Editorial: Is Peter Gelb Ready to Run the Met Opera Renewal All on His Own?

(Credit: Brigitte Lacombe) While the Metropolitan Opera is finishing its season with 72 percent of tickets sold, increasing consistently and showing a growth of six percent {…}

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Interviews

Q & A: Leo Nucci & Sonya Yoncheva on their “Homage to Maria Callas” at the Royal Opera House Muscat, Oman

(Photo: Khalid Al-Busaidi, ROHM) OperaWire has been in Oman at the Royal Opera House Muscat to review a production of Puccini’s “La Bohème” and a concert performance entitled “Homage To Maria Callas,” starring the great Italian baritone Leo Nucci and the fabulous Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva, along with the Egyptian tenor Ragaa Eldin. The stars of the show, Yoncheva and {…}

Q & A: Composer Layale Chaker on Creating ‘Ruinous Gods’ & Her Journey in Music

(Photo Credit Anna Rakhvalova) A violinist. A composer. A polyglot whose musical world combines classical contemporary music with jazz, Arabic music, and improvisation. This is Layale Chaker, whose blossoming career, which has seen her work performed by such organizations as the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and Nebraska Crossroads Music Festival, is set to take another step when her {…}