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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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Sunday, January 21, 2018
Backstage Tours
10:30 AM
Backstage Tours
1:30 PM
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Monday, January 22, 2018
A Verdi Turning Point: Il Trovatore
6:00 PM
At the Met: Il Trovatore
7:30 PM
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Librettists of the Season Pt 1
6:30 PM
At the Met: Tosca
7:30 PM
24
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
In Studio: Anita Rachvelishvili
6:00 PM
At the Met: L'Elisir d'Amore
7:30 PM
25
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
At the Met: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci
8:00 PM
26
Friday, January 26, 2018
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
At the Met: Il Trovatore
8:00 PM
27
Saturday, January 27, 2018
At the Met: Tosca
1:00 PM
At the Met: L'Elisir d'Amore
8:00 PM
28
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Backstage Tours
10:30 AM
Backstage Tours
1:30 PM
Showcase: Parsifal
3:00 PM
29
Monday, January 29, 2018
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
At the Met: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci
7:30 PM
30
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
Librettists of the Season Pt 2
6:30 PM
At the Met: Il Trovatore
7:30 PM
31
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
At the Met: L'Elisir d'Amore
7:30 PM
1
Thursday, February 01, 2018
At the Met: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci
8:00 PM
23
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Sunday, February 04, 2018
Backstage Tours
10:30 AM
Backstage Tours
1:30 PM
5
Monday, February 05, 2018
Sin and Redemption: The Story of Parsifal
4:30 PM
At the Met: Parsifal
6:00 PM
6
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
Librettists of the Season Pt 3
6:30 PM
At the Met: Il Trovatore
7:30 PM
7
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
At the Met: L'Elisir d'Amore
7:30 PM
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Friday, February 09, 2018
Backstage Tours
3:00 PM
At the Met: Il Trovatore
7:30 PM
10
Saturday, February 10, 2018
At the Met: L'Elisir d'Amore
12:00 PM
At the Met: Parsifal
7:00 PM