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Der Fliegende Holländer

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 8

Aufregende Nordland-Story
29 Apr 17 / Deutschland Radio
Wagner's Hollander flies under Nezet-Seguin, with Volle and Wagner, at the Met
29 Apr 17 / Broadway World
Wagner’s “Flying Dutchman” haunts anew at the Met Opera with Volle and Wagner
27 Apr 17 / The Huffington Post
Met's next music director captains a blazing 'Dutchman'
27 Apr 17 / New York Times
Gewitter und sturm
27 Apr 17 / parterre box
If this production of Wagner’s opera has a hero, it is conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin
27 Apr 17 / Financial Times (via Google)
A thrilling, without-intermission, Flying Dutchman
27 Apr 17 / Classical Source
Rousing ‘Dutchman’ at the Met is enough to wake the undead
27 Apr 17 / New York Observer
Senta's journey
Amber Wagner on singing her first major Metropolitan Opera role.
Rigoletto

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 8

What hump?
29 Apr 17 / ConcertoNet (English)
Le Rigoletto du Met, pas bling-bling pour un sou
26 Apr 17 / ResMusica
Train-train n'est pas new-yorkais
25 Apr 17 / Forum Opéra
Viva Las Vegas: A night at the opera
31 Jan 17 / Broadway World
The Met hits the jackpot with revival of its Vegas Rigoletto
24 Jan 17 / Bachtrack
It’s a mantua’s world
24 Jan 17 / parterre box
Much of the musical success lies in the inventive conducting of Pier Giorgio Morandi
23 Jan 17 / Classical Source
Worthy cast finds fiftul humanity beneath the neon of Met’s “Rigoletto”
22 Jan 17 / Classical Review
Eugene Onegin

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 11

Netrebko and Mattei star as Deborah Warner’s Checkhovian Eugene Onegin returns to the Met
26 Apr 17 / Seen and Heard
Le Netrebko Show
24 Apr 17 / Forum Opéra
Netrebko and Mattei spin magic from Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin at the Met
18 Apr 17 / Broadway World
Netrebko triumphs as Tchaikovsky’s Tatiana
12 Apr 17 / The Opera Critic
Anna Netrebko, Mariusz Kwiecien dominate in powerful revival of Warner’s astute production
9 Apr 17 / OperaWire
A shy teen-turned-grande dame heats up the Met’s box office
4 Apr 17 / New York Observer
Mariusz Kwiecień is an honourable substitute for Dmitri Hvorostovsky in Tchaikovsky’s opera
3 Apr 17 / Financial Times (via Google)
Netrebko, Kwiecien bring Met’s “Onegin” revival to vivid life
1 Apr 17 / Classical Review
Netrebko and Kwiecien delve the despair of lost love in the Met’s “Eugene Onegin”
1 Apr 17 / The Huffington Post
An absent baritone looms over the Met Opera's 'Onegin'
1 Apr 17 / New York Times
Netrebko a magnificent Tatyana in The Met's Onegin
1 Apr 17 / Bachtrack
Der Bariton Peter Mattei
"Onegin ist ein Rätsel"
Aida

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 10

Au Met, la démesure d'Aida ne prend pas d'âge
25 Apr 17 / ResMusica
L'or du MET
23 Apr 17 / Forum Opéra
Aida al Metropolitan Opera di New York
9 Apr 17 / OperaeOpera
Aida gushes at the Metropolitan Opera
5 Apr 17 / Broadway World
Conductor Daniele Rustioni dominates, leads riveting cast in memorable performance
3 Apr 17 / OperaWire
Krassimira Stoyanova triumphs in The Met's Aida
30 Mar 17 / Bachtrack
This performance of Verdi’s Aida generated little excitement
13 Nov 16 / Classical Source
Met’s sturdy “Aida’ delivers the Verdian goods
10 Nov 16 / Classical Review
Met's revival of Aida an occasion to celebrate an enduring masterpiece
10 Nov 16 / Bachtrack
An 'Aida' at the Met that may not be Zeffirelli's, but it's big
7 Nov 16 / New York Times
Der Rosenkavalier

