Author Archives: Met Opera
Richard Strauss’s Die Frau ohne Schatten (The Woman without a Shadow) opens at the Met on November 7 for six performances only! The cast includes Anne Schwanewilms, Christine Goerke, Ildikó Komlósi, Torsten Kerl, and Johan Reuter. Check out an audio slideshow from … Continue reading
Die Frau ohne Schatten In Focus Premiere: Vienna State Opera, 1919 The fourth collaboration of Richard Strauss and librettist Hugo von Hofmannsthal was in many ways their most ambitious: a heavily symbolic morality tale about love and marriage that unfolds … Continue reading
Puccini’s Tosca is one of the most frequently-performed operas at the Met. This season, Patricia Racette, Roberto Alagna, and George Gagnidze step into the lead roles for the first run of this operatic thriller. Here’s a look (all photos: Marty Sohl/Met … Continue reading
Der Rosenkavalier In Focus Premiere: Royal Opera House, Dresden, 1911 Strauss’s most popular opera was an instant success at its premiere, earning a secure spot in the repertory that has not wavered in the 100 years since. Set in an … Continue reading
A pair of National Council Audition winners, Angela Meade and Jamie Barton, teamed up for Norma and brought the house down with a performance for the ages. Meade and Barton sing one more performance together on Monday, October 28. Angela Meade … Continue reading
Two Boys opens October 21 for 7 performances only. Check out an audio slideshow from a recent rehearsal.
Two Boys In Focus Premiere: English National Opera, London, 2011 The first full-scale opera by young American composer Nico Muhly, Two Boys is the also the first piece to reach the Met stage from the Met/Lincoln Center Theater New Works Program, … Continue reading
A Midsummer Night’s Dream In Focus Premiere: Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, 1960 Wit, romance, a bewitching air of wonder, and moments of genuine human emotion—all the dramatic elements that have made Shakespeare’s fantasy-comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream an audience favorite for centuries … Continue reading
Conductor James Conlon discusses Benjamin Britten and the music of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The opera returns to the Met for the first time in ten years on Oct 11.