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21 February 2018

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Semiramide

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 8

Met’s “Semiramide” delivers a visual and bel canto feast
21 Feb 18 / Classical Review
Monumental sets and a vocal powerhouse
21 Feb 18 / Financial Times (via Google)
‘Semiramide’ returns to the Met, unglamorous but excellent
21 Feb 18 / New York Times
Met’s new ‘Semiramide’ is a tacky tragedy
21 Feb 18 / New York Observer
Semiramide, a gorgeous relic of the 1890s and 1990s
21 Feb 18 / Vulture
Elizabeth DeShong shines in disappointing revival
21 Feb 18 / OperaWire
Gilt trip
21 Feb 18 / parterre box
Making Assyria great again
21 Feb 18 / Superconductor
Union questions Met’s firing of director for remark to chorister
The Met fired the director John Copley, 84, after he was accused of telling a chorister “I’m thinking of you in my bed with your clothes off.”
Met Opera fires stage director, citing ‘inappropriate behavior’
John Copley was dismissed from the Met’s revival of Rossini’s “Semiramide” after a complaint about his behavior toward a chorister.
La bohème

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 8

Technical difficulties
20 Feb 18 / parterre box
Michael Fabiano in top form alongside splendid Sonya Yoncheva, Susanna Phillips, Lucas Meachem and others
19 Feb 18 / OperaWire
A Puccini suite at the Met strikes a note of desperation
6 Nov 17 / New York Times
Angel Blue triumphs in truly engaging revival of Puccini classic
12 Oct 17 / OperaWire
Angel Blue impresses in her Met debut in an enthralling Bohème
11 Oct 17 / Bachtrack
Angel Blue, the Met’s new Mimi
9 Oct 17 / Classics Today
Grand, reviled and beloved
5 Oct 17 / New York Times
A soprano’s affecting debut highlights Met’s big-voiced “Bohème”
4 Oct 17 / Classical Review
L'elisir d'amore

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 7

Polenzani and Yende make the Met’s L’elisir d’amore revival something to remember (HD review)
12 Feb 18 / Seen and Heard
Qu'importe le flacon!
11 Feb 18 / Forum Opéra
Elisir's latest duo charms the pants off Met audience
29 Jan 18 / Broadway World
Polenzani leaves audience drunk on love
23 Jan 18 / OperaWire
Placebo effect
21 Jan 18 / parterre box
A Donizetti revival at the Met hints at more to come
18 Jan 18 / New York Times
Superb cast rouses Met’s dormant “Elixir”
18 Jan 18 / Classical Review
Parsifal

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 10

Wagner's full-blooded 'Parsifal' at the Metropolitan Opera leaves a mark
11 Feb 18 / Operavore | WQXR
Suffering, transcendence, redemption: The Met's Parsifal is a long trip, well worth it
8 Feb 18 / Bachtrack
Strong supporting cast, conducting, illuminate Met’s “Parsifal”
7 Feb 18 / Classical Review
Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin steals the show in Met Opera’s ‘Parsifal’ revival
7 Feb 18 / ZEALnyc
A brilliant cast shines in Met’s greatest production Of last decade
7 Feb 18 / OperaWire
Yannick's 'Parsifal' at the Met gets a big bravo from picky New Yorkers
7 Feb 18 / Philadelphia Inquirer
Fifty shades of grail
7 Feb 18 / parterre box
A conductor delivers a magnificent ‘Parsifal’ at the Met
7 Feb 18 / New York Times
Wagner’s ‘Parsifal’ returns to save the world — maybe even the Met
7 Feb 18 / New York Observer
A Parsifal even the Wagner-phobic can enjoy
7 Feb 18 / Vulture
Original instrument
Tenor Klaus Florian Vogt brings his unconventional sound to the Met’s Parsifal.
Cool northern light
The incomparable Peter Mattei returns to the Met as Amfortas.
Behind the scenes of the Met Opera’s production of Parsifal
And the gory special effects feat in Parsifal everyone will be buzzing about.
Enjoying life his way
Bass René Pape on ‘Parsifal,’ future projects, and the Papeduck.
Watch the Met Opera stage a sea of blood
A production of Wagner’s metaphysical “Parsifal,” which returns on Feb. 5, floods the stage with 1,250 gallons.
Pagliacci

