James Levine, music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood.

James Levine “Taking Summer off to Rest and Recuperate”

First came the terse announcement from the Metropolitan Opera announcing that following his doctors’ advice, James Levine is taking the summer off to rest and recuperate from his ongoing back condition. While he will conduct the remaining performances of Die Walküre at the Met (May 9 and 14 – a matinee performance that will be…

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Anna Netrebko Live in HD in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale

Donizetti’s easy-to-take Don Pasquale is the next scheduled Met Opera Live in HD on November 13th at 1:00 pm. Running time will be about 3 hours, 15 minutes. Anna Netrebko will reprise her celebrated portrayal of Norina, the irresistible and clever romantic heroine in this revival of Donizetti’s comic opera. In the Berkshires you can…