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Politics and Heroism: Verdi's Early-Period Baritones
Jane Marsh explores the development of the Early-Period Verdi Baritone, Featuring Andrew Cummings, baritone, and Joan Krueger, pianist, in selections from Ernani and Macbeth.
Thursday, October 23, 2014 2:00 PM
Opera News presents The Singers' Studio: James Conlon
Opera News Editor-in-Chief F. Paul Driscoll chats with Maestro James Conlon about his experiences and current work.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 6:00 PM
The Humanist: Verdi's Middle-Period Baritones
Jane Marsh explores the development of the Middle-Period Verdi Baritone, featuring Ricardo Rivera, baritone, and Joan Krueger, pianist, in selections from La Traviata and Don Carlo.
Thursday, October 30, 2014 2:00 PM
Score Reading Crash Course: Carmen Workshop and Score-Desk Ticket
Explore the basics of reading a score through this Crash Course workshop and corresponding Score-Desk ticket to a performance at the opera house.
Saturday, November 01, 2014 10:00 AM
Score Reading Crash Course: Carmen Workshop ONLY
Explore the basics of reading a score in this Crash Course workshop.
Saturday, November 01, 2014 10:00 AM
Exploring Minimalism: The Death of Klinghoffer
Dr. W. Anthony Sheppard explores the musical elements of this important work.
Saturday, November 01, 2014 6:00 PM
A Composer's Voice
Explore the unique compositional voices of Adams, Bartók, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, as they experiment with style and expression in opera.
Tuesday, November 04, 2014 5:30 PM
Emotional Outrage: Verdi's Late-Middle & Late-Period Baritones
In this final session, Jane Marsh explores the Late-Middle and Late-Period Verdi Baritones, featuring Dongkyu Oh, baritone, and Joan Krueger, pianist, in selections from Un Ballo in Maschera and Falstaff.
Thursday, November 06, 2014 2:00 PM
Music of the Homeland: A Russian Master Class
Jane Marsh explores the soundscape of Russian opera from Glinka to Shostakovich with two emerging young artists.
Sunday, November 09, 2014 4:00 PM
The Subversive Power of Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
Dr. Harlow Robinson discusses the infamous history and inventive music of one of the greatest Russian operas, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk.
Monday, November 10, 2014 6:00 PM
Music as Character
Learn about the new ways that 20th-century composers chose to bring their stories and characters to the stage and to communicate ideas and emotions.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 5:30 PM
20th Century Opera: A Culminating Masterclass
Watch these works come to life as Maestro Osgood guides emerging singers through excerpts from this season's four modern masterpieces.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 5:30 PM
Musical Chairs: Lauren Flanigan
She has developed a unique career that has spanned the operas of Mozart, Donizetti, and Verdi as well as works by a number of contemporary American composers.
Thursday, December 04, 2014 6:00 PM
A Contest for Love and Art: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Join John J. H. Muller as he examines the very human characters brought to life by Wagner's music in the masterful epic comedy Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 4:30 PM
MetTalks: The Merry Widow
Directors and stars of the Met's 2014-15 new productions discuss the challenges and rewards of bringing their visions to the stage.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 5:30 PM
Score Reading Crash Course: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Workshop and Score-Desk Ticket
Explore the basics of reading a score through this Crash Course workshop and corresponding Score-Desk ticket to a performance at the opera house.
Saturday, December 13, 2014 10:00 AM
Score Reading Crash Course: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Workshop ONLY
Explore the basics of reading a score in this Crash Course workshop.
Saturday, December 13, 2014 10:00 AM
Score Reading Crash Course: Aida Workshop ONLY
Explore the basics of reading a score in this Crash Course workshop.
Saturday, January 10, 2015 10:00 AM
Score Reading Crash Course: Aida Workshop and Score-Desk Ticket
Explore the basics of reading a score through this Crash Course workshop and corresponding Score-Desk ticket to a performance at the opera house.
Saturday, January 10, 2015 10:00 AM
Marrying Rich: The Merry Widow
Jay Lesenger discovers the joy, humor, and emotional heart of The Merry Widow, which returns to the Met this season in a star-studded new production.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 6:00 PM
Iolanta/Bluebeard's Castle Study Day, Part I
Jane Marsh will examine Tchaikovsky’s final opera, Iolanta, which will be seen this season at the Met as a double bill with Bartók’s thriller Bluebeard’s Castle.
Saturday, January 24, 2015 11:00 AM
Iolanta/Bluebeard's Castle Study Day, Part II
Jane Marsh will explore Bartók's dark pyschological drama Bluebeard’s Castle, which will be seen at the Met this season in a double bill with Tchaikovsky’s final opera, Iolanta.
Saturday, January 24, 2015 2:00 PM
Opera News presents A Master Class and Conversation with Thomas Allen
Mr. Allen works with young singers in a master class, preceded by a discussion with Opera News Senior Editor Louise T. Guinther.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 6:00 PM
Score Reading Crash Course: Les Contes d'Hoffman Workshop ONLY
Explore the basics of reading a score in this Crash Course workshop.
