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Turandot

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 6

The Met’s glitzy, glorious Turandot is back with a great Princess
25 Oct 21 / Opera Gazet (English)
Turandot adds a fourth question - Is it time to retire Zeffirelli's Popular production?
16 Oct 21 / Broadway World
Turandot doesn’t exist
16 Oct 21 / parterre box
The Met revives its legendary Turandot to mixed musical performances
15 Oct 21 / Bachtrack
The Met’s ‘Turandot,’ strongly sung, garishly staged
14 Oct 21 / New York Times
Zeffirelli’s spectacular “Turandot” returns to the Met
14 Oct 21 / Classical Review
Fire Shut Up in My Bones

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 17

Fire Shut Up in My Bones, redoutable guimauve au Metropolitan Opera
25 Oct 21 / Opera Online (French)
The Met reopens on a historic night with “Fire Shut Up in My Bones”
14 Oct 21 / Classical Review
El Met ve el futuro de otro color
13 Oct 21 / Opera World (Spanish)
Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones triumphs at the Met
11 Oct 21 / Classics Today
Fire Shut up in My Bones triumphs at the Met
10 Oct 21 / Opera Gazet (English)
In a visceral first, Met opens with black opera about child sex abuse
2 Oct 21 / Classical Voice North America
Momentum der Moral
30 Sep 21 / Die Welt
Fire Shut Up in My Bones is a triumph and a milestone for the Met
30 Sep 21 / Seen and Heard
A new beginning for The Metropolitan Opera
30 Sep 21 / Bachtrack
Feuer in meinen Knochen
30 Sep 21 / FAZ
The Met comes alight again with Fire Shut Up in My Bones
29 Sep 21 / Vulture
Terrence Blanchard ad Kasi Lemmons’ masterpiece makes history in so many ways
29 Sep 21 / OperaWire
Premiere of ‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones’ sets the reopened Met ablaze
29 Sep 21 / New York Observer
Playing with ‘Fire’
29 Sep 21 / parterre box
‘Fire’ brings a black composer to the Met, finally
29 Sep 21 / New York Times
Company’s first opera by a black composer has audience on its feet
29 Sep 21 / Broadway World
Terence Blanchard's Met Opera debut is a singular achievement and a shared success
29 Sep 21 / NPR
Terence Blanchard on being the Met Opera’s first Black composer
The renowned musician makes history with his staging of Fire Shut Up in My Bones starting a new era for a historically white and staid New York institution.
The Metropolitan Opera reopens in a blaze of glory
The Metropolitan Opera opened its 2021–22 season September 27 with the premiere of Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones, marking the company’s first performance of an opera by a Black composer.
A historic night as the Metropolitan Opera tries to ensure its future
With Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in My Bones,” the Met came back from its long pandemic shutdown more determined to draw new and more diverse audiences to opera.
A black composer finally arrives at the Metropolitan Opera
Terence Blanchard, best known for scoring Spike Lee films, reopens the 138-year-old opera company with “Fire Shut Up in My Bones.”
Boris Godunov

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 9

The success of the production is assured under the musical direction of conductor Sebastian Weigle
21 Oct 21 / Opera Journal
René Pape vuelve a convencer como Boris Godunov en el MET de Nueva York
20 Oct 21 / Opera World (Spanish)
A fine cast provides bright moments in Met’s dark-hued “Boris”
14 Oct 21 / Classical Review
En direct du Met : le sacre de Pape
11 Oct 21 / Forum Opéra
The Met's short version of Boris is good-enough for me
1 Oct 21 / Broadway World
The Metropolitan Opera performs a revelatory, original Boris Godunov
1 Oct 21 / Bachtrack
René Pape delivers a tour de force performance in unbalanced revival
30 Sep 21 / OperaWire
A wig and a prayer
30 Sep 21 / parterre box
After a Met Opera milestone, ‘Boris’ brings another
30 Sep 21 / New York Times
Der Fliegende Holländer

