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

Okay, so here’s that Luc Bondy production of Tosca again, this time as seen at the Bayerische Staatsoper earlier this summer, with the “original cast” of Karita Mattila and the singer who did all the rehearsals in New York until the last week, Juha Uusitalo. They rehearsed again for the co-production in Munich for festival performances and…

on July 15, 2010 at 11:14 PM