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Met Opera Review

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, ...

Verdi Gets Weird

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 01.09.2013 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

Un Ballo in Maschera, Verdi's stirring drama of assignation and assassination, returned to the Metropolitan Opera stage last night in a beautifully sung yet puzzling new production that will likely only add fuel to the debate on modern operatic stagings.