Thursday, March 20, 2014
The board of the opera that has been a city cultural institution for 49 years voted overwhelmingly to shut down Wednesday.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
What is it the most beautiful tenor aria of all? Operavore's Fred Plotkin ventures a list of candidates, and supplies clips of the arias all sung by Placido Domingo.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Claudio Abbado’s passing set Fred Plotkin to thinking about conductors whom he would love to hear leading performances at the Met. Here are a dozen standouts.
Sunday, March 09, 2014
Matthias Goerne got to sing the title role of Berg's "Wozzeck" twice as many times as he bargained for during his trip to New York.
Monday, March 03, 2014
"Without so much as an outrageously updated production or even a fake head, the visiting Vienna State Opera at Carnegie Hall delivered a near-seismic concert version of Salome," writes David Patrick Stearns.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
The silver screen has periodically been a source of inspiration for opera composers. Here are five of this year’s Academy Award-nominated films we believe could be sung on the stage.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Operavore's David Patrick Stearns reviews the new Met Opera production of Werther which reveals itself as a haunting but solid presentation.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Opera Philadelphia will host the world premiere of Charlie Parker’s Yardbird and the East Coast premiere of Oscar during it's 40th anniversary season. The company's 2014-2015 season also feature a few new productions of old classics. The performances feature opera notables Eric Owens and Lawrence Brownlee as well as some up and coming talent.