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Broadcast: La Fille du Régiment

The Met season’s final performance of the Donizetti romcom begins at 1:00 PM. (Photo: Marty Sohl / Met Opera)

Cri du coeur

Sondra Radvanovsky returned for her 29th Met Aïda Thursday night (but only her second Aïda) so history could repeat itself: she and exciting mezzo Olesya Petrova—like Anna Netrebko and Anita Rachvelishvili five months earlier—demonstrated that extraordinary women sometimes spend their lives obsessed with a man unworthy to kiss the hem of their stylishly twirled capes.  Read more »

“The weight of this sad time we must obey”

So here’s the problem. If Glenda Jackson, who is 82 years old, can whip through King Lear in two hours and 45 minutes, then how is it that La Traviata at the Met slogs on for over three hours?

Knight fever

It’s an 8:00 PM curtain tonight for the Met’s Falstaff.

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Kitchen confidential

Since 1985, from the Chicago Symphony at Carnegie Hall to the Welsh National Opera visiting BAM and from Chicago Lyric to New York City Opera to the Met, I’ve never encountered a bad Falstaff—or one that didn’t astound and delight me. 

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Multitudes of Annas: Your 2019-2020 Met Season Announcement

On New Years’ Eve 2019 the Met will offer a gala truly worthy of the name when Anna Netrebko sings acts from La bohème, Tosca and Turandot.

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Broadcast: Don Giovanni

That mysterious bass-baritone leads the cast in today’s Met matinee broadcast starting at 1:00 PM.

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A view to a kill

You’d want to expect that every Met retread would draw the same curiosity, the same large crowds, to Lincoln Center.

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