Saturday, January 31, 2015 10:00 AM
Score Reading Crash Course: Les Contes d'Hoffman Workshop and Score-Desk Ticket
Explore the basics of reading a score through this Crash Course workshop and corresponding Score-Desk ticket to a performance at the opera house.
Saturday, January 31, 2015 10:00 AM
Unlucky in Love: Les Contes d'Hoffmann
Lecturer Naomi Barrettara discusses the rich dramatic source material as well as the many musical and thematic interpretations of Les Contes d'Hoffmann following Offenbach's death.
Thursday, February 05, 2015 6:00 PM
Musical Chairs: Met Stars in Hollywood
Some of the greatest Met stars lent their talent to the silver screen.
Monday, February 09, 2015 6:00 PM
Don Giovanni: Love is a Battlefield Master Class
For this Valentine's Day workshop, what operatic character could serve better to represent love, romance, and sex than Mozart's Don Giovanni?
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 5:30 PM
Score Reading Crash Course: Don Giovanni Workshop ONLY
Explore the basics of reading a score in this Crash Course workshop.
Saturday, February 21, 2015 10:00 AM
Score Reading Crash Course: Don Giovanni Workshop and Score-Desk Ticket
Explore the basics of reading a score through this Crash Course workshop and corresponding Score-Desk ticket to a performance at the opera house.
Saturday, February 21, 2015 10:00 AM
Offenbach's German Influence: From Operetta to French Opera
This first session will feature Michelle Pretto, soprano, and Matthew Tuell, tenor, with pianist John Kolody in selections from Offenbach operas.
Thursday, February 26, 2015 2:00 PM
A Shimmering La Donna del Lago
Desirée Mays discusses the development of the composer's musical style in this bel canto gem and introduces director Paul Curran's new Met production.
Tuesday, March 03, 2015 6:00 PM
Seduction and Obsession in Carmen
Considered scandalous at the time of its premiere, Bizet's opera of the fiery gypsy and her ill-fated lover continues to fascinate.
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 6:00 PM
Verdi and the French Grand Opera Style
Featuring Mithra Mastrpierro, soprano, and Chad Armstrong, baritone, with pianist Anthony Manoli in selections from Verdi and Rossini operas.
Thursday, March 05, 2015 2:00 PM
French Realism: Carmen & the Verismo Style
Featuring Kimberly Sogioka, mezzo-soprano, and Won Whi Choi, tenor, with pianist Mitchell Cirker in selections from Bizet's Carmen.
Thursday, March 12, 2015 2:00 PM
Opera Boot Camp: The Reality of Opera
Explore some of the less visible factors that influenced the creative decisions of composers across different operatic genres.
Saturday, March 14, 2015 11:00 AM
Opera Boot Camp: Crossing Boundaries
This session examines the division of labor between composer and librettist and the process of bringing the finished work to the stage.
Saturday, March 14, 2015 2:00 PM
Love vs. Money: The Story of Manon
Join Dr. Jeffery Langford as he considers this tragic story of a young girl who longs for love but is corrupted by wealth and luxury.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 6:00 PM
Musical Chairs: Jane Eaglen
The English soprano is one of the leading Wagner singers of our time.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 6:00 PM
Parisian Belle Époque: The Enduring Charm of Massenet
Featuring Tracy Chang, soprano, and Sara Petrocelli, mezzo-soprano, with pianist David Holkeboer in selections from Massenet operas.
Thursday, March 19, 2015 2:00 PM
Opera Boot Camp: Interpretation & Adaptation across the Ages
Take a closer look at set designs, changes in technology, and other forces that transformed the way opera was produced, adapted, and reinterpreted throughout history.
Saturday, March 21, 2015 11:00 AM
Opera Boot Camp: Composing and Conducting
Join us for a discussion of how the musical factors of dynamics, tempi, and articulation shape an interpretation to create an emotionally resonant performance.
Saturday, March 21, 2015 2:00 PM
Opera News presents The Singers' Studio: Angela Meade
Opera News Editor-in-Chief F. Paul Driscoll sits down with Angela Meade to discuss her current and upcoming roles.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 6:00 PM
The Voices of Ernani
Naomi Barrettara explores Verdi's innovative compositional style and dramatic structure that made Ernani the most successful opera of the composer's early career.
Thursday, March 26, 2015 6:00 PM
Score Reading Crash Course: Lucia di Lammermoor Workshop and Score-Desk Ticket
Explore the basics of reading a score through this Crash Course workshop and corresponding Score-Desk ticket to a performance at the opera house.
Saturday, March 28, 2015 10:00 AM
Score Reading Crash Course: Lucia di Lammermoor Workshop ONLY
Explore the basics of reading a score in this Crash Course workshop.
Saturday, March 28, 2015 10:00 AM
Opera News presents A Master Class and Conversation with Plácido Domingo
Mr. Domingo joins in a discussion with Opera News Editor-in-Chief F. Paul Driscoll and leads young singers in a master class.
