Bad news bared Bad news bared

The Metropolitan Opera is heading for a very rocky couple of years.

on June 05, 2020 at 11:33 AM
Met postpones opening to December 31 Met postpones opening to December 31

The Metropolitan Opera announced today that the company has made the difficult decision to cancel the first few months of its 2020–21 season, based on current information regarding the ongoing health crisis. The new season is now scheduled to begin on December 31, 2020, with a special gala performance, the details of which will be shared at a later date.

on June 01, 2020 at 4:02 PM
A change of season A change of season

What options are there for the Met and the other performing arts organizations trying to envision restarting performances in the fall?

on May 19, 2020 at 12:28 PM
Met cancels remainder of season Met cancels remainder of season

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Metropolitan Opera announced today that the company has canceled the remainder of the 2019–20 season, which was to have ended on May 9, 2020.

on March 19, 2020 at 1:31 PM
Così fan tutte Così fan tutte

A Saturday afternoon iteration of this season’s ubiquitous revival.

on March 07, 2020 at 12:28 PM
Well equipped Well equipped

While last year’s finals were dominated by early nineteenth-century bel canto arias, this year’s finalists took on a remarkably broad range of music from a variety of repertoires.

on March 04, 2020 at 11:56 AM
A dark drab dud A dark drab dud

I never imagined I’d see such a rote park-and-bark Wagner production created in 2020!

on March 03, 2020 at 12:16 PM
Shipwreck Shipwreck

After tonight’s dark drab dud of a Dutchman, I was plunged into despair.

on March 02, 2020 at 11:55 PM
Der Fliegende Holländer Der Fliegende Holländer

Wagner’s early masterpiece returns to the Met conducted by Valery Gergiev (not pictured).

on March 02, 2020 at 6:22 PM
The three faces of Lisette The three faces of Lisette

The season’s second cast delivered a satisfying, if not transcendent, La Traviata at the Met last night as they struggled to emerge from piles of jewel tone brocade and gold filigree.

on February 27, 2020 at 4:28 PM
Le nozze di Figaro Le nozze di Figaro

Believe it or not, it’s the final Nozze of the Met’s 2019-2020 season.

on February 22, 2020 at 11:50 AM
A delicate balance A delicate balance

Saturday’s performance of Così fan tutte demonstrated that even the cool, acerbic wit of Mozart’s most controversial comedy can warm our hearts in these icy winter months.

on February 16, 2020 at 10:04 AM
Manon Manon

A performance from Fall 2019 featuring Lisette Oropesa and Michael Fabiano.

on February 15, 2020 at 9:18 AM
The Met’s 2020-2021 season The Met’s 2020-2021 season

New productions of Aida, Die Zauberflöte, and Don Giovanni and Met premieres of The Fiery Angel and Dead Man Walking headline the Metropolitan Opera’s 2020–21 season.

on February 13, 2020 at 1:00 PM
Le nozze di Figaro Le nozze di Figaro

Amanda Woodbury jumps in as the Countess in tonight’s broadcast.

on February 11, 2020 at 1:20 PM
La Damnation de Faust La Damnation de Faust

One final hearing of the Berlioz this afternoon.

on February 08, 2020 at 9:10 AM
Keep the Rome fires burning Keep the Rome fires burning

Handel’s biting Agrippina finally arrived at the Metropolitan Opera Thursday evening 310 years after its Venetian premiere.

on February 07, 2020 at 12:36 PM
Better than the sum of its parts Better than the sum of its parts

Is there any opera more bullet-proof than Le Nozze di Figaro?

on February 07, 2020 at 10:16 AM
Agrippina Agrippina

Joyce DiDonato turns scheming Roman matron tonight.

on February 06, 2020 at 3:00 PM
I’m your captain I’m your captain

Evgeny Nikitin will sing the Dutchman in all performances of the Met’s new production of Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer, replacing Sir Bryn Terfel, who withdraw last week due to ankle surgery.”

on February 04, 2020 at 4:10 PM
Faust class Faust class

Michael Spyres as Faust, despite a few flickers of indisposition, was nearly ideal.

on February 03, 2020 at 11:19 AM
Porgy and Bess Porgy and Bess

One last trip to Catfish Row (for now) this afternoon.

on February 01, 2020 at 12:25 PM
Keeper of the flame Keeper of the flame

Elina Garanca’s glorious Marguerite transformed La Damnation de Faust into the Met’s first essential must-see of the year.

on January 27, 2020 at 11:27 AM
Flawless! Flawless!

At the Metropolitan Opera on Friday night, an otherwise undistinguished Traviata was salvaged by an astonishing performance from Aleksandra Kurzak, whose Violetta was an incontrovertible triumph.

on January 12, 2020 at 12:49 PM