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Breaking the Waves
Missy Mazzoli's new opera, given its world premiere at Opera Philadelphia, stands among the best twenty-first century American operas yet.
At the Summit
Baritone Gerald Finley returns to the Met this month to sing the title role in a new production of Guillaume Tell.
Has the overwhelming success of Hamilton transformed Broadway forever?
Rossini's Last Stand
Guillaume Tell Was Rossini's last opera—and the crowning glory of his career as an opera composer.
London's New Norma
Sonya Yoncheva made an almost entirely successful attempt at the title role in Royal Opera's unsympathetic and incoherent new staging of Norma.
Sound Bites: Lauren Worsham
The label-defying Texas soprano balances the worlds of opera, Broadway, cabaret and rock.
French lyric baritone Edwin Crossley-Mercer is building an international reputation.
The Met’s new Isolde this month is NINA STEMME, who thrives on the challenges of opera’s toughest roles.
Star power lights up the North American opera scene in 2016-17. Here are our choices for must-see opera events this season.
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Since 1998, China has seen more than fifty performing-arts venues completed. Where is the audience coming from?
A Mighty Fortress
The Park Avenue Armory has become one of New York City's most exciting arts venues.
The Dark Knight
Australian tenor Stuart Skelton sings Wagner's Tristan on opening night of the Met season.
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, given its world premiere at San Francisco Opera, is rooted firmly in classical European romance.
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Staging No Longer Slated for Met's 2019-20 Season
Patrice Munsel, 91, Soprano Who Found Success in Operatic and Popular Music, has Died
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Alice Coote: "Schumann Lieder"
St. John Passion
Un Ballo in Maschera
The Death of Webern
Florence Foster Jenkins
: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Israel in Ägypten
Kampi: Songs and Satire from Theresienstadt
Les Arts Florissants: "Bien Que L’Amour"
Marc Mauillon: "Li Due Orfei"
Radiohead: "A Moon Shaped Pool"
Ruby Hughes: "Nocturnal Variations"
SATIE: "Mélodies et Chansons"
St. John Passion
Simone Kermes: "Love"
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