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National Theatre Live's Broadcast of 'War Horse' at New London Got More Viewers than Helen Mirren in 'The Audience' >>

Yes, War Horse has taken the spot as the most popular production beamed to cinemas--part of the National Theatre Live initiative. The showing reached over 125,000 people in the U.K. alone who tuned into the February 27 performance.

The Worst of Times: Now Metropolitan Opera to Cut Labor Salaries and Set Costs, Outraged Unions Await Negotiations >>

The Metropolitan Opera is proposing in contract talks with union-represented workers to cut compensation, the first this has happened in decades.

Soprano Danielle de Niese Returns to the Met for Jeremy Sams' 'The Enchanted Island' and 'Così' with James Levine >>

"Opera's coolest soprano" lauds the New York Times Magazine of Danielle de Niese, a singer who's best peformances have often come at the Metropolitan Opera. This Spring, the lovely soprano returns to New York City for two productions: The Enchanted Island and Cosi fan tutte.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Now Fully Under Louis Langrée, and its Five-Year Plan to Get (and Keep) New Audiences >>

It seems classical vinyl isn't the only thing that's selling more. Classical performance, especially in Ohio, is feeling the better burn, too. Namely, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (second only to Cleveland's band there in The Buckeye State) has noted a distinct swell in both ticket sales and charitable giving.

Bavarian Soprano Diana Damrau Follows Anna Netrebko's Downtown Path to (Le) Poisson Rouge >>

The merits of new and old colliding are vast. The distinction between an early and late New York City is continually blurred as gentrification bleeds in both directions. That said, there may not be a more perfect blend of young and old than at the downtown dwelling (Le) Poisson Rouge, where the Metropolitan Opera has been hosting a series (starting and relating with Alexander Borodin's masterpiece, Prince Igor).

Song to the Moon: Renée Fleming Returns to the Met for Dvořák's 'Rusalka,' Cinecast Audience Set to Beat Bizet's Best >>

Opening on Thursday and running until February 15, the Metropolitan Opera will be presenting the great Antonin Dvořák's 'Rusalka.' Even better, Renée Fleming will return to one of her signature roles--singing the emblematic "Song to the Moon" aria as only she can.

James Levine to Conduct an Evening of Comic Opera Presented by Juilliard and the Met

James Levine to Conduct an Evening of Comic Opera Presented by Juilliard and the Met >>

Performances of "A Concert of Comic Operas," conducted by James Levine, will take place at Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater on February 11 and 14 at 8:00 p.m. and February 16 at 2:00 p.m.

After Triumphant Return to the Met, James Levine Leads New Production of Verdi's 'Falstaff' >>

Levine will lead a new production of Verdi’s "Falstaff," directed by Robert Carsen. The gala première of this new production of Verdi’s comic masterpiece will take place on December 6.

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James Levine Returns to the Met on May 19 >>

Metropolitan Opera Music Director James Levine will return to Carnegie Hall on Sunday, May 19. Program includes music by Wagner and Schubert, as well as Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with Evgeny Kissin.

8th Annual Beverly Sills Artist Award handed to tenor Bryan Hymel >>

Tenor singer Bryan Hymel became the recipient of the 8th Beverly Sills Artist Award, the largest of its kind in the United States.

The Metropolitan Opera Season 2013/2014 >>

The Metropolitan Opera's new season includes new productions like Tchaikovsky's 'Eugene Onegin,' Muhly's 'Two Boys,' Verdi's 'Falstaff,' Strauss's 'Die Fledermaus,' Borodin's 'Prince Igor,' and Massenet's 'Werther.'

Renee Fleming To Host Metropolitan Opera's Live In HD Broadcast Of Verdi's Rigoletto Featuring Piotr Beczala, Željko Lucic, Diana Damrau >>

Soprano Renee Fleming will host Metropolitan Opera's Live in HD broadcast of Verdi's Rigoletto with Piotr Beczala, Željko Lucic, and Diana Damrau.

Jonas Kaufmann Takes On Title Role Of Wagner's 'Parsifal' >>

Born in Munich, tenor Jonas Kaufmann will star in a title role of Wagner's Parsifal, a new production of the Metropolitan Opera.

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