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BWW Reviews: Daredevil Damrau and Glorious Grigolo Make MANON Sizzle at the MetBWW Reviews: Daredevil Damrau and Glorious Grigolo Make MANON Sizzle at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - Mar 13, 2015

Soprano Diana Damrau did another of her high-wire acts at the Met this week, with her third role debut here in under two years. After last year's spectacular Amina in Bellini's LA SONNAMBULA, she's taken on the title role in Massenet's MANON and proven once again that she is one of the company's greatest assets. (more...)

Met Guild to Salute Licia Albanese and Carlo Bergonzi with 'INCOMPARABLE', 3/13Met Guild to Salute Licia Albanese and Carlo Bergonzi with 'INCOMPARABLE', 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

This Friday, the Metropolitan Opera Guild continues its series of tributes to legendary singers with a celebration of two unforgettable opera icons who passed away last summer. “INCOMPARABLE: A Celebration of Licia Albanese and Carlo Bergonzi” will take place at New York City's Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College on March 13 at 7:30pm, and will be hosted by Opera News Award-winning soprano Patricia Racette. (more...)

Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo to Headline Met's MANON, 3/9Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo to Headline Met's MANON, 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

New York, NY (March 4, 2015) – Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo will sing their first Met performances of the title character in Massenet's Manon and her devoted lover, the Chevalier des Grieux. Emmanuel Villaume will conduct the first revival of Laurent Pelly's 2012 Met staging, also starring Russell Braun as Manon's cousin, Lescaut, and Nicolas Testé as the Chevalier's father, the Comte des Grieux. The opera opens March 9 and plays six performances through March 28. (more...)

BWW Reviews: HOFFMANN is a Messy, but Enjoyable, Tale at the MetBWW Reviews: HOFFMANN is a Messy, but Enjoyable, Tale at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - Jan 26, 2015

Is there another staple of major opera houses that's as big a mess as LES CONTES D'HOFFMAN by Jacques Offenbach? If there is, I can't think of it--but it doesn't keep it from being wildly enjoyable in the right hands. The Met's current production is entertaining, in spite of itself. (more...)

Town Hall Theater to Broadcast The MET's LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN, 1/31Town Hall Theater to Broadcast The MET's LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN, 1/31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

A beautiful mechanical doll. An irresistible courtesan. A visit from beyond the grave-or is it just an illusion? All these, plus an imaginative hero who never gets the girl, show up in The Met's new production of Jacques Offenbach's masterwork. Les Contes d'Hoffman has been inspired by a variety of influences that reflect the opera's multiple dramatic layers-including Kafka, classic Hollywood cinema, and even Woody Allen. Town Hall Theater will broadcast this new production on Saturday, January 31st at 1pm. (more...)

Vittorio Grigolo to Sing Title Role in LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN at the Met, Beginning 1/12Vittorio Grigolo to Sing Title Role in LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN at the Met, Beginning 1/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann will return to the Met stage January 12, with Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo in his first company performances of the title role, a poet whose attempts at romance are repeatedly thwarted. (more...)

Met Guild to Honor Licia Albanese & Carlo Bergonzi in 'INCOMPARABLE' in 2015Met Guild to Honor Licia Albanese & Carlo Bergonzi in 'INCOMPARABLE' in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Summer saw the passing of two of opera's most iconic figures: Licia Albanese, at the age of 105, and Carlo Bergonzi, at 90. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Soprano Sonya Yoncheva Brings Voluptuous Sound to Debut in Stellar Ensemble of Met BOHEMEBWW Reviews: Soprano Sonya Yoncheva Brings Voluptuous Sound to Debut in Stellar Ensemble of Met BOHEME
by Richard Sasanow - Dec 5, 2014

Puccini's LA BOHEME has that magical ability to change its shape depending on the cast. When Pavarotti sang, it became his opera, with a Mimi hard pressed to take the spotlight, even in her death scene. When Stratas, Carreras and Scotto (as Musetta) led the cast, it became a glittery ensemble of shooting stars. At this week's performance with rising star Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva as Mimi, there was no doubt that she was the evening's “it” girl, even though the other principal singers added mightily to the performance's success. (more...)

Deborah Voigt Hosts ENCORES! Great Performances at the Met Featuring Natalie Dessay, Jonas Kaufmann and More!Deborah Voigt Hosts ENCORES! Great Performances at the Met Featuring Natalie Dessay, Jonas Kaufmann and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Hosted by soprano Deborah Voigt, from the Grand Staircase of the Met, the special covers a wide range of operatic ground, from heartbreak to hilarity, delivered by such artists as Natalie Dessay, Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming, Juan Diego Flórez, Jonas Kaufmann, and Anna Netrebko, along with Voigt herself. These extraordinary moments, selected from more than 75 productions, were initially seen as part of the Met's global Live in HD movie-theater transmissions, and later shared with PBS audiences as presentations ofGreat Performances at the Met. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Screen THE MERRY WIDOW, TALES OF HOFFMAN & JOHN Live in HD in JanuaryRidgefield Playhouse to Screen THE MERRY WIDOW, TALES OF HOFFMAN & JOHN Live in HD in January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

How exhilarating are the operas and plays broadcast Live in HD to The Ridgefield Playhouse, complete with behind-the-scenes tours and commentary by some of the genres' most revered stars. From London's National Theatre on Sunday, January 11, at 4 p.m., JOHN authentically depicts the real-life stories of more than 50 men asked about love and sex. JOHN contains adult themes, strong language and nudity. Suitable for 18yrs+. From the Met in New York City comes Lehar's The Merry Widow stars Renee Fleming on Saturday, January 17, at 6 p.m. The Met will also bring Offenbach's Les Contes D'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann) with magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigoloto to the theater on Saturday, January 31, at 12 p.m. (more...)

