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Metropolitan Opera to Cut 22 Nonunion PositionsMetropolitan Opera to Cut 22 Nonunion Positions
September 12, 2014

According to The New York Times, the Metropolitan Opera announced today it will cut 22 of its 254 non-union, administrative positions. The layoffs will affect areas across the staff, including jobs in... (more...)


Met's Rush Tickets Program Announces Online Sales Only, 2014-15 SeasonMet's Rush Tickets Program Announces Online Sales Only, 2014-15 Season
September 12, 2014

The Met's Rush Tickets program will move entirely online in its ninth season, 2014-15, allowing expanded, more democratic access to prime Met tickets for $25. As in past seasons, Rush Tickets will be ... (more...)


Met Orchestra Musicians and Union Announce New Labor Agreement with Met OperaMet Orchestra Musicians and Union Announce New Labor Agreement with Met Opera
September 09, 2014

The musicians of the Met Orchestra and their union, the Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians, announced that they have voted to ratify a new labo... (more...)


Tobias Kehrer to Make Met Debut, Replacing Franz-Josef Selig in Mozart's DIE ZAUBERFLöTE; Production Opens 10/6Tobias Kehrer to Make Met Debut, Replacing Franz-Josef Selig in Mozart's DIE ZAUBERFLöTE; Production Opens 10/6
September 09, 2014

German bass Tobias Kehrer will make his Met debut this season as Sarastro in six performances of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte. The performances—on October 21, 25 matinee, 27, 31, November 3, 8 matinee—wil... (more...)


The Met Opera to Open 2014-15 Season With New Production of Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, 9/22The Met Opera to Open 2014-15 Season With New Production of Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, 9/22
September 08, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera will open its 130th season on Monday, September 22 with a new production of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine and directed by Richard Eyr... (more...)


Stephen Costello Set for San Francisco Opera World Premiere, Return to the Met, Debut at Wigmore and More in 2014-15Stephen Costello Set for San Francisco Opera World Premiere, Return to the Met, Debut at Wigmore and More in 2014-15
September 05, 2014

Stephen Costello looks forward to a number of important firsts in 2014-15. Besides creating the role of Michele in San Francisco Opera's world premiere production of Two Women, the Tucker Award-winnin... (more...)


Rachel Willis-Sørensen to Make Met Debut, Replacing Amanda Majeski in Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARORachel Willis-Sørensen to Make Met Debut, Replacing Amanda Majeski in Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
September 05, 2014

American soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen, who last week won First Prize at the prestigious Operalia competition, will make her Met debut as Countess Almaviva in this December's performances of Mozart's... (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at Joyce DiDonato & Juan Diego Florez in Great Performances' LA CENERENTOLAPhoto Flash: First Look at Joyce DiDonato & Juan Diego Florez in Great Performances' LA CENERENTOLA
September 04, 2014

Joyce DiDonato sings the title role in Rossini's Cinderella story, La Cenerentola, with bel canto master Juan Diego Flórez as her dashing prince. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads a cast that ... (more...)


Members of IATSE Local 1 and IATSE Local 764 Voted to Ratify New Contracts with the Metropolitan OperaMembers of IATSE Local 1 and IATSE Local 764 Voted to Ratify New Contracts with the Metropolitan Opera
September 03, 2014

Members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 1 and IATSE Local 764 have voted to ratify new labor agreements with the Metropolitan Opera. (more...)


The Houston Grand Opera Announces 60th Anniversary Season, Featuring World Premiere of A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Iain Bell and MoreThe Houston Grand Opera Announces 60th Anniversary Season, Featuring World Premiere of A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Iain Bell and More
August 27, 2014

Houston Grand Opera's 2014–15 season, the company's 60th anniversary season, includes the world premiere of A Christmas Carol by Iain Bell—the company's 55th new commission —from award-winning Dicken... (more...)


Tickets Now On Sale for The Met: Live in HD 2014-15 SeasonTickets Now On Sale for The Met: Live in HD 2014-15 Season
August 25, 2014

Tickets are now on sale for the 2014-15 season of The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of live transmissions into more than 2000 movie theaters and performing arts center... (more...)


Metropolitan Opera Announces Settlement With Final UnionsMetropolitan Opera Announces Settlement With Final Unions
August 22, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera has reached the final labor settlements, including the unions represented by costume and wardrobe, makeup and hair, scenic artists and designers, and more. (more...)


Opera Lafayette to Open 2014-15 Season with 'LES FÊTES DE L'HYMEN ET DE L'AMOUR', 10/9Opera Lafayette to Open 2014-15 Season with 'LES FÊTES DE L'HYMEN ET DE L'AMOUR', 10/9
August 21, 2014

Following a second sold-out residency at Château de Versailles Spectacles, Opera Lafayette returns home to the United States to launch its 20th anniversary season. The 2014-2015 season begins with the... (more...)


