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GROUNDED by Jeanine Tesori to Open The Metropolitan Opera's 2024�"25 Season

The Metropolitan Opera has unveiled the 2024–25 season lineup. Learn about the operas being presented and see how to purchase tickets.

Video: Go Behind The Scenes Of ELEKTRA's Load-in Time at The Dallas Opera

Witness the epic transformation of the Winspear Opera House as we load in Strauss’ ‘Elektra’ set in this mesmerizing time-lapse.

Review: Plenty of High Notes at Unusually Low-Key Richard Tucker Awards Gala

An historic recording of golden age tenor Richard Tucker singing “Sound an Alarm” from Handel’s JUDAS MACCABEUS” set the tone for the Richard Tucker Music Foundation’s Gala concert at Carnegie Hall. There was wonderful singing ahead of us—but of a certain kind. Like many other classical organizations, the Tucker Foundation, has found that, as Charles Dickens said in “A Tale of Two Cities,” “It was the best of times, the worst of times.” The “best” is for the quality of the singers that the foundation has supported through varying kinds of grants. The “worst”? Money from the usual donor pool is in shorter supply than usual, which meant a less elaborate evening

Review: Met Revival of BALLO IN MASCHERA Opens in Alden Production

One of the troubles of being a major institution like the Met is that when they produce a new production of a major opera--and Verdi’s UN BALLO IN MASCHERA, which opened in revival the other night, certainly falls into that category--it’s an expensive undertaking. It's true that sometimes a production can be pulled out of its death tumble, with a new cast or simply time making the absolutely awful suddenly make sense. In the case of the current run of the opera, with Angela Meade, Charles Castronovo and Quinn Kelsey heading the cast, even good and sometimes inspired singing can’t save the day. Alden’s take is simply too laden with concept for it to breathe.

Verdi's UN BALLO IN MASCHERA To Return To The Met For The First Time Since 2015

Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera returns to the Met for the first time since 2015, featuring debuts and a captivating production by David Alden.

Richard Tucker Music Foundation Hosts 2023 Gala in October

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation presents its annual Gala on Sunday, October 29, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. Learn more about the gala and how to attend here!

Academy Of Vocal Arts Reveals 2023/24 Season Lineup

The season, which is AVA's 89th, kicks off with a stunning production of Gaetano Donizetti's masterwork Anna Bolena, followed by Benjamin Britten's hauntingly beautiful The Rape of Lucretia and ending with Gioachino Rossini's beloved comic masterpiece, Il barbiere di Siviglia ('The Barber of Seville'). Also returning this season is the annual Giargiari Bel Canto Competition, New Artists Recital, Winter Recital, and Farewell Recital.

Review: Splendid Donizetti Rarity POLIUTO Showed Its Great Bones via Crutchfield's Teatro Nuovo

Usually, when long-neglected works somehow find their way to the forefront, we find there’s a pretty good reason for the lack of interest. Happily for us, this does not apply to Donizetti’s POLIUTO, which Will Crutchfield’s Teatro Nuovo performed last weekend at Montclair State’s Kasser Theatre and on July 19th at Jazz from Lincoln Center’s Rose Theatre. It’s filled with wonderful music that the current performers--particularly the suave tenor of Argentine Santiago Ballerini in the title role and the potent coloratura soprano Chelsea Lehnea--deliver with aplomb.

Bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green Wins Met's 2023 Beverly Sills Artist Award

The Metropolitan Opera has named bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green the winner of the 2023 Beverly Sills Artist Award, the second time that Green has received this honor. Previously, Green shared the award with four other artists in 2021, the season that had been canceled due to the pandemic.

Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Change For AIDA This May

Soprano Angela Meade will sing the title role of Verdi's Aida on April 27, 30 and May 6, 10, and soprano Leah Crocetto will complete the run on May 13 and 18, both replacing Michelle Bradley, who has withdrawn for personal reasons. 

Cast Change Announced for The Metropolitan Opera's NORMA

American soprano Angela Meade will sing the title role of Bellini’s Norma for the performance on Friday, March 17, replacing Sonya Yoncheva.

World Premiere of THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY & More Set for Dallas Opera 2023/2024 Season

 The Dallas Opera’s 2023/2024 Season has been announced! See how to purchase tickets!

San Diego Symphony Announces 2023-24 Inaugural Season In Newly Renovated Jacobs Music Center

The San Diego Symphony has announced the wide-ranging programs of its 2023-24 Jacobs Music Center season that will introduce audiences to the organization's renovated and revitalized indoor home, Copley Symphony Hall at Jacobs Music Center, beginning November 4, 2023.

COMFORT YE 27th Annual Concert, Raising Awareness Around Food Insecurity & Homelessness, to Take Place Next Week

For the past 27 years, acclaimed American soprano Lauren Flanigan and her longtime friend and collaborator Maestro Kamal Khan have been producing Comfort Ye... an annual operatic concert to raise food, and awareness specifically related to hunger, homeless, and underserved residents of the five boroughs.

Review: An Old-Fashioned Sing-Off Celebrates ANGEL BLUE at Geffen Hall's 2022 Richard Tucker Gala

Award-winner Angel Blue started off the proceedings at the Richard Tucker Gala (after Barry Tucker’s usual introduction/ode to his father, the great tenor) with a bang: Puccini’s justly famous aria “Vissi d’arte” from TOSCA. For those of us who’ve only heard her as Bess in Gershwin’s PORGY & BESS at the Met, it was a revelation to hear her lush, velvety voice raise the rafters on the hall, with no warm up.

Renée Fleming & Bryn Terfel Join the Richard Tucker Music Foundation 2022 Gala at David Geffen Hall

Internationally acclaimed American soprano Renée Fleming (1990 Richard Tucker Award Winner) and Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel will join the Richard Tucker Music Foundation for its 2022 Gala on Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 6:30pm at the new David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center. This will mark Terfel’s first return to U.S. stages after a number of years performing primarily in Europe.

Verdi's DON CARLO to Return to the Metropolitan Opera in November

Verdi’s sweeping historical tragedy Don Carlo will return to the Metropolitan Opera for nine performances of the four-act Italian version November 3–December 3, 2022,  following the successful company premiere of the five-act French version last season.

Yulia Matochkina to Replace Anita Rachvelishvili in Metropolitain Opera's DON CARLO

Yulia Matochkina will make her Met role debut as Eboli in Verdi's Don Carlo, replacing Anita Rachvelishvili. Russian mezzo-soprano Yulia Matochkina, who made her Met debut last season as Maddalena in Verdi's Rigoletto, has previously sung Eboli at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, and the New National Theatre in Tokyo.

Richard Tucker Music Foundation Presents 2022 Gala At David Geffen Hall At Lincoln Center, November 13

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation presents its annual Gala on Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 6:30pm at the new David Geffen Hall's Wu Tsai Theater at Lincoln Center.

The Giargiari Bel Canto Competition Returns This September To The Kimmel Cultural Campus

Philadelphia's own Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA) trains the world's next generation of great opera singers. For over 40 years, AVA's Giargiari Bel Canto competition has showcased the brightest of up-and-coming opera stars. Join AVA for the annual audience favorite singing competition, where AVA's award-winning Resident Artists compete against each other in song.

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