Roderick Cox to Conduct Metropolitan Opera’s ‘Il Barbiere di Siviglia’

The Metropolitan Opera has announced that Roderick Cox will conduct “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” during the 2020-21 season. In a statement, the conductor said, “I {…}

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Interviews

Q & A: Latonia Moore on ‘Aida,’ Racial Equality in the Opera World, ‘Dead Man Walking’ & COVID-19

The moment Latonia Moore stepped onstage during the Opening Night performance of “Porgy and Bess,” launching the Metropolitan Opera’s 2019-20 season, the audience was mesmerized. The soprano stole the show with her potent rendition of “My man’s gone now.” She received arguably the most applause of the evening and critics praised her for her “intensity.” Moore made her Met debut {…}

Opera in the Time of COVID: Iain Bell, Composer of ‘Jack the Ripper,” “A Harlot’s Progress,’ ‘Stonewall’

(Credit: Frances Marshall) “Opera in the Times of COVID” is an interview series in collaboration with photographer Frances Marshall of Marshall Light Studio. We talk to notable figures from around the opera world to get their perspective on how they feel these challenging times may change opera’s present and future. In terms of composers rising the ranks of the modern {…}

Q & A: Varduhi Abrahamyan On ‘Carmen’ & Her Upcoming Metropolitan Opera Debut

“Allure” and “brightness” have been some of the words used to describe mezzo-soprano Varduhi Abrahamyan. The Franco-Armenian mezzo is one of today’s rising stars, having performed at many of the leading theaters in the world including the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Opéra de Marseille, and Opernhaus Zürich. She is recognized for her Bel Canto interpretations in {…}