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Outside the box Outside the box

So here’s my question: if Tadzio is 27 years old and consciously flaunting his bulge, 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
Count your blessings Count your blessings

Etienne Dupuis will sing the Count in the February 5, 8, and 11 performances of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, replacing Mariusz Kwiecien.

on November 06, 2019 at 3:52 PM
The body electric The body electric

“Asked to Perform Naked, This Is How One Star Got in Shape—Fast”

on November 05, 2019 at 12:24 PM
A Bougie “Bohème” A Bougie “Bohème”

After more than 35 years, I think I’ve finally figured out what’s wrong with the Metropolitan Opera’s perennial production of Puccini’s La Bohème.

on November 04, 2019 at 4:40 PM
Meet rack Meet rack

Jonas Kaufmann is among the top talent gathered for a program offering hands-on experience in the discipline of your choice.

on October 21, 2019 at 4:09 PM
“Due to a family situation in Europe” “Due to a family situation in Europe”

Ildar Abdrazakov has had to withdraw from LOC’s Don Giovanni.

on October 17, 2019 at 12:16 PM
What opera is this, anyway? What opera is this, anyway?

“I showed up at dress rehearsal and doggone it, they were doing Turandot instead. Was my face ever red!”

on October 15, 2019 at 11:41 AM
Who’s that girl? Who’s that girl?

Here’s a look at the genuinely sensational performance by Asmik Grigorian in a new Manon Lescaut in Frankfurt.

on October 13, 2019 at 6:23 PM