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 12

Le crépuscule radieux
24 Apr 17 / Forum Opéra
A Rosenkavalier for the radio at The Met
20 Apr 17 / Bachtrack
Renée Fleming shines in a cool new version of Richard Strauss’s opera
19 Apr 17 / Financial Times (via Google)
The Met’s new ‘Rosenkavalier’ moves (timelessly) forward with a timeless Renée Fleming
15 Apr 17 / ZEALnyc
Fleming soars to new heights in “Der Rosenkavalier” at the Met
15 Apr 17 / The Huffington Post
A star is boring in ‘Der Rosenkavalier’ at the Met
15 Apr 17 / New York Observer
Savor Renée Fleming in "Der Rosenkavalier" at the Met
15 Apr 17 / The New Yorker
Robert Carsen production was greeted with a mixture of boos and cheers
15 Apr 17 / WQXR New York
In her moving Met quasi-farewell Fleming strikes sparks with Garanča in new “Rosenkavalier”
15 Apr 17 / Classical Review
Renée Fleming's poignant farewell to 'Der Rosenkavalier'
15 Apr 17 / New York Times
Through a glass vaguely
15 Apr 17 / parterre box
For Renée Fleming’s last Met stand — or is it? — a new production focuses on the past’s lost innocence
15 Apr 17 / Washington Post
The Diva Departs: Renée Fleming’s Farewell to Opera
With her art form in crisis, the soprano prepares for a poignant farewell at the Met. But she has a second act in mind.
Idomeneo

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 9

Idomeneo, Mozart’s first great opera, shows the Met’s quality
8 Apr 17 / Buenos Aires Herald
Idomeneo Live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera
29 Mar 17 / The Opera Critic
Mozart’s first masterpiece returns to the Met
28 Mar 17 / The Opera Critic
Fury of the sea
24 Mar 17 / ConcertoNet (English)
Mozart's 'Idomeneo' shows the Met Opera at its best
14 Mar 17 / New York Times
With one aria, Elza van den Heever steals the Met's Idomeneo
14 Mar 17 / Broadway World
An immensely appealing and effective production
13 Mar 17 / Classical Source
Met’s inspired cast delivers the musical riches of Mozart’s “Idomeneo”
10 Mar 17 / Classical Review
Levine's orchestra shines in uneven Met Idomeneo
9 Mar 17 / Bachtrack
La Traviata

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 9

Yoncheva’s heart stopping Violetta at the Met
28 Mar 17 / The Opera Critic
Traviata drags at the Met
27 Mar 17 / ConcertoNet (English)
Sonya Yoncheva and Michael Fabiano dominate La Traviata from the Met
15 Mar 17 / Seen and Heard
Sonya Yoncheva trionfa ne La Traviata al Met
5 Mar 17 / OperaeOpera
A superb portrayal: Sonya Yoncheva shines in a brilliant Traviata at the Met
4 Mar 17 / Bachtrack
Yoncheva a blazing Violetta in Met’s highly charged “Traviata”
3 Mar 17 / Classical Review
A soprano showdown, and a winner
27 Feb 17 / New York Times
Verdi’s “Traviata” shines anew at the Met with Yoncheva and Fabiano
26 Feb 17 / The Huffington Post
Plummeting in love
26 Feb 17 / parterre box
Fidelio

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 7

Beethoven deserves better
27 Mar 17 / ConcertoNet (English)
Beethoven’s ode to women celebrated with stunning cast & production
26 Mar 17 / OperaWire
Leading the stellar cast are Klaus Florian Vogt and Adrienne Pieczonka
23 Mar 17 / Classical Source
Jürgen Flimm's production of Fidelio returns to The Met after a long absence
21 Mar 17 / Bachtrack
Reunited
19 Mar 17 / parterre box
Met’s superb ensemble cast rises to the challenge of Beethoven’s “Fidelio”
18 Mar 17 / Classical Review
Spruce and taut, the Met Opera's 'Fidelio' looks good at 17
18 Mar 17 / New York Times
I Puritani

