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Thursday, March 21, 2024

The Met's Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on New Operas Versus the Classics by Matt Dobkin

The longtime conductor on juggling both old and new works in the same Metropolitan Opera season.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:36PM
Friday, January 12, 2024

Carrie Cracknell on Creating a Feminist Carmen at the Met by Matt Dobkin

The director is intent on not glorifying violence against women on stage.

SOURCE: Playbill at 06:42PM
Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Aigul Akhmetshina Is Bringing a Modern-Day Carmen to the Met by Matt Dobkin

The mezzo-soprano on how the classic opera has a different feel with female director Carrie Cracknell at the helm.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:06PM
Monday, November 27, 2023

X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X Is a Family Affair, Literally by Matt Dobkin

Cousins Anthony Davis, Thulani Davis, and Christopher Davis collaborated on the opera, currently running at the Metropolitan Opera.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:42PM
Friday, November 17, 2023

Florencia en el Amazonas Will Be the First Spanish-Language Opera at the Met in a Century by Matt Dobkin

Mexican composer Daniel Catán’s opera, based on the Gabriel García Márquez, is making its long-awaited Metropolitan Opera premiere.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:02PM
Monday, October 2, 2023

Meet Sister Helen Prejean, Whose True Story Is Now an Opera at the Met by Matt Dobkin

Prejean once ministered to men on death row, and her experiences is the topic for the opera Dead Man Walking

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:13PM
Friday, May 26, 2023

Ivo van Hove on Making a Don Giovanni That Is Modern and Dark by Matt Dobkin

The Tony-winning director is making his Met debut.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:18PM
Wednesday, April 12, 2023

After the Success of Fire Shut Up in My Bone, Terence Blanchard Is Back With a New Opera, Champion by Matt Dobkin

Now playing at the Met, Champion follows the life of the boxer Emile Griffith, who was closeted.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:42PM
Thursday, April 21, 2022

Simon Stone Finds Lucia di Lammermoor in the Fading Dreams of the Rust Belt by Matt Dobkin

Stone’s new staging of Lucia di Lammermoor opens at the Metropolitan Opera on April 23.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:42PM
Friday, April 8, 2022

Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb On Canceling Putin, Not Pushkin by Matt Dobkin

Gelb discusses the responsibilities of arts institutions in the midst of global conflict.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:06PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Joyce DiDonato Talks About Performing in Agrippina at the Met Opera by Matt Dobkin

The mezzo-soprano is currently starring in the first-ever Met production of Handel's satirical opera through March 7.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:44PM
Monday, December 23, 2019

William Kentridge Offers a New Take on Wozzeck at the Met Opera by Matt Dobkin

The South African artist and director reflects on Alban Berg's operatic masterpiece, which premieres December 27.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:00AM
Monday, September 23, 2019

Porgy and Bess Stars Eric Owens and Angel Blue on Bringing the Show to Met Opera After 30 Years by Matt Dobkin

The new production of the Gershwin-Heyward classic opens the Met's season September 23.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:36PM
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Stage and Screen Icon Kathleen Turner Makes Her Met Opera Debut in a Speaking Role by Matt Dobkin

The Tony-nominated actor appears in Donizetti's La Fille du Régiment running at the Met through March 2.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:33PM
Thursday, December 27, 2018

The Metropolitan Opera's New Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin Has the Opera World Buzzing by Matt Dobkin

With the start of the 2018–2019 season, Nézet-Séguin became a central part of the company, taking on the role of the Met’s Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:16PM
Friday, November 2, 2018

Composer Nico Muhly Discusses His Marnie Opera by Matt Dobkin

Running at the Met through November 10, the new opera (inspired by the book and Hitchcock film) is directed by Michael Mayer.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:10AM

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