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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Anthony Roth Costanzo on Making Orfeo ed Euridice 'Devastating' by Christopher Browner

The countertenor is currently singing one of the title roles in the Gluck opera, now playing at the Metropolitan Opera.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:48PM
Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Renée Fleming, Kelli O’Hara, and Joyce DiDonato on Returning to The Hours by Christopher Browner

The three are reprising their roles in Kevin Puts' opera this month.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:36PM
Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Conductor Xian Zhang on How Madama Butterfly Is 'Universal' by Christopher Browner

Zhang is currently conducting Puccini's masterwork for the Metropolitan Opera.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:24PM
Friday, December 15, 2023

Kathryn Lewek Has Played the Queen of the Night at the Met 54 Times by Christopher Browner

The soprano is currently leading the Julie Taymor production of The Magic Flute at the Metropolitan Opera.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:32PM
Wednesday, September 27, 2023

The Opera Dead Man Walking First Premiered in 2000. Now It's Finally at the Met by Christopher Browner

Jake Heggie's opera is based on a memoir about death row and asks uncomfortable questions about America's death penalty.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:19PM
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

How Sonya Yoncheva Is Bringing Her Experience as a Mother to Norma by Christopher Browner

After leading Fedora earlier this season, the soprano is back at the Metropolitan Opera as Norma.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:30PM
Friday, December 16, 2022

Latonia Moore Returns to Aida, 10 Years After Making Her Met Opera Debut in the Role by Christopher Browner

Though unlike Verdi's tragic warrior princess, Moore would not die for love.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:48PM
Monday, December 12, 2022

How Renée Fleming Gave Kevin Puts the Idea to Create The Hours Opera by Christopher Browner

He also had his lead actresses in mind when composing the new work for the Metropolitan Opera.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:36PM
Friday, November 18, 2022

How Renée Fleming Inspired the Met Opera's The Hours by Christopher Browner

The superstar soprano sings alongside Kelli O’Hara and Joyce DiDonato in the new operatic adaptation of the Michael Cunningham novel.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:06PM
Thursday, November 17, 2022

Heroic Tenor Russell Thomas Finally Takes the Lead by Christopher Browner

Thomas made his Metropolitan Opera debut in 2005 in a supporting role in Don Carlo. Now he's returning to the opera, as the title character.

SOURCE: Playbill at 06:18PM
Friday, May 27, 2022

Tenor Ben Bliss Gives a Progress Report on The Met's Upcoming Stravinsky Offering by Christopher Browner

Bliss returns to The Met for the first time since his 2020 appearance as Ferrando in Così fan tutte.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:54AM
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Friday, December 17, 2021

There's Magic in the Air at the Metropolitan Opera's Cinderella by Christopher Browner

Massenet’s opera returns in an abridged, English-language version for families; Isabel Leonard stars as the rags-to-riches heroine.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:23AM
Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Camille A. Brown Is On the Move by Christopher Browner

Dancers Christopher Figaro Jackson, Maleek Washington, and Jōvan Dansberry reflect on the director and choreographer's creative process.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:04PM
Monday, March 9, 2020

Mezzo-Soprano Tara Erraught on Bringing Cenerentola to the Met Opera by Christopher Browner

The Irish singer stars in Rossini's sparkling take on the Cinderella story, alongside tenor Javier Camarena as her Prince Charming, beginning March 12.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:09PM
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Tony-Nominated Choreographer Camille A. Brown Reflects on Her Approach to Porgy and Bess by Christopher Browner

This season's new production of Porgy and Bess returns to the stage of the Met Opera January 8.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:35AM
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Soprano Susanna Phillips on Singing Mozart at the Metropolitan Opera by Christopher Browner

The Alabama-born singer performs as Countess Almaviva in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, opening November 16.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:49AM
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The Met Opera Presents the Company Premiere of Philip Glass’ Akhnaten by Christopher Browner

Director Phelim McDermott’s production stars countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo as the title pharaoh and mezzo-soprano J'Nai Bridges in her Met debut as Nefertiti, from November 8–Decemb…

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:13PM
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Soprano Anita Hartig Talks About Performing La Traviata at the Met Opera by Christopher Browner

Michael Mayer's new production of the Verdi masterpiece, starring tenor Stephen Costello as Alfredo and Plácido Domingo and Artur Rucińsk sharing the role of Germont, continues through Apr…

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:19PM
Monday, December 3, 2018

La Traviata Returns to the Met Opera With a Bold New Production by Christopher Browner

Tony winner Michael Mayer's new staging of Verdi’s masterpiece stars Diana Damrau and Juan Diego Flórez in the lead roles, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting. It …

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:06PM
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena on Careers, The Pearl Fisher, and Singing in French by Christopher Browner

Last seen at the Met in 2017's l Barbiere di Siviglia, the duo return for another Bizet opera.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:19PM
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Darko Tresnjak, Alexander Dodge, and Linda Cho on Making Their Met Debuts With Samson et Dalila by Christopher Browner

The Tony-winning director of Anastasia and his longtime designers give new life to the Saint-Saëns classic.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:34PM
Thursday, December 28, 2017

How The Met’s Tosca Replicates the Grandeur of Rome by Christopher Browner

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 C…

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Powerhouse Mezzo_Soprano Susan Graham On Returning to The Merry Widow by Christopher Browner

As the opera favorite prepares for the Metropolitan Opera production, resuming December 14, she talks about what keeps her coming back to the role after 15 years.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:01AM

Powerhouse Mezzo-Soprano Susan Graham On Returning to The Merry Widow by Christopher Browner

As the opera favorite prepares for the Metropolitan Opera production, resuming December 14, she talks about what keeps her coming back to the role after 15 years.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:01AM

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