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 11

François Girard’s static, drab, and unevenly cast Met Der fliegende Holländer
13 Oct 20 / Seen and Heard
A well-managed and highly satisfying production of The Flying Dutchman with many arresting moments – both visual and musical
11 Mar 20 / Classical Source
Luces y Sombras en el nuevo Holandés Errante del Met
11 Mar 20 / Opera World (Spanish)
Met’s new launch of Wagner classic slow to catch sail
7 Mar 20 / Classical Voice North America
Gergiev's hand on the tiller makes heavy weather of Giraud's new Dutchman
6 Mar 20 / Limelight
Stunning visuals, but François Girard's new Fliegende Holländer disappoints at The Met
5 Mar 20 / Bachtrack
Girard's disappointing new Dutchman drops anchor at the Met
5 Mar 20 / Broadway World
Anja Kampe’s Senta truly saves this disappointing Dutchman production
4 Mar 20 / OperaWire
Vivid vocalism keeps Met’s muddled “Dutchman” afloat
4 Mar 20 / Classical Review
A dark drab dud
4 Mar 20 / parterre box
A new ‘Flying Dutchman’ makes landfall at the Met Opera
4 Mar 20 / New York Times
François Girard reflects on his Der Fliegende Holländer
The celebrated director's production of Wagner's first masterpiece explores the mystical nature of the opera and the power of images to consume us.
Il barbiere di Siviglia (1988)

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Kathleen Battle sparkles in a 1988 Il barbiere di Siviglia from the Met
26 Aug 20 / Seen and Heard
Un Ballo in Maschera (1991)

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 1

A vintage Un ballo in maschera from the Met offers thrilling voices and lavish sets
23 Aug 20 / Seen and Heard
Parsifal (1992)

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Schenk and Schneider-Siemssen’s Met Parsifal allowed a timeless tale to wend in its way towards redemptive transcendence
11 Aug 20 / Seen and Heard
Tannhäuser (1982)

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Watching this 1982 Met Tannhäuser – with Cassilly, Marton and Weikl – after nearly four decades leaves strong abiding memories
25 Jul 20 / Seen and Heard
Tristan und Isolde (1999)

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 1

In 2020 Ben Heppner and Jane Eaglen sing once again to us in the Met’s 1999 Tristan und Isolde
15 Jul 20 / Seen and Heard
Il Trovatore (1988)

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Luxuriating in legendary voices and grand style in the Met’s 1988 Il trovatore
10 Jul 20 / Seen and Heard
Die Walküre (1989)

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Will we ever hear their like again? Hildegard Behrens, Jessye Norman, and Christa Ludwig in a 1989 Met Die Walküre
3 Jul 20 / Seen and Heard
Tosca (1978)

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 1

You will not see and hear their like again: Verrett, Pavarotti, and MacNeil in a 1978 Met Tosca
8 Jun 20 / Seen and Heard
At-Home Gala

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 13

Acordeones, Botox y escenarios de burdel
11 May 20 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
The Met’s ‘At-Home Gala’ unites opera stars from around the world
3 May 20 / New York Observer
It costs a lot of money to look this cheap
30 Apr 20 / The Spectator
Streaming : le «gala à la maison» du Metropolitan Opera fait demeurer l’espoir
28 Apr 20 / Opera Online (French)
Attending a Met Opera Gala without ever leaving my couch
28 Apr 20 / Vogue
Le Gala “confiné” du Met Opera, l’art lyrique de chez-soi pour un plaisir sans frontières
27 Apr 20 / Olyrix
Le At-Home Gala du Met : «the Voice must be heard»
27 Apr 20 / ResMusica
Silenced by coronavirus, Met Opera links biggest names in classical music for digital global gala
27 Apr 20 / Associated Press
Met's round-the-world, At-Home Gala proves “music is nutrition for our souls”
27 Apr 20 / Broadway World
The top 7 moments from the Metropolitan Opera’s At-Home Gala (and one major misstep)
27 Apr 20 / OperaWire
Le grand zapping
27 Apr 20 / Forum Opéra
Informal yet profoundly moving
27 Apr 20 / New York Times
Thrilling singing, live from the stars’ living-rooms
27 Apr 20 / The Guardian
Reminder: New York Metropolitan Opera hosts starry lockdown gala
Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Netrebko, Bryn Terfel and Renée Fleming join the company’s ambitious pan-continental living-room soiree.
Shut by virus, Met Opera announces starry ‘At Home’ concert
More than 40 artists will participate in the April 25 event, which comes as the company faces up to $60 million in losses because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Agrippina

