Wednesday, February 17, 2016
The Metropolitan Opera announced the line-up for its 2016-2017 season. Fred Plotkin offers his thoughts on what to love about it.
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Roberto Alagna, replacing Jonas Kaufmann, joins Kristine Opolais in an uneven production of Puccini's 'Manon Lescaut' at the Metropolitan Opera.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
New original operas featured in the 2016-2017 season and a three-year composer-in-residence stint from 25-year-old Matthew Aucoin were announced.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Operavore's Fred Plotkin pays tribute to Plácido Domingo who at present has performed 145 different operatic parts in over 3700 performances.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
To 'Bis' or not to 'Bis', that is the question that Fred Plotkin asks in this blog post for Operavore.
Monday, January 11, 2016
Two operas opened this past weekend at the Prototype Festival. Both focus with minimalism on intense subject matter. One does so with great effect, the other misses its mark.
Monday, January 04, 2016
In musically rich south Asia, Operavore blogger Fred Plotkin asks where one can find western opera and what other traditions serve the opera curious.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Fred Plotkin unearths some of his favorite (and unfamiliar) holiday musical selections by some of his favorite singers.
Friday, December 18, 2015
Blogger Fred Plotkin honors and acknowledges many of the outstanding and memorable achievements in opera in 2015.