Welcome, cher public, to the real-time chat for this afternoon’s Met broadcast of Simon Boccanegra, starting at 12:30 PM. Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera
Soprano Ailyn Pérez has been named the recipient of the 11th annual Beverly Sills Artist Award for young singers at the Metropolitan Opera. The $50,000 award, the largest of its kind in the United States, is designated for “extraordinarily gifted singers between the ages of 25 and 40 who have already appeared in featured solo roles at the Met,” according to the Met’ press office. Read more »
Pyrotechnics abound when Angela Meade stars in Opera Orchestra of New York’s production of Donizetti’s tragic love story, Parisina d’Este, conducted by OONY founder Eve Queler on May 4, 2016 at the Frederick P. Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center. OONY last performed this opera in 1974 starring Montserrat Caballé. The remaining cast features a group of young international artists including American tenor Aaron Blake in the role of Ugo, Chinese baritone Yunpeng Wang in the role of Duke Azzo, Serbian bass Sava Vemic in the role of Ernesto, and American Soprano Mia Pafumi in the role of Imelda. Don’t miss this thrilling, rare Donizetti gem.! Remaining tickets are on sale at the Jazz at Lincoln Center box office. Read more »
La Cieca would have taken him for a leg man, but Roberto Alagna has other ideas. Read more »
La Cieca hears that Joseph Calleja will sing Pollione opposite the Norma of Anna Netrebko at the Met for opening night 2017.
“Over the years, I have often been asked why I feel my sexuality is anyone’s business and why I am so open about it in print.”
Soprano Kathleen Battle will return to the stage of the Metropolitan Opera for the first time in more than two decades when she sings a recital there November 13.
The weekly “Montag mit Marianne” stream continues with a performance of Szymanowski’s Krol Roger.
Soprano Tamara Wilson has been named as winner of the 2016 Richard Tucker Award.
“This story has been revised to correct production was Giancarlo del Monaco‘s, not Elijah Moshinsky‘s.”
Welcome, cher public, to the real-time chat for this afternoon’s Met broadcast and HD of Madama Butterfly, starting at 1:00 PM.