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Le nozze di Figaro

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 5

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
Met's revival of Figaro as relevant today as ever
12 Dec 17 / Bachtrack
Forgiveness
12 Dec 17 / parterre box
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
Norma

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 28

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
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
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
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
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 / WQXR New York
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
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
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.
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
Thaïs

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 8

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
Pérez’s vocal brilliance and dynamic presence fully justifies returning Thaïs to the Met stage
18 Nov 17 / Classical Source
There was a certain meatiness missing in the voices of both Ms. Pérez and Mr. Finley
18 Nov 17 / New York Times
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
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
Thomas Adès opera may prove polarizing emotionally
5 Nov 17 / OperaWire
Met’s ‘Exterminating Angel’ should have been snuffed out before it reached the stage
5 Nov 17 / New York Observer
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
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
Surrealism explored in The Exterminating Angel
28 Oct 17 / Vulture
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
James Morris tribute takes centerstage in overall uneven performance of Puccini’s final masterpiece
20 Oct 17 / OperaWire
Dyka and Antonenko shine in an extravagant Turandot at the Met
20 Oct 17 / Bachtrack
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
La bohème

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 6

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
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
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
Dark matter
29 Sep 17 / parterre box
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
Keenlyside returns to Met with a low-key Don Giovanni
1 Oct 16 / Broadway World
A winning cast sparks joy in Don Giovanni revival at the Met
29 Sep 16 / Bachtrack
“Don Giovanni” revival offers middling Mozart at the Met
29 Sep 16 / Classical Review
A singer's strong return in a drab 'Don Giovanni'
29 Sep 16 / New York Times
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.
Der Rosenkavalier

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 14

Renée Fleming and Elīna Garanča bid farewell in the Met’s sumptuous Der Rosenkavalier
16 May 17 / Seen and Heard
Elīna Garanča, Günther Groissböck deliver nuanced performances in solid production
2 May 17 / OperaWire
Le crépuscule radieux
24 Apr 17 / Forum Opéra
A Rosenkavalier for the radio at The Met
20 Apr 17 / Bachtrack
Renée Fleming shines in a cool new version of Richard Strauss’s opera
19 Apr 17 / Financial Times (via Google)
In her moving Met quasi-farewell Fleming strikes sparks with Garanča in new “Rosenkavalier”
15 Apr 17 / Classical Review
Renée Fleming's poignant farewell to 'Der Rosenkavalier'
15 Apr 17 / New York Times
Through a glass vaguely
15 Apr 17 / parterre box
For Renée Fleming’s last Met stand — or is it? — a new production focuses on the past’s lost innocence
15 Apr 17 / Washington Post
The Met’s new ‘Rosenkavalier’ moves (timelessly) forward with a timeless Renée Fleming
15 Apr 17 / ZEALnyc
Fleming soars to new heights in “Der Rosenkavalier” at the Met
15 Apr 17 / The Huffington Post
A star is boring in ‘Der Rosenkavalier’ at the Met
15 Apr 17 / New York Observer
Savor Renée Fleming in "Der Rosenkavalier" at the Met
15 Apr 17 / The New Yorker
Robert Carsen production was greeted with a mixture of boos and cheers
15 Apr 17 / WQXR New York
Guenther Groissboeck savors role as oaf in 'Rosenkavalier'
While soprano Renee Fleming bids a poignant and elegant farewell to a signature role at the Metropolitan Opera, a young bass is stirring up a storm as her far-from-dignified country cousin.
Opera star Renée Fleming takes on comedy at the Met
The star, who made her Broadway debut in Living on Love, explores the lighter side of opera through May 13.
The Diva Departs: Renée Fleming’s Farewell to Opera
With her art form in crisis, the soprano prepares for a poignant farewell at the Met. But she has a second act in mind.
Der Fliegende Holländer

