Tag Archive | Opening Night

OPENING NIGHT AT THE MET!: Everything You Need to Know

It’s finally here! After an inappropriately long time of waiting (The opera season in New York is substantially shorter than in most European houses.), Opening Night, one of my favorite days of the year, has arrived! This must-see production of Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” stars Anna Netrebko as Tatjana, Mariusz Kweicien as Eugene Onegin, Piotr Beczala […]

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 […]

Lovely Lohengrin

Sorry for the extended absence, opera fans. The holidays are in full swing(A very happy Hannukah to anyone celebrating) and I’ve had so much to do. In light of Friday’s opening night of La Scala in Milan, some kind soul has posted the entire video of the performance of Lohengrin conducted by Daniel Barenboim, starring […]

Opening Night Closed: A Radio Broadcast of L’Elisir D’Amore in Review

I LOVE Opening Night. There are so many reasons. The music first and foremost, but the vibes, the new hope, everything is palpable no matter where you are. There was so much good music and good music making this evening, it’s hard to fit all into one post. That’s why I’ve been liveblogging and livetweeting […]

Intermission Posts

OH MY GOD THAT WAS FANTASTIC! Act I is finished and it’s been a really exciting performance so far. Polenzani is a real virtuoso, and it shows in this performance. It took a few minutes for everyone to warm up so far, but the best singing so far is by Ambrogio Maestri, who navigated “Udite, […]

Pre-Performance Post

Lemme just say that I love Will and Margret’s banter. So far, to preface the performance, we have heard interviews from: Anna Netrebko: She gave a really interesting idea about her portrayal of Adina, and about how she “Can’t feel love”. Bartlett Sher: He said exactly what you thought he’d say. Debbie Voigt interviewed: Renee […]

OPENING NIGHT OF THE METROPOLITAN OPERA 2012-2013 SEASON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It’s been a long summer, but we’ve finally got here. Metropolitan Opera Opening Night for the 2012-2013 season, and I couldn’t be more excited! Tonight’s opening performance is a new production of Donizetti’s treasured comedy, L’Elisir D’Amore, directed by Bart Sher. The production stars Anna Netrebko as Adina, who is singing the complete role for […]

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