'Mozart in the Jungle' Season 2, Episodes 1-2 Recap

Sunday, January 03, 2016

"Mozart In The Jungle," Amazon’s web series about the classical music world in New York City, returned for a second season. John V. Bennett recaps the first two episodes.
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Review: Met Opera's 'Les Pêcheurs de Perles'

Friday, January 01, 2016

Operavore critic David Patrick Stearns attended the New Year's Eve performance of The Pearl Fishers which returned to the Met after a century.
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Looking Ahead: Classical Music Stories To Watch in 2016

Thursday, December 31, 2015

We look ahead at the important 2016 stories we will be following in the world of classical music.
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Leonie Rysanek, 20 Years After Her Met Farewell

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Twenty years after Leonie Rysanek gave her final performance at the Met, Fred Plotkin remembers the artist he misses most.
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The Most Shared Classical News Stories of 2015

Thursday, December 24, 2015

To go with our list of most shared classical music videos of the year, we have a list of the most shared classical news stories in social media.
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And to All a Good Night: Great Singers, Great Christmas Music

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Fred Plotkin unearths some of his favorite (and unfamiliar) holiday musical selections by some of his favorite singers.
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The 9 Most Popular Classical Music Videos of 2015

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

In 2015, popular videos from classical music artists and organizations reached new audiences. Here are some of the most popular of the year.
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10 Pivotal Moments in 2015 for Opera and Classical

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The end of the year means more lists. Here's another one: Operavore critic David Patrick Stearns' list of pivotal moments in 2015.
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The Metropolitan Opera Season Halftime Show

Monday, December 21, 2015

Tune in at 10pm on Tuesday, Dec. 29, as Metropolitan Opera soprano Debbie Voigt opens a treasury of live performance excerpts from the Met season so far.
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Kurt Masur, Music Director at the NY Phil, Dies at 88

Monday, December 21, 2015

Conductor Kurt Masur, who reinvigorated the New York Philharmonic during an 11-year stint as music director, has died at 88.
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Classical Music's Highs and Lows in 2015

Monday, December 21, 2015

In a world of change there were many uplifting moments provided by classical music in 2015. There were also moments of drama and turmoil inside the concert venue as well.
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The Third Annual Excellence in Opera (a. k. a. Freddie) Awards

Friday, December 18, 2015

Blogger Fred Plotkin honors and acknowledges many of the outstanding and memorable achievements in opera in 2015.
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A Good Year for New Operas

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, Operavore blogger Fred Plotkin comes to the realization that, in the United States, it was a really good year for new opera.
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Sneak Peek: Inside 'The Pearl Fishers' at The Metropolitan Opera

Monday, December 14, 2015

At 7:30 pm on Friday, Dec. 18, watch an exclusive sneak peek inside the Met's first production in a century of Bizet’s rarely performed opera, "The Pearl Fishers."
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Retrospective: The Light and Dark Side of John Williams' 'Star Wars' Score

Monday, December 14, 2015

In anticipation of the latest "Star Wars" film, we take a look back at some of the iconic themes present in John Williams' score.
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Classical Music in Unexpected Venues Such As ... A Harlem Crypt?

Thursday, December 10, 2015

New York's alternative venues include Le Poisson Rouge and Roulette. We can now add The Crypt Sessions from the Church of the Intercession at 155th Street and Broadway to the list.
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Wexford Festival Opera: Journey into the Unknown

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

The central mission of the Wexford festival since its 1951 founding, writes Operavore's Fred Plotkin, has been to unearth works that have not been heard since their creation.
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Grammys 2016: List of Classical Nominees

Monday, December 07, 2015

The Grammy award nominations for 2016 have been announced. Read about the notable classical artists and recordings and see the full list of nominees.
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Knoxville: Fall of 2015

Friday, December 04, 2015

Inspired by a casting call controversy at the Knoxville Opera, Fred Plotkin looks at the role visuals play in how we listen.
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Music, Paris and Belief in Reason

Monday, November 30, 2015

Blogger Fred Plotkin shares his thoughts on France, its music and the philosophy of Paris that inspires the world over.
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