The Bayerische Staatsoper just announced, in addition to their usual bounty of webcasts, two special presentations: a repeat of Semiramide and a live telecast of Andrea Chenier. Read more »
When Claus Guth’s production of Lohengrin opened at La Scala in 2012 it was almost universally panned, and not just for lack of fidelity to the story, but more in general for its almost cryptic intentions. Critics were almost unanimous in admitting that it was not clear to them what Guth was after in his concept. Read more »
It took the better part of a decade—including two high-profile cancelations—or New York to finally hear Anna Netrebko in recital.
A woman reads from the Bible. There is a dance scene in a tavern. The discovery of blood gives away the protagonist.
From the Met: “Jonas Kaufmann has canceled his performances in this season’s new production of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut due to illness.”