Porgy and Bess Porgy and Bess

A second helping of The Gershwins’ gorgeous folk opera from the Met.

on October 16, 2019 at 4:00 PM
Orientation Orientation

There were plenty of Turan-do’s and only a few Turandon’ts at the Met’s Turandot Sunday afternoon.

on October 07, 2019 at 4:29 PM
Turandot Turandot

Join us, cher public and stranger alike, for tonight’s broadcast.

on October 03, 2019 at 3:00 PM
The other woman The other woman

I can’t think of an opera this year that I’ve enjoyed as much as Tuesday’s Met Macbeth, thanks especially to the smashing house debut of Italian soprano Anna Pirozzi as its blazing Madame M.

on October 02, 2019 at 9:54 AM
I feel your thane I feel your thane

Bass-baritone Craig Colclough makes his Met debut tonight in the title role of Macbeth.

on September 28, 2019 at 1:39 PM
Portrait of a Lady on fire Portrait of a Lady on fire

My blood sure boiled at this revival of the Met’s utterly punchable production of Macbeth.

on September 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM
When a man loves a woman When a man loves a woman

At the Met’s performance of Manon Tuesday evening, Michael Fabiano made as good a case as any for renaming the opera Chevalier des Grieux.

on September 25, 2019 at 1:51 AM
All I cared about was Bess All I cared about was Bess

Opera’s latest superstar, Angel Blue, in a compleat and enthralling portrayal, gloriously sung and rivetingly acted.

on September 23, 2019 at 10:57 PM
“Among others” “Among others”

“Here’s just one more catastrophic crisis — and it seems that at the Met, sufficiently powerful, popular men are beyond reproach.”

on September 20, 2019 at 12:21 PM
Full house Full house

Yusif Eyvazov will sing Hermann in the performances of Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades on December 8, 14, and 21, replacing Aleksandrs Antonenko.”

on September 06, 2019 at 11:06 AM
Unsex me here Unsex me here

An “Anti-Harassment Workshop” was scheduled at the Met today in the same room where Plácido Domingo was rehearsing for this season’s revival of Macbeth.

on September 05, 2019 at 7:53 PM
They’ve got plenty of something They’ve got plenty of something

This season, the Metropolitan Opera offers the opportunity for “loyal supporter[s} of the Met” to revel in home versions of Live in HD telecasts for “a tax-deductible contribution of $10,000, over and above one’s current annual Patron commitment.”

on September 04, 2019 at 10:43 AM
Nè sul tuo regio sasso sperar soavi accenti Nè sul tuo regio sasso sperar soavi accenti

It’s time for Plácido Domingo to man up and withdraw from the Met’s 2019-2020 season.

on August 27, 2019 at 3:05 PM
Fortunate sun Fortunate sun

Bass Zachary James models his brand-new tattoo of the winged sun featured in the Philip Glass Akhnaten scenic design by Tom Pye.

on August 23, 2019 at 3:41 PM
Agreeing to disagree Agreeing to disagree

“Pitting the eminent conductor James Levine against the Metropolitan Opera, which fired him in 2018 amid accusations of sexual misconduct…”

on August 06, 2019 at 5:44 PM
Opera, queens 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.

on June 28, 2019 at 3:19 PM
Don’t you love farce? Don’t you love farce?

Staatsoper Berlin and the Met are programming Ken Ludwig‘s classic Lend Me a Tenor.

on May 28, 2019 at 1:14 PM
Star-crossed 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.

on May 16, 2019 at 2:23 PM
Broadcast: Siegfried Broadcast: Siegfried

The final streaming broadcast of the Met season is beginning!

on May 09, 2019 at 5:58 PM
Gold rush Gold rush

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

on May 07, 2019 at 3:17 PM
Something With a ‘Ring’ to It Something With a ‘Ring’ to It

Cycle II represented an embarrassment of musical riches.

on May 06, 2019 at 6:24 PM
Like a prayer Like a prayer

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

on May 04, 2019 at 11:49 AM
Broadcast: Aida Broadcast: Aida

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

on May 04, 2019 at 10:47 AM
Broadcast: Dialogues des Carmélites Broadcast: Dialogues des Carmélites

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

on May 03, 2019 at 3:00 PM