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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. the metropolitan opera
    Christine Goerke Is a Spectacular Wagnerian First DaughterBrünnhilde’s personal branding has never been better.
  4. 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.”
  5. opera review
    Opera Review: Anna Netrebko, an Old-Style Diva, in AidaBut really, the Met Opera needs to eliminate the brownface.
  6. 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.”
  7. Five More Men Accuse James Levine of Sexual MisconductAccording to a new filing by the Metropolitan Opera, the former conductor has been accused of sexual misconduct spanning 20 years.
  8. 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.
  9. james levine
    James Levine Sues the Met Opera Days After He Was Fired Over Abuse AllegationsThe conductor and former music director is suing the Met for breach of contract and defamation.
  10. sexual abuse
    Met Opera Fires Conductor James Levine After Sexual-Abuse InvestigationThe Met found credible of Levine’s “sexually abusive and harassing conduct.”
  11. Opera Review: Semiramide, a Gorgeous Relic of the 1890s and 1990sAngela Meade glides through one musical triple lutz after another.
  12. opera review
    Opera Review: A Parsifal Even the Wagner-Phobic Can EnjoyIncluding a long-overdue Met debut.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. opera review
    Opera Review: Surrealism Explored in The Exterminating AngelLuis Buñuel’s 1962 satire is adapted for the stage.
  16. the metropolitan opera
    A Gloomy, Ragey Norma at the Metropolitan Opera’s Opening NightLots of murk and bark.
  17. Is It Autumn or Spring at the Met and the Philharmonic?As the seasons end, taking stock of two institutions with narrowing paths to the future.
  18. Opera Review: The Met Gets It All Right in William Kentridge’s LuluMore like this, please.
  19. Opera Review: Otello Is Back, Without BlackfaceOpening night.
  20. opera
    Opera Review: A Brief Return for The Rake’s ProgressOut of the warehouse, brilliantly, for a couple of nights.
  21. Opera Review: Do Not Skip Lady Macbeth of MtsenskWhy doesn’t this production come back more often?
  22. Macbeth Opens: Does Opera Stardom Still Matter?“Compared to their forebears, today’s divas are dwarf stars, still capable of musical miracles but not of quickening a paparazzo’s pulse.”
  23. opera
    From One Crisis to the Next at the MetNow that the Met’s next few seasons are assured, Peter Gelb can get back to making sure that opera matters.
  24. opera
    The Muddled Logic of the Met’s Death of Klinghoffer PullbackIt’s offensive, but apparently not that offensive.
  25. opera
    Davidson on the Secret Star of the Metropolitan Opera’s ArabellaIt’s not the singer in the title role.
  26. vulture reads
    Your Sunday Long Reads: Harmony Korine, Peter Gelb, and Amish Romance NovelsAnother excuse to stay indoors.
  27. opera
    Justin Davidson on Peter Gelb’s Operatic Tyranny“Gelb has only his own judgment to fall back on, and nobody to tell him when it’s flawed.”
  28. classical music
    Davidson: The Disappearing James LevineThe current of conviction flowing from him has flickered.