Season 2012-2013

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 […]

Blanche is Not an Asset to the Abbey: Dialogues des Carmelites at the Metropolitan Opera in Review

For the first time in ten years, the Met revived its iconic production of Francis Poulenc’s opera, Dialogues des Carmelites- Dialogues of the Carmelites, which opened this afternoon. At the heart of the story is the eviction of a convent of Carmelite nuns during the French Revolution.  The nuns are from a wide spectrum of […]

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 […]

An Interview with Ildar Abdrazakov!

Russian bass Ildar Abdrazakov has quickly become one of the most dramatic, compelling and talented singers of our day. He has appeared at nearly every major opera house and boasts two Grammy’s to his name. He has headlined new productions, sung opening nights and is a mainstay at the Metropolitan Opera House, where he is […]

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 […]

The Music of Jane Austen

When the name Jane Austen comes to mind, I’m sure your next thought might not be music. However, the Jane Austen Society of North America is presenting two concerts this week as part of their 2012 General Annual Meeting. The first concert they are presenting is: Friday, October 5th Soprano Julianne Baird Marriott Brooklyn Bridge […]