Sunday, March 29, 2015 4:00 PM
Verdi's Grand Opera: Don Carlo
John J. H. Muller covers the history of this much-revised opera and explores the musical riches of Verdi's sophisticated score.
Monday, April 06, 2015 5:30 PM
Opera News presents The Singers' Studio: Simon Keenlyside
Simon Keenlyside joins Opera News Online Editor Adam Wasserman to discuss his celebrated career in music.
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 6:00 PM
Score Reading Crash Course: Ernani Workshop ONLY
Explore the basics of reading a score in this Crash Course workshop.
Saturday, April 11, 2015 5:00 PM
Score Reading Crash Course: Ernani Workshop and Score-Desk Ticket
Explore the basics of reading a score through this Crash Course workshop and corresponding Score-Desk ticket to a performance at the opera house.
Saturday, April 11, 2015 5:00 PM
The Power of Love: Aida
Egyptian-born Nimet Habachy will explore the role of Aida in the musical and political forum.
Monday, April 13, 2015 6:00 PM
Verismo Duo: Cavalleria Rusticana/ Pagliacci
Join us as William Berger examines the musical and thematic elements of the Cav/Pag double bill.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 6:00 PM
Strong and True: The Women of Verdi
Explore dazzling performances of Verdi's demanding and dramatic vocal writing.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 11:00 AM
The Languages of Opera
Operas have been written in many languages from around the world. But what if a singer has to perform in a language not his own? Join us for a talk with members of the Met staff as they discuss the challenges and rewards of preparing singers during a performance.
Thursday, April 16, 2015 5:30 PM
Irresistible Heroines: The Women of Puccini
Puccini's female characters are some of the most endearing and beloved in all of opera.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 11:00 AM
Becoming the Character
An opera's story is told in music, movement, and staging—but how are singers physically transformed into the characters they play? Join us as we talk with the Met's wig and make-up artists.
Thursday, April 23, 2015 5:30 PM
Musical Chairs: Diana Soviero
Met audiences first got to hear this lyric soprano as Gounod's Juliette, but it would be her interpretations of the verismo repertoire that would become her Met calling cards
Monday, April 27, 2015 6:00 PM
A Love Denied: Un Ballo in Maschera
Dr. Jeffrey Langford brings his expertise of Italian and Romantic opera to an exploration of Verdi's lush musical landscape and the censorship that shaped the creation of Un Ballo in Maschera.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 6:00 PM
Romance Personified: The Women of Massenet
Massenet fills the vocal lines of his leading female characters with complex, elegant, and luscious music.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 11:00 AM
Lyricism and Innovation: The Women of Strauss
Strauss excelled in both the romantic, melodic style of the past and in modern experimentation and harmony.
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 11:00 AM
Opera on the Airwaves: Insights from the Radio Team
Mr. Berger, a member of the broadcast team, brings his colleagues to the Guild for a lively discussion of the popular radio programs, exploring how broadcasters prepare in advance and how they make the performances come alive for listeners around the world.
Thursday, May 07, 2015 5:30 PM
Lights! Camera! Action!—Opera on the Big Screen
Live in HD producers join us to discuss the complex preparations and technical processes involved in bringing an opera performance to screens around the world in real time, and to look at the artistic and musical considerations that guide their decisions.
Thursday, May 14, 2015 5:30 PM
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Backstage Tour
3:00 PM
At the Met: Le Nozze di Figaro
7:30 PM
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Friday, October 24, 2014
Backstage Tour
3:00 PM
At the Met: The Death of Klinghoffer
7:30 PM
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Saturday, October 25, 2014
At the Met: Die Zauberflote
1:00 PM
At the Met: Le Nozze di Figaro
8:00 PM
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Sunday, October 26, 2014
Backstage Tour
10:30 AM
Backstage Tour
1:30 PM
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Monday, October 27, 2014
At the Met: Die Zauberflote
7:30 PM
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Backstage Tour
3:00 PM
At the Met: The Death of Klinghoffer
7:30 PM
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Thursday, October 30, 2014
The Humanist: Verdi's Middle-Period Baritones
2:00 PM
At the Met: Aida
7:30 PM
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Friday, October 31, 2014
Backstage Tour
3:00 PM
At the Met: Die Zauberflote
7:30 PM
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Sunday, November 02, 2014
Backstage Tour
10:30 AM
Backstage Tour
1:30 PM
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Monday, November 03, 2014
Backstage Tour
3:00 PM
At the Met: Die Zauberflote
7:30 PM
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Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Backstage Tour
3:00 PM
A Composer's Voice
5:30 PM
At the Met: Aida
7:30 PM
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Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Backstage Tour
3:00 PM
At the Met: The Death of Klinghoffer
7:30 PM
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Friday, November 07, 2014
At the Met: Aida
7:30 PM
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Saturday, November 08, 2014
At the Met: Die Zauberflote
1:00 PM
At the Met: The Death of Klinghoffer
8:00 PM