2 days ago
Nelsons has earned distinction on both the opera and concert podiums, including those of the Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Bavarian Radio Symphony...
9 days ago
The list of tenors who can sing the title role of Wagner's "Siegfried" is such a short one that any newcomer tackling the part at the Metropolitan Opera is worthy of note - and there's always the...
11 days ago
So emotionally drained was the audience at Saturday afternoon's performance at the Metropolitan Opera that silence lingered in the house for several moments after the curtain fell.
13 days ago
Magnificent playing by the orchestra, inspired conducting by Fabio Luisi and a rapturous performance of the "Immolation Scene" by Katarina Dalayman brought the Metropolitan Opera's latest "Ring"...
64 days ago
Two spontaneous eruptions from the audience just about said it all as the Metropolitan Opera revived Willy Decker's brilliantly stripped-down and de-romanticized production of Verdi's "La Traviata."
69 days ago
Everybody at the Metropolitan Opera knows all the bad Russian words already!
74 days ago
Westbroek, who made her Met debut as Sieglinde in Wagner's "Die Walkuere" two years ago, gives a more rounded portrayal.
79 days ago
Separately, Matthew Aucoin, an assistant conductor at the Metropolitan Opera, is using Walt Whitman's poetry about being a medic to develop a new opera.
83 days ago
While Lorin Maazel isn't slowing down, his tempi are based on the performance of Verdi's "Don Carlo" he led to mark the 50th anniversary season of his Metropolitan Opera debut.
90 days ago
The pleasure-above-all nature of the Duchess, the former Ethel Margaret Whigham, is fueled by cocaine, alcohol, callousness and disregard for boundaries, while Ades searches for a modern musical...
90 days ago
The French-Canadian director's starkly modern and thought-provoking staging, first seen last year in Lyon, France, premiered at the Metropolitan Opera on Friday night.
109 days ago
In their Met debuts, Robert Pomakov was a booming Monterone and Oksana Volkova a seductive Maddalena.
115 days ago
Diana Damrau recalled when she learned the Metropolitan Opera's new production of "Rigoletto" would be set in the glitzy Rat Pack-era Las Vegas of 1960, not 16th-century Mantua.
115 days ago
Patrice Chereau will direct a new staging of Strauss' "Elektra" in a co-production with the French Aix-en-Provence Festival, New York's Metropolitan Opera and several other companies.
120 days ago
Preparing to exit the stage during the opening moments of Rossini's "Le Comte Ory" at the Metropolitan Opera, Pretty Yende tripped on a couple of steps leading down from a wooden platform and fell...
121 days ago
Angela Meade, a rising star at the Metropolitan Opera, rose a notch higher as she stepped into one of the touchstone roles of the soprano repertory, Leonora in Verdi's "Il Trovatore."
125 days ago
Kristine Opolais was such a hit at her Metropolitan Opera debut that she got bopped on the head.
141 days ago
For the first time since Rossini's most famous work was given its Metropolitan Opera premiere in 1883, "The Barber of Seville" is being presented by the company in English rather than Italian, a...
146 days ago
Bryan Hymel will take over, making his Met debut Wednesday night and singing the rest of the run, including a matinee on Jan. 5 that will be broadcast to theaters around the world.
157 days ago
She first performed in 1941 and went on to sing on many of the world's great opera stages including the Metropolitan Opera, the Royal Opera House and La Scala.
163 days ago
LOS ANGELES-This year's Grammy Award nominees in the classical music categories feature a typically diverse mix of recordings, ranging from gargantuan undertakings such as the Metropolitan Opera's...
179 days ago
Keenlyside, who completed a run Saturday as Prospero in Thomas Ades' "The Tempest" at the Metropolitan Opera, commanded the stage.