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 8

Doublé imparfait
11 Feb 18 / Forum Opéra
Luisotti versus Alagna y Semenchuk
18 Jan 18 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
Roberto Alagna beeindruckt in Cavalleria rusticana und Pagliacci an der Met
17 Jan 18 / Bachtrack (German)
Alagna shines as murky Cav and exciting Pag reappear at the Met
11 Jan 18 / Bachtrack
Double jeopardy
11 Jan 18 / parterre box
Met Opera’s dreary January is brightened by ‘Cav/Pag’
10 Jan 18 / New York Times
Roberto Alagna triumphs with two incredible divas
10 Jan 18 / OperaWire
Alagna and Kurzak make Met’s devastating “Pagliacci” a night to remember
10 Jan 18 / Classical Review
Cavalleria Rusticana

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 8

Doublé imparfait
11 Feb 18 / Forum Opéra
Luisotti versus Alagna y Semenchuk
18 Jan 18 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
Roberto Alagna beeindruckt in Cavalleria rusticana und Pagliacci an der Met
17 Jan 18 / Bachtrack (German)
Double jeopardy
11 Jan 18 / parterre box
Alagna shines as murky Cav and exciting Pag reappear at the Met
11 Jan 18 / Bachtrack
Met Opera’s dreary January is brightened by ‘Cav/Pag’
10 Jan 18 / New York Times
Roberto Alagna triumphs with two incredible divas
10 Jan 18 / OperaWire
Alagna and Kurzak make Met’s devastating “Pagliacci” a night to remember
10 Jan 18 / Classical Review
Il Trovatore

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 10

Anita Rachvelishvili dans le feu de l'action
8 Feb 18 / Forum Opéra
The opera returns with a strong cast
4 Feb 18 / The Epoch Times
Four great voices give Verdi drama wondrous life in McVicar’s genius production
29 Jan 18 / OperaWire
‘Il Trovatore’ proves Met still delivers great singing—if you know where to look
28 Jan 18 / New York Observer
Revival of Il trovatore
28 Jan 18 / ConcertoNet (English)
The biggest triumph was Anita Rachvelishvili’s brilliant portrayal of Azucena
26 Jan 18 / Classical Source
Exquisite musicianship in Met's revival of Il trovatore
26 Jan 18 / Bachtrack
The trouble with troubadours
24 Jan 18 / parterre box
A surprise star steals the Met’s ‘Il Trovatore’
24 Jan 18 / New York Times
Low voices soar high in Met’s brooding “Trovatore”
24 Jan 18 / Classical Review
Tosca

