Dropped by Met, Netrebko to sing at Monte Carlo Opera

Anna Netrebko will sing the title role in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut.

New ‘La bohème’ tells story in reverse for happy ending

The director says that the reinterpretation emphasizes the power of love despite inevitable death and disappointment.

‘Music is an ephemeral art’: Conductor Eun Sun Kim on Puccini and her Lyric Debut

It’s been a very Puccini year for conductor Eun Sun Kim. In the span of 9 months, she’ll have conducted two Toscas, two Bohèmes, and a Turandot. Here’s how she continues to find the new in these beloved scores.

First Planned for 2020, Opera Festival of Chicago Finally Opens Inaugural Season

The new company launches with fully staged works by Puccini and Wolf-Ferrari, plus a concert inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy.

Lyric Announces 2021-22 Season With ‘Magic Flute,’ ‘Macbeth,’ Mazzola

A Verdi and bel canto expert, Lyric’s new music director Enrique Mazzola will open the season with Verdi’s Macbeth and Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love, while also conducting contemporary opera Proving Up by Missy Mazzoli later in the season.

13 Pieces Inspired by Flowers and Nature [Playlist]

Many composers have also answered the call of springtime’s riotous colors during this, the blooming season.

With Opera Houses Closed, Soprano Sings for Her Alpacas

An audience is an audience, no matter who (or what species) is in it. Case in point: Erin G. McCarthy recently gave a quick recital in her barn to an audience of three alpacas.

Marcello Giordani, tenor of beauty and heft, dies at 56

Giordani had a heart attack following lunch at his home in Sicily.

Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces 2019-2020 Season, With Wagner’s ‘Ring’ Cycle, ‘Don Giovanni’, ‘Madama Butterfly’

Lyric’s 2019-2020 season will include seven mainstage operas (three of which are company premieres), three full performances of Lyric’s new Ring cycle, and the Broadway at Lyric premiere of 42nd Street.

Lyric Backstage Video: Danielle de Niese Previews ‘La bohème’

Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 2018-19 season opens this weekend with a classic: Puccini’s beloved La bohème.

Watch This Talented Chicken Peck Out Puccini

And she doesn’t sound as fowl as you might think, either.

Video | 5 Operas the Notorious RBG Wants You to Know

See which operas Justice Ginsburg chose as her her five favorites during her visit to WFMT.