Benjamin Bernheim & Nadine Sierra Headline Metropolitan Opera’s ‘Roméo et Juliette’ in HD

The Metropolitan Opera is set to present Gounod’s “Roméo et Juliette” in its Live in HD series on March 23. The production by Bartlett Sher will star Nadine Sierra and Benjamin Bernheim and will be conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin The production also stars mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey as Stéphano and baritone Will Liverman as Mercutio. Rounding out the principal cast are {…}

Five Winners of Metropolitan Opera’s 2024 Laffont Competition Announced

(Credit: Jonathan Tichler / Met Opera) The Metropolitan Opera has announced the five winners of its Eric and Dominique Laffont Competition. The winners are as follows: Daniel Espinal, 24, tenor (New England Region; Sarasota, FL); Faith P. Geier Award Lydia Grindatto, 28, soprano (Midwest Region; Tijeras, NM); Fernand Lamesch Award Navasard Hakobyan, 25, baritone (Eastern Region; Yerevan, Armenia); Dominique Laffont {…}

Lisette Oropesa, Elīna Garanča, Christian Van Horn Headline Met Orchestra’s First-Ever Asia Tour

(Credit: Steven Harris ) The Metropolitan Opera has announced its first-ever Met Orchestra Asia tour, which will take place between June 19-30, 2024 in Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. One program features music from “Der Fliegende Holländer,” “Pelléas et Mélisande,” and the entirety of “Bluebeard’s Castle,” starring Elīna Garanča and Christian Van Horn. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts. Performance Date: June 19 (Seoul), June {…}

Benjamin Bernheim & Nadine Sierra Lead Metropolitan Opera’s ‘Romeo et Juliette’

The Metropolitan Opera is set to present Gounod’s “Romeo et Juliette” for seven performances. The opera, which opens on March 7 and runs through March 30, is set to star Nadine Sierra and Benjamin Bernheim. The production also features Samantha Hankey, Will Liverman, Frederick Ballentine, and Alfred Walker. Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the production by Bartlet Sher. which had {…}