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 16

A marquer dans les annales
8 Feb 18 / Forum Opéra
Opera restored to its past glory
21 Jan 18 / The Epoch Times
Familiar, yet ravishing Tosca
20 Jan 18 / City Journal
Jennifer Rowley triumphs in glimmering production
14 Jan 18 / OperaWire
New Tosca launch at Met survives sweeping exodus
6 Jan 18 / Classical Voice North America
Beautiful singing, realistic staging for the Met’s new Tosca
6 Jan 18 / Bachtrack
The Met’s Tosca is afraid of its own past
5 Jan 18 / Vulture
The Met's new 'Tosca' leaps to safety
5 Jan 18 / Operavore | WQXR
The Metropolitan Opera stages a new production of Puccini's opera for the #MeToo era
5 Jan 18 / Theater Mania
Yoncheva, Grigolo, Villaume not ready for primetime
5 Jan 18 / OperaWire
Yoncheva triumphs in premiere of Met’s new and dazzling “Tosca”
2 Jan 18 / Classical Review
The Met Opera’s ‘Tosca’ overcomes months of chaos
2 Jan 18 / New York Times
E avanti a lui russava tutta roma
2 Jan 18 / parterre box
Yoncheva, Grigolo, Lucic & McVicar save Puccini’s “Tosca”
2 Jan 18 / The Huffington Post
A traditional ‘Tosca’ returns, with cheers, to the Met
2 Jan 18 / ZEALnyc
Metropolitan Opera’s ‘Tosca’ makes murder, rape and suicide a snooze
2 Jan 18 / New York Observer
Sonya Yoncheva On Making Her Debut as Tosca at the Met
The acclaimed soprano will play the title role through January 27, then return to the Met's stage in La Bohème.
On the scene at the most talked-about opera premiere in years
The Met’s high-stakes production of Tosca has been plagued by pre-show dramatics for months, but it all came together on opening night.
Behind the scenes of Tosca the messiest production in Met history
A lavish new staging of Puccini’s “Tosca,” envisioned as an act of redemption, loses three singers and two conductors. But the show must go on.
How the Met’s Tosca replicates the grandeur of Rome
Sonya Yoncheva, one of opera’s most exciting artists, takes on the riveting title role of Puccini’s Tosca for the first time in her career, amidst life-like sets of the Eternal City.
Bryn Terfel exits Met Opera ‘Tosca’ completing cast overhaul
The cast change is complete and all the leads for the Met Opera’s upcoming production of “Tosca” have now been replaced.
Metropolitan Opera names replacement conductor for new Tosca
Emmanuel Villaume steps in after the music director emeritus, James Levine, was suspended from the organization following multiple sexual abuse allegations.
James Levine to conduct Metropolitan Opera's new Tosca
The Metropolitan Opera announced today that music director emeritus James Levine will conduct next season's new production of Tosca, replacing conductor Andris Nelsons, who has withdrawn.
Metropolitan Opera announces cast changes
Sonya Yoncheva will make her role debut in the Met's new production of Puccini's Tosca next season replacing Kristine Opolais, who has withdrawn for personal reasons.
Tenor Jonas Kaufmann cancels at Met Opera yet again
Jonas Kaufmann has withdrawn from of the Met's new production of Puccini's "Tosca," which opens on New Year's Eve, attributing the decision to "his personal life and changes."
Le nozze di Figaro

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 9

The Met's winning cast and music
7 Jan 18 / The Epoch Times
Starry second cast provides a riotous lift to Met’s “Figaro”
31 Dec 17 / Classical Review
Three Latinas lead one of best casts of season
31 Dec 17 / OperaWire
Irrinunciabili Nozze
29 Dec 17 / L'Ape musicale
Met's revival of Figaro as relevant today as ever
12 Dec 17 / Bachtrack
Forgiveness
12 Dec 17 / parterre box
This current Met cast for Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro brings youthful energy and voices to this light-hearted opera
12 Dec 17 / Classical Source
Sopranos provide the highlights in Met’s stolid “Figaro” revival
8 Dec 17 / Classical Review
Listening at the Met, after James Levine
8 Dec 17 / New York Times
Striking a balance
Luca Pisaroni on his traveling family, his learning process and his favorite Mozart roles.
Hansel und Gretel

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 4

Lisette Oropesa and co. deliver one of season’s finest performances
24 Dec 17 / OperaWire
Hell’s kitchen
20 Dec 17 / parterre box
The Met's holiday 'Hansel' is surreal (and timely)
20 Dec 17 / New York Times
Met’s colorful, if gruesome, “Hansel and Gretel” returns with its seasonal “magic”
20 Dec 17 / Classical Review
Die Lustige Witwe

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 6

Susan Graham shines at the Metropolitan Opera
24 Dec 17 / The Epoch Times
The Met's Merry Widow fails to convince
20 Dec 17 / Bachtrack
Angel of the mourning
19 Dec 17 / parterre box
Susan Graham and Andriana Chuchman shine in Léhar operetta
19 Dec 17 / OperaWire
Met’s seasonal “Merry Widow” hits its stride in crowd-pleasing revival
16 Dec 17 / Classical Review
'The Merry Widow' at the Met, its charm exhausted
16 Dec 17 / New York Times
Norma

