Met Opera 'Damnation' revival becomes concert performances

Jun 7, 2019

The Metropolitan Opera is scrapping its previously announced revival of Berlioz's 'La Damnation de Faust' next season and replacing it with concert performances

Review: Soprano Lise Davidsen shines on solo debut

May 29, 2019

Music Review: Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen shines on solo debut album

Santa Fe Opera announces plans to stage world premieres

May 8, 2019

The open-air Santa Fe Opera is preparing world-premiere operas derived from the gender-bending Broadway hit "M. Butterfly" and from meditations on Victorian-era repression in Bram Stroker's "Dracula."

Soprano Lisette Oropesa wins Beverly Sills Artist Award

May 7, 2019

Soprano Lisette Oropesa has won the Beverly Sills Artist Award, given by the Metropolitan Opera to rising young singers, adding to the Richard Tucker Award she won earlier this season

Transgender baritone Lucia Lucas makes US debut

May 2, 2019

Transgender baritone Lucia Lucas makes her U.S. debut Friday night at the Tulsa Opera as the title character in Mozart's "Don Giovanni"

Painful death scene doesn't deter soprano Karita Mattila

Apr 30, 2019

Finnish soprano Returns to Metropolitan Opera as dying prioress

Metropolitan Opera fetes Placido Domingo golden anniversary

Apr 29, 2019

Placido Domingo has starred on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera for a whopping 50 years - and is still singing, amazingly, at age 78

In Cantonese opera, Trump finds his twin brother in China

Apr 14, 2019

President Donald Trump is the inspiration for "Trump on Show," a four-day Cantonese opera that reimagines the president's personal life and his fictional twin brother who lives in China

Hungary: 'Porgy and Bess' cast asked to be African American

Apr 9, 2019

The Hungarian State Opera has asked the nearly all-white cast of its production of "Porgy and Bess" to self-identify as African American

Italy's La Scala to run academy for Saudi girls and boys

Mar 27, 2019

The academy of Italy's premier opera house, Teatro alla Scala, has agreed to start a conservatory for both girls and boys in Saudi Arabia


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