The Battle wears on The Battle wears on

“Soprano Kathleen Battle returns to the Met for a special concert program on Sunday, May 12, her first appearance at the Met since her historic concert in 2016 highlighting music of the Underground Railroad.”

on March 18, 2024 at 2:38 PM
Journalist experiences epiphany Journalist experiences epiphany

“Apparently, age is a touchy subject for some aging divas.”

on June 28, 2018 at 2:15 PM
Battlemania Battlemania

Miss Battle was greeted with a thunderous ovation befitting a beloved singer at the end of an illustrious career.

on November 14, 2016 at 10:30 AM
Just before the Battle, mother, I am thinking most of you Just before the Battle, mother, I am thinking most of you

Those of you looking forward to enjoying a Broadway play based on the life of Kathleen Battle, starring Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, will have to go on waiting.

on August 20, 2016 at 11:33 AM
Why have you kept me waiting so long? Why have you kept me waiting so long?

Soprano Kathleen Battle will return to the stage of the Metropolitan Opera for the first time in more than two decades when she sings a recital there November 13.

on April 04, 2016 at 10:58 AM
Mask me no questions Mask me no questions

In what seems to be turning into an informal salute to Kathleen Battle (not pictured), our gem from the Mike Richter collection this week is a performance of Un ballo in maschera, featuring Jose Carreras and Katia Ricciarelli (pictured).

on January 16, 2014 at 7:00 AM
Herself you shall adore Herself you shall adore

From an early Mike Richter CD-ROM, “Odd Opera” comes this gem, a live performance of Handel’s Semele at Carnegie Hall on February 23, 1985, the 300th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

on January 09, 2014 at 2:55 PM