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 29

3 Normas, 2 Adalgisas, 1 Pollione: the evolution of an opera production
17 Dec 17 / Operavore | WQXR
A mighty second cast for Met’s Norma revival
12 Dec 17 / Bachtrack
Angela Meade and Jamie Barton rock the Met with gargantuan singing
9 Dec 17 / OperaWire
Listening at the Met, after James Levine
8 Dec 17 / New York Times
Angela Meade and Jamie Barton’s duets thrill in an otherwise unexceptional production
7 Dec 17 / Financial Times (via Google)
“Norma,” bis
5 Dec 17 / parterre box
Marina Rebeka makes powerful impression alongside Joyce DiDonato, Joseph Calleja in new Met production
5 Nov 17 / OperaWire
Marina Rebeka sang the title role of Norma were a total triumph
2 Nov 17 / Operaclick (Eng)
McVicar makes a plausible case for an intimate interpretation
21 Oct 17 / DC Metro Theater Arts
A dispiritingly old-fashioned show
17 Oct 17 / Australian Book Review
Radvanovsky and DiDonato triumph in McVicar’s gloomy Met Norma
10 Oct 17 / Seen and Heard
Sgombra è la sacra megaplex
10 Oct 17 / parterre box
A conservative start to New York’s fall music season
10 Oct 17 / The New Yorker
Norma en direct du Met - Cast d’exception pour une 100e
10 Oct 17 / Concertclassic.com
The Met Opera Live in HD: a solid and unpretentious spectacle
9 Oct 17 / Telegraph
Baffling and emotionally constipated: Bellini's Norma from the Met in HD
9 Oct 17 / Planet Hugill
An evening of passionately committed performances
2 Oct 17 / Express
New Norma surges with star power, but lighting’s dim
30 Sep 17 / Classical Voice North America
Star singers lift a muddled ‘Norma’ at the Metropolitan Opera
27 Sep 17 / New York Times
Opening night is a triumph for Sondra Radvanovsky
27 Sep 17 / OperaWire
Radvanovsky and DiDonato sparkle in a dim new ‘Norma’ at the Metropolitan Opera
27 Sep 17 / ZEALnyc
A gloomy, ragey Norma at the Met’s opening night
27 Sep 17 / Vulture
The Met's new 'Norma' goes next level with combustible singing
27 Sep 17 / Operavore | WQXR
The Met opens its season with a fine new Norma
27 Sep 17 / Bachtrack
In a lazy, senseless ‘Norma,’ Met diva Sondra Radvanovsky steals the show
27 Sep 17 / New York Observer
Bellini and brontosaurs
27 Sep 17 / Wall Street Journal
DiDonato provides the sparks in Met’s grim, dramatically flat “Norma”
27 Sep 17 / Classical Review
Better call gaul
27 Sep 17 / parterre box
For once, the Met Opera goes traditional for season opener
27 Sep 17 / Washington Post
Hear what makes 'Norma' the Everest of opera
Five reasons that the title role in Bellini’s masterpiece, which opens the Metropolitan Opera’s season on Sept. 25, defines a true diva.
Met taps Sondra Radvanovsky to replace Anna Netrebko in Norma
The Metropolitan Opera has announced that it has tapped soprano Sondra Radvanovsky to replace Anna Netrebko in the 2017-18-season-opening production of Norma.
Thaïs

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 9

Thaïs de Massenet, simetrías de género en Nueva York
13 Dec 17 / Opera World (Spanish)
Ailyn Pérez is Thaïs at the Met
26 Nov 17 / The Epoch Times
Ailyn Pérez flaunts a creamily voluptuous voice as the titular courtesan
19 Nov 17 / New York Observer
There was a certain meatiness missing in the voices of both Ms. Pérez and Mr. Finley
18 Nov 17 / New York Times
Pérez’s vocal brilliance and dynamic presence fully justifies returning Thaïs to the Met stage
18 Nov 17 / Classical Source
Ailyn Pérez stands out in a mixed performance of Massenet's Thaïs at the Met
17 Nov 17 / Bachtrack
Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes
14 Nov 17 / parterre box
Ailyn Pérez and Gerald Finley must be heard in gorgeous revival of Massenet masterpiece
13 Nov 17 / OperaWire
With lustrous singing by Pérez, Met’s “Thaïs” eventually sees the light
13 Nov 17 / Classical Review
Messa da Requiem

