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I Puritani

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 9

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
La Traviata

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 3

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
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
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
Two brilliant stars bring Massenet’s “Werther” to searing life
18 Feb 17 / Classical Review
Rusalka

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 11

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.
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
Two pinch-hitters, reveling in 'Carmen'
21 Jan 17 / New York Times
Margaine makes sensational debut in Met’s riveting “Carmen”
21 Jan 17 / Classical Review
Rigoletto

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 5

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
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
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
Oksana Dyka leads inspired cast in powerful performance of Janáček’s “Jenůfa”
31 Oct 16 / Classical Review
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
Tired tropes in Tristan und Isolde
28 Sep 16 / Vulture
Love is a battlefield in the Met’s compelling ‘Tristan und Isolde’
28 Sep 16 / New York Observer
For the most glittering of evenings, the Met opts for a dark 'Tristan.' Good for them
28 Sep 16 / Washington Post
Met opens season with a dark yet musically triumphant “Tristan”
28 Sep 16 / Classical Review
Lovers sailing into darkness
28 Sep 16 / Wall Street Journal (via Google)
An opening night to remember featuring an all-star cast, brilliant production & a genius in the pit
28 Sep 16 / Latinos Post
Musical marvel in a grim, cynical cloak
28 Sep 16 / The Guardian
Met's new 'Tristan und Isolde' goes radical
28 Sep 16 / WQXR New York
In the Met's new 'Tristan,' the musical values take the honors
27 Sep 16 / New York Times
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.
Don Giovanni

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 12

Simon Keenlyside: Don Giovanni for ever
22 Nov 16 / Wanderer
A direct and engaging Don Giovanni at the Met
8 Nov 16 / Bachtrack
Le retour en force de Simon Keenlyside
5 Nov 16 / Concertclassic.com
Superb singing and playing in Met’s traditional production of Don Giovanni
26 Oct 16 / Seen and Heard
Simon Keenlyside returns
17 Oct 16 / The Opera Critic
Calorosa l’accoglienza da parte di un pubblico non foltissimo
14 Oct 16 / Operaclick (Ita)
‘Tristan und Isolde’ soars, while ‘Don Giovanni’ and ‘La Bohème’ fail to impress
7 Oct 16 / New York Observer
A welcome return for Simon Keenlyside
3 Oct 16 / The Observer
Keenlyside returns to Met with a low-key Don Giovanni
1 Oct 16 / Broadway World
A winning cast sparks joy in Don Giovanni revival at the Met
29 Sep 16 / Bachtrack
“Don Giovanni” revival offers middling Mozart at the Met
29 Sep 16 / Classical Review
A singer's strong return in a drab 'Don Giovanni'
29 Sep 16 / New York Times
After setbacks, a baritone works his way back to the Met Opera
Simon Keenlyside, the British singer, discussed vocal damage and other recent challenges ahead of his turn in Mozart's "Don Giovanni."
Paul Appleby replaces Rolando Villazon in Met's Don Giovanni
Paul Appleby will sing the role of Don Ottavio in this season's September and October performances of Mozart's Don Giovanni, replacing Rolando Villazón, who has withdrawn due to illness.
Guillaume Tell

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 12

Retour en demi-teinte
15 Nov 16 / Concertclassic.com
Sommersi e salvati
14 Nov 16 / L'Ape musicale
Rossini’s operatic swan song, Guillaume Tell, at the Met
7 Nov 16 / Classics Today
The cosmic message of "William Tell"
1 Nov 16 / The New Yorker
Guillermo Tell le apunta a la gran manzana
1 Nov 16 / Miami Clásica
The stirring music of the Met’s Guillaume Tell helps offset its aimless direction
28 Oct 16 / Vulture
Musically outstanding, but an awkwardly staged Guillaume Tell at the Met
25 Oct 16 / Bachtrack
A ‘Tell’ tale with no heart
21 Oct 16 / New York Observer
Superb singing hits the target in Met’s stolid “Guillaume Tell”
20 Oct 16 / Classical Review
A new, abstract 'Guillaume Tell' at the Met Opera
20 Oct 16 / New York Times
For ‘William Tell’ nerds, the Met does (reasonably) well by Rossini's epic
20 Oct 16 / WQXR New York
Rossini’s last opera gets a new staging
20 Oct 16 / Wall Street Journal (via Google)
Man scattering friend’s ashes during opera prompted Met shutdown
A Dallas man caused a fright at the opera Saturday when he strode up to the front of the theater during intermission — and scattered the ashes of his beloved dead friend inside the orchestra pit.
Metropolitan Opera cancels performance
Met cancels performance after powdery substance is tossed into orchestra pit. The police were investigating the material, which the authorities said may have been human ashes.
Gerald Finley: on target with Guillaume Tell
The great bass-baritone sings the role at the Met after a bare-chested turn in the controversial ROH production – and it’s not just his voice that excites.
Aida

