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Can you prove that it didn’t happen? Can you prove that it didn’t happen?

Coming soon: an opera adaptation of the cult film Plan 9 from Outer Space.

on December 22, 2022 at 3:48 PM
Rachvelishvili recedes! Rachvelishvili recedes!

Mezzo Anita Rachvelishvili has canceled all her remaining Met performances of Aida due to illness.

on December 17, 2022 at 1:56 PM
“She is a fighter” “She is a fighter”

On Thursday, October 20th, 2022, Grace Bumbry suffered an acute ischemic stroke. The renowned American opera star is currently hospitalized and in recovery in Queens, New York.

on October 23, 2022 at 10:50 AM
Divina intervention Divina intervention

Jolie IS Callas!

on October 21, 2022 at 1:57 PM
Don’t mask, don’t tell Don’t mask, don’t tell

The Metropolitan Opera and other classical music venue are dropping their mask requirements for audience members.

on October 17, 2022 at 2:14 PM
Renegade princess Renegade princess

Yulia Matochkina will make her Met role debut as Eboli in Verdi’s Don Carlo, replacing Anita Rachvelishvili.

on October 05, 2022 at 12:45 PM
Bohemian rhapsody Bohemian rhapsody

Tenor Yusif Eyvazov, who was scheduled to sing Rodolfo in the upcoming four performances of Puccini’s La bohème, is ill and has withdrawn.

on May 11, 2022 at 3:44 PM
Send me an Angel Send me an Angel

Soprano Angel Blue has been named the winner of the 2022 Richard Tucker Award.

on May 06, 2022 at 12:15 PM
Anti-war Anna Anti-war Anna

Anna Netrebko has issued a statement explicitly condemning the war in Ukraine.

on March 30, 2022 at 11:02 AM
Enter the queen Enter the queen

Eleonora Buratto will make her role debut as Elisabeth de Valois in Verdi’s Don Carlo in the 2022–23 season, replacing Anna Netrebko for the first five performances of the run.”

on March 25, 2022 at 12:47 PM
A Philly that is ready for the race A Philly that is ready for the race

As we continue to watch the world of live performance come cautiously back to post-COVID levels, I felt the greatest surge of joy so far when I saw Opera Philadelphia’s announcement of their 2022-23 season—and most especially, the reboot of Festival O.

on March 16, 2022 at 9:43 AM
The Met supports Ukraine The Met supports Ukraine

The Metropolitan Opera announced today “A Concert for Ukraine” on Monday, March 14, at 6:00pm ET, with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leading the Met Orchestra and Chorus.

on March 07, 2022 at 2:50 PM
“He’s not gay, he’s just autistic” “He’s not gay, he’s just autistic”

“Plus, he never laid a glove on those kids.” — Jonas Kaufmann, probably.

on March 04, 2022 at 1:47 PM
The Met and Anna Netrebko part ways The Met and Anna Netrebko part ways

“It is a great artistic loss for the Met and for opera,” said Met General Manager Peter Gelb.

on March 03, 2022 at 11:15 AM