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Opera

  1. opera
    Barcelona Opera Branches Out With Audience of House PlantsThe Gran Teatre del Liceu isn’t letting the grass grow under their feet, or their cellos.
  2. performing arts
    The Precarious Future of High Culture in New YorkThe pandemic silenced the city’s symphony halls and grand opera houses. But will the (eventual) restart bring with it a reckoning?
  3. the coronavirus
    The Metropolitan Opera Cancels All Remaining 2020 PerformancesThe company remains hopeful that a New Year’s Eve show can occur.
  4. thinking about the future
    What Socially Distanced Live Performance Might Look LikeTo institutions and artists and audiences alike.
  5. concerts
    Stream Andrea Bocelli’s ‘Music for Hope’ Concert From an Empty Duomo di MilanoThe opera singer and his organist performed Sunday in the audience-less cathedral.
  6. streaming opera
    Streaming Now: The Metropolitan Opera’s Tristan und IsoldeA 2016 production with familiar tropes.
  7. opera review
    Streaming Tonight: A Tale of Two Tones in the Met’s La TraviataMichael Mayer’s production makes the sparkly life so unsexy and over-sugared, the last act’s bleakness comes off as refreshingly spare.
  8. opera
    The Metropolitan Opera Is Furloughing Its Orchestra, Chorus, and TradesThey’ll retain health and instrument insurance, but not their salaries.
  9. vulture recommends
    The Best Operas You Should Stream While They’re FreeA week at the virtual Met Opera is a week without duds or off nights.
  10. the show must go on
    The Metropolitan Opera Will Stream Operas for Free in Wake of CoronavirusCarmen, La Bohème, and La Traviata are all slated for next week.
  11. coronavirus
    Arts Organizations Are Heading Into Crisis. A Few Things Might Mitigate It.Performers and staff, already living close to the edge, have little margin for a long layoff.
  12. opera review
    Opera Review: Great Voices and Coked-Up Staging in the Met’s AgrippinaJoyce DiDonato leads a cast that’s directed at a frantic pace.
  13. opera review
    Review: A Grungy, Glorious New Wozzeck at the MetWilliam Kentridge’s new production makes its debut.
  14. best of 2019
    The Best Classical-Music Performances of 2019A rough year for institutions, a great year for their music.
  15. opera review
    Gleaming and Self-Aware, Philip Glass’s Akhnaten Is Borne to the MetGilt is everywhere.
  16. #metoo
    Plácido Domingo Played Charming Rogues Onstage and a Monstrous One in PrivateOnstage at the Met, he was a persuasive bad guy. We were seeing more than we knew.
  17. #metoo
    Plácido Domingo Exits Met Opera Amid Sexual-Harassment AccusationsMultiple women claim he pressured them into sex for career advancement, and would punish them if rebuffed.
  18. opera review
    A Gorgeous Porgy and Bess, Its Flaws Intact, at the Metropolitan OperaAll those musical superpowers on the Met’s stage make Porgy as easy to love as it is hard to swallow.
  19. fall preview 2019
    Anthony Roth Costanzo Is the Pharaoh We NeedThe countertenor brings the sexually ambiguous monarch of Philip Glass’s Akhnaten to the Met.
  20. crime
    Opera Legend Plácido Domingo Accused of Sexual HarassmentThe incidents allegedly took place over the course of 30 years.
  21. opera
    Why You Should Battle Your Way in to See This GötterdämmerungThe slats are silly, but the soloists are not.
  22. opera review
    Opera Review: On the Lightness of Nico Muhly’s Marnie“This deluxe production of a lavish opera rests on such a wispy score.”
  23. opera review
    High Notes on the High Line: The Mile-Long OperaVernacular voices strung like Christmas lights along an elevated park.
  24. opera review
    Opera Review: Anna Netrebko, an Old-Style Diva, in AidaBut really, the Met Opera needs to eliminate the brownface.
  25. q&a
    ‘Phenomenal Levels of Denial and Arrogance’: Heidi Waleson on City Opera’s End“It was loony.”
  26. book excerpt
    How Hiring a Superstar Wrecked New York City OperaThe board thought Gerard Mortier would save the company. Instead, its promises to him doomed it.
  27. classical-music review
    Opera Review: The Met Brings Back Samson et Dalila, With Just Enough Fromage“To describe it as gaudy and silly is a compliment, not a complaint.”
  28. fall preview 2018
    37 Classical and Dance Performances to See This FallEmma Portner, Nico Muhly, Julia Wolfe, Trisha Brown, and more.
  29. Opera Review: Così Fan Tutte, Kelli O’Hara, and the Long Shadow of James LevineA new production with one of Broadway’s biggest voices, and also a ghost.
  30. sexual abuse
    Met Opera Fires Conductor James Levine After Sexual-Abuse InvestigationThe Met found credible of Levine’s “sexually abusive and harassing conduct.”
  31. Opera Review: Semiramide, a Gorgeous Relic of the 1890s and 1990sAngela Meade glides through one musical triple lutz after another.
  32. opera review
    Opera Review: A Parsifal Even the Wagner-Phobic Can EnjoyIncluding a long-overdue Met debut.
  33. opera review
    Opera Review: The Met’s Tosca Is Afraid of Its Own PastThe replacement for a hated 2009 production looks deeper into the past.
  34. theater review
    Two Critics Review One Show: Farinelli and the KingA musical play about opera, reviewed by our theater and classical-music critics.
  35. sexual assault
    The Met May Not Survive the James Levine DisgraceHe was the charismatic center holding together a company that was already in financial trouble.
  36. classical music
    Barbara Hannigan Is a Soprano Who Doesn’t Stand StillA soprano who conducts orchestras with her entire physical being.
  37. opera review
    Opera Review: Surrealism Explored in The Exterminating AngelLuis Buñuel’s 1962 satire is adapted for the stage.
  38. opera review
    Opera Review: A Triple Dose of Expert MonteverdiFor the composer’s 450th birthday, John Eliot Gardiner conducts.
  39. opera review
    Three Unconventional Operas, Three Degrees of SuccessCrossing, My Lai, and Blank Out all work the dynamic edge of what an opera can be.
  40. the metropolitan opera
    A Gloomy, Ragey Norma at the Metropolitan Opera’s Opening NightLots of murk and bark.
  41. high art
    Brace Yourself and Your Sink For the Mother! OperaLet’s consider the possibilities!
  42. It’s Alive! A Don Giovanni Where Even the Sets PerformAt Mostly Mozart, an opera that doesn’t skimp on theatrical power.
  43. Operas From Small to Large That Bring Winter HeatFiery music and song.
  44. Joyce DiDonato, at Carnegie and Her Vocal PeakMolto mezzo.
  45. L’amour de loin Is Iridescently BeautifulThe first opera by a woman to be staged at the Met since 1903.
  46. What Happened to New Opera at the Met?Living composers are trickier than dead ones. But they’re also necessary.
  47. theater review
    Review: The Metropolitan Opera’s Guillaume TellIf the gimmickry serves to express some idea about the opera, or about Rossini’s music, director Pierre Audi keeps that connection under wraps.
  48. the notorious rbg
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Make Her Opera DebutIn Donizetti’s Daughter of the Regiment.
  49. opera news
    Ecce Homo Jesus Painting to Get Its Own OperaJesus is gonna watch it from Heaven with his dead, black rabbit eyes.
  50. Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest As an Opera? Really?How did Gerald Barry do that?
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