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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 

CANCELED: In Studio: Christine Goerke
WEDNESDAY, MAR 14, 6–7 PM
The Metropolitan Opera announced on Monday afternoon that, due to illness, Christine Goerke has withdrawn from the performance of Elektra on Monday, March 12. In the interest of making a full recovery in time for her other scheduled Met performances of Elektra, Ms. Goerke has decided, with regret, to cancel her appearance with The Singers Studio on Wednesday, March 14.

 

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Thursday, April 26, 2018
At the Met: Tosca
8:00 PM
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Friday, April 27, 2018
At the Met: Romeo et Juliette
8:00 PM
28
Saturday, April 28, 2018
At the Met: Cendrillon
1:00 PM
At the Met: Lucia di Lammermoor
8:00 PM
29
Sunday, April 29, 2018
At the Met: National Council Grand Finals
3:00 PM
30
Monday, April 30, 2018
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
At the Met: Tosca
7:30 PM
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Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Opera Duos, Part III
11:00 AM
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
At the Met: Lucia di Lammermoor
7:30 PM
3
Thursday, May 03, 2018
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
At the Met: Cendrillon
8:00 PM
4
Friday, May 04, 2018
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
At the Met: Tosca
8:00 PM
5
Saturday, May 05, 2018
At the Met: Romeo et Juliette
1:00 PM
At the Met: Lucia di Lammermoor
8:00 PM