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 10

Pretty Yende thrives on short notice in Met's "Puritani"
10 Mar 17 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Damrau and Camarena radiate star power in the Met's Puritani
28 Feb 17 / Broadway World
Pretty Yende + Javier Camarena = pretty spectacular Puritani duo
17 Feb 17 / Bachtrack
At the Met, the diva Is the director
16 Feb 17 / New York Observer
Yende and Camarena Deliver a Met Opera Valentine in Bellini’s “I Puritani”
16 Feb 17 / The Huffington Post
Diana Damrau’s voice soared with gleaming purity in Bellini’s opera
14 Feb 17 / Financial Times (via Google)
As the fragile maiden Elvira, Diana Damrau delivered an engrossing portrayal
13 Feb 17 / Classical Source
A tenor and a soprano make 'I Puritani' gleam at the Met
13 Feb 17 / New York Times
Tenor Javier Camerena goes old school at the Met
12 Feb 17 / New York Observer
Thrilling vocalism in “Puritani” provokes a zealous Met audience
12 Feb 17 / Classical Review
Rusalka

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 12

The Met’s compelling Rusalka makes an impact in the cinema
28 Feb 17 / Seen and Heard
A missed opportunity but with great musical values
14 Feb 17 / Bachtrack
No fairytale ending for Dvorak's Rusalka in the Met's new production
11 Feb 17 / Broadway World
Chilly fairy-tale romanticism
7 Feb 17 / Wall Street Journal (via Google)
Radiant singing from Kristine Opolais
6 Feb 17 / Financial Times (via Google)
Opolais a ravishing mermaid in Met’s new “Rusalka” but Zimmerman’s swamp needs draining
4 Feb 17 / Classical Review
The Met Opera's 'Rusalka' is a dark, sexy hit
4 Feb 17 / New York Times
Sleeping with the fishes
4 Feb 17 / parterre box
Opolais reigns in the Met’s new “Rusalka”
4 Feb 17 / The Huffington Post
At the Met, ‘Rusalka’ serves up fishy unrealness
4 Feb 17 / New York Observer
A rather tired staging of Dvořák’s Rusalka
4 Feb 17 / Classical Source
The Met's new-generation 'Rusalka' meets the current mermaid zeitgeist
4 Feb 17 / WQXR New York
With 'Rusalka', will the fourth time be charm for Mary Zimmerman
Ms. Zimmerman never quite found her footing in the rigid conventions of bel canto, but there is more in common with her theater work in Dvorak’s opera.
Werther

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 8

Vittorio Grigòlo energizes an uneven Met staging of Werther
24 Feb 17 / Bachtrack
Crazy in love
21 Feb 17 / parterre box
Well sung, well acted, odd production
21 Feb 17 / Financial Times (via Google)
Pubblico convinto e applausi per tutti i protagonisti
19 Feb 17 / OperaeOpera
This Werther could well become a staple in the Met’s repertory
19 Feb 17 / Classical Source
Two brilliant stars bring Massenet’s “Werther” to searing life
18 Feb 17 / Classical Review
Death becomes him: tenor Vittorio Grigolo leaves blood on the Met stage
18 Feb 17 / New York Observer
A stylishly blood-and-guts tenor in the Met Opera's 'Werther'
18 Feb 17 / New York Times
Carmen

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 6

Mezzo Clémentine Margaine is a ray of light in Met midwinter
1 Feb 17 / New York Observer
Not my dragoon
24 Jan 17 / parterre box
Saved by the principals
23 Jan 17 / Financial Times (via Google)
There are always Bizet’s tunes to salvage things ...
22 Jan 17 / Classical Source
Margaine makes sensational debut in Met’s riveting “Carmen”
21 Jan 17 / Classical Review
Two pinch-hitters, reveling in 'Carmen'
21 Jan 17 / New York Times
Roméo et Juliette

