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Erin Morley Headlines Metropolitan Opera Premiere of ‘Eurydice’


(Credit: Marty Sohl / Met Opera) On Nov. 23, 2021, the Metropolitan Opera is set to present the company premiere of Matthew Aucoin and Sarah Ruhl’s “Eurydice.” Aucoin will make history as the youngest composer to have a Met  premiere since 1938. “Eurydice” is one of three contemporary works to have premieres in the 2021–22 season, the greatest number of {…}


Renata Scotto, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Sonya Yoncheva, Jamie Barton Headline Weeks 66, 67, & 68 of Metropolitan Opera’s Nightly Streams


The Metropolitan Opera has announced its next three weeks of nightly streams. The first week will center on Father’s Day, and the following week will celebrate Pride Month, highlighting great performances by artists from the LGBTQ+ community. The final week will be focused on American composers. Additionally, the 1997 telecast of Britten’s “Billy Budd,” featuring Philip Langridge, Dwayne Croft, and {…}

News, Streaming

Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Angel Blue, Roberto Alagna, Joyce DiDonato Headline Weeks 64 & 65 of Metropolitan Opera’s Nightly Streams


The Metropolitan Opera has announced its next two weeks of nightly streams. The first week will center on operas featured in the “Aria Code” podcast. The second week will focus on reimagined settings of classic operas. Week 64 – Aria Code: The Operas Behind the Podcast Monday, May 31 – Puccini’s Turandot Starring Christine Goerke, Eleonora Buratto, Yusif Eyvazov, and James Morris, {…}


Anna Netrebko, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Mirella Freni, Joan Sutherland & Renée Fleming Headline Week 62 & 63 of Metropolitan Opera Nightly Streams


The Met has announced themed lineups for two weeks of its Nightly Met Opera Streams featuring such stars as Nadine Sierra, Anna Netrebko, Mirella Freni, René Pape, Renée Fleming, Joan Sutherland, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, and Diana Damrau. The first week’s theme will be “Unhinged Mad Scenes” while the second will shine a spotlight on “Rare Gems.” Week 62 – Unhinged Mad {…}


Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Renata Scotto, Joyce DiDonato & Luciano Pavarotti Headline Metropolitan Opera Nightly Streams in April


The Metropolitan Opera has announced its next two weeks of streams, which include a plethora of famed opera stars and classic productions. The company will also showcase the premiere stream of the 1987 “Turandot.” The first week’s theme will be From Page to Screen while the second will be Once Upon a Time. Here is a breakdown. Week 56 – {…}


Anna Netrebko, Sonya Yoncheva, Erin Morley & Terence Blanchard Headline Metropolitan Opera’s 2021-22 Season


In collaboration with Dejan Vukosavljevic On the heels of its 2020-21 season cancelation, the Metropolitan Opera has announced its 2021-22 season. The company will present six new productions including three company premieres. Here is a look at the new season. New Productions  The season opens with “Fire Shut Up in My Bones” by Terence Blanchard. The opera will be conducted by {…}

Reviews, Stage Reviews

Los Angeles Opera 2019-20 Review: Eurydice


There is a famous painting by Gustave Moreau called “Thracian Girl Carrying the Head of Orpheus on His Lyre” from 1865. The foreground shows exactly what the title describes. The background is harder to make out: some people are gathered on a cliff, one of them playing an aulos. Small tortoises walk near the Thracian woman’s feet, happily sauntering about {…}


Matthew Aucoin, Tamara Wilson, Cecilia Violetta López Headline Top 5 Operas to See This Weekend – North America


(Credit: Claire McAdams / Vanessa Preziose) Most people recognize that there is a major world premiere taking place this weekend. But the reality is that there are two. The weekend is also full of appetizing offerings and this weekend’s selections come down to a mix of classics with star casts as well as a Spanish-language masterpiece that undeniably deserves greater {…}


LA Opera To Present World Premiere Of ‘Eurydice’


(Credit: Steven Laxton) The LA Opera is set to showcase the world premiere of  composer, conductor, writer, pianist, and 2018 MacArthur Fellow Matthew Aucoin’s “Eurydice.” The company will present six performances with star soprano Danielle de Niese and Joshua Hopkins in leading roles. The cast will also feature Rod Gilfry, John Holiday, Barry Banks, Stacey Tappan, Raehann Bryce-Davis, and Matthew {…}