Cher Public

Agreeing to disagree

“One of the most closely watched #MeToo-related legal battles in classical music — pitting the eminent conductor James Levine against the Metropolitan Opera, which fired him in 2018 amid accusations of sexual misconduct — came to an inconclusive end on Tuesday, when the two sides announced that they had quietly settled their claims against each other.” [New York Times]

Opera, queens

La Cieca hears that for the first time in recorded history, the Metropolitan Opera will have an official presence in the Pride March this Sunday. The Met’s contingent, which includes a float graced by Anthony Roth Costanzo and Stephanie Blythe (both singing live, the latter dressed by Machine Dazzle) as well as over 100 company employees marching.

Don’t you love farce?

In a startling change of schedule, the new Bart Sher co-production between Staatsoper Berlin and the Met will no longer be Rigoletto. Instead, the two companies are programming Ken Ludwig‘s classic Lend Me a Tenor, as pictured above. (Photo: Brinkhoff/ Mögenberg)

Star-crossed

For more than 40 years, the magnificent opening image from Francis Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites has served as an icon for the Met.

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Broadcast: Siegfried

The final streaming broadcast of the Met season is beginning!

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Gold rush

The Metropolitan Opera has named soprano Lisette Oropesa as the winner of the 14th annual Beverly Sills Artist Award.

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Something With a ‘Ring’ to It

Cycle II represented an embarrassment of musical riches.

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Like a prayer

It was quite a pleasure—a privilege, really—to see John Dexter’s legendary production of Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites.

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