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Dropping Anckarström Dropping Anckarström

On this day in 1980 baritone Leo Nucci made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Renato

on February 22, 2024 at 6:00 AM
Metropolitan Opera 2024-25 Metropolitan Opera 2024-25

The Metropolitan Opera reveals its upcoming season

on February 21, 2024 at 12:00 PM
London calling London calling

I watched the finals for this year’s George and Nora London Foundation competition and would like to offer, if not a traditional review, a brief roundup of who I found exceptionally watchable and whom I think you, dear parterre boxers, should watch out for in the next few years.

on February 21, 2024 at 10:00 AM
Ceaseless mugging Ceaseless mugging

The phrase “immersive Coffee Cantata experience” evokes being dipped into a giant, boiling vat of java.

on February 21, 2024 at 9:00 AM
Let the more loving one be me Let the more loving one be me

Born on this day in 1907 librettist and poet W. H. Auden

on February 21, 2024 at 6:00 AM
San Francisco Opera 2024-25 San Francisco Opera 2024-25

The first of the major American opera houses to announce its 2024-25 season did so today

on February 20, 2024 at 4:27 PM
Being beauteous Being beauteous

With its sumptuous wood paneling, frescoed ceilings, and various Gilded Age trappings, the Park Avenue Armory’sBoard of Officers Room certainly is not a bad place to spend Valentine’s Day—even better when it plays host to equally sumptuous music-making.

on February 20, 2024 at 9:00 AM
French dip French dip

On this day the Metropolitan Opera premiered triple bill of Satie‘s Parade, and Poulenc‘s Les Mamelles de Tirésias and Ravel‘s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges

on February 20, 2024 at 6:00 AM
Thoughts on <em>La Forza del destino</em>: recordings Thoughts on <em>La Forza del destino</em>: recordings

As said at the beginning, I implied I’d rather see Don Carlo(s) and listen to Forza.

on February 19, 2024 at 9:00 AM
È dolce cosa vivere obliando È dolce cosa vivere obliando

On this day in 1914 Zandonai‘s Francesca da Rimini premiered in Turin

on February 19, 2024 at 6:00 AM
Omar Omar

Jamez McCorkle, Cierra Byrd, Daniel Okulitch, Brianna J. Robinson, and
Neal Ferreira
in a broadcast of Rhiannon Giddens’s and Michael Abels’s Pulitzer Prize-winning opera from Boston last spring

on February 18, 2024 at 12:00 PM
Il trovatore Il trovatore

Roberto Aronica, Lucas Meachem, Marta Torbidoni, Chiara Mogini, and Gianluca Buratto in a live broadcast from Bologna conducted by Renato Palumbo

on February 18, 2024 at 9:00 AM
Guts and Gorr Guts and Gorr

Born on this day in 1926 mezzo-soprano Rita Gorr

on February 18, 2024 at 6:00 AM
Un ballo in maschera Un ballo in maschera

A broadcast from fall 2023 featuring Charles Castronovo, Angela Meade, Quinn Kelsey, Liv Redpath, and Olesya Petrova conducted by Carlo Rizzi

on February 17, 2024 at 9:00 AM
Uphill both ways Uphill both ways

On this day in 1904 Puccini’s Madama Butterfly had its disastrous premiere in Milan

on February 17, 2024 at 6:00 AM
Thoughts on <em>La Forza del destino</em>: characters Thoughts on <em>La Forza del destino</em>: characters

It is a measure of Verdi’s genius that throughout the four rambling acts, his musical invention in the service of creating characters never failed him.

on February 16, 2024 at 10:00 AM
Video: Celebrating James Jorden Video: Celebrating James Jorden

The parterre team is glad to make available a professionally produced recording of the February 3rd memorial held in honor of parterre box founder James Jorden

on February 16, 2024 at 9:00 AM
King of <em>Versailles</em> King of <em>Versailles</em>

Happy 86th birthday composer John Corigliano

on February 16, 2024 at 6:00 AM