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Met Opera Swaps Anna Netrebko for Sondra Radvanovsky as Bellini's 'Norma' >>

The Metropolitan Opera this week switched the announced performer in the title role of Vincenzo Bellini's opera 'Norma' for their upcoming 2017-18 season. Sondra Radvanovsky will replace Anna Netrebko beginning with the Met's season opener on September 25, 2017.

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Kathleen Battle Returns to the Metropolitan Opera 22 Years After Firing >>

Operatic soprano Kathleen Battle has announced she will return to the Metropolitan Opera some 22 years after her famous departure. Peter Gelb, the new general manager, says there's no ill-will towards the performer.

Moody's Reports Metropolitan Opera's Credit Remains Despite $1 Million Surplus

Moody's Reports Metropolitan Opera's Credit Rating Remains Despite $1 Million Surplus >>

Despite seeing a $1 million surplus after it ended its last fiscal year, the Metropolitan Opera's credit rating still hasn't changed. According to Moody's Investors Service, the company may have seen some lightness in the box office, but it still yields large donor support in light of its recent season.

Despite Medication Change, James Levine's Met Opera Tenure Still Uncertain

Despite Medication Change, James Levine's Met Opera Tenure Still Uncertain >>

The Metropolitan Opera's beloved conductor, James Levine, has had a tumultuous battle with Parkinson's Disease, which has hindered his abilities to continue with the company. With tenure of four decades, and despite doctors claiming a change in medication could help curb his symptoms, Levine's future with the orchestra remains uncertain.

Metropolitan Opera's James Levine Could Conduct for More Seasons With Adjusted Medications

Metropolitan Opera's James Levine Could Conduct for More Seasons With Adjusted Medications >>

Old age and the onset of a degenerative illness haven't slowed down long-time Metropolitan Opera conductor James Levine, whose battle with Parkinson's Disease may have forced him into retirement. Per the prognosis of Levine's neurologist, his symptoms could be alleviated with a simple change in dosage of his medication.

Metropolitan Opera Offers $25 Low-Price Tickets for Performances, Takes a Rocky Start

Metropolitan Opera Offers $25 Low-Price Tickets for Performances, Takes a Rocky Start >>

Many Rust Belt cities in the U.S. have been experimenting with a new theory, "low-cost high culture," and have been yielding higher net profits. While the idea is sound, major cultural institutions like the Metropolitan Opera have tried a similar experiment but haven't found the same success.

Bow Out: Chicago Radio Station WHPK-FM to Stream 'Death of Klinghoffer' After Met Opera Refuses

Bow Out: Chicago Radio Station WHPK-FM to Stream 'Death of Klinghoffer' After Met Opera Refuses >>

Since the big wigs at The Metropolitan Opera — cough, Pete Gelb — have been scared into submission, Chicago's WHPK-FM radio station will take on a simulcast of John Adams's controversial "The Death of Klinghoffer."

Rudy Giuliani to Join Protests Outside Lincoln Center for Metropolitan Opera's Staging of 'The Death of Klinghoffer'

Rudy Giuliani and George Pataki to Lead, NYPD to Join Metropolitan Opera Protests for John Adams' 'The Death of Klinghoffer' on Opening Night >>

NYPD and protestors will congregate in front of Lincoln Center for the premiere of The Metropolitan Opera's latest staging of John Adams' controversial (and equally brilliant) The Death of Klinghoffer. Joining in their voice, too, is opera advocate and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Anna Netrebko Brings Down the Metropolitan Opera as Lady Macbeth in Verdi's Classic

Anna Netrebko Brings Down the Metropolitan Opera as Lady Macbeth in Verdi's Classic >>

One would think that if Anna Netrebko announced a new role, it would be met with excitement. However, this wasn't the case when Anna said she would go out for Lady Macbeth. But in light of her performance in Verdi's classic, Netrebko proved she can transcend any role.

Amid High Tensions, The Metropolitan Opera Looks the Other Way On Successful Opening Night with 'Le Nozze di Figaro'

Post-Lockout, 'Klinghoffer' Protests Aside, Metropolitan Opera Looks Grand on Opening Night with Mozart's 'Le Nozze di Figaro' >>

As opening night took to the Metropolitan Opera, crowds gathered for the latest production of Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro." And given its great reception, the strife that has followed the Met recently has seemingly been swept under the rug.

Torn No More: The Metropolitan Opera and Peter Gelb End Contract Negotiations and Avoid Lockout, Season to Start September 22

Torn No More: Metropolitan Opera and Peter Gelb End Contract Negotiations and Avoid Lockout, Season Starts September 22 >>

And thus, the strife is o'er for the Metropolitan Opera. After weeks of back-breaking negotiations, all parties can look forward to the forthcoming season, as Peter Gelb & Co. have finally ended the renewal process.

Down to the Wire: Metropolitan Opera Reaches First Round Agreements with Two Unions, 10 Others Await Future

Down to the Wire: Metropolitan Opera Reaches First Round Agreements with Two Unions, 10 Others Await Future >>

Well, wouldn't you know; the Metropolitan Opera has finally found some common ground. GM Peter Gelb and two of the Met's largest union factions have reached tentative labor deals, while negotiations for 10 other unions are still in progress.

Opera Watch: Is Peter Gelb Completely to Blame for the Metropolitan Lockout?

Opera Watch: Is Peter Gelb Completely to Blame for the Metropolitan Lockout? >>

With the Metropolitan Opera sliding down the slopes of bankruptcy, and with the possibility of closing its doors due to an inevitable lockout, Peter Gelb has come under serious heat.

Metropolitan Opera Delays Lockout of Union Workers by One Week, Agrees to Independent Financial Analysis

Metropolitan Opera Delays Lockout of Union Workers by One Week, Agrees to Independent Financial Analysis >>

The Metropolitan Opera announced last night that it would delay its lockout of union workers by one week, while an independent financial analyst is brought in to assess the state of the Met's finances.

Peter Gelb of Metropolitan Opera to Union Workers: Prepare for Lockout

Peter Gelb of Metropolitan Opera to Union Workers: Prepare for Lockout >>

Peter Gelb, the Metropolitan Opera's general manager, warned that a lockout of union workers is imminent if the opera house’s singers, orchestra members, stagehands and other employees cannot reach a labor agreement with management by next week.

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