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 13

New York: Agrippina 1 Violetta 0
10 Mar 20 / Le Salon Musical
Resplendent Handel at the Met
6 Mar 20 / ConcertoNet (English)
Handel meets House of Cards? A compelling Agrippina from the Met
5 Mar 20 / Seen and Heard
Piquante et charismatique Agrippina de Joyce DiDonato en direct du Met
3 Mar 20 / Olyrix
DiDonato sparkles in voice and style as Met’s Agrippina
22 Feb 20 / Classical Voice North America
Great voices and coked-up staging in the Met’s Agrippina
15 Feb 20 / Vulture
La Agrippina de Didonato y McVicar en Nueva York, oxígeno para el Met
13 Feb 20 / Opera World (Spanish)
DiDonato and McVicar's take on Handel's Agrippina have the Met audience in their grip
9 Feb 20 / Broadway World
Met’s modern-dress “Agrippina” stylishly balances comedy and deeper emotions
8 Feb 20 / Classical Review
Keep the Rome fires burning
8 Feb 20 / parterre box
The Met Opera is Handel's house in 'Agrippina'
8 Feb 20 / New York Times
‘Eurydice’ and ‘Agrippina’: Voices lost and found
8 Feb 20 / Wall Street Journal
Joyce DiDonato and Brenda Rae are dominant dueling divas in David McVicar’s masterful modern take on Handel’s political comedy
8 Feb 20 / OperaWire
La Traviata

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 8

New York: Agrippina 1 Violetta 0
10 Mar 20 / Le Salon Musical
A marvelous Oropesa is definitely not 'lost' in Met's Traviata
3 Mar 20 / Broadway World
Lisette Oropesa makes ‘La Traviata’ her own
28 Feb 20 / New York Times
La Traviata vuelve al Met, con una Aleksandra Kurzak irreconocible
29 Jan 20 / Opera World (Spanish)
Aleksandra Kurzak impresses as the Met’s new Violetta
14 Jan 20 / Bachtrack
Kurzak triumphs in Met’s “Traviata”
13 Jan 20 / Classical Review
Aleksandra Kurzak lights up Michael Mayer’s increasingly comatose production
13 Jan 20 / OperaWire
Flawless!
13 Jan 20 / parterre box
Così fan tutte

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 6

La isla de las tentaciones llega a NY
26 Feb 20 / Opera World (Spanish)
A musically ideal Così in The Met's revival
21 Feb 20 / Bachtrack
Cast brings love and laughter to Coney Island setting
19 Feb 20 / OperaWire
A delicate balance
18 Feb 20 / parterre box
Met’s Coney Island “Così” returns to dazzle and distract
18 Feb 20 / Classical Review
‘Così’ at the Met, as mild as a Coney Island morning
17 Feb 20 / New York Times
Le nozze di Figaro

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 5

Étienne Dupuis, Anita Hartig, Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, Adam Plachetka shine in Mozart’s masterpiece
12 Feb 20 / OperaWire
Cast packs punch with season premiere
21 Nov 19 / OperaWire
Met Opera revives Le nozze di Figaro with musical style
20 Nov 19 / Bachtrack
Let your love flow
19 Nov 19 / parterre box
Richard Eyre’s staging of the classic Mozart comedy seems imposing. But it comes off too mild
18 Nov 19 / New York Times
La Damnation de Faust

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 8

Höllenfahrtsdrama von Hector Berlioz
11 Feb 20 / Deutschland Radio
Michael Spyres as Faust, despite a few flickers of indisposition, was nearly ideal
4 Feb 20 / parterre box
Elina Garanca shines in stunning concert performance of Berlioz’s glorious score
28 Jan 20 / OperaWire
Berlioz bare, and beautiful
28 Jan 20 / The New Criterion
Keeper of the flame
28 Jan 20 / parterre box
Garanca’s Marguerite buoys a disappointing, downscaled “Faust”
28 Jan 20 / Classical Review
Musically, this is a largely impressive event
28 Jan 20 / Classical Source
Garanca glows in The Met's Damnation de Faust
28 Jan 20 / Bachtrack
Porgy and Bess

