Metropolitan Opera House to Stage Richard Jones’ Production of ‘Der Ring des Nibelungen’ in 2025

(Credit: Metropolitan Opera official website) The Metropolitan Opera House will stage Wagner’s epic tetralogy “Der Ring des Nibelungen” in a brand new production by the British theatre and opera director Richard Jones. Per an article from the New York Times, the Metropolitan Opera House will begin presenting Jones’ production in 2025, and will produce full cycles by the end of {…}

Royal Opera House 2017-18 Review – La Bohème: Matthew Polenzani, Maria Agresta & Company Trapped In Camp Direction

The word “Bohemian” – much like the popular terms “retro,” “Goth,” or “vintage” – is yet another label that has offered countless inferences over a plethora of different times. The “Bohème” clique of Puccini, undercut by the whimsy and exuberance of Italian verismo, would contrast with a play rendition of its source, Henri Murger’s “Scènes de la Vie de Bohème.” {…}