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Fire Shut Up in My Bones Fire Shut Up in My Bones

The Metropolitan Opera’s opening night for 2021 features the the historic company premiere of Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones, starring Will Liverman and conducted by Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

on September 27, 2021 at 2:35 PM
Ghost in the machine Ghost in the machine

On this day in 2010, the Metropolitan Opera opened with a new production of Das Rheingold.

on September 27, 2021 at 11:34 AM
Royalty Royalty

On this day in 1983 the Metropolitan Opera opened its season with a revival of Les Troyens featuring the company debut of Jessye Norman.

on September 26, 2021 at 12:35 PM
Hello, Dolora! Hello, Dolora!

On this day in 1989 General Manager Hugh Southern (not pictured) celebrated his only opening night (he resigned in May 1990).

on September 25, 2021 at 12:20 PM
Real Housewives of Verismo Real Housewives of Verismo

New Camerata Opera is presenting its first staged and indoor program in some time, at “The Muse,” a lofty cabaret space up against a cemetery in Bushwick, and their singers sound like they’ve been champing at the bit for eighteen months and are bursting to vocalize!

on September 24, 2021 at 1:31 PM
Widow’s talk Widow’s talk

Call me Mary Quite Contrary if you want, but as we finally see live performances coming back, I’m reflecting with gratitude and even some nostalgia on the way COVID quarantine forged a path for entrepreneurial performance companies to recalibrate and deliver their work through streaming platforms.

on September 24, 2021 at 9:53 AM
It’s a nice day for a white wedding It’s a nice day for a white wedding

On this day in 2007 the Metropolitan Opera opened its season with a new production of Lucia di Lammermoor directed by Mary Zimmerman and starring Natalie Dessay.

on September 24, 2021 at 9:17 AM
I’m a Slav 4 U I’m a Slav 4 U

Trove Thursday joins with those who prayed for opera to reopen worldwide for two broadcasts—more than fifty years apart–of Janacek’s stunning Glagolitic Mass, one conducted by Robert Shaw featuring Martina Arroyo, the other with Asmik Grigorian (pictured) led by rising American Karina Canellakis.

on September 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Another opening, another ‘no’ Another opening, another ‘no’

On this day in 1974 the Metropolitan Opera opened its season with a performance perhaps most notable for who was not present: Montserrat Caballé canceled her own opening night.

on September 23, 2021 at 9:46 AM
Goodbye, Nostalgia! Goodbye, Nostalgia!

The program was set around themes of loss, of unfulfilled wishes, the endurance of loss, triumphant or depressed.

on September 22, 2021 at 12:29 PM
“A valiant if not completely successful attempt” “A valiant if not completely successful attempt”

On this day in 1986, the Metropolitan Opera opened its season with a new production of Wagner’s Die Walküre.

on September 22, 2021 at 11:06 AM
Calling cards Calling cards

On this day in 1968 mezzo-soprano Shirley Verrett made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Carmen.

on September 21, 2021 at 10:10 AM
Uncloistered Uncloistered

Let’s all cast our minds back to March of 2020. Or, better, let’s not.

on September 20, 2021 at 10:51 AM
All the same All the same

Happy 87th birthday actress Sophia Loren.

on September 20, 2021 at 8:47 AM
Rex appeal Rex appeal

Happy 66th birthday to actor, singer and babe Rex Smith.

on September 19, 2021 at 9:03 AM
Golden age Golden age

Happy birthday to soprano Anna Netrebko, who turns 50 today.

on September 18, 2021 at 8:00 AM