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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

François Girard Reflects on His Interpretation of Der Fliegende Holländer at the Met Opera by Jay Goodwin

The celebrated director's production of Wagner's first masterpiece explores the mystical nature of the opera and the power of images to consume us.

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Thursday, January 2, 2020

Swedish Baritone Peter Mattei Talks About Performing Wozzeck by Jay Goodwin

The singer is adding another chapter to his Met Opera legacy with his role debut as the title character of Berg’s Wozzeck, in a new production by South African artist William Kentridge.

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Monday, November 25, 2019

Soprano Lise Davidsen Reflects on Her Whirlwind Rise to Fame by Jay Goodwin

The Norwegian singer makes her Met Opera debut as Lisa in The Queen of Spades November 29–December 21.

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

How the Met Chorus Handles the Challenges of a Multilingual Season by Jay Goodwin

Here’s how Chorus Master Donald Palumbo prepares the ensemble to sound its best.

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Looks Ahead to His Second Season as Music Director at the Metropolitan Opera by Jay Goodwin

The maestro kicks off with Puccini's Turandot starring Christina Goerke and Nina Stemme, which begins October 3.

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Concluding His First Season at the Met, Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin Reflects on Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites by Jay Goodwin

The classic John Dexter production of Poulenc’s devastating story of faith and martyrdom opens May 3.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Young Artists Ying Fang and Emily D’Angelo Take the Stage in the Met Opera's La Clemenza di Tito by Jay Goodwin

These outstanding singers join the cast via the Met's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Soprano Christine Goerke Talks About Singing Brünnhilde at the Met Opera by Jay Goodwin

The dramatic soprano reflects on the challenges of this epic role and how she plans to handle a Ring week, with three complete cycles running through May 11.

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

The Met Opera Revives Robert LePage's Hi-Tech Staging of Wagner's Ring Cycle by Jay Goodwin

Wagner’s four-installment epic returns to the Met for the first time since the 2012–13 season, with three complete cycles, beginning March 9.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Tony Award-Winning Set Designer Christine Jones on Verdi in Vegas by Jay Goodwin

Rigoletto—the Met Opera's neon-bedecked production—returns this season from February 12.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Baritone Gerald Finley Returns to the Met Opera in Bluebeard's Castle by Jay Goodwin

Finley appears in Bartók’s dark opera through February 14.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Baritone Quinn Kelsey Talks About His Busy Season at the Met Opera by Jay Goodwin

The singer stars as Enrico in the Metropolitan Opera's Lucia di Lammermoor from April 25.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Plácido Domingo, Piotr Beczała, and Luisa Miller at The Met by Jay Goodwin

With Verdi's Luisa Miller, Piotr Beczała and Plácido Domingo collaborate for the first time.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The Metropolitan Opera's Sideshow-Inspired Così fan tutte by Jay Goodwin

With Kelli O’Hara as Despina, Christopher Maltman as Don Alfonso, and Harry Bicket on the podium, the Met’s new production of Così fan tutte features sword swallowers, fire …

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Soprano Christine Goerke Talks About Singing Her First Elektra at the Met Opera by Jay Goodwin

Performances of the Richard Strauss masterpiece run March 1–23.

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Behind the Scenes of the Met Opera’s New Production of the ‘Most-Commented-On Opera Ever’ by Jay Goodwin

And the gory special effects feat in Parsifal everyone will be buzzing about.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Sonya Yoncheva On Making Her Debut as Tosca in the Met's New Production by Jay Goodwin

The acclaimed soprano will play the title role through January 27, then return to the Met's stage in La Bohème.

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Meet the Young Soprano Wowing Met Opera Audiences in Le Nozze di Figaro by Jay Goodwin

Nadine Sierra makes her stunning role debut as Susanna, now through January 19.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Conductor Harry Bicket On Le Nozze di Figaro's Season Premiere at the Met by Jay Goodwin

The Mozartean master talks to the Met's Jay Goodwin about performing such an intimate work in such a large space.

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

The Met’s Mounting of Beethoven’s Fidelio Puts a Strong Woman in the Spotlight by Jay Goodwin

Star soprano Adrianne Pieczonka reveals her take on the refreshing role.

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