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Parts of Their World: Rusalka at the Metropolitan Opera in Review

The Met is frequently criticized as a repertory house, unadventurous and conservative in its programming and casting. There are definitely aspects of that which are true(And were particularly prevalent during Joseph Volpe’s management.), but during Volpe’s management, the Met championed a very select number of non-standard repertory operas. Among these are Zandonai’s “Francesca da Rimini”, Giordano’s […]

Met 2013-2014 Season Analysis Part 4: What to Expect from mid-March Through the End of the Season

Here is the final round (You can find rounds 1,2, &3 ) of Met predictions just in time for the Met Opening Night tomorrow! As per tradition, I’ll liveblog tomorrow’s performance. In the afternoon, I’ll put out a list of ways you can enjoy the Met Opening Night with some opinions in advance. I’ll post […]

Met 2013-2014 Season Analysis Part 2: What to Expect from November to mid-January

I had Part 1 earlier this week, and I’m back now with the second session of Met Season Predictions. Let’s pick up where we left off in mid-November. Rigoletto: The Met’s neon Rigoletto returns for another season since its first presentation last season. Dimiri Hvorostovsky sings Rigoletto opposite Aleksandra Kurzak’s Gilda. Kurzak recently announced her […]

Family Ties: Maria Stuarda at the Metropolitan Opera in Review

On January 4, 2013, the Operarox Liveshow regulars and other impassioned, young opera fans from different cities all over the country and of all different ages descended upon Lincoln Center, New York to hear Joyce DiDonato-their “high priestess”, in a way- tackle the bel-canto role of Maria Stuarda in Gaetano Donizetti’s opera of the same […]

My Apologies

Hello Opera Fans, It is with my deepest feelings of sorriness that I tell you that I will not be able to provide my usual radio review of The Tempest premiere from the Metropolitan Opera this evening. We have a family friend’s birthday tonight being hosted at our house. I will listen to the broadcast […]

Step Back, I need to Sing a High Note: Otello at the Metropolitan Opera in Review

Saturday, October 13, the Metropolitan Opera presented the second performance of its fall run of Verdi’s opera Otello starring Renee Fleming, Falk Struckman, Michael Fabiano and PLOT TWIST: Newcomer to the Met Avgust Amonov making his Met debut in the title role. Amonov’s debut was announced on Friday afternoon, that he would replace an ailing […]

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