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 17

An undoubtedly disturbing yet ultimately triumphant Met Porgy and Bess
6 Feb 20 / Seen and Heard
Bouillonnant Porgy and Bess en direct du Metropolitan Opera
4 Feb 20 / Olyrix
That's entertainment
30 Jan 20 / Platea Magazine
George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess in triumphant return to New York’s Metropolitan Opera
26 Oct 19 / World Socialist Web Site
Star-crossed pairings in “Porgy and Bess” and “Denis & Katya"
8 Oct 19 / The New Yorker
David Robertson and a fine cast deliver a detailed reading of Gershwin's masterpiece that should silence naysayers
4 Oct 19 / Limelight
Met’s new Porgy is lavish, stylized, propulsive staging
28 Sep 19 / Classical Voice North America
A thoroughly worthy Porgy and Bess opens the Met's season
27 Sep 19 / Bachtrack
A musically satisfying, culturally cautious revival at the Met
26 Sep 19 / am New York
A gorgeous Porgy and Bess, its flaws intact, at the Metropolitan Opera
25 Sep 19 / Vulture
Met opens season with a heartening and memorable “Porgy and Bess”
25 Sep 19 / Classical Review
Met Opera offers a ‘Porgy’ of its time that speaks to ours
25 Sep 19 / Washington Post
Eric Owens, Latonia Moore, Angel Blue lead a fantastic cast in Gershwin classic on opening night
25 Sep 19 / OperaWire
A splendid ‘Porgy and Bess’ opens the Met Opera season
25 Sep 19 / New York Times
All I cared about was Bess
25 Sep 19 / parterre box
‘Porgy and Bess’ misses its protagonist on opening night at the Met
25 Sep 19 / New York Observer
Eric Owens and Angel Blue give terrific performances
25 Sep 19 / Classical Source
Q & A: Elizabeth Llewellyn
Soprano Elizabeth Llewellyn on her career path and upcoming Metropolitan Opera debut in ‘Porgy And Bess’.
The complex history and uneasy present of ‘Porgy and Bess’
It has entertained, and sometimes enraged, generations of audiences. Now the Gershwin classic is opening the Metropolitan Opera’s season.
Wozzeck

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 17

Alban Berg’s opera on the tragic fate of an impoverished soldier
17 Jan 20 / World Socialist Web Site
William Kentridge’s haunting staging of ‘Wozzeck’ at the Metropolitan Opera
16 Jan 20 / Architectural Record
William Kentridge inszeniert Alban Bergs „Wozzeck“
14 Jan 20 / Deutschland Radio
Wozzeck complexe et percutant en direct du Metropolitan Opera
14 Jan 20 / Olyrix
William Kentridge's mesmerising and melancholy staging still astonishes
13 Jan 20 / Telegraph
Bleak and hopeless: William Kentridge's Wozzeck at the Met
7 Jan 20 / Bachtrack
A completely enthralling and moving operatic experience
6 Jan 20 / Classical Source
Met audiences learn to love Wozzeck in Kentridge production
5 Jan 20 / Broadway World
A grungy, glorious new Wozzeck at the Met
4 Jan 20 / Vulture
Nightmare descent into stark madness
2 Jan 20 / Classical Voice North America
In the Met’s new ‘Wozzeck,’ the only drama is in the music
1 Jan 20 / New York Observer
The searing beauty of Kentridge's 'Wozzeck' at the Met
30 Dec 19 / New York Times
Every snarl and shimmer
29 Dec 19 / parterre box
An overwhelming experience with little payoff and an underwhelming performance
29 Dec 19 / OperaWire
Yannick Nézet-Séguin unleashes ‘Wozzeck’ at the Met
29 Dec 19 / Philadelphia Inquirer
Kentridge’s “Wozzeck” paints an industrialized nightmare in Met premiere
29 Dec 19 / Classical Review
Langsam, Wozzeck, Langsam
29 Dec 19 / ConcertoNet (English)
Looking back at Wozzeck
Wozzeck returns to the Met 89 years after its American premiere. How do the two productions compare?
Peter Mattei talks about performing Wozzeck
The singer is adding another chapter to his Met Opera legacy with his role debut as the title character of Berg’s Wozzeck, in a new production by South African artist William Kentridge.
La bohème

