A Valentine to the Met Sung by Leontyne Price–The Opera House–Go Wednesday

(filmlinc.org)I’m writing this today so that those of you who are interested can still see this wonderful film and I’m going to start with the times and date you can still see it: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 12:55 pm & 6:30 pm and if you go to metopera.org/theoperahouse you can find the theaters showing…

A Terrible Thing Happened at the Met Tonight–Shelly and Rory Walked Out on Figaro

(operanews) Considering Figaro is our favorite opera and Mozart our favorite composer, this was quite a feat. In fact, we were both dazed as we walked out that this could be happening. But really, we couldn’t stay. We know every note of this piece and have listened to it for 50 years–what was so terrible…

Handel on Wall Street

If you haven’t been downtown recently to see what’s happening, take a ride on the east or west side train to Broadway and Fulton to see the Handel Project–continuing this Wednesday with Act II and the following week with Act III of Handel’s Jephtha at St. Paul’s Chapel. (ny-pictures.com) After that, they will perform all…

Levine and the Ring Take a Bow at Carnegie Hall

(simonbutler)For more than 40 years, we have been fans of James Levine and of his way with Wagner, especially the Ring of the Nibelungen. We have seen four Ring cycles with him (more than 20 hours of music in four operas each time) and have witnessed his growth into perhaps the most eminent Wagner conductor…

A Great Carmen at the Metropolitan Opera–Elina Garanca and Yonghoon Lee

Slated to hear Jonas Kaufmann do one of the two performances of Don Jose at the Metropolitan Opera he signed on to, we, like the other 4,000 Met audience members were disappointed to read in the Times that he was ill, but not disappointed enough not to go. And Carmen is a great piece and…