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Comfort food Comfort food

“In these few minutes we are given a précis of Leontyne Price as an artist.”

on September 21, 2020 at 12:35 PM
Inside, outside Inside, outside

“While Renée Fleming performed without an audience, DG Stage offered Puccini’s beloved melodrama Tosca before an outdoor crowd in Naples.”

on August 04, 2020 at 9:16 AM
“Why is everything wrong?” “Why is everything wrong?”

“The shimmery, creamy voice of the ‘undiva,’ as she is known, is ingrained in America’s cultural memory, at both sad and happy moments.”

on July 30, 2020 at 8:35 AM
Mattila, two ways Mattila, two ways

“I have almost forgotten what it felt like to sit in a velvet seat at the Met, surrounded by people coughing.”

on July 27, 2020 at 12:43 PM
Book of dreams Book of dreams

Christie’s is auctioning nearly 300 scores once owned by Maria Callas

on July 22, 2020 at 10:15 PM
Take the long way homo Take the long way homo

“The worst public in the opera are these obsessed gays. . . . All these rich guys with nothing to do in their life, just following Anna Netrebko or Jonas Kaufmann on all continents. This is not a real audience for me.”

on July 22, 2020 at 8:24 AM
Prima donna al fresco: integrale! Prima donna al fresco: integrale!

As revealed in a complete recording which appeared this morning, Anna Netrebko was in fine form in Naples at the anteprima of Tosca at the Piazza del Plebiscito.

on July 20, 2020 at 5:24 PM
Revelation Revelation

I feel like Jonas Kaufmann is trying to tell us something.

on July 10, 2020 at 11:32 PM
The distance between us The distance between us

“Dying in the third act is much more intense, as the sickness has the same symptoms as COVID-19, so suffocation, pain, agony, fever—all this must be present and real.”

on July 08, 2020 at 11:26 AM
From a distance From a distance

Of 511 epidemiologists polled, about two thirds expect that it will be more than one year from now before they expect to “attend a sporting event, concert or play.”

on June 08, 2020 at 7:43 PM
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