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 Metropolitan Opera is proposing in contract talks with union-represented workers to cut compensation, the first this has happened in decades.
"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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'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.'
Soprano Renee Fleming will host Metropolitan Opera's Live in HD broadcast of Verdi's Rigoletto with Piotr Beczala, Željko Lucic, and Diana Damrau.
Born in Munich, tenor Jonas Kaufmann will star in a title role of Wagner's Parsifal, a new production of the Metropolitan Opera.