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Even the orchestra is beautiful Even the orchestra is beautiful

On this day in 1966 the landmark concept musical Cabaret opened at the Broadhurst Theatre to run 1,165 performances.

on November 20, 2019 at 11:41 AM
Grimm and proper Grimm and proper

Bring your family: This show is special! Such perfect opera is hard to find!

on November 19, 2019 at 2:16 PM
Darkness on the edge of town Darkness on the edge of town

Robert Falls, Artistic Director of Chicago’s Goodman Theater, has created for Lyric Opera of Chicago a Don Giovanni that lands smack dab in the middle of our current debate about wanted or unwanted sexual advances and outright sexual abuse.

on November 19, 2019 at 11:51 AM
Nothing but the truth Nothing but the truth

On a new Opus Arte video, Ermonela Jaho is at the absolute peak of her powers both vocally and interpretively.

on November 19, 2019 at 11:26 AM
One night only One night only

Christine Goerke‘s distracted, tentative Isolde turned out to be the least potent feature of what was an otherwise exciting and effective second act of Tristan.

on November 19, 2019 at 10:37 AM
The way she was The way she was

On this day in 1962 soprano Régine Crespin made her Metropolitan Opera debut as the Marschallin.

on November 19, 2019 at 10:24 AM
Reform follows function Reform follows function

Love in Hate Nation is a little musical that could and can… and I sure as hell hope it does!

on November 18, 2019 at 4:34 PM
“Non son più Ye, son dio” “Non son più Ye, son dio”

“A flawed leader with visions of grandeur who becomes mentally unstable is a plot line that [Kanye] West might relate to.”

on November 18, 2019 at 3:42 PM
Let your love flow Let your love flow

Saturday afternoon’s performance of Le Nozze di Figaro at the Met was awash with contradictions.

on November 18, 2019 at 8:00 AM
Shining star Shining star

On this day in 1974 tenor José Carreras made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Cavardossi.

on November 18, 2019 at 7:00 AM
Is that how they do it? Is that how they do it?

Così fan tutte presents a considerable challenge to the modern director.

on November 17, 2019 at 12:07 PM
Strangers when we meet Strangers when we meet

The San Francisco Opera, perhaps incidentally, continued their exploration of operas based on literary works by mounting the revival of Giacomo Puccini’s first success, Manon Lescaut.

on November 17, 2019 at 11:50 AM
Silver lining Silver lining

On this day in 1975 soprano Roberta Peters celebrated the 25th anniversary of her Metropolitan Opera debut, singing Despina.

on November 17, 2019 at 11:28 AM
Triple threat Triple threat

Introducing “Dancing Contralto Daria Chebanenko!”

on November 16, 2019 at 3:15 PM
Le nozze di Figaro Le nozze di Figaro

Listen and discuss, cher public, beginning at 12:55 PM. Photo: Marty Sohl/The Metropolitan Opera

on November 16, 2019 at 10:37 AM
Living in the past Living in the past

On this day in 1981 Stephen Sondheim‘s Merrily We Roll Along opened at the Alvin Theatre, to run 16 performances.

on November 16, 2019 at 10:28 AM