Jenufa Jenufa

Juraj Valcuha conducts Charles Workman, Robert Watson, Karita Mattila, and Cornelia Beskow in a live broadcast from Rome

on May 02, 2024 at 9:00 AM
Elektra Elektra

A broadcast from last month of the much-discussed London production featuring Ausrine Stundyte, Sara Jakubiak, Karita Mattina, Charles Workman, and Lukasz Golinski conducted by Antonio Pappano

on February 10, 2024 at 9:00 AM
The Finnish line The Finnish line

On this day in 1990 soprano Karita Mattila made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Donna Elvira in a new production of Don Giovanni.

on March 22, 2023 at 7:44 AM
The two faces of Karita The two faces of Karita

An evening with Finland’s most famous opera star.

on May 18, 2022 at 10:00 AM
Color Me Karita Color Me Karita

Superstar diva on Twitter and everywhere else Karita Mattila has just unveiled her next project!

on April 28, 2021 at 12:30 PM
Wir arme Leut! Wir arme Leut!

Trove Thursday presents that perennial holiday favorite Berg’s Wozzeck.

on December 19, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Bleak house Bleak house

Karita Mattila’s Ortrud, taut conducting, and a remarkable debut emerge from Richard Jones’s dreary Lohengrin Konzept.

on November 25, 2019 at 9:26 AM
Ah tweet mystery of life Ah tweet mystery of life

“…newfound celebrity on Twitter, where she is beloved by some of opera’s most ardent fans.”

on July 12, 2019 at 2:29 PM
And yet she persisted And yet she persisted


on May 11, 2019 at 5:06 PM
Are you ready for some Fantasy Football? Are you ready for some Fantasy Football?

Assembling casts for three works: Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde for Karita Mattila, Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov, and Aribert Reimann’s Troades.

on December 17, 2018 at 4:14 PM
Höchste Lust! Höchste Lust!

Karita Mattila has just rather casually let slip that she has “signed in for [her] first Isolde.”

on December 01, 2018 at 5:43 PM
Broadcast: Hadrian Broadcast: Hadrian

Twitter legend Karita Mattila, elegantly muumuu’d Thomas Hampson and Les Boys headline Rufus Wainwright‘s grandiose opera Hadrian.

on November 24, 2018 at 9:22 AM
Never mind the six feet Never mind the six feet

Yet another surprising new project for Karita Mattila: Leticia Van Allen in Myra Breckenridge.

on October 29, 2018 at 1:16 PM
Blonde Venus? Blonde Venus?

The frequently-omniscient Future Met Wiki has recently vouchsafed a few morsels about upcoming Met seasons.

on June 18, 2018 at 2:55 PM
Rock, star Rock, star

The centerpiece of Janácek’s Jenufa was the performance of Karita Mattila as the murderous Kostelnicka.

on October 29, 2016 at 12:45 PM
Stone cold killer Stone cold killer

This may be Karita Mattila’s greatest role.

on June 16, 2016 at 11:43 PM
Neue Urteufelin Neue Urteufelin

La Cieca nominates Karita Mattila to sing Kundry (imagined here in a Stefan Herheim production of Parsifal, because, after all, one can dream!)

on March 25, 2016 at 11:40 AM
Il core vi dono Il core vi dono

With February 14th falling on a Sunday, there will be no Valentine’s Day Met performance this year.

on February 12, 2016 at 9:30 AM
From the depths From the depths

I was greatly anticipating Karita Mattila’s recital on Friday in Toronto’s Koerner Hall.

on August 09, 2015 at 2:14 PM
Females on the beach Females on the beach

Karita Mattila is a gift to this planet.

on February 05, 2015 at 10:35 AM
there s a dance in the old dame yet there s a dance in the old dame yet

Karita Mattila (pictured) sings a little Verdi.

on September 15, 2013 at 10:49 AM
Once Moravian, with feeling Once Moravian, with feeling

New Yorkers hungry for an appearance by Karita Mattila (absent from the Met this season) will want to take a look at the Bayerische Staatsoper’s live webcast of Jenufa on Saturday afternoon.

on March 07, 2013 at 12:27 PM
Scent of mystery Scent of mystery

La Cieca has been sniffing around her generally reliable (and fragrant) sources, and she thinks she has pieced together a list of the dozen operas to be featured in the 2013-2014 season of “The Met: Live in HD.”

on October 07, 2012 at 2:17 PM

La Cieca has managed to nab a few moments of video of tonight’s performance of Vec Makropulos from San Francisco, proving that Karita Mattila is indeed today’s ideal interpreter of the role of Emilia Marty. [Video]

on November 10, 2010 at 10:08 PM