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 12

A bleak ‘Romeo,’ a bright conductor
29 Jan 17 / Washington Post
An excellent production and performance of Roméo et Juliette from the Met
26 Jan 17 / Seen and Heard
Grigolo is a born stage animal and brings every ounce of energy he can muster to his performance
12 Jan 17 / Classical Source
Operas from small to large that bring winter heat
12 Jan 17 / Vulture
Star quality spices up a bland ‘Roméo et Juliette’ at the Met
8 Jan 17 / New York Observer
Star turns in Met's new Roméo et Juliette
7 Jan 17 / Bachtrack
The star-crossed duo on duty here made the most of their dauntingly busy opportunities
4 Jan 17 / Financial Times (via Google)
Icandescent love
4 Jan 17 / Wall Street Journal (via Google)
Foolish love
2 Jan 17 / parterre box
Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo sizzle in 'Roméo et Juliette' at the Met
2 Jan 17 / New York Times
The opera is like a souffle that doesn't always rise
2 Jan 17 / WQXR New York
Met’s “Roméo et Juliette” closes 2016 with dramatic fireworks
2 Jan 17 / Classical Review
A new take on Romeo and Juliet's ball, balcony, bed and tomb
Bartlett Sher and Gianandrea Noseda discuss their production of Gounod’s “Roméo et Juliette,” which opens at the Metropolitan Opera on New Year’s Eve.
Romeo and Juliet, flushed and feverish at the Met
At a recent rehearsal at the Metropolitan Opera, a cliché unfolded in the middle of a passionate duet. As a soprano nestled in a tenor’s arms, the room’s temperature seemed to rise a couple of degrees.
La bohème

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 8

You give me fever
17 Jan 17 / parterre box
At the Met, emerging stars make every night a gala
16 Jan 17 / New York Observer
Una puesta de Bohème inoxidable
27 Dec 16 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
Stars align in Met's Bohème with Opolais, Beczala, Kele and Cavalletti
29 Nov 16 / Broadway World
‘Tristan und Isolde’ soars, while ‘Don Giovanni’ and ‘La Bohème’ fail to impress
7 Oct 16 / New York Observer
Ailyn Perez sings glorious Mimi at the Met
3 Oct 16 / Classics Today
Met’s “Bohème” offers vocal highlights with room for dramatic growth
30 Sep 16 / Classical Review
'La Boheme,' in all its excessive glory
30 Sep 16 / New York Times
A singer's journey: from solitary confinement to the Met Opera
Ryan Speedo Green, a 30 year-old bass-baritone with a budding international career, is the subject of a new book and much attention.
Il barbiere di Siviglia

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 6

At the Met, emerging stars make every night a gala
16 Jan 17 / New York Observer
Met Barbiere springs eternal
15 Jan 17 / ConcertoNet (English)
A little off the top
12 Jan 17 / parterre box
Strong cast opens Met’s sunny “Barbiere” with room to grow
11 Jan 17 / Classical Review
Javier Camarena's days as Count Almaviva are numbered
11 Jan 17 / New York Times
The night belonged to Pretty Yende whose dazzling high notes shone as brightly as her radiant smile
11 Jan 17 / Classical Source
Nabucco

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 8

Callas would have found it a very big bore
12 Jan 17 / The Spectator
Domingo and Levine reunited for Nabucco at the Met
9 Jan 17 / Seen and Heard
An electric revival of Verdi’s Nabucco with tenor-turned-baritone Plácido Domingo
25 Dec 16 / Classical Source
Domingo and Levine carry on
15 Dec 16 / ConcertoNet (English)
A Nabucco lacking a central baritone at The Met
15 Dec 16 / Bachtrack
Conversion narrative
15 Dec 16 / parterre box
Met’s tired “Nabucco” revival shows flashes of inspiration from supporting cast
14 Dec 16 / Classical Review
James Levine and Plácido Domingo, storming the Met anew
14 Dec 16 / New York Times
Salome

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 8

A splendid Salome performance
11 Jan 17 / The Jewish Chronicle
Replacing the indisposed Patricia Racette, Kirsten Chambers threw herself entirely into the title role
16 Dec 16 / Classical Source
Racette strips to essentials as opera's ultimate mean girl, Salome
14 Dec 16 / Broadway World
Met Salome revival disappoints
13 Dec 16 / ConcertoNet (English)
Met ‘Salome’ stays lukewarm
11 Dec 16 / New York Observer
A womanly Salome, angels in burqas
10 Dec 16 / New York Times
Racette an unlikely success at Met's Revival of Salome
8 Dec 16 / Bachtrack
A riveting Racette ignites in Met’s “Salome”
7 Dec 16 / Classical Review
Die Zauberflöte

