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‘Cries’ baby ‘Cries’ baby

Should the new John Corigliano / Mark Adamo opera The Lord of Cries be renamed The Lord of Crisis?

on July 15, 2021 at 8:14 AM
Soft opening Soft opening

As the Met gears up for its first performances in a year and a half. the company is already canceling shows in the early fall.

on July 13, 2021 at 12:22 AM
Dragoon race Dragoon race

Jamie Barton makes her highly-anticipated debut as Carmen opposite the legendary Stephanie Blythe as her alter ego Blythely Oratonio. As Don José!

on June 22, 2021 at 12:59 PM
Color Me Karita Color Me Karita

Superstar diva on Twitter and everywhere else Karita Mattila has just unveiled her next project!

on April 28, 2021 at 12:30 PM
Who wants to ‘Live’ forever? Who wants to ‘Live’ forever?

The Metropolitan Opera announces two further concerts in the Met Stars Live in Concert series.

on April 08, 2021 at 2:24 PM
Our god is an awesome god Our god is an awesome god

Our Own Henson Keys will make his opera debut in the role of Wotan in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Twilight: Gods, directed by Yuval Sharon and starring Christine Goerke.

on April 07, 2021 at 4:51 PM
The skills to pay the bills The skills to pay the bills

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra has accepted a deal to receive bridge pay in return for returning to the bargaining table.

on March 17, 2021 at 7:07 PM
Put a ‘Ring’ on it Put a ‘Ring’ on it

The eventually reopened Metropolitan Opera promises a swift return to its status quo ante as a farm team for the English National Opera, sharing the London company’s new Ring cycle directed by vieillard terrible Richard Jones.

on February 24, 2021 at 12:20 PM
Remote control Remote control

The Met Orchestra will stream a concert including the virtual participation of Angela Gheorghiu live from Bucharest.

on February 05, 2021 at 11:40 AM
Lockout! Lockout!

The Met is instituting a lockout of its Local One–represented employees (stagehands), effective at midnight tonight.

on December 07, 2020 at 2:04 PM
Sonya or later Sonya or later

“The Met Stars Live in Concert performance featuring soprano Sonya Yoncheva, which was rescheduled for this Saturday, November 28, has now been moved to Saturday, February 27, 2021, as Ms. Yoncheva is still ill (with a non-Covid illness).” Thus speaks the Met’s press department.

on November 24, 2020 at 3:19 PM
Monster recital sacré Monster recital sacré

“Pèlerin Deslieux had arrived to escort her to Carnegie Hall. They would walk over together. ‘There’s a queue from here to there!’ he told her.”

on October 12, 2020 at 3:46 PM
Met cancels spring season Met cancels spring season

The Met will be dark for more than a year, until the fall of 2021.

on September 23, 2020 at 12:04 PM
Take the money and run Take the money and run

The Met settled with disgraced former music director James Levine for a cool $3.5 million.

on September 21, 2020 at 12:09 PM