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Fleur du mal

Since it debuted in 2009, the Met’s Richard Eyre production of Bizet’s Carmen has beguiled audiences with its tense, vivid portrait of tormented love in Spain. Here, the old yarn about a corporal of dragoons who swaps reason, virginal girlfriend, and mama-love for a vampy seductress is reset in Civil War-era Seville.  Read more »

Bryn to be wild

Happy 53rd birthday bass-baritone Bryn Terfel. Read more »

Broadcast: Mefistofele

Boito returns to the Met for your listening and discussion tonight at 7:30. (Photo: Karen Almond / Met Opera)

Santuzza in a kimono

The whole performance reminded me of what Butterfly as I have never known it, but often herad about it, can be.

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Strange music

Just over a month ago the great Catalan soprano Montserrat Caballé died at age 85.

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Day of the devil

On this day in 1965 bass Nicolai Ghaiurov made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Méphistophélès.

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Center ring Gandhi

BAM brings us a political opera featuring… literal balancing acts.

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Paris was burning

Logistically, a large-scale revival of the operas of Giacomo Meyerbeer is an unreasonable request, much less an expectation.

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