Opera Quiz: Which Version of ‘Don Carlo(s)’ is it?

With the Met Opera set to reopen this March with a historic production of “Don Carlos,” it’s time to get to the question of what exactly are the different {…}

Page to Opera Stage: Voltaire’s & Bernstein’s ‘Candide’ Exemplifies (the Best of) All Possible Worlds

“Page to Opera Stage” looks at stories – real-life or fiction, old and new – that have inspired operas, and the ways these narratives have been edited and dramatized to fit a new medium. This month, we look at Voltaire’s 18th century satirical novel “Candide”, which inspired Leonard Bernstein’s 20th century masterpiece.  The prolific output of French historian, philosopher, satirist, {…}

Artist of the Week: Pene Pati

On Jan. 18, the Teatro San Carlo will finally open its production of “Lucia di Lammermoor” with an all-star cast. The production will feature one of opera’s {…}

Artist of the Week: Francesca Aspromonte

On Dec. 23, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino will open a new production of “Fidelio” with an all-star cast. The production will feature some of the best interpreters of {…}