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 11

Amber Wagner and Michael Volle deliver complex performances in cathartic season send-Off
14 May 17 / OperaWire
Thrilling Flying Dutchman at the Met under Yannick Nézet-Séguin
9 May 17 / Bachtrack
La musique emporte tout dans le Vaisseau fantôme du Met
8 May 17 / Opera Online
Wagner's Hollander flies under Nezet-Seguin, with Volle and Wagner, at the Met
29 Apr 17 / Broadway World
Aufregende Nordland-Story
29 Apr 17 / Deutschland Radio
If this production of Wagner’s opera has a hero, it is conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin
27 Apr 17 / Financial Times (via Google)
A thrilling, without-intermission, Flying Dutchman
27 Apr 17 / Classical Source
Rousing ‘Dutchman’ at the Met is enough to wake the undead
27 Apr 17 / New York Observer
Wagner’s “Flying Dutchman” haunts anew at the Met Opera with Volle and Wagner
27 Apr 17 / The Huffington Post
Met's next music director captains a blazing 'Dutchman'
27 Apr 17 / New York Times
Gewitter und sturm
27 Apr 17 / parterre box
Senta's journey
Amber Wagner on singing her first major Metropolitan Opera role.
Cyrano de Bergerac

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 7

Die Tragödie eines Ghostwriters
13 May 17 / Deutschland Radio
Long nosed flop
11 May 17 / ConcertoNet (English)
The Metropolitan Opera’s revival of its 2005 production of Cyrano de Bergerac is a smashing success
6 May 17 / Classical Source
Alagna & Rowley lead production filled with ‘panache’
4 May 17 / OperaWire
An operatic 'Cyrano' undeterred by a giant nose
4 May 17 / New York Times
Tenor Roberto Alagna was among those who seemed to be having a good time in Alfano’s opera
4 May 17 / Financial Times (via Google)
Alagna and Rowley bring emotional depth to Met’s “Cyrano de Bergerac”
4 May 17 / Classical Review
Singing with, but not through, the nose
For Cyrano — a challenging role even without foam prosthetics on your face — the tenor Roberto Alagna said he tried hard to focus his sound.
Patricia Racette withdraws from Met's Cyrano
Soprano Patricia Racette has withdrawn from the Metropolitan Opera's upcoming performances of Alfano's Cyrano de Bergerac owing to an abdominal hernia.
50th Anniversary Gala

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 9

Pluie d'étoiles au Metropolitan
12 May 17 / Forum Opéra
The Met Gala celebrates its opera house
10 May 17 / WQXR New York
Splendor, nostalgia and camp salute 50 years of the Met at Lincoln Center
10 May 17 / New York Observer
Opera matters, and the Met just threw a party to prove it
9 May 17 / New York Times
Die MET jubilierte
9 May 17 / Die Presse
Fifty shades of gold
9 May 17 / parterre box
Hvorostovsky makes surprise appearance at Met Opera gala
9 May 17 / New York Daily News
Passing of the torch at Met Opera's midlife
9 May 17 / Washington Post
Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s surprise return among many highlights in a memorable night
8 May 17 / OperaWire
Sehen so etwa Operngala-Besucher aus?
Die Metropolitan Opera New York feiert mit viel Pomp 50. Geburtstag, aber die Besucherzahlen gehen zurück.
Metropolitan Opera 50th Anniversary Gala as seen backstage
The Metropolitan Opera 50th anniversary Gala promised to be a night filled with glamour and star power that reunited some of opera’s greatest singers on the same stage.
Hvorostovsky sings at the Met Gala
Watch Dmitri Hvorostovsky's surprise return to the Met Opera.
Juan Diego Flórez cancels Metropolitan Opera Gala
Flórez announced the news on his website stating, “It is with much regret that I have to cancel my participation at the MET Gala due to an indisposition."
Metropolitan Opera 50th Anniversary Gala
50 iconic and historic moments from the new house.
Rolando Villazón out of Met 50th Anniversary Gala
But company adds Günther Groissböck to the cast.
Rigoletto

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 9

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas
3 May 17 / ConcertoNet (English)
What hump?
29 Apr 17 / ConcertoNet (English)
Le Rigoletto du Met, pas bling-bling pour un sou
26 Apr 17 / ResMusica
Train-train n'est pas new-yorkais
25 Apr 17 / Forum Opéra
Viva Las Vegas: A night at the opera
31 Jan 17 / Broadway World
The Met hits the jackpot with revival of its Vegas Rigoletto
24 Jan 17 / Bachtrack
It’s a mantua’s world
24 Jan 17 / parterre box
Much of the musical success lies in the inventive conducting of Pier Giorgio Morandi
23 Jan 17 / Classical Source
Worthy cast finds fiftul humanity beneath the neon of Met’s “Rigoletto”
22 Jan 17 / Classical Review
Eugene Onegin

