November 30, 2015

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Features: Opera Features

Becoming Lulu
23 Nov 2015
Marlis Petersen brings her celebrated portrayal of Berg’s heroine back to the Met in William Kentridge’s production— her final performances of her signature role.

The Verdi Baritone
22 Nov 2015
Fresh from his celebrated run as Iago in the Met’s new Otello, Željko Lucˇ ic´ returns to the title role of Rigoletto this month in Michael Mayer’s Las Vegas–set production. He tells Philipp Brieler why Verdi has always been at the center of his career.

Object Of Desire
21 Nov 2015 -- The heroine of Berg’s Lulu captivates all who cross her path. Marlis Petersen in the title role— explores why all attempts to tame this so-called snake are doomed to fail.

Living for Art and Love – Puccini’s Musical Masterpiece – Tosca
20 Nov 2015 -- Tosca is, ultimately, the story of a woman who wants to create beauty and to love, but who isswept up in the storm of history.

A Word From The Librettist: Terrance McNally on Great Scott
19 Nov 2015 -- The Dallas Opera collaborates to create an "American" opera.

Tragic Dimension
08 Nov 2015 -- Verdi’s Othello—a masterpiece of reignited creativity from the composer’s final years—magnifies its Shakespearean source in the way only opera can, says Bartlett Sher, director of the Met’s season- opening new production.

Remembering Margaret Juntwait
06 Nov 2015 -- Listeners sensed her excitement about what might unfold on the storied Met stage, a curiosity and non-jadedness that, broadly speaking, mirrored her zest for the experience of life.

Queen For A Season
03 Nov 2015 -- Sondra Radvanovsky takes on all three of Donizetti’s Tudor queens in a single season at the Met. The singer spoke to the Met’s Matt Dobkin about the challenges of her royal feat.

The Wit and Wisdom of Susan Graham
10 Jun 2015 -- The star mezzo returns to the Met this month in the title role of Susan Stroman’s new production of Lehár’s The Merry Widow. She tells the Met’s Philipp Brieler about opera, operetta, and her “gift of gab.”

Both Sides Now
28 May 2015 -- In his new production of opera’s most popular double bill, opening April 14, Sir David McVicar emphasizes the differences of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci, revealing additional dimensions in each work in the process.

Back In Time
11 Feb 2015 -- The English Concert’s Artistic Director Harry Bicket discusses the challenges and rewards of performing Baroque operas.

Making "Merry"
26 Jan 2015 -- Star and director of the Met's new production of The Merry Widow spoke with Matt Dobkin about the enduring charms of Lehár’s enchanting operetta.

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