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 7

Met’s dour ‘Requiem’ proves Levine’s conducting is all show, no substance
3 Dec 17 / New York Observer
Levine leads a stirring and pensive Verdi’s “Requiem”
29 Nov 17 / The Huffington Post
A near-miraculous Verdi Requiem at the Metropolitan Opera
29 Nov 17 / Financial Times (via Google)
Black friday
28 Nov 17 / parterre box
Verdi's Requiem recast as memorial for Dmitri Hvorostovsky
27 Nov 17 / New York Times
Dmitri Hvorostovsky gets loving tribute in form of emotionally engaging performance
26 Nov 17 / OperaWire
Levine leads Met Orchestra in a moving Verdi Requiem
26 Nov 17 / Classical Review
The Exterminating Angel

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 17

The Exterminating Angel is as superficial as its characters
24 Nov 17 / DC Metro Theater Arts
Thomas Adès’ dark, disturbing and brilliant The Exterminating Angel at the Met
22 Nov 17 / Seen and Heard
The Met’s Exterminating Angel brings hellish fun to the big screen
22 Nov 17 / San Francisco Classical Voice
A surrealist satire by Luis Buñuel becomes a grim opera
7 Nov 17 / Hyperallergic
Met’s ‘Exterminating Angel’ should have been snuffed out before it reached the stage
5 Nov 17 / New York Observer
Thomas Adès opera may prove polarizing emotionally
5 Nov 17 / OperaWire
Adès’ Angel blazes in party from hell: no one can leave
4 Nov 17 / Classical Voice North America
Guess what’s coming to dinner
2 Nov 17 / Wall Street Journal
Up close and personal with the indiscreet charms of the upper class at the Met
2 Nov 17 / Broadway World
One of the most exciting new operas to come to the Met in recent years
1 Nov 17 / Classical Source
The cumulative power of The Exterminating Angel at the Metropolitan Opera
1 Nov 17 / Financial Times (via Google)
Adès' riveting The Exterminating Angel debuts at the Metropolitan Opera
31 Oct 17 / Bachtrack
Surrealism explored in The Exterminating Angel
28 Oct 17 / Vulture
Adès’ “Exterminating Angel” proves spellbinding in American premiere
28 Oct 17 / Classical Review
If you see one opera this year, make it "The Exterminating Angel"
28 Oct 17 / New York Times
Thomas Ades’ “The Exterminating Angel” wows at its U.S. premiere
28 Oct 17 / The Huffington Post
Untouched by an ‘angel’
28 Oct 17 / parterre box
Madama Butterfly

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 7

Hui He leads classic Anthony Minghella production in memorable night
21 Nov 17 / OperaWire
Minghella's Butterfly is a triumphant example of old and new, traditional and modern
17 Nov 17 / Broadway World
Hui He gave a nuanced performance, vocally and dramatically
13 Nov 17 / The Epoch Times
Weak leads sink beautiful Met Butterfly
9 Nov 17 / Bachtrack
Hui He gives a dramatically powerful portrayal of the teenaged geisha
7 Nov 17 / Classical Source
A Puccini suite at the Met strikes a note of desperation
6 Nov 17 / New York Times
Puppet show
6 Nov 17 / parterre box
Turandot

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 6

A Puccini suite at the Met strikes a note of desperation
6 Nov 17 / New York Times
Dyka and Antonenko shine in an extravagant Turandot at the Met
20 Oct 17 / Bachtrack
James Morris tribute takes centerstage in overall uneven performance of Puccini’s final masterpiece
20 Oct 17 / OperaWire
A stirring “Turandot” with Dyka, Antonenko, and an homage to James Morris
19 Oct 17 / The Huffington Post
Met needs to update shady sexual politics of ‘Turandot’ staging
19 Oct 17 / New York Observer
After a slow start, bracing vocalism carries Met’s sumptuous “Turandot”
14 Oct 17 / Classical Review
Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 10

A total triumph for Vittorio Grigolo
5 Nov 17 / Operaclick (Eng)
Vittorio Grigolo Stars in “The Tales of Hoffmann” at the Met
22 Oct 17 / The Epoch Times
Tenors keep show afloat in Met ‘Hoffmann’ and ‘Magic Flute’
19 Oct 17 / New York Observer
Grigolo in fine form and Morley is a doll in Met's Hoffmann
9 Oct 17 / Broadway World
Vittorio Grigolo leads a hilariously entertaining evening
30 Sep 17 / OperaWire
The Met has the voices. But will it need more to survive?
29 Sep 17 / New York Times
Grigòlo stars as Debus leads thrilling Hoffmann at The Met
29 Sep 17 / Bachtrack
Drunk history
28 Sep 17 / parterre box
Met gets new season on track with a worthy, well-sung “Hoffmann”
28 Sep 17 / Classical Review
Vittorio Grigolo, in excellent voice, ably conveyed Hoffmann’s shifting moods, from ardent to despondent
28 Sep 17 / Classical Source
Die Zauberflöte