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Happy Birthday to me!
25 Dec 16 / ConcertoNet (English)
Met serves up a feast of fine singing in its family “Magic Flute”
23 Dec 16 / Classical Review
This delightful holiday romp certainly warmed the hearts of the many children in attendance – and the grown-ups too
22 Dec 16 / Classical Source
L'Amour de loin

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 13

The Met’s ‘L’Amour de Loin’ is sumptuous and shimmering
24 Dec 16 / The Huffington Post
Robert Lepage met L'Amour de loin in New York
21 Dec 16 / Leidmotief
A woman’s distant opera takes the Met stage
20 Dec 16 / Washington Post
Rich colours and textures on a sea of inertia
19 Dec 16 / The Opera Critic
Met Opera's 'L'Amour' makes diva walk on water
8 Dec 16 / Philadelphia Inquirer
Kaija Saariaho's L'Amour de loin triumphs at the Met
7 Dec 16 / Bachtrack
The Met opera production by Robert Lepage is a visual masterpiece
7 Dec 16 / Opera Today
Songs across the sea
3 Dec 16 / Wall Street Journal (via Google)
Kaija Saariaho’s L’amour de loin is iridescently beautiful
3 Dec 16 / Vulture
Lepage holds Met Opera’s new ‘L’Amour de Loin’ hostage
3 Dec 16 / ZEALnyc
Saariaho’s “L’Amour” makes a luminous and mesmerizing Met debut
3 Dec 16 / Classical Review
Kaija Saariaho opera walks on artificial water at the Met
3 Dec 16 / WQXR New York
A newly relevant 'L'Amour de Loin' at the Met
3 Dec 16 / New York Times
With 28,000 LEDs, It's Lights! Lights! Lights! Action!
Robert Lepage discusses using all those shimmering LEDs in the staging of Kaija Saariaho's "L'Amour de Loin" at the Meltropolitan Opera.
The troubadour and the lady
With “L’Amour de Loin,” Kaija Saariaho is the first female composer to have a work performed at the Metropolitan Opera for more than a century.
Jenufa

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 8

Jenufa en Nueva York
11 Dec 16 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
Oksana Dyka is radiant in the title-role, from anxiety to tragedy and finally to elation
7 Nov 16 / Classical Source
Karita Mattila - now Kostelnička - still steals Jenůfa at the Met
2 Nov 16 / Bachtrack
Met's revival of Janáček's 'Jenůfa' highlights Karita Mattila
2 Nov 16 / WQXR New York
Oksana Dyka leads inspired cast in powerful performance of Janáček’s “Jenůfa”
31 Oct 16 / Classical Review
L'humanité rayonnante de Karita Mattila
31 Oct 16 / Forum Opéra
Rock-a-bye, baby
31 Oct 16 / The Huffington Post
'Jenufa' with signature vocals and a really big rock
31 Oct 16 / New York Times
Manon Lescaut

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 6

Notable Manon Lescaut en Nueva York
7 Dec 16 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
Puccini’s masterful music radiated inviting warmth
23 Nov 16 / Classical Source
Anna Netrebko overcomes flawed production of Manon Lescaut at the Met
17 Nov 16 / Bachtrack
Diva Anna Netrebko, the Met’s flaming youth
17 Nov 16 / New York Observer
A courtesan in need of context
16 Nov 16 / New York Times
Netrebko and Álvarez blaze in Met’s “Manon Lescaut”
16 Nov 16 / Classical Review
Tristan und Isolde

