Friday Aug 22
The Met's Summer HD Festival Lights Up Lincoln Center Plaza with ...
The Metropolitan Opera's popular Summer HD Festival returns to Lincoln Center Plaza with screenings of ten acclaimed productions from the Met's Emmy Award-winning Live in HD series, including four new productions from the 2013-14 season: Borodin's Prince Igor starring Ildar Abdrazakov; Verdi's Falstaff conducted by James Levine and starring ... (more)
Licia Albanese, reigning Met soprano of '40s and '50s, dies
Licia Albanese, a revered Metropolitan Opera soprano who achieved superstar status in the postwar era for her emotionally intense and technically accomplished portrayals, particularly of the doomed geisha in "Madama Butterfly" and other Puccini heroines, died of natural causes Friday in New York.
Enjoy an exquisite 'Night of Song' with the stars of Mobile Opera
MOBILE, Alabama -- If you want a hint of the achingly beautiful music in Mobile Opera's upcoming production of Massenet's tragic work "Werther," you should treat your ears to "Night of Song" on Monday, Aug. 18. Mobile Opera star soprano Megan King , who will play Sophie in "Werther," will be among the superb singers performing favorites from opera ... (more)
Arias and graces
VITTORIO GRIGOLO, an Italian tenor, had his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 2010, singing the part of Rodolfo in Puccini's "La Boheme".
There's something in the aria
Promising 17 operatic happenings ranging from full-scale operas to vocal snippets on a boat-tour, the highlights of the eight-day festival include full length performances of Romeo and Juliet, Manon, The Marriage of Figaro and Ottone in Villa.