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 5

Roberto Alagna returns to the role of his Met debut
16 Jan 20 / OperaWire
Agresta’s affecting Mimi brings humanity to the spectacle of Met’s “Boheme”
12 Jan 20 / Classical Review
A bougie ‘Bohème’ returns to the Met
7 Nov 19 / New York Observer
Ailyn Pérez and Matthew Polenzani are golden in revival of Puccini classic
2 Nov 19 / OperaWire
We’ll always have Paris
29 Oct 19 / parterre box
New Year's Eve Gala

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Queen of the New Year
3 Jan 20 / parterre box
Anna Netrebko rings in the year with a Met Gala
2 Jan 20 / New York Times
Anna Netrebko proves why she is the leading diva
2 Jan 20 / OperaWire
Der Rosenkavalier

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 9

A memorable account of Der Rosenkavalier at the Met
1 Jan 20 / Seen and Heard
Faces in the crowd
31 Dec 19 / parterre box
A silver rose, golden voices and a platinum conductor mark this season's Rosenkavalier at the Met
21 Dec 19 / Broadway World
At the Met, the classic ‘Rosenkavalier’ takes on a #MeToo spin
17 Dec 19 / New York Observer
Bass instinct
17 Dec 19 / parterre box
Camilla Nylund makes impressive Met debut in Rosenkavalier revival
17 Dec 19 / Bachtrack
A radiant revival of ‘Der Rosenkavalier’
16 Dec 19 / New York Times
Sir Simon Rattle and company concoct chamber-like intimacy in Strauss’ most versatile score
15 Dec 19 / OperaWire
Met’s satisfying “Rosenkavalier” reboot is more than the sum of its parts
15 Dec 19 / Classical Review
Die Zauberflöte

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 4

Artists make for magical holiday performance
19 Dec 19 / OperaWire
Met’s family-friendly Magic Flute vanquishes the forces of darkness
18 Dec 19 / Bachtrack
Fresh talent fuels ‘The Magic Flute’ at the Met
17 Dec 19 / New York Times
You better sit down kids
17 Dec 19 / parterre box
Akhnaten

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 16

Akhnaten finds favor at the Met
11 Dec 19 / The Opera Critic
Anthony Roth Costanzo "es" Akhnaten
27 Nov 19 / Miami Clásica
Kostuumshow rond Akhnaten van Glass
27 Nov 19 / Place de l'Opera
A visually sumptuous and imaginative Akhnaten production from the Met
26 Nov 19 / Seen and Heard
Juggling on the Nile
23 Nov 19 / Seen and Heard
Glass' Akhnaten mesmerizes at The Met
23 Nov 19 / Bachtrack
A new leader and new sounds at the Met: Philip Glass’s striking ‘Akhnaten’
18 Nov 19 / Washington Post
Philip Glass’ ‘Akhnaten’ is a somber triumph for the Met
17 Nov 19 / New York Observer
Akhnaten makes beguiling impact in vivid Met debut
16 Nov 19 / Classical Voice North America
Bring on the jugglers, Philip Glass's Akhnaten finally arrives at the Met
16 Nov 19 / Broadway World
Philip Glass’s masterpiece comes to the Metropolitan Opera, New York
13 Nov 19 / Financial Times (via Google)
Gleaming and self-aware, Philip Glass’s Akhnaten is borne to the Met
12 Nov 19 / Vulture
‘Akhnaten’ puts you on Philip Glass time
11 Nov 19 / New York Times
Music, beauty and jugglers make for a memorable night in Met’s “Akhnaten”
10 Nov 19 / Classical Review
Anthony Roth Costanzo, Zachary James lead the best Met production of the year
10 Nov 19 / OperaWire
A place in the sun
10 Nov 19 / parterre box
J’Nai Bridges was born for big stages
Acclaimed mezzo soprano J'Nai Bridges almost didn't make it to the Metropolitan Opera.
The Queen of Spades

