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Met Opera: Love Wins Again in Puccini's 'Turandot'

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 09.24.2015 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

Love can conquer all, and if there are any lingering doubts about it the Metropolitan Opera's fabulous production of Puccini's Turandot, which returned to the stage last night with a solid cast, should erase them.

A Fun-Filled "Barbiere di Siviglia" With Leonard and Maltman

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 11.19.2014 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

Few operas can provide an evening of such pure delight as Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and few productions of Rossini's comic gem are as much fun as the o...

La Palazzina, un grand de demain

Fabrizio Bucella | Posted 03.20.2015 | France C'est La Vie
Fabrizio Bucella

VINS - C'est comme un retour aux sources, dans une des plus belles régions vinicoles italiennes : le vigneron dont je vais vous parler est vraiment exceptionnel.

Met Opera: Damrau and Camarena Turn 'La Sonnambula' Into a Dream

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 05.15.2014 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

The action then mirrors the original. There is a love triangle that becomes more complicated as the story unfolds. Amina and Elvino are about to be married, but Lisa, who was once engaged to Elvino herself, still carries the flame.


Emily Sloan-Pace | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Emily Sloan-Pace

The experience of being moved to tears by art is not entirely foreign to me. I will tell you, in all honesty, that I can feel a van Gogh in the room. His art exudes an emotional quality, at times a frenzied desperation.

It Is Decided, The Met Can Officially Take Your Money

Posted 10.31.2013 | Arts

The Metropolitan Museum must have breathed a giant sigh of relief this Wednesday, when Judge Shirley Werner Kornreich definitively ruled in favor of t...

The New 'Tosca' Is Back Onstage And It's Still Shocking

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 10.30.2013 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

The Metropolitan Opera returned its controversial production of Puccini's Tosca to the stage last night with Patricia Racette in the title role and Ro...


Posted 06.28.2013 | Arts

Today marks the end of an era, dear readers. New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has decided to do away with its iconic button system, replacing the...

Pretty Yende Debut At Met

AP | MIKE SILVERMAN | Posted 03.20.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Preparing to exit the stage during the opening moments of Rossini's "Le Comte Ory" at the Metropolitan Opera, Pretty Yende tripped on...

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...

The 'Ring' Cycle Ends, Disappoints

AP | MIKE SILVERMAN | Posted 03.29.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — Sometimes less is more, and sometimes it's just ... less. That was the mixed verdict as Robert Lepage brought his high-tech producti...

Why Miuccia Prada Dissed Her Own Met Exhibit

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 01.17.2012 | Style

After the blockbuster hit that was "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty," the Metropolitan Museum of Art decided to focus on another popular modern desig...

PHOTOS: Beyond Fashion: Great Moments In Art Couture

Posted 11.30.2011 | Arts

In the royal court of couture Alexander McQueen wears the crown. His recent show, 'Savage Beauty' at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, drew ...

SAVED: American Folk Art Museum Gets Bailed Out

Posted 11.22.2011 | Arts

The American Folk Art Museum (AFAM) has been in dire financial straits in recent months, but the establishment announced this week that it will contin...

Amy Lee

The Met Brings Opera To The Movies | Amy Lee | Posted 10.29.2011 | Home

Richard Nixon is watching ballet in Beijing with Chairman Mao as wife Pat Nixon looks on with her hands clasped to her face. A young girl is beaten un...

The Next Alexander McQueen?

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 10.26.2011 | Style

The best thing for a fashion designer's career? Get an exhibit at the Met. After this year's blockbuster "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" exhibit...

Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt At The Met

AP | By ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 09.17.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK -- An assistant museum curator who questioned the authenticity of a Leonardo da Vinci has been murdered – but before he died he left a ...

Met Museum To Take Over Whitney Museum's Space

AP | Posted 07.12.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK — New York's Whitney Museum of American Art plans to give up its Madison Avenue building to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. But offici...

PHOTOS: Alexander McQueen's 'Savage Beauty' At The Met

AP/The Huffington Post | By SAMANTHA CRITCHELL | Posted 07.02.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK -- Dark vs. light. Past vs. future. Masculine vs. feminine. The extremes straddled by fashion designer Alexander McQueen in his work, inspira...

Money Talks -- Too Much!

Steve Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Steve Nelson

The Gates group's approach to educational reform is nearly guaranteed to kill whatever good remnants of teaching and learning remain in America's beleaguered schools.

Oral-gate: The Secret History of the Metropolitan Museum

Michael Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Michael Gross

Although the Metropolitan Museum celebrates the history of human creation, its keepers were profoundly anti-historical when it came to their own story.

The 2010 Beard Awards Once Again Celebrate the Best in Culinary Arts

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brad Balfour

Founded in 1986, the James Beard Foundation celebrates and nurtures America's culinary heritage and diversity in order to enhance our appreciation as the legendary cookbook author did.

Kathleen "KC" Neill, Zach Hyman's Nude Museum Model, Gets Public Lewdness Charges Dropped

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Nude, yes. Lewd, no. A New York judge dismissed public lewdness and other charges Monday against a model who posed for a nude photo ...

Met Gets Reputed Michelango Statue

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A marble statue widely attributed to Michelangelo is being loaned to New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art by the French governm...

Metropolitan Museum Of Art Reattributes Painting To Velazquez

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art has reattributed a painting in its collection to the 17th-century Spanish master Velazquez...