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Met Opera Opens Monday - Season Highlights Here

ZEALnyc | Posted 09.23.2016 | Arts
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Soprano Nina Stemme in Met Opera's 'Tristan und Isolde;' photo: Kristian Schuller Mark McLaren, ZEALnyc Editor in Chief, September 23, 2016 Fall is ...

Fall 2016 Opera Preview: Here's What You Shouldn't Miss

ZEALnyc | Posted 09.22.2016 | Arts
Read More: New York Opera, Amanda Woodbury, South African Soprano Pretty Yende Sing Juliette, American Symphony Orchestra, Anna Netrebko, Marcelo Alvarez, Sir Richard Eyre Manon Lescaut, Asenath Nicholson Annals of the Famine in Ireland, Baritone Gerald Finley in Metropolitan Opera Guillaume Tell, Tenor Javier Camarena, Bel Canto, Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky, Superstar, Donizetti's Tudor Queen Trilogy, Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Roy Niederhoffer, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Carnegie Hall, Ian Bostridge, Catherine Naglestad Salome, David Lang the Loser, Donnacha Dennehy the Hunger, Elektra Patrice Chereau, Esa-Pekka Salonen, New York Philharmonic, Finnish Composer Kaija Saariaho Circle Map Lumiere Et Pesanteur, Fall 2016 Opera Preview: Here's What You Shouldn't Miss, Gerald Barry's Ebullient the Importance of Being Earnest, Harold Prince Candide, Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater, Joyce DiDonato, Kelli O'Hara, Krenek's Der Dictator, Lachain Glen, Met's New Mariusz Trelinski Tristan Und Isolde, Sir Simon Rattle, Nina Stemme, New York City Opera Reprieve From Bankruptcy, Pagliacci With Aleko Rachmaninoff, Park Avenue Armory Louis Andriessen Expansive De Materie, Peter Eotvos Angels in America, Peter Sellars St. Matthew Passion, Robert Lapage, Damnation of Faust, The Ring, Kaija Saariaho L'amour De Loin, Rosinni Guillaume Tell Pierre Audi, Soprano Christine Goerke Big Success Elektra at Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony and Andris Nelsons, Soprano Diana Damrau, Tenor Vitorrio Grigolo, Manon, Bartlett Sher Gounod's Lush Romeo Et Juliette, Soprano Jennifer Zetlan Lonh, Stephen Costello Sings Romeo, Strauss Day of Peace, Stuart Skelton Sings Tristan, Ekaterina Gubanova, Evgeny Nikitin, Rene Pape, Susanna Phillips and Eric Owens, Swedish Soprano Nina Stemme Isolde, Tobin Stokes and Heather Raffia's Fallujah, William Kentridge, Coloratura Soprano Marlis Petersen Lulu, Arts News
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Mark McLaren, ZEALnyc Editor in Chief, September 9, 2016 If you follow opera like I follow opera, you'll know that last season was an exciting one in...

Met Opera General Manager Peter Gelb Discusses Talent with ZEALnyc

ZEALnyc | Posted 08.11.2016 | Arts
ZEALnyc

The final installment in a three-part series, ZEALnyc speaks with Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb about his ten years at the Met. Mark ...

A Week of Adventures in Art, Fashion, and Music

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.12.2016 | Arts
Edward Goldman

What a week it was, and what a week it is, with art, dance, theater, fashion --all that here in LA and across the Atlantic in Moscow and Florence. And yes, I've seen it all, and hope that you will enjoy some of these adventures as well.

Sight But No Vision: 'Iolanta' and 'Bluebeard's Castle' at the Met

Opera Teen | Posted 05.27.2015 | Arts
Opera Teen

The result of the Met's new production of Tchaikovsky's Iolanta paired with Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle was an evening as inert as the snow that blanketed Lincoln Center.

On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 4: Comparing the Jewish Protests of Klinghoffer with the Gay Protests of Cruising and by ACT UP

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 01.12.2015 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

In the case of Klinghoffer, as in the case of Cruising, the bottom lines for me are simple. I am concerned about some of the rhetoric and tactics of some gay radicals, but I am a lot more concerned about homophobia.

Evil Lady Anna

Renate Stendhal, Ph.D. | Posted 12.19.2014 | Entertainment
Renate Stendhal, Ph.D.

If you've seen San Francisco Opera's Norma with its great voices beached like giant wales in an absurd production, take a leap to the Met and enjoy the very opposite.

If 'Macbeth' Were A 1940s Gangster Opera...

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 09.25.2014 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

Raw lust for power dominates the Met Opera's stirring modernistic production of Verdi's Macbeth, which returned to the house last night with Anna Netr...

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!

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.