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Famous Opera Singers End Romantic Relationship

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Opera singers Anna Netrebko and Erwin Schrott have separated. The soprano's spokesmen issued a statement Monday saying her relation...

A Conversation with Lucas Meachem -- San Francisco Opera's Barber of Seville

Sean Martinfield | Posted 01.25.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Conducted by Giuseppe Finzi and directed by Emilio Sagi, the production is a fine blend of Commedia dell'Arte Lite and drawing room humor played outside.

An Opening Night Of Champagne, Tchaikovsky, And Protest

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 11.24.2013 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

The Metropolitan Opera opened its new season last night with a champagne gala inside the house, a packed Lincoln Center Plaza to watch on TV outside, ...

Ridiculously Sexy Russian Soprano Kicks Off Met's Season

Posted 09.24.2012 | Arts

Sexy Russian soprano Anna Netrebko is set to headline her second consecutive season opening gala at the Metropolitan Opera tonight. She will debut as ...

The Met Opera Season Analysis, Part One: What to Expect From September to October

Opera Teen | Posted 11.18.2012 | Arts
Opera Teen

On September 24th, the Metropolitan Opera opens its doors with a production of L'Elisir d'Amore for a whole new season. You can't help but be excited!

A Nun-Turned-Prostitute Story Done Right

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 03.27.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- Unlike some recent productions that bury the music in hyperactive theatrics, the Metropolitan Opera's new production of "Manon" comes aliv...

Thinking About War and Peace

Norman MacAfee | Posted 06.13.2011 | Arts
Norman MacAfee

When I first saw Bondarchuk's "War and Peace," in 1968, in New York, it was presented in two parts and ran six hours. You went in the afternoon, broke for dinner, then came back for the rest. It was stupendous.

OPERA: CultureZohn (Singing in the Streets)

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

2010-09-27-rheingoldbox.jpgThe Metropolitan Opera offers proof that the double dealing, back-stabbing, larger-than-life emotion of Wagner rivals any of our great governmental dramas.

Culture Zohn: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Tales of Hoffmann), or, a Four-Way Gets Complicated

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Patricia Zohn

2009-12-03-netreb.jpgCharles Fabius, former director of artistic programming of the Paris Opera, helps me lay out the complexities of the new opera at the Met.