Metropolitan Opera

Isabel Leonard in “The Tempest”

Review: 'The Tempest'


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…


Review: 'Siegfried'


How difficult is it to stage Richard Wagner's "Siegfried"? Or more precisely, how difficult is it to find a tenor to sing the punishing title role? The Met Opera announced no fewer than two tenors…

Review: 'Two Boys'


Reality blurred by fantasy, teen sexuality, Internet chatrooms, a murky murder plot -- it's not a new HBO drama, it's "Two Boys," the disquieting and absorbing first opera from composer Nico Muhly.


Hanif Kureishi

Review: 'Macbeth'


The scary history of the Scottish Play extends to opera, at least, the Metropolitan Opera. "Macbeth" was, after all, the vehicle that, due to sked problems, got Maria Callas fired by general manager…

Review: 'La Juive'


Metropolitan Opera announced that it will suspend performances during the first two weeks of the year, when ticket sales lag -- an unsettling first in its century-plus history. So the audiences…