Joyce DiDonato

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 3: What to Expect from mid-January to mid-March

After rounds one and two, I’m back again for the third round of Met season predictions. These will run from mid-January to mid-March. Rusalka: It’s sad, but true. Renee Fleming is slowly saying goodbye to the operatic stage. The Met is the house she is very much at home at, and it’s the place where […]

Battle of the Divas: The 55th Grammy Awards

Happy Grammy Sunday, opera fans! As you may know, here in the U.S., it’s Grammy night. The Grammy’s are the equivalent of the Academy Awards for music. There are live performances, musical tributes and stars young and old making their bones in the music business, and coming to reap the rewards. While the Grammy Award […]

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 […]

The Maria Stuarda Masterpiece Master Post

As is tradition, the Met holds a New Year’s Eve gala where they unveil a new production to ring in the new year. The presentation this year will be Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda. Now why they would choose to inaugurate 2013 with a beheading is beyond me, but it’s sure to be a thrilling night of […]

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