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Chat: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

mtsenskFrom the Bayerische Staatsoper, a live telecast of Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, starting at 1:00 PM today.  Read more »

If you please

leveeEveryone’s favorite disingenuous alt-right music critic, Jay Nordlinger, explains that the real problem in opera today is not enough blackface.

Mad about music

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When divas collide, part infinity

La Royale hostessed a Fridays Under 40 reception before the opera, then graced a parterre box during the performance.

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Principessa altera

Anna Netrebko will sing Turandot at the Met in a “forthcoming season.”

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Chat: Manon Lescaut Saturday matinee

Get ready, cher public, for the first Met Saturday matinee broadcast.

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Divine, madness

This is our anniversary day, cher public.

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You must investigate Baghdad

On this day in 1953 the Wright-Forrest-Borodin musical Kismet opened on Broadway.

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Chanson d’amour

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.

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Tag sale

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.

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