24 Feb 2014 Jonas Kaufmann brings his celebrated portrayal of Werther to
the Met for the first time in Richard Eyre’s new production. The tenor star tells the Met’s Philipp Brieler
why Massenet and Goethe are such a good fit.
Back With a Vengeance
02 Jan 2014 James Levine’s momentous
comeback this season after
a two-year injury hiatus
is already the stuff of legend.
Having a Ball
10 Dec 2013 -- Jeremy Sams, creator of the Met’s hit Baroque pastiche The Enchanted Island, returns to the company this month to direct a new English-language production of Johann Strauss, Jr.’s Die Fledermaus, opening New Year’s Eve. He explains why the piece “dances from beginning to end.”
07 Nov 2013 -- Christine Goerke returns to the Met this month as the Dyer’s Wife in the highly anticipated revival of Strauss’s Die Frau ohne Schatten. She tells the Met’s Philipp Brieler about diving headlong into some of the most challenging dramatic soprano roles in the rep.
The Masked Ball
25 Oct 2013 -- Nico Muhly’s haunting new opera, Two Boys,
conjures the early days of the Internet to
explore ideas of identity, disguise, and the
timeless need to forge personal connections.
15 Oct 2013 -- AOL On Network Launches NYCB
Documentary Series This Fall
The Comeback Kid
03 Oct 2013 -- After two years off recuperating from a serious back injury,
Music Director James Levine tells Matt Dobkin he’s as excited as
audiences for his eagerly anticipated return.
Notes from the Bregenz Festival
22 Jul 2013 -- In Austria, the Bregenz Festival's spectacular floating stage could not be more dramatic as the sun sets on Lake Constance.
20 (PLUS) QUESTIONS WITH: Mezzo-Soprano Isabel Leonard
17 Apr 2013 -- The fast-rising mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard adds another remarkable accomplishment to a growing list of stellar achievements with the announcement this week that she has won the 2013 Richard Tucker Award, often referred to as the “Heisman Trophy of Opera.”
10 Apr 2013 -- Robert Lepage’s landmark
production of Wagner’s
epic Ring cycle is back on
the Met stage this spring—
with Deborah Voigt and Jay
Hunter Morris reprising their
acclaimed performances as
Brünnhilde and Siegfried.
13 Mar 2013 -- Fresh from her triumph as Gilda in the new production of Rigoletto,
Diana Damrau takes on the title role of Verdi’s La Traviata for the first
time in her career, opposite none other than Plácido Domingo. She tells
the Met’s Philipp Brieler about discovering opera, singing Verdi—and
why Gilda is like “Violetta’s little sister.”
The Two Faces of Faust
04 Mar 2013 -- Piotr Beczala, who sings the title role of Gounod’s Faust for the first time at the Met, talks with Charles Sheek about capturing the dual sides of the character through both voice and movement.