Everyone’s favorite disingenuous alt-right music critic, Jay Nordlinger, explains that the real problem in opera today is not enough blackface.
La Royale hostessed a Fridays Under 40 reception before the opera, then graced a parterre box during the performance.
Anna Netrebko will sing Turandot at the Met in a “forthcoming season.”
Get ready, cher public, for the first Met Saturday matinee broadcast.
On this day in 1953 the Wright-Forrest-Borodin musical Kismet opened on Broadway.
Much like Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, which launched the Met’s 2016-2017 season, Kaija Saariaho’s L’Amour de Loin is an opera about love and death.
It is a good rule of thumb that if you emerge from a massive grand opera like Aida feeling any less than overwhelmed, you have a right to be somewhat disappointed.