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Tenor Javier Camarena to Make Met Role Debut as the Duke of Mantua in Tonight's RIGOL Photo Tenor Javier Camarena to Make Met Role Debut as the Duke of Mantua in Tonight's RIGOLETTO Performance
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 29, 2022

Tenor Javier Camarena will be making his Met role debut as the Duke of Mantua in tonight’s final performance of Verdi’s Rigoletto, replacing Stephen Costello, who has withdrawn due to illness.

The Best Of Royal Opera House Stream Will Kick off 2023 Photo The Best Of Royal Opera House Stream Will Kick off 2023
by Stephi Wild - Dec 28, 2022

This New Year, the Royal Opera House will add six new performances to Royal Opera House Stream for audiences around the world to enjoy: The Cellist, Romeo and Juliet and Sylvia from The Royal Ballet; and La traviata, Fidelio and Madama Butterfly from The Royal Opera.

Review: An Old-Fashioned Sing-Off Celebrates ANGEL BLUE at Geffen Hall's 2022 Richard Photo Review: An Old-Fashioned Sing-Off Celebrates ANGEL BLUE at Geffen Hall's 2022 Richard Tucker Gala
by Richard Sasanow - Nov 15, 2022

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.

The Ridgefield Playhouse to Screen Encore Presentation of Met Opera's Production of V Photo The Ridgefield Playhouse to Screen Encore Presentation of Met Opera's Production of Verdi's LA TRAVIATA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 11, 2022

Verdi's La Traviata is the next Met Opera production coming to the big screen of The Ridgefield Playhouse. Soprano Nadine Sierra stars as the self-sacrificing courtesan Violetta—one of opera's ultimate heroines—in Michael Mayer's vibrant production of Verdi's beloved tragedy.

Photos: First Look at Met Opera's LA TRAVIATA, Streaming in Cinemas Photo Photos: First Look at Met Opera's LA TRAVIATA, Streaming in Cinemas
by Stephi Wild - Nov 3, 2022

All new production photos have been released for the Met Opera’s La Traviata by Verdi. This much-loved opera is screening across the UK as part of the famed New York opera house’s Met Opera: Live in HD season, which sees 10 world-class operas broadcast from New York from 2022-23. 

Verdi's RIGOLETTO to Return to the Metropolitan Opera in November Photo Verdi's RIGOLETTO to Return to the Metropolitan Opera in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 1, 2022

Tenor Benjamin Bernheim, one of Europe’s most sought-after tenors, will make his highly anticipated company debut when Verdi’s Rigoletto returns to the Met for 14 performances beginning November 10.

Renée Fleming & Bryn Terfel Join the Richard Tucker Music Foundation 2022 Gala at Da Photo Renée Fleming & Bryn Terfel Join the Richard Tucker Music Foundation 2022 Gala at David Geffen Hall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 31, 2022

Internationally acclaimed American soprano RenĂ©e 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.

Warner Theatre To Screen THE MET: LIVE IN HD PRESENTS VERDI'S ï»ÂżLA TRAVIATA Photo Warner Theatre To Screen THE MET: LIVE IN HD PRESENTS VERDI'S ï»ÂżLA TRAVIATA
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 26, 2022

The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts, presents Verdi's La Traviata, Saturday, November 5 at 12:55 pm ET.  

Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Change For RIGOLETTO Photo Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Change For RIGOLETTO
by Stephi Wild - Oct 25, 2022

Canadian bass-baritone John Relyea, who just ended a highly acclaimed run as Boris Ismailov in the Met's production of Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, will also be singing the role of the Grand Inquisitor in all of the Met's upcoming performances of Verdi's Don Carlo, which opens on November 3.

The Met HD Opera Series LA TRAVIATA Comes to Greenbrier Valley Theatre Next Month Photo The Met HD Opera Series LA TRAVIATA Comes to Greenbrier Valley Theatre Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Oct 21, 2022

Soprano Nadine Sierra stars as the self-sacrificing courtesan Violetta—one of opera’s ultimate heroines—in Michael Mayer’s vibrant production of Verdi’s beloved tragedy. Tenor Stephen Costello is her self-centered lover, Alfredo, alongside baritone Luca Salsi as his disapproving father, and Maestro Daniele Callegari on the podium.

Stephen Costello Videos

VIDEO: Watch An All New Trailer For The Met: Live in HD's 2022/2023 Season Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch An All New Trailer For The Met: Live in HD's 2022/2023 Season

by Stage Tube - Aug 2, 2022

Tickets are on sale now for the Met’s 2022–23 Live in HD series of movie theater transmissions, which features ten spectacular productions, including exciting company premieres, new productions, and repertory favorites, as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes content. Watch an all new trailer and get a first look inside the productions and season!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At 'La Donna È Mobile' From The Met's RIGOLETTO Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At 'La Donna È Mobile' From The Met's RIGOLETTO

by Stage Tube - Jan 11, 2022

Get a first look at The Met's production of Rigoletto, now on stage through June 11th.

VIDEO: Watch an All New Trailer For the Metropolitan Opera's RIGOLETTO Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch an All New Trailer For the Metropolitan Opera's RIGOLETTO

by Stephi Wild - Jan 7, 2022

Baritone Quinn Kelsey, a commanding artist at the height of his powers, brings his searing portrayal of the title role to the Met for the first time, starring alongside soprano Rosa Feola as Gilda and tenor Piotr BeczaƂa as the Duke of Mantua, with leading maestro Daniele Rustioni on the podium. A second run of performances in the spring features soprano Kristina Mkhitaryan, and tenor Stephen Costello, conducted by Karel Mark Chichon.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Met's RIGOLETTO Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Met's RIGOLETTO

by Stage Tube - Jan 3, 2022

Get a first look at The Met's production of Rigoletto, now on stage through June 11th.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At LA TRAVIATA at The Met Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At LA TRAVIATA at The Met

by Alan Henry - Dec 4, 2018

Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts Michael Mayer's richly textured new production, featuring a dazzling 19th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Soprano Diana Damrau plays the tragic heroine, Violetta, and tenor Juan Diego Florez returns to the Met for the first time since 2015 to sing the role of Alfredo, Violetta's hapless lover. Baritone Quinn Kelsey is Alfredo's father, Germont, who destroys their love. Later performances feature Anita Hartig, Stephen Costello, Artur Ruci?ski, and Placido Domingo.

VIDEO: Preview LA TRAVIATA - Coming To The Met In December Videoplay
VIDEO: Preview LA TRAVIATA - Coming To The Met In December

by Alan Henry - Jun 25, 2018

Watch a preview of Tony Award–winning director Michael Mayer's new production of Verdi's “La Traviata,” starring Diana Damrau and conducted by Music Director Yannick NĂ©zet-SĂ©guin. Opens December 4, 2018.

VIDEO: Dr. Rob Istad Interviews THE RADIO HOUR Composer Jake Heggie and Conductor John Alexander, Parts 1 & 2
by Diana Heisroth - Apr 24, 2014

The internationally-acclaimed Pacific Chorale in Orange County, CA will be presenting a new work created by American opera composer Jake Heggie, and the versatile librettist Gene Scheer entitled 'THE RADIO HOUR'. The choral opera will be conducted by Pacific Chorale's Artistic Director, John Alexander, and stage-directed by James R. Taulli. The premiere work will be performed by the organization's chamber choir, The John Alexander Singers, accompanied by an 8-member ensemble of musicians who are members of Pacific Symphony. The performance is on Sunday, May 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, CA. Scroll down to see an interview with composer Jake Heggie and conductor John Alexander!