Tag Archives: Metropolitan Opera

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell

by Megan Meister

 New York City Auditions Day 3 Wednesday night’s performance of Handel’s RODELINDA at the Metropolitan Opera was sumptuous—considering that there are only six soloists and no chorus, per capita it must be the most expensive production that this company ever mounted! Imaginatively staged by Stephen Wadsworth and beautifully conducted by Harry Bicket, the opera starred Renee Fleming, Andreas […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell

by Megan Meister

New York Auditions Day 2 & Faust Yesterday’s auditions were slow to get started, and it wasn’t until two hours into them that I heard a singer that I liked, and another hour after that before I heard a singer that I loved. Later in the day there were four or five interesting singers, but […]

Metropolitan Opera Cash Flow

by Suzanne Calvin

A river, in fact, might be an understatement. The latest Met fundraising campaign has taken in a record-smashing $182 million, according to “The New York Times.” However, according to this report, it’s not enough of an infusion to resolve the company’s ongoing financial problems, which is actually both sobering and rather mind-boggling. New York Times’ photo […]

Costello Triumphs (Again) at the Met

by Suzanne Calvin

Tony Tommasini was favorably impressed. With Anna Netrebko as the doomed Ann Boleyn but also with Stephen Costello, reprising the role he sang so beautifully with the Dallas Opera last season: “The tenor Stephen Costello won a hearty ovation for his Riccardo (Lord Percy, Anna’s former lover). This was a big assignment for the gifted […]

Season Finale a Hot Ticket – Nationwide

by Suzanne Calvin

The Dallas Opera’s 2011 Season Finale, Mussorgsky’s epic of Medieval Russia, “Boris Godunov” has made the very short list of MUST-SEES from “The Huffington Post.” Others on the list include “Nixon in China” at the Met.  Get your tickets for “Boris” now and skip the last minute crush, the hotels, the transporation, etc. Suzanne Calvin, […]

Kudos for The Met's "Don Carlo"

by tdoadmin

The new staging by British director Nicholas Hytner and the “richly textured, inexorably paced and vividly characterized account of Verdi’s epic score” by the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra under the baton of a 35-year-old Canadian maestro (who is making big, big waves), get a thumbs-up from Anthony Tommasini of “The New York Times,” in addition to […]

Kudos for The Met’s “Don Carlo”

by Suzanne Calvin

The new staging by British director Nicholas Hytner and the “richly textured, inexorably paced and vividly characterized account of Verdi’s epic score” by the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra under the baton of a 35-year-old Canadian maestro (who is making big, big waves), get a thumbs-up from Anthony Tommasini of “The New York Times,” in addition to […]