September 22, 2014

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Features: Opera Features

The New Girl
15 Apr 2014
Olga Peretyatko makes her Met debut this month as Elvira in Bellini’s I Puritani (with none other than her husband, conductor Michele Mariotti, on the podium).

Together Again
24 Mar 2014
Patricia Racette and Marcelo Álvarez reunite for this month’s revival of Giordano’s Andrea Chénier. They tell the Met’s Charles Sheek about portraying love in times of revolution.



Perfect Match
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.”

Drama Queen
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.

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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.”

Heroic Pair
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.

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