Astana Opera Makes Toronto Debut Performance with VOICE OF ASIA TonightAstana Opera Makes Toronto Debut Performance with VOICE OF ASIA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

The Astana Opera will make its Toronto debut performance tonight, October 30 at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. Its concert program 'Voice of Asia,' selected for its inclusion of Kazakh folk songs and pieces by Kazakh composers, will be under the direction of Abzal Mukhitdinov. (more...)

Astana Opera to Make Toronto Debut Performance with VOICE OF ASIA, 10/30Astana Opera to Make Toronto Debut Performance with VOICE OF ASIA, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

The Astana Opera will make its Toronto debut performance on Thursday, October 30 at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. Its concert program 'Voice of Asia,' selected for its inclusion of Kazakh folk songs and pieces by Kazakh composers, will be under the direction of Abzal Mukhitdinov. (more...)

THE MERRY WIDOW, LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN and More Set for The Met's 2014-15 Live in HD Season, Kicking Off TodayTHE MERRY WIDOW, LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN and More Set for The Met's 2014-15 Live in HD Season, Kicking Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2014

The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of live transmissions to more than 2,000 movie theaters in 65 countries around the world, will feature ten operas in the 2014-15 season, including all six new productions in the Met season. All ten performances, transmitted live from the Met stage, will feature the world's finest singers, conductors, and theatrical artists. (more...)

The MET: Live in HD returns with 10 productions in the 2014-15 SeasonThe MET: Live in HD returns with 10 productions in the 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2014

The Capitol Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that it will present 10 productions in next season's Met: Live in HD series, beginning with Verdi's Macbeth on Saturday, October 11, at. Single tickets for this series are on sale now for $26 Adults; $22 Seniors/Met/CCA Members; and $15 Students. Season subscriptions are also available at $208 Adults; $176 Seniors/Met/CCA Members; and $120 students. (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
by BWW News Desk - Aug 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 centers worldwide. (more...)

The Met's Summer HD Festival Lights Up Lincoln Center Plaza with MOONSTRUCK, EUGENE ONEGIN and MoreThe Met's Summer HD Festival Lights Up Lincoln Center Plaza with MOONSTRUCK, EUGENE ONEGIN and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera's popular Summer HD Festival returns to Lincoln Center Plaza with screenings of ten acclaimed productions from the Met's Emmy Award-winning Live in HD series, including four new productions from the 2013-14 season. (more...)

Warner Theatre Sets 2014-15 MetOpera Live in HD Season: MACBETH, CARMEN, LA DONNA DEL LAGO & MoreWarner Theatre Sets 2014-15 MetOpera Live in HD Season: MACBETH, CARMEN, LA DONNA DEL LAGO & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

The Warner Theatre has announced its 2014-2015 MetOpera: Live in HD Season which will feature 10 operas, 9 of which will be streaming live from the Metropolitan Opera, and 1 encore performance. (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale to Perform at the 2014 Verbier Festival, 7/21-27The Collegiate Chorale to Perform at the 2014 Verbier Festival, 7/21-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The Collegiate Chorale will make its seventh appearance at the Verbier Festival from July 21-27, 2014, in concerts with Charles Dutoit, Yuri Temirkanov, Marc Minkowski, and Daniel Harding. (more...)

Dudamel Conducts the Verdi Requiem at the Hollywood Bowl, on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, August 1 at 9 p.m. on PBSDudamel Conducts the Verdi Requiem at the Hollywood Bowl, on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, August 1 at 9 p.m. on PBS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

NEW YORK, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ In commemoration of the 2013 Giuseppe Verdi bicentennial, Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform a stirring concert of Verdi's towering Requiem Mass at the Hollywood Bowl. Before the performance, the maestro shares his enthusiasm for the iconic venue, the largest natural amphitheater in the country, and for Verdi's passionate and highly theatrical work: a mass, yes, but 'in an opera way,' as Dudamel explains. (more...)

Puccini's Classic Love Story La Boh'me on Great Performances at the Met Friday, June 27 at 9 p.m. on PBSPuccini's Classic Love Story La Boh'me on Great Performances at the Met Friday, June 27 at 9 p.m. on PBS
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

NEW YORK, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Franco Zeffirelli's lavish production of La Bohme, the most-performed opera in Met history, starring Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo as the poet Rodolfo and Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais as the fragile seamstress Mim, airs on Great Performances at the Met on Friday, June 27 at 9 p.m. Opolais made headlines and history when she agreed to make her company role debut as Mim with just a few hours notice, having sung the demanding title role in Puccini's Madama Butterfly for the first time at the Met the night before. With this performance, she became the first singer in Met history to debut two major roles in a 24-hour period. (more...)

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