The legend gives up his baton. Levine will retire at the end of the current season, for health reasons. He will then assume the new position of Music Director Emeritus. The Met responds with further shifting of staff responsibilities.
With a spectacular array of offerings under their marquee, the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center has remembered everyone in planning its festive slate of holiday attractions.
Wagner’s Tannhäuser wins the maestro’s time and attention as James Levine deals with reduced energy, leaving Berg’s Lulu (seen in photo) to others.
One of Verdi’s most popular operas, compete with the Anvil Chorus, Il Trovatore is spellbinding to watch, glorious to hear and our preview has some special excerpts from the October 3 Live in HD program which is coming to Pittsfield and Great Barrington.
Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez star in Rossini’s bel canto tour-de-force, based on the Scottish tale by Sir Walter Scott.
Two rarely performed one act operas will be featured on February 14, in the next Met Live in HD Series, both works inspired by classic noir films of the 1940s.
Watch our clips of Vittorio Grigolo as he stars in the title role of Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Tales of Hoffman), next up in the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series on thousands of movie screens.