The Metropolitan Opera reveals its upcoming season
The first of the major American opera houses to announce its 2024-25 season did so today
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“The endowment is there certainly not to be raided, but to be used in a time of crisis rather than going out of business,” says Peter Gelb.
“Rafael Davila will sing the role of Don José in Bizet’s Carmen in tonight’s performance, replacing Piotr Beczala, who has withdrawn due to illness.”
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.
A word to cher public from backstage at the box
Zack Woolfe of The New York Times remembers James Jorden
The writers of the Box and James’s friends are saddened to announce the death of the inimitable founder of Parterre Box
Lisette Oropesa has announced she will sing Norma “in the future.”
A Welsh opera singer has said the art must have more LGBTQ+ representation if it is to survive.
David Daniels has just confided that he has this week received two singing engagement offers in Europe.
Renowned musical artist Jonas Kaufmann has returned to his first true love, recording dated kitsch.
The charismatic soprano has just canceled tomorrow afternoon’s performance of Tosca at the Met.
Helena Dix goes on for the broadcast this afternoon!
“For this evening’s performance of Norma (March 22, 2023), Norma will now be sung by Helena Dix, replacing Sonya Yoncheva.”