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 4

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
L'Italiana in Algeri

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 9

«Cruda sorte!»
9 Nov 16 / Concertclassic.com
L'Italienne à Alger au Met dirigée par James Levine
1 Nov 16 / ResMusica
Divine madness
28 Oct 16 / The Opera Critic
L'art de divertir
17 Oct 16 / Forum Opéra
The Ponnelle production is old-fashioned in the best sense
9 Oct 16 / The Epoch Times
An Italian Girl full of exuberance at the Met
7 Oct 16 / Bachtrack
An evening of over-the-top shenanigans and ostentatious musical pyrotechnics
7 Oct 16 / Classical Source
Abdrazakov’s delightful Bey lifts Met’s rough-edged Rossini
6 Oct 16 / Classical Review
'L'Italiana in Algeri,' a comedy with coloratura and pasta
6 Oct 16 / New York Times
Elektra

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 18

'Elektra' goes global
17 May 16 / LA Observed
"Elektra" at the Met, two ways
12 May 16 / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Nina Stemme at her supreme best
10 May 16 / Boulezian
Pieczonka and Owens Star in Chéreau’s landmark Met Elektra
3 May 16 / Seen and Heard
The Met ends its season with a powerful ‘Elektra’
2 May 16 / The Epoch Times
Magnificent futility: Richard Strauss’s ‘Elektra’ at the Met
30 Apr 16 / New York Observer
Met's new Elektra has the cast and conductor – but where's the catharsis?
26 Apr 16 / Broadway World
Stellar Stemme heads Chéreau Elektra at Met
26 Apr 16 / Classical Voice North America
Elektra selon Chéreau au Metropolitan Opera de New York
23 Apr 16 / Diapason
The controlled fury of the Met’s Elektra
19 Apr 16 / Vulture
Met's new Elektra a triumph of music and theater
18 Apr 16 / Bachtrack
Etranges sensations
17 Apr 16 / Forum Opéra
Stemme, Meier light a fire in Met’s probing “Elektra”
16 Apr 16 / Classical Review
Vengeance reigns in new staging of ‘Elektra’
16 Apr 16 / The Huffington Post
'Elektra' at the Met does full justice to Strauss's masterpiece
16 Apr 16 / New York Times
A tale of utter futility can be magnificent
16 Apr 16 / New York Observer
Salonen reveals the dramatic core of Strauss's 'Elektra'
16 Apr 16 / WQXR New York
Bleak house
16 Apr 16 / parterre box
Waltraud Meier as a human Klytemnestra in Met performance
No monsters of depravity for Waltraud Meier, thank you. The German mezzo-soprano takes a very different view of the Greek queen Klytemnestra than the one usually seen in Richard Strauss’ ”Elektra.”
An ‘Elektra’ at the Met inhabited by a vital spirit
Patrice Chéreau did not live to see his final production, Strauss’s “Elektra,” come to the Metropolitan Opera, where it will open on Thursday.
Die Entführung aus dem Serail

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 6

Pure Bliss
16 May 16 / The Opera Critic
Oh, to be abducted from this Seraglio at the Met
5 May 16 / Broadway World
A sparkling Mozart for Levine’s finale
30 Apr 16 / The Huffington Post
Levine’s affinity for Mozart’s music remains undiminished
26 Apr 16 / Classical Source
James Levine conducts final opera at the Met as music director
Emotions ran high, with prolonged standing ovations for Mr Levine, who has held his position since 1976.
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News & Articles

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
Requiem for a new Metropolitan Opera production
The Metropolitan Opera has announced that to save money it is canceling a much-anticipated new production of Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino” by the daring director Calixto Bieito.
16 Jan 2017 / New York Times
Met cancels Calixto Bieito's 'Forza del Destino' production
Needing to trim its budget, the Metropolitan Opera cancelled next year's production of "La Forza del Destino," which was to have been the debut of provocative Spanish director Calixto Bieito.
15 Jan 2017 / Associated Press