Metropolitan Opera

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Classical home listening: Ukrainian music from Nathan Milstein to the Proms
The Odesa-born violinist’s US Armed Forces recordings have aged well; the Met’s recent benefit concert is now an album; and the Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall

Fiona Maddocks

30, Jul, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Peter Gelb of the New York Met: ‘We’re cancelling Putin, not Pushkin’
The most powerful person in opera has a Zelig-like propensity to always be present when politics have crossed over with classical music – the Russian invasion of Ukraine is no exception

Nicholas Wroe

01, Apr, 2022 @4:36 PM

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This man made opera history. Why did I not know him?
Peter Brathwaite knew Bobby (Don’t Worry Be Happy) McFerrin but not his father Robert, the first Black man to sing at the Met. He celebrates a trailblazer and an inspiration

Peter Brathwaite

12, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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James Levine obituary
Acclaimed conductor forced to quit the Metropolitan Opera in New York after a series of sex abuse allegations

Barry Millington

18, Mar, 2021 @1:32 PM

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Elijah Moshinsky obituary
Opera director who came to prize directness and psychological insight over deconstruction and irony

Barry Millington

25, Jan, 2021 @5:38 PM

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Lockdown listening: classical music and opera to stream at home
With concert halls and opera houses closed, organisations and musicians across the world are livestreaming concerts and opening up their digital archives

Imogen Tilden

29, Jul, 2020 @11:15 AM

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The Metropolitan Opera’s At-Home Gala review – thrilling singing, live from the stars’ living-rooms
This technically remarkable event offered performances from more than 40 of the Met’s regular singers – as well as an irresistible peek into their homes

Tim Ashley

26, Apr, 2020 @1:29 PM

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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

Imogen Tilden

24, Apr, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Opera and classical concerts to watch at home: our critics' picks – week four
Overwhelmed by content to stream? Our critics pick a daily classical highlight to see and hear for free. Today, music to see you through from 13 to 17 April

Andrew Clements,Tim Ashley, Flora Willson and Rian Evans

13, Apr, 2020 @2:50 PM

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Classical music: let the Berlin Phil come to you
With concert halls and opera houses closed, we sample the stay-at-home alternatives from Budapest to Dar es Salaam

Nicholas Kenyon

21, Mar, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Home listening: Bach, Beethoven and two great violinists
Tremendous new releases from Kati Debretzeni and Leonidas Kavakos, plus 50 years of the Met on BBC Four

Fiona Maddocks

24, Nov, 2019 @5:29 AM

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Covent Garden is living in a dream world if it thinks Domingo should perform there still
The Royal Opera must surely follow New York’s Met and abandon bookings with star tenor Placido Domingo while he faces sexual harassment allegations

Martin Kettle

25, Sep, 2019 @12:39 PM

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