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A change of season A change of season

What options are there for the Met and the other performing arts organizations trying to envision restarting performances in the fall?

on May 19, 2020 at 12:28 PM
Legendary Legendary

A scene from Les Contes d’Hoffmann with Michael Fabiano, which may or may not be seen soon at L’Opéra national de Paris.

on January 23, 2020 at 11:04 AM
The Great British Faking Show The Great British Faking Show

The Royal Opera House demonstrates it is “proud to have the values of inclusivity, internationalism and openness at its heart” …

on January 02, 2020 at 4:43 PM
I shall be released I shall be released

Happy Public Domain Day!

on January 01, 2020 at 1:25 PM
Teen titans Teen titans

Of the hundreds of opera performances Our Own JJ (not pictured) attended in the 2010s he narrows it down to the ten most glittering highlights.

on December 25, 2019 at 1:05 PM
Van Oostrum sings! Van Oostrum sings!

Though no recording of Sunday’s lauded performance of Lohengrin from the Bayerische Staatsoper has yet surfaced, here are a couple of excerpts from Der Freischütz sung by Johanni van Oostrum.

on November 26, 2019 at 3:55 PM
Honor and harmony Honor and harmony

It’s that time of year again, cher public: the 47th 15th annual announcement of the recipients of the F. Paul Driscoll Awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence!

on November 26, 2019 at 12:50 PM
Outside the box Outside the box

So here’s my question: if Tadzio is 27 years old and consciously flaunting his wang, is it still Death in Venice?

on November 22, 2019 at 10:02 AM
Thanks a million Thanks a million

“The Met acted quickly to cast her as Leonore in Fidelio, Chrysothemis in Elektra, Ariadne in Ariadne auf Naxos, Eva in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier.”

on November 22, 2019 at 9:27 AM
“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
Unfriended Unfriended

The Metropolitan Opera announced today that longtime [almost 40 years!] Artistic Administrator Jonathan Friend will be stepping down from his position following the end of the 2019–20 season.

on November 15, 2019 at 4:22 PM
Meeker inherits Meeker inherits

Opera San Antonio’s Board of Directors has announced E. Loren Meeker as General and Artistic Director.

on November 15, 2019 at 3:26 PM
We all sleep alone We all sleep alone

Dame Judi Dench! Anna Netrebko! Anne Midgette! Need I say more?

on November 14, 2019 at 2:19 PM
Leb’ wohl, du kühnes, herrliches fashion victim! Leb’ wohl, du kühnes, herrliches fashion victim!

Yes, this is the image Lyric Opera of Chicago has chosen to promote its upcoming performances of Der Ring des Nibelungen on social media.

on November 07, 2019 at 6:37 PM