It started in Naples It started in Naples

The Teatro San Carlo di Napoli’s lavish outdoor concert series continues with Aida featuring Jonas Kaufmann and Anita Rachvelishvili.

on July 29, 2020 at 3:16 PM
Never can say goodbye Never can say goodbye

James Levine is back, or at least is scheduled to be back!

on July 06, 2020 at 2:23 PM
Dark and darker Dark and darker

San Francisco Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago have announced the cancellation of their respective 2020 fall seasons.

on June 16, 2020 at 3:37 PM
Bad news bared Bad news bared

The Metropolitan Opera is heading for a very rocky couple of years.

on June 05, 2020 at 11:33 AM
Met postpones opening to December 31 Met postpones opening to December 31

The Metropolitan Opera announced today that the company has made the difficult decision to cancel the first few months of its 2020–21 season, based on current information regarding the ongoing health crisis. The new season is now scheduled to begin on December 31, 2020, with a special gala performance, the details of which will be shared at a later date.

on June 01, 2020 at 4:02 PM
A Skype full of stars A Skype full of stars

The Metropolitan Opera announced plans today to live-stream what it is billing as an “At-Home Gala” on Saturday, April 25, at 1pm EDT, featuring performances by many of the company’s most prominent artists, live from their own quarantines around the world.

on April 13, 2020 at 4:25 PM
Met cancels remainder of season Met cancels remainder of season

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Metropolitan Opera announced today that the company has canceled the remainder of the 2019–20 season, which was to have ended on May 9, 2020.

on March 19, 2020 at 1:31 PM
Met, Carnegie, NYP, Broadway shut down Met, Carnegie, NYP, Broadway shut down

The Metropolitan Opera and other venues have announced they will performances as a precautionary measure against COVID-19.

on March 12, 2020 at 12:49 PM
Shut it down! Shut it down!

It’s time for New York City to close down large-scale public gatherings, including Broadway theater and opera.

on March 11, 2020 at 4:41 PM
Princess of the posse Princess of the posse

La Cieca hears that the centerpiece of the 2021 Salzburg Easter Festival will be a new production of Turandot conducted by Christian Thielemann (not pictured) .

on March 09, 2020 at 4:17 PM
Met imposes quarantine Met imposes quarantine

La Cieca has obtained a letter from the Met’s Assistant General Manager, Artistic informing artists arriving in New York from certain high-risk areas they are subject to a two-week quarantine before rehearsing or performing.

on March 03, 2020 at 2:56 PM
Was ist’s mit den ewigen Göttern? Was ist’s mit den ewigen Göttern?

Christine Goerke‘s Bayreuth debut has been canceled.

on February 28, 2020 at 2:07 PM
I’m your captain I’m your captain

Evgeny Nikitin will sing the Dutchman in all performances of the Met’s new production of Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer, replacing Sir Bryn Terfel, who withdraw last week due to ankle surgery.”

on February 04, 2020 at 4:10 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
The Assistant General Manager is on the march! The Assistant General Manager is on the march!

The Metropolitan Opera announced that Diane Zola has been appointed the company’s new Assistant General Manager, Artistic, replacing the late Robert Rattray.

on May 31, 2018 at 11:38 AM
Devil’s candy Devil’s candy

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation announced today that Christian Van Horn has been named as the winner of the 2018 Richard Tucker Award.

on April 09, 2018 at 8:31 AM
Frauen sind doch bessere Diplomaten Frauen sind doch bessere Diplomaten

1940s German musical movie star Marika Rökk was a Russian counterspy!

on February 20, 2017 at 1:17 PM
Cost disease rampant in city! Cost disease rampant in city!

Intrepid cub reporter Terry Teachout has scored the scoop of the century!

on July 04, 2016 at 4:18 PM
“Das Ende! Das Ende! “Das Ende! Das Ende!

“Maestro James Levine, the Met’s Music Director since 1976, announced that after 40 years in the position, he will retire at the end of the current season, for health reasons,” says the Met press office. 

on April 14, 2016 at 2:56 PM
Uomo non vidi mai Uomo non vidi mai

From the Met: “Jonas Kaufmann has canceled his performances in this season’s new production of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut due to illness.”

on January 26, 2016 at 12:46 PM
Vanishing act Vanishing act

Kasper Holten, Director of Opera at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, has announced he will quit this post in March 2017.

on December 09, 2015 at 6:39 AM
Breaking: horses not to be frightened Breaking: horses not to be frightened

“Our patrons are also our investors, and because many of our core subscribers are also our most generous philanthropists, we need to make sure that our programming jives with their expectations, what they’d like to see onstage.”

on September 22, 2015 at 2:15 PM
Here’s Lucy Here’s Lucy

The breaking news from San Francisco Opera is that Nadine Sierra will sing the title role of in a new production of Lucia di Lammermoor, replacing Diana Damrau, who will not.

on September 18, 2015 at 9:50 PM
“My work is done” “My work is done”

John Berry, artistic director of the English National Opera, has announced he intends to step down from his role after 20 years with the Company.

on July 10, 2015 at 6:59 AM