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The Met’s new Isolde this month is NINA STEMME, who thrives on the challenges of opera’s toughest roles.
A rising soprano from South Korea makes her Met debut this season in the company's new Rusalka.
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.
The Exterminating Angel in Salzburg
Thomas Adès's new opera, adapted from the 1962 Luis Buñuel film, is spectacular.
Florence Foster Jenkins, starring Meryl Streep, composes a tale of love out of the story of the notoriously bad singer.
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On the Record: Winners of the Tenth Annual Opera News Awards
On the Record: Opera News's 13th Annual Diva Issue
A Real Piece of Gesamtkunstwerk
The Morgan Library is now exhibiting “Wagner’s
: Forging an Epic,” a trove of rare materials that’s essential viewing....
Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of
with seminal articles and excerpts from our archives that have never before appeared on our website.
With a cast of four superb singing actors, West Edge Opera’s excellent, unbuttoned production of Thomas Adès's
Powder Her Face
brought an atmosphere of nostalgia and humanity that kept the work's raunchy humor in perspective.
Featuring Klaus Florian Vogt in the title role, Bayreuth's new production of
was technically and musically impeccable, catapulting the festival to Olympus-like heights.
Daniela Dessì, 59, Most Versatile Italian Soprano of her Generation, Has Died
Derailed in Milan, Stefan Herheim's
Staging No Longer Slated for Met's 2019-20 Season
Patrice Munsel, 91, Soprano Who Found Success in Operatic and Popular Music, has Died
French Soprano Elsa Dreisig and South Korean Tenor Keonwoo Kim Win Top Prizes in Plácido Domingo's Operalia Competition
Reviews in this Issue
The Ghosts of Versailles
Saimir Pirgu: "Il Mio Canto"
Dido And Aeneas
Home is a Harbor
Dimitra Theodossiou: "In Concerto"
The Perfect American
Rodelinda, Regina de’ Longobardi
HONEGGER & IBERT:
La Morte d’Orfeo
Matthew Rose: "Arias for Benucci"
Through a Glass Darkly
and other works
The Grand Duke
The Dangerous Liaisons
THOMSON: "The Complete Songs"
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