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What we do in the shadows What we do in the shadows

On this day in 1966 the Metropolitan Opera offered the company premiere of Die Frau ohne Schatten.

on October 02, 2022 at 8:00 AM
Tannhäuser Tannhäuser

Lise Davidsen and Le Gateau Chocolat reunite for this performance from the 2022 Bayreuth Festival.

on October 01, 2022 at 10:00 AM
Ocean, thou mighty monster Ocean, thou mighty monster

Michael Spyres’s nobly moving Idomeneo wasn’t just a bravura triumph: singing strongly throughout, he brought more colors to his portrayal of the tortured king than I had experienced from others in the Ponnelle production.

on October 01, 2022 at 9:14 AM
Full chested Full chested

On this day in 1976 mezzo-soprano Elena Obraztsova made her first Metropolitan Opera appearance as part of the “Met Marathon” fundraising gala.

on October 01, 2022 at 8:00 AM
So damn bored So damn bored

It’s nasty world, Shostakovich seems to say, where life alternates between boring and terrifying.

on September 30, 2022 at 1:38 PM
“Laiden with happiness and tears” “Laiden with happiness and tears”

Director Barrie Kosky brings to Fiddler on the Roof fascinating ideas, fine casting, equal mixes of comedy and sadness, and, from the beginning, a sense for we of the audience that we were about to spend three hours in very good hands.

on September 30, 2022 at 10:00 AM
Blue skies smiling at me Blue skies smiling at me

On this day in 1996 the Metropolitan Opera opened its season with a revival of Andrea Chenier starring Luciano Pavarotti and Maria Guleghina.

on September 30, 2022 at 8:00 AM
Fresh princess Fresh princess

Diva of the moment Sondra Radvanovsky previews yet another great role: Puccini’s Turandot.

on September 29, 2022 at 12:47 PM
Lost without your love Lost without your love

On this day in 2003 the Metropolitan Opera opened its season with a revival of La traviata featuring Renée Fleming.

on September 29, 2022 at 8:00 AM
How do you solve a problem like ‘Medea’? How do you solve a problem like ‘Medea’?

Sondra Radvanovsky has an unconventional voice that is suited to unconventional characters and is best used in rangy, difficult music.  The lack of lush beauty was no deficit in depicting Medea’s jealousy and vengeful rage.

on September 28, 2022 at 3:50 PM
Rachmaninoff three ways Rachmaninoff three ways

A troika of operas by Rachmaninoff: Aleko , The Miserly Knight and Francesca da Rimini , courtesy of Odyssey Opera.

on September 28, 2022 at 12:00 PM
Love me or leaf me Love me or leaf me

Robert Carsen‘s legendary production of Eugene Onegin finally arrives in San Francisco.

on September 28, 2022 at 10:00 AM
In the midnight tower In the midnight tower

On this day in 2011, the Metropolitan Opera opened its season with a new production of Anna Bolena.

on September 28, 2022 at 8:00 AM
Ex machina Ex machina

On this day in 2010, the Metropolitan Opera opened it season with Das Rheingold, the first installment in the catastrophic Robert Lepage production of the Ring.

on September 27, 2022 at 8:00 AM
Medea Medea

Live broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera’s opening night, featuring Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role.

on September 27, 2022 at 3:00 AM
A touch of class A touch of class

For the season opener, Opera San José decided to explore the class conflict central to Le nozze di Figaro by transporting the opera to India, specifically during the British Raj.

on September 26, 2022 at 4:28 PM