Q & A: Soprano Hanna-Elisabeth Müller on ‘Reine de Coeur’ & Why She Loves ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’

On Feb. 5, 2020, soprano Hanna-Elisabeth Müller returned for a run of performances in this season’s production of Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” at the Metropolitan Opera. This will be her third opera with the company, after making her debut in 2017 in Beethoven’s “Fidelio” and subsequent performances of “Die Zauberflöte.” Müller came to international fame in 2014, performing the {…}

‘Dialogues Des Carmélites’ Coming To PBS’ Great Performances From The Met In September 2019

Great Performances from the Metropolitan Opera will present Poulenc’s “Dialogues des Carmélites” on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019 at 12 p.m. EDT. The performance was presented Live in HD on the final day of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2018-19 season and featured Isabel Leonard as Blanche de la Force. Erin Morley, Karita Mattila, Adrianne Pieczonka, and Karen Cargill also star under the {…}

Q & A : Director Antón Armendariz Diaz On His Adaptation of Poulenc’s ‘The Human Voice’

(Credit: Natalia Munro) New York opera audiences will have another opportunity to encounter one of Francis Poulenc’s works after “Dialogues des Carmélites” finished off the Met Opera season to the acclaim of audiences and critics alike. The U.S. debut of the Spanish production of “La voix humaine (“The Human Voice”),” directed by Antón Armendariz Diaz, and starring soprano Ashley Bell and {…}

Pretty Yende, Leah Crocetto, Patricia Racette Among Major Stars Of Dallas Opera’s 2019-20 Season

The Dallas Opera has announced its 2019-20 season and it features some of the most diverse programming of any season announcement to date. The proceedings kick off with Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.” The classic opera will feature Paolo Fanale, Andrea Carroll, Markus Werba, Olga Pudova, and Morris Robinson, among others. Emmanuel Villaume conducts the score in a production originally directed {…}