Decadent genealogies Decadent genealogies

Arnold Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder and Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot are, in their different ways, the final decadent flowering of a musical tradition at its twilight.

on April 05, 2024 at 9:00 AM
By the beautiful sea By the beautiful sea

On Sunday afternoon, husband-and-wife duo Roberto Alagna and Aleksandra Kurzak presented a charming program of operatic favorites from the patio of the Château de la Chèvre d’Or in Èze, France.

on August 17, 2020 at 11:40 AM
Discomfort zone Discomfort zone

Roberto Alagna’s physical and vocal embodiment of Don José lent his particular narrative a complication I hadn’t anticipated.

on January 10, 2019 at 11:08 AM
Double jeopardy Double jeopardy

Headlining the Met’s current revival of both Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci, Roberto Alagna was operating on all cylinders Monday evening.

on January 09, 2018 at 2:28 PM
As if they never said goodbye As if they never said goodbye

Handsome singing by Roberto Alagna and extremely heavy makeup on Barbara Frittoli highlight these excerpts from Adriana Lecouvreur in Monte Carlo.

on December 17, 2017 at 5:01 PM

>Today at noon from the Bayerische Staatsoper, a live telecast of the premiere of Halévy’s La Juive.

on June 26, 2016 at 11:10 AM
Pinkerton’s secret Pinkerton’s secret

La Cieca would have taken him for a leg man, but Roberto Alagna has other ideas.

on April 05, 2016 at 1:36 PM
Chat: Madama Butterfly Chat: Madama Butterfly

Welcome, cher public, to the real-time chat for this afternoon’s Met broadcast and HD of Madama Butterfly, starting at 1:00 PM.

on April 02, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Wrecking ball Wrecking ball

Sir Richard Eyre’s new Manon Lescaut at the Met Friday night demonstrated no particular aptitude for opera.

on February 13, 2016 at 1:48 PM
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
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
For the birds For the birds

A “lone voice in the wilderness” booed Barbara Frittoli’s calamitous Nedda.

on January 22, 2016 at 2:56 PM
Cid; vicious Cid; vicious

In his first appearance on the stage of Paris’ Palais Garnier, Roberto Alagna, as the newly knighted Rodrigue, was confronted with a profound dilemma.

on April 13, 2015 at 1:34 PM