Wednesday, February 12, 2014
"The season is an engaging mix of standard repertory and unusual offerings to please regulars, newcomers and those with more experimental inclinations," writes Fred Plotkin.
Monday, February 10, 2014
The cast for a concert celebrating the 70th anniversary of New York City Opera's first performance just got a bit more star-studded.
Friday, February 07, 2014
The results of the Met's revival of Borodin's Prince Igor were visually imaginative and musically gratifying but essential narrative elements simply weren’t there, writes David Patrick Stearns.
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
The union representing the singers, dancers and production staff at the Metropolitan Opera is telling its members to expect an “epic battle” in upcoming contract talks.
Sunday, February 02, 2014
Clad in a black Vera Wang dress with a flowing white sash – ensuring no wardrobe malfunctions – Fleming was accompanied an Armed Forces Chorus and a recording of the New Jersey Symphony.
Friday, January 31, 2014
Renée Fleming said in an interview she won't sing to a pre-recorded track and that she "wouldn't know how to lip-sync if you paid me."
Monday, January 27, 2014
A week after the death of Claudio Abbado, tributes continue from various corners of the classical music world.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
The Super Bowl will have a touch of the operatic this year: Soprano Renée Fleming will sing the national anthem.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Three months after New York City Opera filed for bankruptcy and shut its doors, the company's musicians on Wednesday announced a concert they will produce and play at City Center.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
The LA Opera will present the West Coast premiere of John Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles during its 2014-15 season as part of a Figaro Trilogy.
Monday, January 13, 2014
The Wagner and Verdi bicentennials in 2013 reinforced certain negative attitudes about the two composers, writes Fred Plotkin. But the Britten centenary was filled with many revelations.