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 11

A visually flamboyant path to enlightenment
23 Oct 17 / Planet Hugill
Tenors keep show afloat in Met ‘Hoffmann’ and ‘Magic Flute’
19 Oct 17 / New York Observer
A superb production of Die Zauberflöte relayed from the Met
18 Oct 17 / Seen and Heard
Julie Taymor’s 'Magic Flute' still delights
15 Oct 17 / The Epoch Times
Julie Taymor’s Magic Flute is still mesmerizing at The Met
14 Oct 17 / Bachtrack
Dark matter
29 Sep 17 / parterre box
James Levine was in the pit, leading a cast that brought out brilliantly all of the score’s humor, lyricism and drama
29 Sep 17 / Classical Source
Levine again weaves his special magic in an outstanding “Die Zauberflote”
29 Sep 17 / The Huffington Post
Inspired cast gives Met’s beloved “Magic Flute” a glorious revival
29 Sep 17 / Classical Review
The Met has the voices. But will it need more to survive?
29 Sep 17 / New York Times
James Levine leads a solid cast in Mozart’s enigmatic masterpiece
29 Sep 17 / OperaWire
Don Giovanni

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 14

Only the Met can provide such a top notch rendition of this famous classic
17 May 17 / Broadway World
An underserved Don
12 May 17 / ConcertoNet (English)
Simon Keenlyside: Don Giovanni for ever
22 Nov 16 / Wanderer
A direct and engaging Don Giovanni at the Met
8 Nov 16 / Bachtrack
Le retour en force de Simon Keenlyside
5 Nov 16 / Concertclassic.com
Superb singing and playing in Met’s traditional production of Don Giovanni
26 Oct 16 / Seen and Heard
Simon Keenlyside returns
17 Oct 16 / The Opera Critic
Calorosa l’accoglienza da parte di un pubblico non foltissimo
14 Oct 16 / Operaclick (Ita)
‘Tristan und Isolde’ soars, while ‘Don Giovanni’ and ‘La Bohème’ fail to impress
7 Oct 16 / New York Observer
A welcome return for Simon Keenlyside
3 Oct 16 / The Observer
After setbacks, a baritone works his way back to the Met Opera
Simon Keenlyside, the British singer, discussed vocal damage and other recent challenges ahead of his turn in Mozart's "Don Giovanni."
Paul Appleby replaces Rolando Villazon in Met's Don Giovanni
Paul Appleby will sing the role of Don Ottavio in this season's September and October performances of Mozart's Don Giovanni, replacing Rolando Villazón, who has withdrawn due to illness.
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News & Articles

An analysis of the Metropolitan Opera’s new season
The Metropolitan Opera has just announced the repertory and casting for its 2018–19 season, and there is a lot to look forward to with great enthusiasm.
16 Feb 2018 / Operavore | WQXR
Nézet-Séguin to become Met music director two years early
The Metropolitan Opera has announced that conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin will become the company's music director in September 2018, two seasons earlier than the company had previously announced.
16 Feb 2018 / Opera News
Union questions Met’s firing of director for remark to chorister
The Met fired the director John Copley, 84, after he was accused of telling a chorister “I’m thinking of you in my bed with your clothes off.”
3 Feb 2018 / New York Times
Watch the Met Opera stage a sea of blood
A production of Wagner’s metaphysical “Parsifal,” which returns on Feb. 5, floods the stage with 1,250 gallons.
3 Feb 2018 / New York Times
Met Opera fires stage director, citing ‘inappropriate behavior’
John Copley was dismissed from the Met’s revival of Rossini’s “Semiramide” after a complaint about his behavior toward a chorister.
2 Feb 2018 / New York Times