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Mezzo-Soprano Susan Graham Returns to the Met

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham talks about returning to the Metropolitan Opera to star again in the title role of Lehár’s “The Merry Widow.” 

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Metropolitan Opera

Shostakovich’s 'Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk'

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Join us this Saturday at 1 pm for a rare revival of Shostakovich's searing drama "Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk," heard in an archived Met Opera performance.

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Operavore

A Makeover For 'Aïda?' Revisiting a Met Repertory Staple

Friday, April 17, 2015

When should an opera production be retired and when should it be revisited and improved? Fred Plotkin gives Verdi's "Aida" a checkup.
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Conducting Business

Do Broadway Musicals Have a Place on the Opera Stage?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Chicago Tribune chief theater critic Chris Jones says that nothing lights up his e-mail inbox like an opera company staging a Broadway musical using full amplification.

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Operavore

Review: Met Opera's New 'Cav/Pag' Features Double Dose of Love and Death

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Like so many opening nights at the Met, the new David McVicar staging of "Cav/Pag" was more of a beginning than an arrival, writes David Patrick Stearns.
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Operavore

Sneak Peak Video: George Gagnidze Sings Prologue to 'Pagliacci'

Sunday, April 12, 2015

A new double bill production of "Cavalleria Rusticana" and "Pagliacci" is set to open at the Met this Tuesday. Watch the prologue of "Pagliacci," recorded in The Greene Space.
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Verdi's 'Don Carlo'

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Saturday at 12 pm, Nicholas Hytner's production of Giuseppe Verdi's "Don Carlo" returns with the Brazilian tenor Ricardo Tamura singing the title role.

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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: WQXR Presents Metropolitan Opera Spring Highlights

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Watch the stars of the Met Opera preview selections from the company's spring 2015 productions.

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WQXR Features

Video Webcast: Metropolitan Opera Stars in The Greene Space

Monday, April 06, 2015

Watch the archived video webcast from The Greene Space of an event featuring arias and scenes from the Metropolitan Opera's spring season.

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Operavore

With Placido Domingo Ill, Luca Salsi Sings Met Doubleheader

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Salsi had a quick phone chat with Met music director James Levine, got in costume and went on stage in time for Don Carlo's first-act entrance.
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Metropolitan Opera

Verdi's 'Ernani'

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Join us Saturday at 1 pm for a live broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera's staging of Ernani, featuring Angela Meade, Francesco Meli and Luca Salsi.

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Operavore

Scratch-and-Win to Support Opera Companies?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

An interesting option to help nonprofit arts organizations with particular needs is through a state or federal lottery, writes Fred Plotkin. Here's why.
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The Leonard Lopate Show

Conflict and Contention at the Met

Monday, March 23, 2015

Conflict has defined the past year at the Met. A lockout was narrowly avoided after labor talks stalled this summer.

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Operavore

Met Opera Names 2015 National Council Auditions Winners

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The largest talent contest in American opera, the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions, concluded on Sunday, yielding five winners from nine finalists.
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Massenet's Manon

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Join us on Saturday at 12:30pm to hear the Met's production of Jules Massenet's Manon starring Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo.

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Operavore

Call Waiting: Anna Caterina Antonacci

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Anna Caterina Antonacci has had a thriving career in Europe but remains under the radar in the U.S. Blogger Fred Plotkin considers roles that would help her break through.
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Metropolitan Opera

Bizet's Carmen

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Today at 1 pm, tenor Yonghoon Lee fills in as Don José for this broadcast of the Met's "Carmen." The cast also includes Elina Garanca in the title role and Ailyn Pérez as Micaëla.

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Operavore

Dining Democratically at the Opera

Thursday, March 05, 2015

How do restaurant offerings at opera houses stack up? Fred Plotkin has a taste, and says that "the goal should be to eat festively, comfortably and to prepare for a special night."
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Operavore

Jonas Kaufmann Joins Carmen Sick List at Metropolitan Opera

Monday, March 02, 2015

Jonas Kaufmann has cancelled his Wednesday performance as Don José in the Metropolitan Opera's production of Carmen.
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The Leonard Lopate Show

American Soprano Ailyn Pérez's Debut at the Met

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The American soprano Ailyn Pérez made her long-overdue Met debut as Micaëla in Carmen this Thursday, February 26. 

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