OperaWire’s Most-Read Stories of 2021

By Francisco Salazar

Every year we like to run down a retrospective on the most-read stories of 2021. And this year will be no different.

So here are the top 20 most-read stories starting with the most frequently read piece:

Vienna Philharmonic Releases Statement Regarding Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Tulsa Opera Removes Composer Daniel Roumain From Concert Commemorating Race Massacre Over One Word

Obituary: Mezzo-Soprano Pamela Helen Stephen Dies at 57

Royal Opera House Cancels Opening Night of “Tosca

Ranking Giacomo Puccini’s Operas from Least to Best  

Met Opera Postpones Anna Netrebko Concert, Cancels Early 2021-22 Production

Met Opera 2021-22 Season: Here is All the Information For this Season’s Live in HD Performances

Opera Meets Film: What the Iconic Scene From ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ Says About Opera’s Greatest Power

Best Of 2019: OperaWire’s Top 11 Singers Of The Year

Obituary: Legendary Soprano Edita Gruberová Dies at 74️

IATSE Local One Says Metropolitan Opera Will Not Open in 2021

Carnegie Hall 2021-22 Review: Jonas Kaufmann in Recital

Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Change for Verdi Requiem: The Met Remembers 9/11

PBS to Broadcast ‘Met Stars Live in Concert’ Performances Featuring Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Netrebko, Renée Fleming, Angel Blue, Sonya Yoncheva

Orchestra Members Fire Back at Metropolitan Opera’s Decision to Hire Non-Met Musicians for Virtual Gala

Best of 2021: OperaWire’s Top 11 Singers of 2021

Jonas Kaufmann & Sondra Radvanovsky Make History at the Teatro Real with Double Encore

Peter Gelb Reveals Future Plans for Metropolitan Opera’s Upcoming Seasons

Diane Zola Resigns from Metropolitan Opera

Conductor Zubin Mehta Hospitalized in Milan

Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Renée Fleming Headline Week 53 of Met Opera Nightly Streams

Metropolitan Opera 2021-22 Review: Fire Shut Up in My Bones

And with that, we wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR! See you again in 2022!