Cher Public

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)


For more than 40 years, the magnificent opening image from Francis Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites seen above has served as an icon for the Met—and not only to advertise this opera.  Read more »

Broadcast: Siegfried

The final streaming broadcast of the Met season is beginning!

Gold rush

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

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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Broadcast: Aida

A recording of the October 5, 2018 performance from the Met.

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Broadcast: Dialogues des Carmélites

The season premiere of the meditative Poulenc opera begins tonight at 7:25 pm.

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