opera

Media > HD broadcasts, once the future of opera, are now seen by some as its demise
January 4th, 2017

standard HD broadcasts, once the future of opera, are now seen by some as its demise

The Metropolitan Opera, the largest opera company in the United States, is struggling. Its ticket sales are way down — to 66 percent of capacity last season. Its general director, Peter Gelb, has had trouble with everything from labor negotiations [...] more >>

Media > Could You Shorten That Aria? Opera Weighs Cuts in the Classics
December 9th, 2016

standard Could You Shorten That Aria? Opera Weighs Cuts in the Classics

For some opera fans, the most startling thing about Calixto Bieito’s production of Bizet’s “Carmen” here last month was not the soldier clad only in his tighty-whities and combat boots, or the nude matador. It was the way a series [...] more >>

Media > Where have all the good tenors gone, and where are all the basses?
June 17th, 2016

standard Where have all the good tenors gone, and where are all the basses?

WHEN the new students arrive at Sweden’s two opera conservatories this autumn, they’ll share one thing in common: they’ll all be women. In the most recent round of auditions, only women won a place. There just weren’t any qualified male [...] more >>