Tag Archive | Opening Night

Met 2014-15 Season Predictions- Part 2

Part 2! The Merry Widow: I’m glad the Met has realized that cheerful operettas are the best choice for New Year’s Eve performances. Tony-winner Susan Stroman’s new production opens with Renee Fleming as Hanna and Broadway debutant and personal favorite Kelli O’Hara as Valencienne in a cast that also stars Nathan Gunn and Alek Shrader. […]

Met 2014-15 Season Predictions- Part 1

Opening night at the Met is one of my favorite days of the year. A new season connotes discovery, excitement, and a whole other slew of exciting performances to look forward to. Especially after the Met’s unusually long summer break, a new season brings back that sense of currency and anticipation to the opera community. […]

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, […]

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