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Two singers at the height of their powers—radiant soprano Nadine Sierra and tenor sensation Benjamin Bernheim—come together as the star-crossed lovers in Gounod’s sumptuous Shakespeare adaptation.
Take out the high courts and bring in the dancing elephants: here are some of the strangest opera plots that have ever been put to paper.
Four contemporary operas have their Met premieres.
Operas from the 19th century to today that depict Black stories.
“It’s sort of maximalist in a tiny little space,” describes Tony-winning adapter/director Mary Zimmerman of her miniaturized Matchbox Magic Flute.
Let’s take a step back in time to hear how classical music influenced some of the 20th century’s hits!
Opera singer Renée Fleming and music star Barry Gibb were also honored at the Sunday night black-tie gala.
A production of Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman, featuring Georg Zeppenfeld, Elisabeth Teige, Tomislav Mužek, Nadine Weissmann, Attilio Glaser, and Michael Volle as the Dutchman. Oksana Lyniv conducts.
As one of the very few women music directors of a major US opera company, Yankovskaya is respected for her leadership, artistic vision, as well as her inventive programming.
What does one of the grandest artforms look like on the big screen? Check out some of our favorite portrayals of opera in the movies.
“It is rare, not only for a male singer who’s not a tenor, but especially a bass-baritone to be able to do this kind of concert with an orchestra like the Chicago Philharmonic.”
Scotto became a successful director after her singing career.
From Paris Opera, hear a star-studded cast that includes Thomas Hampson as Richard Nixon and Renée Fleming as Pat Nixon, with John Matthew Myers as Chairman Mao.
Conductor Philippe Jordan leads the ensemble in Strauss’s Salome, with Malin Byström in the titular role, alongside Gerhard Siegel (Herod), Wolfgang Koch (John the Baptist) and more.
Vienna’s production of Fidelio stars Brandon Jovanovich as Florestan, alongside an Axel Kober-conducted cast that includes Anja Kampe as Leonore.
One of opera’s most beloved works receives its first new Met staging in 19 years.
“My job as a singer, if I’m doing my job correctly, is no different than what a curator does with a beautiful work of art.”
Next year’s lineup of six mainstage operas offers choices for traditional and contemporary opera fans alike.
In a bid to shape projects and bolster opera’s audience, Yoncheva is launching her own record label.
We’ve made a list, now we’re checking it twice… can you help WFMT find out which of these opera characters can expect a nicely wrapped present… and which ones can expect coal?
Tenor Matthew Polenzani reflects that “there are definitely pieces where what’s required dramatically in a hall of 4,000 seats is different from what’s required dramatically on a screen.”
“It was so evident to all of us that we could not keep silent any more,” said baritone Ilya Silchukou.
The Great Chicago Fire began on October 8, 1871. Here’s some music that takes inspiration from flames.
Soprano Angel Blue will be bowing out of La Traviata because the theater recently mounted another Verdi opera using blackface.
Steve Jobs gets the operatic treatment with Mason Bates’ Grammy-winning The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs. We spoke with the composer, librettist Mark Campbell, as well as baritone Edward Parks, who created the role of Jobs.