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In this intimate interview series, some of today’s most exciting artists chat with the editors of Opera News. Events are held in the Opera Learning Center, on the 6th floor of the Samuel B. and David Rose Building at Lincoln Center, unless otherwise noted.
Tickets $30 general public | $28 Guild members and students 
Singers Studio Callas 817

Defining the Diva: From Maria Callas to Adele
TUE, OCT 10, 6-7:30 PM
The operatic term "diva"—first used to describe the goddess-like stature of 19th-century opera singers—is now attached to artists from the worlds of pop, jazz, and country music. Who really deserves the title? F. Paul Driscoll, editor-in-chief of Opera News, offers a genre-busting list of ten albums that established ten singers as true divas.
Singers Studio Rachvelishvili 817

In Studio: Anita Rachvelishvili
WED, JAN 24, 6-7 PM
Georgian star Anita Rachvelishvili, a Met audience favorite since her 2011 debut, returns to the company this season as Azucena in Verdi’s Il Trovatore. Opera News Digital Editor Adam Wasserman joins the mezzo-soprano in conversation.
Singers Studio Finley 817

In Studio: Gerald Finley
THURSDAY, NOV 16, 6-7 PM
Acclaimed for his performances at the Met as Don Giovanni and Guillaume Tell, Opera News Award–winning baritone Gerald Finley returns to the Met stage this season as Athanaël in Massenet’s Thaïs. Mr. Finley joins Digital Editor Adam Wasserman in conversation.
Singers Studio Jaho 817

In Studio: Ermonela Jaho
TUESDAY, MAR 6, 6-7 PM
A star in all of the great opera houses of Europe, Ermonela Jaho makes her long-awaited return to the Met this season as Cio-Cio-San in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. The soprano sits down for a conversation with Opera News Editor-in-Chief F. Paul Driscoll.
Singers Studio Thomas Allen 817

In Studio: Sir Thomas Allen
TUESDAY, DEC 12, 6-7 PM
One of opera’s great singing actors, Sir Thomas Allen sings Baron Zeta in the Met’s holiday-season revival of Lehár’s The Merry Widow. The baritone talks about his current and upcoming roles with Opera News Editor-in-Chief F. Paul Driscoll.
Singers Studio Goerke 817

In Studio: Christine Goerke
WEDNESDAY, MAR 14, 6–7 PM
Hailed throughout the opera world for her performances in the operas of Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss, Christine Goerke returns to the Met this season in the title role of Strauss’s Elektra. The soprano talks with Opera News Editor-in-Chief F. Paul Driscoll about her career.

 

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Monday, December 11, 2017
At the Met: Norma
7:30 PM
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
In Studio: Sir Thomas Allen
6:00 PM
At the Met: Le Nozze di Figaro
7:30 PM
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Thursday, December 14, 2017
At the Met: The Merry Widow
7:30 PM
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Friday, December 15, 2017
At the Met: Le Nozze di Figaro
8:00 PM
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Saturday, December 16, 2017
At the Met: Norma
1:00 PM
At the Met: The Merry Widow
8:00 PM
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Monday, December 18, 2017
At the Met: Hansel and Gretel
7:30 PM
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
At the Met: Le Nozze di Figaro
7:30 PM
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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
At the Met: The Merry Widow
7:30 PM
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Friday, December 22, 2017
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
At the Met: Hansel and Gretel
8:00 PM
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Saturday, December 23, 2017
At the Met: Le Nozze di Figaro
1:00 PM
At the Met: The Merry Widow
8:00 PM
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Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
At the Met: Hansel and Gretel
7:30 PM
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Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
At the Met: The Merry Widow
7:30 PM
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Thursday, December 28, 2017
At the Met: Hansel and Gretel
1:00 PM
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Friday, December 29, 2017
At the Met: Le Nozze di Figaro
7:30 PM
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Saturday, December 30, 2017
At the Met: The Merry Widow
1:00 PM
At the Met: Hansel and Gretel
8:00 PM
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Sunday, December 31, 2017
At the Met: Tosca
6:30 PM
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Monday, January 01, 2018
At the Met: Hansel and Gretel
7:30 PM
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Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
At the Met: The Merry Widow
7:30 PM
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Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
At the Met: Tosca
7:30 PM
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Thursday, January 04, 2018
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
At the Met: Le Nozze di Figaro
7:30 PM
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Friday, January 05, 2018
At the Met: The Merry Widow
8:00 PM
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Saturday, January 06, 2018
At the Met: Hansel and Gretel
1:00 PM
At the Met: Tosca
8:00 PM