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Here's What Opera's Biggest Stars Have To Say About The Future Of Their Art Form

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 04.22.2015 | Arts

Some of the most influential members of the opera world gathered at the tenth annual Opera News Awards on Sunday. It was a glamorous evening at New Yo...

'Downton Abbey' Meets Mozart At The Met Opera

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 11.26.2014 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

All's well that ends well, Shakespeare observed, and the summer of the Metropolitan Opera's discontent could not have ended any better than with its smashing new production of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro.

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...

Met Opera: Levine Returns in Triumph in "Cosi Fan Tutte"

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 11.25.2013 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

The most thrilling moment in an evening full of thrills at the Metropolitan Opera's first performance of Cosi Fan Tutte last night came before a single note was played.

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, ...

Caesar And A Sexy Cleopatra Take Over The Met

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 06.05.2013 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

If anyone still harbors doubts that Handel's operas can be excitingly staged, the Met's smashing new production of Giulio Cesare, which had its gala p...

'Faust' For The Atomic Age

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 05.22.2013 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

The Devil certainly gets his due in the Metropolitan Opera's production of Gounod's Faust, which returned for the first time this season Thursday nigh...

Intrigue And Betrayal At The Opera

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 04.27.2013 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

Verdi's Don Carlo, back on stage at the Metropolitan Opera, has more intrigue, double-crossing betrayal, and doomed love triangles than a whole season...

Opera for the 21st Century

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 04.21.2013 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

Few if any operas have aroused such fierce philosophical and religious debate as Parsifal, Wagner's last great work for the stage, and a new Metropoli...

MET OPERA: A 'Rigoletto' In Las Vegas

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 03.31.2013 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

If the fleshpots of Las Vegas remind you of the ducal palace in Mantua, or vice versa, then the Metropolitan Opera's new production of Rigoletto was m...

Meet The Break-Out Stars Of The Met

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.20.2012 | Arts

With every new season at The Metropolitan Opera comes a fresh batch of break-out stars, belting their way to the leading roles of infamous operas like...

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 Artist Vs. The Critic

Howard Sherman | Posted 07.24.2012 | Home
Howard Sherman

Artists writing to newspapers to complain about reviews is hardly a new phenomenon. However, in my experience, it's an impotent gesture at best and a counterproductive one at worst.