Soprano Amanda Majeski will make her Met debut on the opening night of the 2014-2015 season as the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro, replacing Marina Poplavskaya “who has withdrawn for health reasons.” Read more »
“It’s no surprise Kim Kardashian likes to dress as if she’s going to the opera each day.” [Daily Star]
In recent years the enterprising Dell’Arte Opera Ensemble has brightened the usually arid weeks of August in New York City with some worthy operatic showcases for young singers. This year’s “A Summer of Shakespeare” opened this past weekend with an ambitious and satisfying production of The Fairy Queen, Henry Purcell’s glorious if challenging gloss on A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the East 13th Street Theatre right behind Union Square. Read more »
Two debuts of legendary singers on a single night highlight this performance of Faust from the final season of the Old Met, courtesy of Jungfer Marianne Leizmetzerin.
The news from New York has been rather dire these last few weeks, cher public; La Cieca is the first to admit that.
“Camilla hopes the new work will make opera ‘more mainstream.’”
“The dark clouds hovering over Mr. Gelb should not obscure his very real achievements.”
A great man has passed and our consolation is that so much of his art has been preserved for us on recordings.