Opera Lafayette Presents Modern Premiere of Jean-Philippe Rameau Opera to Commemorate 250th Anniversary of His Death, 10/9Opera Lafayette Presents Modern Premiere of Jean-Philippe Rameau Opera to Commemorate 250th Anniversary of His Death, 10/9
August 21, 2014

NEW YORK, NY – Following a second sold-out residency at Château de Versailles Spectacles, Opera Lafayette returns home to the United States to launch its 20th anniversary season. The 2014-2015 season ... (more...)


Just In: President of the Met Orchestra Musicians' Union, Tino Gagliardi, Releases StatementJust In: President of the Met Orchestra Musicians' Union, Tino Gagliardi, Releases Statement
August 20, 2014

Statement from Tino Gagliardi, President, Met Orchestra musicians' union Local 802, AFM: (more...)


Matthew Loeb Releases Statement on Met Opera SettlementMatthew Loeb Releases Statement on Met Opera Settlement
August 20, 2014

Breaking: Statement by Matthew Loeb, International President, I.A.T.S.E. on Settlement at the Metropolitan Opera with Local 1: (more...)


Metropolitan Opera and Union Reach Agreement - Season Continues!Metropolitan Opera and Union Reach Agreement - Season Continues!
August 20, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera announced tonight that a new labor agreement has been secured with IATSE Local One, the union representing the company's stagehands. Final negotiations will take place tomorro... (more...)


Opera Singer, Licia Albanese, Dies at 105Opera Singer, Licia Albanese, Dies at 105
August 19, 2014

Licia Albanese was an Italian-born American operatic soprano. She passed away at the age of 105. (more...)


Met Opera Reaches Tentative Agreements - Calls Off LockoutMet Opera Reaches Tentative Agreements - Calls Off Lockout
August 18, 2014

According to the NY Times, The Metropolitan Opera has reached 'tentative agreements' this morning after pulling an all-nighter negotiation. The threat of a lock out has been called off. (more...)


Youthful Cast to Bring Mozart's COSI FAN TUTTE to Life on PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES, Airing 8/24Youthful Cast to Bring Mozart's COSI FAN TUTTE to Life on PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES, Airing 8/24
August 15, 2014

Met Music Director James Levine conducts Mozart's barbed romance Cosi fan tutte, a comic masterpiece about the romantic complications that ensue when a pair of friends decide to test their fiancees' f... (more...)


Soprano Ailyn Perez to Crown 2014-15 with Debuts at The Met and Houston Grand OperaSoprano Ailyn Perez to Crown 2014-15 with Debuts at The Met and Houston Grand Opera
August 14, 2014

Described by Opera News as the “lyric soprano who truly seems to have it all,” Ailyn Pérez takes the stage at leading opera houses on both sides of the Atlantic in 2014-15 for an exciting new season t... (more...)


Greater Worcester Opera presents COSI FAN TUTTE OR HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, 5/24-6/8Greater Worcester Opera presents COSI FAN TUTTE OR HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, 5/24-6/8
May 28, 2014

Greater Worcester Opera proudly presents this staged, costumed concert version of Mozart's gorgeous opera, performed in English translation. Our version unfolds this tale of romance, deception and hap... (more...)


Borodin's Prince Igor, Performed by the Met In Nearly 100 Years, Comes to Great Performances at the Met, 6/22Borodin's Prince Igor, Performed by the Met In Nearly 100 Years, Comes to Great Performances at the Met, 6/22
May 27, 2014

NEW YORK, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Borodin's operatic masterpiece Prince Igor, which had its first Met performances since 1917 earlier this year, will be broadcast on Great Performances at... (more...)


BWW Reviews: Deal or No Deal, Dutch National Opera's FAUST Is DamnedBWW Reviews: Deal or No Deal, Dutch National Opera's FAUST Is Damned
by Richard Sasanow - May 27, 2014

Even with its visions of damnation and redemption, Gounod's FAUST, with libretto by Barbier and Carre, is pretty tame stuff. In the wrong hands, it can be dull as well. Well, you can't accuse the Dut... (more...)


Sarasota Opera Reports Good News at the 2014 Annual MeetingSarasota Opera Reports Good News at the 2014 Annual Meeting
May 21, 2014

Maestro Victor DeRenzi and Executive Director Richard Russell met with Sarasota Opera patrons and supporters Monday, May 19th, for Sarasota Opera's 2014 Annual Meeting with an update on the state of S... (more...)





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