Una donna! Una donna!

As if you needed an even more exciting reason to drop in for La Casa della Cieca this afternoon: last night’s Butterfly Kristine Opolais is jumping into the role of Mimi, subbing for an ill Anita Hartig for the broadcast and the HD.

on April 05, 2014 at 11:53 AM
Habit, forming Habit, forming

I’ve always had a fondness for Giacomo Puccini’s Suor Angelica and apparently so did he since he often referred to it as, “among the finest of my children.”

on January 21, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Bean counter Bean counter

Another season opens this weekend, the much-admired series of livestreams from the Bayerische Staatsoper.

on October 02, 2013 at 1:13 PM
Plank your lucky stars Plank your lucky stars

The next scheduled appearance of the Met’s Ring production has been canceled, as irrevocably as these things can ever be.

on May 06, 2013 at 2:18 PM
Chiedi all’aura lusinghiera Chiedi all’aura lusinghiera

La Rondine, which began as a light Viennese operetta before being transformed into an Italian tearjerker, is not a natural diva vehicle…

on January 16, 2013 at 2:00 AM
Winged victory Winged victory

A wayward bouquet conked Kristine Opolais on her noggin during the ovation Friday night in La Rondine—but that was the only mishap in the Latvian soprano’s spectacular Met debut.

on January 13, 2013 at 11:08 PM
I am missing the winter now I am missing the winter now

One quick way to warm up: Watching tenor heartthrob Roberto Alagna.

on January 03, 2013 at 11:48 PM
Out of the cradle endlessly rocking Out of the cradle endlessly rocking

No, not a Regie quiz—though that feature will return soon enough now that the season is up and running—but rather an image from the new Dmitri Tcherniakov production of Jenufa for the Opernhaus Zürich.

on September 27, 2012 at 2:34 AM