa 1919. "Homer." The Metropolitan Opera contralto Louise Homer, aunt of Samuel Barber, and two of her six children with the composer Sidney Homer. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.
Emily Pulley, a soprano who has performed with the Metropolitan Opera and the Virginia Opera, stars in UrbanAria's current production, She, After, at Artisphere's Black Box Theater. [ more › ]
by Matthew Gallaway Did everyone go to see Two Boys, Nico Muhly’s new opera, which will have its final performance tomorrow at the Metropolitan Opera? And if so, have you seen any other operas this season, or last, or ever? The reason...Show More Summary
The Metropolitan Opera doubled its bet on its Las Vegas Rigoletto, returning the hottest production of last season to the stage as a vehicle for a pair of debuts and a chance for Met audiences to hear Dmitri Hvorostovsky in the title...Show More Summary
Herbert Wernicke's 2001 production of Strauss's monumental Die Frau ohne Schatten is on stage again at the Metropolitan Opera, for the first time in a decade. You should go if you can! In the review below, I complain about any number...Show More Summary
We went to see Carmen at the Metropolitan Opera last year and we were underwhelmed. It felt uninspired and too safe. So we went Monday night at the Met to see their new production of Verdi's timeless Rigoletto with low to moderate expectations. And we were BLOWN AWAY!!!! This is not your mother's opera! Check out [...]
The Metropolitan Opera Guild has been celebrating the return of its maestro. Here’s some inside stuff from our pair of scouts at the lunch: Lovely event, seeing lots of friends old and new, except the first course was dreadful. But that’s par for the course at the Waldorf. Dolores Zajick pulled out of the musical […]
Nico Muhly, whose 'Two Boys' is at Metropolitan Opera in New York, is matter of fact about his work and thinks you should be too. NEW YORK — If classical music composer Nico Muhly had his way, his occupation would to the average person seem about as exotic as being a plumber.
Midway through the first act of the Metropolitan Opera's Two Boys, there's a scene in which detective Anne Strawson laments the "ghosts in the machine," the inhabitants of the chat room world she's been tasked to investigate It's a despairing...Show More Summary
Sarah Billinghurst is leaving at the end of the season. There has been no announcement, but the word is out on the street. The New Zealander has been at the Metropolitan Opera for 20 years as artistic general manager, effectively buffering between the music director, James Levine, and the general manager, Peter Gelb. She could […]
L.A. Opera music director James Conlon recovers from surgery even as he prepares for Verdi's 'Falstaff' in L.A. and handled Britten's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at New York's Metropolitan Opera. James Conlon had an increasingly perplexed...Show More Summary
This week, The Metropolitan Opera is hiring a director of graphic design, while Landor needs a designer/senior designer. CreativeFeed is seeking a freelance art director, and HowAboutWe is on the hunt for an editorial photo editor and designer. Show More Summary
Nico Muhly, the young composer behind the very buzzy opera Two Boys, has a bit of an obsession with Manti Te'o. Two Boys, currently running at the Metropolitan Opera, has a Te'oish plot: It's about a teenage boy who assumed numerous online personalities in order to convince an older teenage boy to—this is, amazingly, based on a true story—murder him. Show More Summary
The Metropolitan Opera returned its controversial production of Puccini's Tosca to the stage last night with Patricia Racette in the title role and Roberto Alagna singing her artist lover, Cavaradossi. Whatever else one may say about...Show More Summary
Nico Muhly's opera Two Boys, which opened last week, continues its run at the Metropolitan Opera run with five more shows through November 14, including this Wednesday (10/30) and Saturday(11/2). You can still grab tickets at the Met's website....
Photo: Metropolitan Opera. Angela Meade and Jamie Barton both delivered tremendous performances in last night's Norma at the Met, causing some old-school pandemonium in the house. Meade sang with a degree of dramatic involvement that I hadn't yet seen from...
The much-anticipated Two Boys saw its American premiere at the Metropolitan Opera on Monday night. Written by American composer Nico Muhly, who — aside from having a certain indie credibility after collaborations with Björk, Antony and...Show More Summary
The thing I'm bursting to tell you immediately about Two Boys, the Nico Muhly-Craig Lucas opera at the Metropolitan Opera House--as the first of the Met/Lincoln Center Theater New Works Program commission--is that Anne Strawson (Alice...Show More Summary