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I Do! I Do! Love finds a way in The Bartered Bride, starring Teresa Stratas

January 7, 2022

Born to Sing Verdi Hawaiian star baritone Quinn Kelsey anchors the Met’s new Rigoletto

Theater Pick of the Week From Shakespeare’s Globe, in London, an Elizabethan Twelfth Night for the ages

December 17, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week The world-premiere telecast of Gian Carlo Menotti’s evergreen Christmas opera Amahl and the Night Visitors resurfaces

December 16, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week Tesla sings! Les Éclairs at the Opéra Comique, in Paris, takes liberties with the biography of the Serbian visionary, to electric effect

December 16, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week From Adolphe Adam, composer of the tragic ballet Giselle, an operatic soap bubble starring a postman with a knockout high D

December 10, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week Unseen at the Paris Opera since its premiere in 1936, Georges Enesco’s Œdipe returns in a heaven-sent staging by Wajdi Mouawad

December 3, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week From San Francisco, an intriguing new take on Così fan tutte, Mozart’s politically scandalous, musically sublime comedy of deception

November 19, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week With the recital album Baritenor, the singer-scholar Michael Spyres mines music history for sheer delight

November 12, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week From Brussels, The Time of Our Singing, an operatic mixed-race American family saga, speaks to our historical moment with an eloquence that transcends it

November 2, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week Love hurts in Jenůfa, Leoš Janáček’s tragedy from the hinterlands of Moravia, brought to thrilling life at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in London

October 28, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week What’s better, sex or salvation? Tannhäuser, Wagner’s schizophrenic singer of courtly love songs, simply cannot decide

October 21, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week If you liked The Bride of Frankenstein, you’ll love Charles Gounod’s Gothic thriller La Nonne Sanglante

October 14, 2021

A Classicist at Heart Whatever it might mean for him to “play the race card,” the tenor Russell Thomas isn’t having any

Opera Pick of the Week From San Francisco Opera, a bold new reading of Beethoven’s soul-stirring political thriller Fidelio

October 8, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week Double déjà vu all over again: Il Trovatore, Verdi’s warhorse in excelsis, live from Los Angeles, with dueling heroes and two modern-day knights

October 1, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week As the Metropolitan Opera returns to live performance, an easy fix for fans hooked on the company’s once-complimentary nightly streams

September 24, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week More Verdi from Muti’s La Scala: the Spanish tragedy Il Trovatore

September 17, 2021

Curtain Up on a New Era The Lyric Opera of Chicago’s incoming music director, Enrique Mazzola, strives for golden-age excellence—and a new populism

Opera Pick of the Week From La Scala, a timeless account of Verdi’s Un Ballo In Maschera led by Riccardo Muti, his supreme living interpreter

September 10, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week The certain something in this pandemic Don Giovanni from Prague is the unique aura of the theater in which it was filmed

September 1, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week Yuval Sharon’s Twilight: Gods crunches Richard Wagner’s four-night “Ring” cycle into a 60-minute crawl through a parking garage

August 27, 2021

Opera Pick of the Week Stone Age Mozarteans up in arms about Munich’s new-school Idomeneo will still surrender to the incandescent Emily D’Angelo

August 20, 2021

The Music Man Meet Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate, a proud Chicaksaw composer with a thing for Shostakovich

August 13, 2021