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 10

Yusif Eyvazov, Lise Davidsen, Vasily Petrenko shine in fantastic Elijah Moshinsky production
7 Dec 19 / OperaWire
Tchaikovsky's Queen reigns and a star is born at the Met
5 Dec 19 / Broadway World
Lise Davidsen’s star shines bright in the Met’s gloomy ‘Queen of Spades’
3 Dec 19 / New York Observer
Lise Davidsen's debut excites, but Vasily Petrenko and Yusif Eyvazov also shine in Tchaikovsky's tale of terror
3 Dec 19 / Limelight
Young soprano Lise Davidsen shines in The Queen of Spades
3 Dec 19 / Financial Times (via Google)
A triumphant Met debut for Lise Davidsen in The Queen of Spades
3 Dec 19 / Seen and Heard
Tchaikovsky’s tale of dark obsession sparkles with notable Met debuts
3 Dec 19 / Bachtrack
Lise Davidsen makes a radiant company debut in Tchaikovsky’s “The Queen of Spades”
2 Dec 19 / New York Times
Yusif Eyvasov dominated the Met premiere of Pikovaya Dama with a fearless, world-class portrayal
2 Dec 19 / parterre box
Lise Davidsen’s memorable debut leads strong cast in Met’s “Queen of Spades”
2 Dec 19 / Classical Review
Madama Butterfly

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 8

Hui He geeft New Yorkse Butterfly hart
13 Nov 19 / Place de l'Opera
Madame Butterfly poétique en direct du Metropolitan Opera
12 Nov 19 / Olyrix
The Met’s troubled Madama Butterfly does justice to Anthony Minghella’s vision and memory
11 Nov 19 / Seen and Heard
Hui He soars as Minghella's thoughtful Butterfly, though all is not at ease down below
25 Oct 19 / Limelight
Star singers carry uneven revivals of ‘Orfeo ed Euridice’ and ‘Madama Butterfly’
22 Oct 19 / New York Observer
Puppets and cherry blossoms
21 Oct 19 / parterre box
A good, if not particularly touching, Madama Butterfly from Hui He at the Met
19 Oct 19 / Bachtrack
‘Madama Butterfly,’ without its flesh-and-blood intensity
14 Oct 19 / New York Times
Orfeo ed Euridice

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 9

At the Met, a revival of Orfeo ed Euridice preserves wit and limited pathos
8 Nov 19 / Bachtrack
Jamie Barton debuta el Orfeo de Gluck con la Metropolitan de Nueva York
6 Nov 19 / Opera World (Spanish)
Back from the dead
3 Nov 19 / ConcertoNet (English)
In Gluck at the Met, voices align with dance-centric staging
24 Oct 19 / Seen and Heard
Jamie Barton, clad in a simple black costume, gives an outstanding characterization of Orfeo
23 Oct 19 / Classical Source
Met’s stylish “Orfeo” goes to hell and back in 90 minutes
22 Oct 19 / Classical Review
Drag me to hell
22 Oct 19 / parterre box
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After 24 years, a conductor returns to the Met Opera
Antonio Pappano is back for Wagner’s “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” at a turning point in his career.
26 Oct 2021 / New York Times
The Metropolitan Opera reopens in a blaze of glory
The Metropolitan Opera opened its 2021–22 season September 27 with the premiere of Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones, marking the company’s first performance of an opera by a Black composer.
6 Oct 2021 / PlaybillArts
A historic night as the Metropolitan Opera tries to ensure its future
With Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in My Bones,” the Met came back from its long pandemic shutdown more determined to draw new and more diverse audiences to opera.
30 Sep 2021 / New York Times
A black composer finally arrives at the Metropolitan Opera
Terence Blanchard, best known for scoring Spike Lee films, reopens the 138-year-old opera company with “Fire Shut Up in My Bones.”
24 Sep 2021 / New York Times
Metropolitan Opera names new radio host
The Metropolitan Opera has announced that Debra Lew Harder will be the new host of its radio broadcasts.
22 Sep 2021 / OperaWire