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Joyce DiDonato to Star in Her First Met Performances of Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA, Beg. 4/21Joyce DiDonato to Star in Her First Met Performances of Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA, Beg. 4/21
April 09, 2014

Mezzo-soprano star Joyce DiDonato will sing her first Met performances of one of her signature roles, the winsome heroine of Rossini's adaptation of the Cinderella story, La Cenerentola, beginning Apr... (more...)


Daniel Sutin to Perform Title Role in Metropolitan Opera's WOZZECK TonightDaniel Sutin to Perform Title Role in Metropolitan Opera's WOZZECK Tonight
March 10, 2014

Daniel Sutin will sing the title role in tonight's performance of Berg's Wozzeck, replacing Thomas Hampson, who is recovering from bronchitis. Hampson's illness also forced him to withdraw from the Ma... (more...)


Matthias Goerne Set for WOZZECK at Metropolitan Opera TonightMatthias Goerne Set for WOZZECK at Metropolitan Opera Tonight
March 06, 2014

Matthias Goerne is stepping into the title role in tonight's opening night performance of Berg's Wozzeck, replacing Thomas Hampson, who has withdrawn due to illness. (more...)


Thomas Hampson Makes Role Debut in Berg's WOZZECK at the Met, Now thru 3/22Thomas Hampson Makes Role Debut in Berg's WOZZECK at the Met, Now thru 3/22
March 06, 2014

Following an extensive European tour with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Thomas Hampson returns to the U.S. to make his role debut as the eponymous antihero of Alban Berg's Wozzeck, opening tonight, March... (more...)


On Site Opera Presents PYGMALION, 6/17, 20-21On Site Opera Presents PYGMALION, 6/17, 20-21
February 25, 2014

On Site Opera, which has garnered acclaim for immersive, site-specific productions, will perform Rameau's one-act Pygmalion in two unusual—and unusually apt—venues this summer, just before the 250th a... (more...)


Met Music Director James Levine to Conduct Berg's WOZZECK, Begin. 3/6Met Music Director James Levine to Conduct Berg's WOZZECK, Begin. 3/6
February 17, 2014

Met Music Director James Levine will conduct a revival of Berg's Wozzeck, opening March 6 and starring Thomas Hampson and Deborah Voigt in their first-ever performances of the leading roles, Wozzeck a... (more...)


THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, LA DONNA DEL LAGO, THE MERRY WIDOW and More Set for The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-15 SeasonTHE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER, LA DONNA DEL LAGO, THE MERRY WIDOW and More Set for The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-15 Season
February 12, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-15 season will feature 26 operas, three of them company premieres, in six new productions and 18 revivals showcasing the talents of the world's leading singers, conductor... (more...)


Deborah Voigt Set for Metropolitan Opera's WOZZECK, 3/6-22Deborah Voigt Set for Metropolitan Opera's WOZZECK, 3/6-22
February 03, 2014

With James Levine on the podium, and Thomas Hampson in the title role, Deborah Voigt will make her role debut as Marie in Alban Berg's harrowing opera Wozzeck at New York's Metropolitan Opera (March 6... (more...)


The Boston Conservatory Presents the Dirty Paloma Production of FREAK OUT! Featuring the Music of Andy Vores, 2/2The Boston Conservatory Presents the Dirty Paloma Production of FREAK OUT! Featuring the Music of Andy Vores, 2/2
January 30, 2014

This coming Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.The Boston Conservatory presents a Dirty Paloma production; a FREE concert entitled“FREAK OUT!” performed by soprano Aliana de la Guardia and pianist T... (more...)


Shostakovich's THE NOSE Set for PBS' GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 2/23Shostakovich's THE NOSE Set for PBS' GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 2/23
January 30, 2014

William Kentridge's dazzlingly innovative production of Shostakovich's shocking, unconventional opera about a beleaguered Russian official and his runaway nose airs on Great Performances at the Met Su... (more...)


Thomas Hampson to Make Role Debut in Berg's WOZZECK at the Met, 3/6-22Thomas Hampson to Make Role Debut in Berg's WOZZECK at the Met, 3/6-22
January 24, 2014

Following an extensive European tour with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Thomas Hampson returns to the U.S. to make his role debut as the eponymous antihero of Alban Berg's Wozzeck, opening March 6 at New... (more...)


New Harriet Tubman Opera to Preview at Harlem's Schomburg Center, 12/9New Harriet Tubman Opera to Preview at Harlem's Schomburg Center, 12/9
November 15, 2013

AOP (American Opera Projects), and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will co-present an evening of scenes from Nkeiru Okoye's folk opera Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Fr... (more...)


James Levine to Conduct Series of Opera Scenes at Juilliard, 2/11-2/16James Levine to Conduct Series of Opera Scenes at Juilliard, 2/11-2/16
November 15, 2013

The Metropolitan Opera and The Juilliard School present an evening of opera featuring Act I of Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail; Stravinsky's rarely-performed one-act comedy Mavra; Act I, scene ... (more...)





BWW Reviews: Soprano Karita Mattila Shimmers in Strauss's FOUR LAST SONGS at Carnegie HallBWW Reviews: Soprano Karita Mattila Shimmers in Strauss's FOUR LAST SONGS at Carnegie Hall

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BWW Reviews: Soprano Karita Mattila Shimmers in Strauss's FOUR LAST SONGS at Carnegie HallBWW Reviews: Soprano Karita Mattila Shimmers in Strauss's FOUR LAST SONGS at Carnegie Hall
by Richard Sasanow