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 27

"Amour, amour je t'aime tant!"
6 Dec 16 / Wanderer
Triomphe pour le Wagner sans concession de Mariusz Treliński
8 Nov 16 / Concertclassic.com
In dark political times, find deliverance at the opera
8 Nov 16 / Vanity Fair
The Met’s new Tristan: musically sumptuous, but dramatically inert
29 Oct 16 / Seen and Heard
Un Tristan reflejo de nuestro tiempo
29 Oct 16 / Miami Clásica
A missed opportunity
20 Oct 16 / The Opera Critic
Mieux vaut tard que jamais
18 Oct 16 / Forum Opéra
Death and transfiguration
17 Oct 16 / The Opera Critic
The Met’s musically strong Tristan is lost at sea
12 Oct 16 / Seen and Heard
A bleak “Tristan und Isolde” at the Met, and a playful “Das Rheingold” at the Lyric Opera of Chicago
11 Oct 16 / The New Yorker
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD season starts with stunning 'Tristan and Isolde'
10 Oct 16 / Mass Live
‘Tristan und Isolde’ soars, while ‘Don Giovanni’ and ‘La Bohème’ fail to impress
7 Oct 16 / New York Observer
The agony and ecstasy of the Met's new Tristan und Isolde
7 Oct 16 / Broadway World
Met’s new Tristan sets bright voices against dark view
6 Oct 16 / Classical Voice North America
Simon Rattle, Nina Stemme and Stuart Skelton launched New York’s opera season with a searing Tristan
3 Oct 16 / The Observer
Love and death at the Met
2 Oct 16 / The Epoch Times
Trelinski's passionless Tristan und Isolde opens Met season
29 Sep 16 / Bachtrack
Classic opera Tristan und Isolde gets a modern Met twist
29 Sep 16 / Out
Tristan und Isolde in Times Square
Wagner would have loved it...I hope, the great surge of humanity gathered respectfully in Times Square to see opening night of Tristan und Isolde at the Met, me among them.
Stuart Skelton’s Tristan makes Aussie operatic history
The Sydney-born Heldentenor triumphs as the first ever Australian Tristan at the Metropolitan Opera
Taking on 'Tristan,' a role that demands much of a tenor
The Metropolitan Opera’s season will open with “Tristan und Isolde,” starring Stuart Skelton, who waited for just the right moment to embark on the role.
Why Wagner's Tristan und Isolde is the ultimate opera
The Met’s new season begins with a uniquely potent four-hour hymn to love, sex and death – at the end of which the audience may feel as if they have witnessed something revelatory, even life-changing.
Nina Stemme takes on her biggest Met Opera assignment yet
Nina Stemme, the Swedish dramatic soprano, is singing Isolde, perhaps her greatest role, in a new production of Tristan und Isolde that will open the new Metropolitan Opera season.
Trump versus Clinton leaves opera fans with Wagnerian dilemma
The Metropolitan Opera will open its season on the same night as the first U.S. presidential debate, forcing a difficult choice on its patrons: Tristan und Isolde or Donald and Hillary?
Dauntless
The Met’s new Isolde this month is Nina Stemme, who thrives on the challenges of opera’s toughest roles.
‘Tristan’ to open Met season in 2016
The inventive Polish director Mariusz Trelinski will direct a new production of Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” that will open the Met’s season in 2016.
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News & Articles

Metropolitan Opera is selling off the company jewels
Christie’s announces The Metropolitan Opera Guild Collection, a dedicated auction of rare musical manuscripts and memorabilia, to take place in New York in June.
9 Apr 2017 / Slipped Disc
Yannick Nézet-Séguin will shake things up at the Met Opera
This charismatic conductor led his first rehearsal since being named the company’s next music director. Here, he talks about his plans.
1 Apr 2017 / New York Times
The Met Opera announces its 2017-18 season
A starry new production of “Tosca”; the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s “The Exterminating Angel,” based on a Buñuel film; and a Mozart work set in Coney Island are among the 2017-18 offerings.
16 Feb 2017 / New York Times
An analysis of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2017-2018 season
The Met has announced details of its 2017-18 season and it is full of enticing repertory, wonderful singers, a few controversial choices, some puzzling gaps and plenty of reasons to be happy and hopeful.
16 Feb 2017 / WQXR New York
Met decision ‘cruel and disappointing’
The manager for Spanish director Calixto Bieito says the Metropolitan Opera’s decision to cancel his production of Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino” is “cruel and disappointing.”
17 Jan 2017 / Associated Press