Thursday, June 26, 2014
The conductor Julius Rudel, who ran New York City Opera during its golden age, from 1957 to 1979, died on Thursday in Manhattan. He was 93.
Monday, June 23, 2014
The Georgian soprano Tamar Iveri has been released from her contract with Opera Australia after an anti-gay rant on her Facebook page provoked an angry backlash.
Friday, June 20, 2014
With Manaus playing host to four World Cup matches, the Belle Epoque gem is a must-see for the foreigners who flooded in for the tournament.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Rameau's one-act Pygmalion received a site-specific staging at Madame Tussauds Tuesday night. Operavore's David Patrick Stearns writes that the venue brought some challenges to the score.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
The Metropolitan Opera has called off its broadcasts of The Death of Klinghoffer, John Adams and Alice Goodman's landmark 1991 opera, over fears it could "fan global anti-Semitism."
Monday, June 16, 2014
The disclosures might be noncontroversial were it not for the fact that Met management began contract talks with musicians and stagehands last month aimed at cutting expenses.
Monday, June 16, 2014
Following last week's survey of gifted male opera singers under the age of 40 comes this look at promising young divas.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Fred Plotkin has selected 40 singers under 40 who he feels merit your attention and support. This article is about male singers; the next will introduce you to some future divas.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
For Strauss's birthday, how about a little dance? We've collected the top five infamous renditions of the lurid routine from Salome.
Monday, June 09, 2014
Aaron Copland's folk opera The Tender Land is a quintessential story of the American heartland. It's also laced with jabs at the McCarthy era, which made initial audiences gasp.
Friday, June 06, 2014
Opera promoters can't seem to get enough of "Love Couples." But Operavore writer David Shengold isn't entirely convinced by the latest effort to push a soprano/tenor pair.
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Operavore blogger Fred Plotkin gives his take on how the Met can "stimulate ticket sales, rein in expenditures, build its endowment and get back on track."
Friday, May 30, 2014
"Somewhere along the way, the Metropolitan Opera House went from being a temple of art to becoming a facility," writes Fred Plotkin, in the third of a four-part post-season series on the Met.