Eric Myers

Diana Damrau and Zeljko Lucic in

Review: 'Rigoletto'

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Broadway director Michael Mayer ("Spring Awakening," "American Idiot") takes on his first opera with the Met's new "Rigoletto," which he relocates from 16th-century Mantua to Rat Pack-era Las Vegas.

Isabel Leonard in “The Tempest”

Review: 'The Tempest'

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Director Robert Lepage divided audiences and critics alike with his recent Metroplitan Opera staging of Wagner's Ring cycle, but he'll earn back a lot of brownie points with his production of…

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'Faust'

Review: 'Faust'

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Few would argue that Charles Gounod's 1859 operatic version of the familiar "Faust" tale is any kind of masterpiece, yet it remains a perennially popular staple of opera's repertoire.

'Don Giovanni'

Review: 'Don Giovanni'

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The combination of Donmar Warehouse artistic director Michael Grandage and gifted baritone Mariusz Kwiecien sounded like a potent one -- the former making his Metropolitan Opera directing debut with…

'Il Trovatore'

Review: 'Il Trovatore'

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It may be among Verdi's most popular operas, but "Il Trovatore" has suffered one bad staging after another at the Met over the past 40 years. This latest version, a co-production with Lyric Opera of…

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