Verdi’s Requiem

Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium for a performance of Verdi’s soul-stirring Requiem alongside a thrilling quartet of soloists.

Jamie Barton on Growing as an Artist and Verdi’s Timeless Juggernaut

“This is a tra-ge-dy. It’s not going to go right in the end. And that’s hard.”

With Mazzola Extended, Lyric Opera Explores Contrast in 2024–2025 Season

The season includes 9 programs, including concerts from opera and musical theater royalty.

Verdi’s La Forza del Destino

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdi’s grand tale of ill-fated love, deadly vendetta, and family strife, with stellar soprano Lise Davidsen as the lead role.

Enrique Mazzola on Verdi’s Aida

Lyric Opera’s music director highlights favorite moments from Verdi’s grandest opera.

Listeners’ Choice: Verdi’s Ernani

A 1962 audience-favorite Met Broadcast featuring Carlo Bergonzi and Leontyne Price.

Met Opera Announces ’24–25 Season

Four contemporary operas have their Met premieres.

Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera

Carlo Rizzi conducts an all-star ensemble that features soprano Angela Meade, Quinn Kelsey, and Charles Castronovo.

Playlist: Classical Music for Cooking

Much like a gourmet dish, classical music is the result of many individual elements coming together. The composer, like a chef, must know the distinct flavor profiles of each instrument and how they complement each other.

Verdi’s Nabucco

Ancient Babylon comes to life in a classic Met staging of biblical proportions.

Verdi’s La forza del destino

Verdi’s epic opera combines love, war, religion, and fate, and is sung by a stellar cast including Sondra Radvanovsky, Brian Jagde and Etienne Dupuis, conducted by Mark Elder.

Last Night of the Proms

Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and soprano Lise Davidsen join conductor Marin Alsop and the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus for the celebratory conclusion of the 2023 Proms.

Opera on Film: 6 Movies that Showcase Opera’s Drama, Emotion, Glamor, and Beauty

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.

Verdi’s Attila

Verdi’s Attila takes us to the mid-5th century near Rome following Attila, King of the Huns.

Verdi’s I Lombardi

From the Prinzregententheater in Munich, Germany, we hear a production of Verdi’s I Lombardi alla prima crociata with the Munich Radio Opera, featuring Galeano Salas as Arvino, Andreas Burkhart as Acciano, Nino Machaidze as Giselda, and Réka Kristóf as Viclinda.

Alan Gilbert Conducts the Verdi Requiem

Featuring soprano Angela Meade, mezzo-soprano Lilli Paasikivi, tenor Russell Thomas, and bass-baritone Eric Owens.

Grace Bumbry, 1st Black singer at Bayreuth, dies at 86

Bumbry was among the winners of the 1958 Met National Council Auditions. She had a recital debut in Paris that same year and made her Paris Opéra debut in 1960.

Lyric Opera 2023-2024 Season: Dutchman, Aida, Cinderella, Audra

Next year’s lineup of six mainstage operas offers choices for traditional and contemporary opera fans alike.

Verdi’s La traviata

Dazzling soprano Angel Blue stars as Violetta in Verdi‘s stirring romantic tragedy. Nicola Luisotti conducts the Met Opera Orchestra and Dmytro Popov (Alfredo) and Artur Ruciński (Giorgio).

On Singing Verdi with Russell Thomas

A survey of great tenors known for their interpretations of Verdi. Russell Thomas stars the title role Verdi’s Ernani which opens the 2022-23 season of Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Verdi’s ‘Don Carlos’ arrives at Met Opera in original French

The version is largely based on the 1867 rehearsals and Paris Opéra premiere, including long-lost sections rediscovered in the late 1960s by David Rosen and Andrew Porter.

Lyric’s ’22-23 Season: Verdi, ‘Fiddler,’ Fleming, & ‘Carmen’

Plus a world premiere, Chicago-set take on ‘The Barber of Seville’ and the return of ‘West Side Story’

CSO Announces Winter/Spring 2022 Concerts

Music director Riccardo Muti will conduct music by Beethoven, Price, Glass, and Montgomery while welcoming guest artists like Anne-Sophie Mutter, Leif Ove Andsnes, and Mitsuko Uchida.

Enrique Mazzola on Returning to the Stage, Taking the Reins at Lyric

Mazzola speaks with WFMT general manager George Preston about returning to live performance, Giuseppe Verdi’s Macbeth, Gaetano Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love, and what he loves most about being a Chicagoan.

Met’s 9/11 Anniversary: Music Can Help Mend Wounds of 20 Years Ago and Today

Matthew Polenzani, one of the artists performing at the Met’s Verdi Requiem commemorative concerts on the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001, reflects on why music can help us heal.

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