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The ‘roaring’ twenties

A week before the traditional date for the announcement of the Met’s 2019-2020 season, the clairvoyants who cobble together the Future Met Wiki have essentially the entire schedule ready for your perusal.

Wintertime, and the living is easy

Porgy and Bess, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward’s 1935 “folk” opera, graced the stage of Dutch National Opera for the first time last month, and it was resounding success from start to finish. Read more »


A double-barreled “Trove Thursday” birthday salute to Renée Fleming who turns 60 today: Boieldieu’s La Dame Blanche and Rossini’s Armida, both with Opera Orchestra of New York at Carnegie Hall, plus a rare Fleming-Mozart bonus!  Read more »

Sex and Vivaldi

The “Red Priest” of Venice once made reference to his “94 operas” in a letter to his patron. 

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“One starts to get young at the age of sixty and then it is too late”

Happy 60th birthday to soprano, actress, media personality, creative consultant and parterre box muse Renée Fleming.

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Heart of gold

Happy 50th birthday mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato.

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Broadcast: Rigoletto

The Met’s season premiere of Evviva Las Vegas.

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Dream a little ‘Dream’

It may have taken 28 years to see Robert Carsen’s production of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the U. S., but it was worth waiting for.

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