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 11

Netrebko and Mattei star as Deborah Warner’s Checkhovian Eugene Onegin returns to the Met
26 Apr 17 / Seen and Heard
Le Netrebko Show
24 Apr 17 / Forum Opéra
Netrebko and Mattei spin magic from Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin at the Met
18 Apr 17 / Broadway World
Netrebko triumphs as Tchaikovsky’s Tatiana
12 Apr 17 / The Opera Critic
Anna Netrebko, Mariusz Kwiecien dominate in powerful revival of Warner’s astute production
9 Apr 17 / OperaWire
A shy teen-turned-grande dame heats up the Met’s box office
4 Apr 17 / New York Observer
Mariusz Kwiecień is an honourable substitute for Dmitri Hvorostovsky in Tchaikovsky’s opera
3 Apr 17 / Financial Times (via Google)
An absent baritone looms over the Met Opera's 'Onegin'
1 Apr 17 / New York Times
Netrebko a magnificent Tatyana in The Met's Onegin
1 Apr 17 / Bachtrack
Netrebko, Kwiecien bring Met’s “Onegin” revival to vivid life
1 Apr 17 / Classical Review
Netrebko and Kwiecien delve the despair of lost love in the Met’s “Eugene Onegin”
1 Apr 17 / The Huffington Post
Der Bariton Peter Mattei
"Onegin ist ein Rätsel"
Aida

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 10

Au Met, la démesure d'Aida ne prend pas d'âge
25 Apr 17 / ResMusica
L'or du MET
23 Apr 17 / Forum Opéra
Aida al Metropolitan Opera di New York
9 Apr 17 / OperaeOpera
Aida gushes at the Metropolitan Opera
5 Apr 17 / Broadway World
Conductor Daniele Rustioni dominates, leads riveting cast in memorable performance
3 Apr 17 / OperaWire
Krassimira Stoyanova triumphs in The Met's Aida
30 Mar 17 / Bachtrack
This performance of Verdi’s Aida generated little excitement
13 Nov 16 / Classical Source
Met's revival of Aida an occasion to celebrate an enduring masterpiece
10 Nov 16 / Bachtrack
Met’s sturdy “Aida’ delivers the Verdian goods
10 Nov 16 / Classical Review
An 'Aida' at the Met that may not be Zeffirelli's, but it's big
7 Nov 16 / New York Times
Idomeneo

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 9

Idomeneo, Mozart’s first great opera, shows the Met’s quality
8 Apr 17 / Buenos Aires Herald
Idomeneo Live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera
29 Mar 17 / The Opera Critic
Mozart’s first masterpiece returns to the Met
28 Mar 17 / The Opera Critic
Fury of the sea
24 Mar 17 / ConcertoNet (English)
With one aria, Elza van den Heever steals the Met's Idomeneo
14 Mar 17 / Broadway World
Mozart's 'Idomeneo' shows the Met Opera at its best
14 Mar 17 / New York Times
An immensely appealing and effective production
13 Mar 17 / Classical Source
Met’s inspired cast delivers the musical riches of Mozart’s “Idomeneo”
10 Mar 17 / Classical Review
Levine's orchestra shines in uneven Met Idomeneo
9 Mar 17 / Bachtrack
La Traviata

Metropolitan Opera


No. of reviews: 9

Yoncheva’s heart stopping Violetta at the Met
28 Mar 17 / The Opera Critic
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News & Articles

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.
6 Dec 2017 / PlaybillArts
Metropolitan Opera suspends conductor James Levine
Metropolitan Opera suspends conductor James Levine as more sexual abuse allegations continue to emerge.
4 Dec 2017 / Vulture
Metropolitan Opera investigates sex abuse claims against Levine
New York's Metropolitan Opera says it has opened an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against the conductor James Levine.
4 Dec 2017 / BBC News
Jonas Kaufmann slated for ‘La Fanciulla del West’ at Met
According to Opera Magazine and Parterre, Kaufmann is slated to return to the Metropolitan Opera for a new production in “La Fanciulla del West.”
8 Nov 2017 / OperaWire
At the Met opera, a note so high, it's never been sung before
The A above high C that the soprano Audrey Luna reaches in Thomas Adès’s new opera, “The Exterminating Angel” is so high, it has never been sung in the 137-year history of the Metropolitan Opera.
8 Nov 2017 / New York Times