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Opera Teen
I am not the garden variety teenager. Opera is my true passion in life, I have learned a lot about it and I am learning more everyday. This blog will be all about opera and the way that opera lives today, all around the world, and then maybe some other stuff, too. I’m not a singer or a musician, but my future goal is to become General Manager of The Metropolitan Opera. I try to review each radio broadcasts of every opera on air during the Metropolitan Opera season. In case you were wondering, I’m also on Twitter. Take a look. I’m @OperaTeen.

Entries by Opera Teen

Parts of Their World: Rusalka at the Metropolitan Opera in Review

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2014 | 12:15 PM

The Met is frequently criticized as a repertory house, unadventurous and conservative in its programming and casting. There are definitely aspects of that which are true (And were particularly prevalent during Joseph Volpe's management.), but during Volpe's management, the Met championed a very select number of non-standard repertory operas. Among...

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NYCO Says, "Ta-Ta": New York City Opera's Final Performance of Anna Nicole in Review

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2013 | 12:16 PM

There were tears from the cast during the curtain calls after Saturday, September 28th, New York City Opera presentation of Anna Nicole. Not only because it was the final performance of the run, but mostly because this co-presentation with Brooklyn Academy is the final production that New York City Opera,...

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Bells are Ringing: Les vêpres siciliennes at Caramoor

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2013 | 2:10 PM

Blood, sweat and tears are essential to making opera happen. However, on Saturday, July 6, it was the audience that contributed the sweat.

On Saturday, Caramoor presented Verdi's Les vêpres siciliennes as the first part of their 2013 Bel Canto at Caramoor series. At Caramoor, there has been a...

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The Music of Jane Austen

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2012 | 3:24 PM

When the name Jane Austen comes to mind, your next thought might not be music. However, the Jane Austen Society of North America is presenting two concerts this week as part of its 2012 General Annual Meeting.

The first concert it is presenting is:
Friday, October 5

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The Met Season Analysis Part 4: What to Expect From March to May

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2012 | 6:50 PM

Bow to the Met Season! It is your leader!

I told you I would be back, and I have returned with my final round of predictions for the forthcoming Metropolitan Opera Season, succeeding Parts 1, 2 and 3. Please enjoy.

Parsifal and Don Carlo...

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The Met Season Analysis Part 3: What to Expect From January to February

(0) Comments | Posted September 26, 2012 | 6:34 PM


First there was Part 1, then there was Part 2, and now, here's Part 3 of my Met season predictions! I'll channel my inner psychic and we'll get this show on the road!

Les Troyens, Barber of Seville, Turandot, and...

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The Met Season Analysis Part 2: What to Expect From November to December

(1) Comments | Posted September 25, 2012 | 11:16 AM

Recently we had Part One of what the Met season will probably look like. We observed the time from Opening Night to the beginning of November. Now, Opera Teen has returned with what to expect from the Met from November to December. Please sit back, relax, and enjoy...

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

(4) Comments | Posted September 18, 2012 | 1:03 PM

It was around this time last year that I started this blog, Opera Teen. First I was on Blogger, then Tumblr and now I'm here at WordPress and I couldn't be more satisfied with it. One of these days will be my "Opera Teen-iversary." Too bad I don't remember which...

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Trouble in the Opera Corner of iTunes Land

(0) Comments | Posted July 25, 2012 | 5:16 PM

Hello opera fans. Now I don't normally do short little posts like this, but I would like to tell you all about something weird (and possibly funny) about the iTunes opera selection.

So as you may have noticed, the Met has added some of their HD broadcasts to iTunes. Now,...

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Clappsical Music

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2012 | 3:11 PM

It's no secret that technology plays a huge part in almost everyone's lives today, and the classical music fan is no exception to these changing times. The classical music lover can even (gasp) benefit from the changing times. We can face it that we're better off than some of us...

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