With a catchy score and melodious bel canto arias, Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia has permeated pop culture for decades. Check out these fun Barber of Seville allusions. Il Barbiere di Siviglia is on stage through Feb 11. Tickets at bit.ly/2j0BmgN.
Michael Mayer's neon-bedecked production of Verdi's Rigoletto opens Jan 20! Watch a video of soprano Olga Peretyatko, who stars as the innocent Gilda, singing the act I aria, 'Caro nome' from the 2015-16 season. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Don't miss Saturday's Live in HD broadcast of Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette starring Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo as opera’s classic lovers. Gianandrea Noseda conducts Bartlett Sher’s stunning new production. Find your cinema here: bit.ly/1TVcWES
The New York Times on Italian soprano Maria Agresta's special menu at the The Grand Tier Restaurant--now through Feb 18! Catch her on-stage as Micaëla in Bizet's Carmen, opening Jan 19: bit.ly/2iLUwK4.

Coming to the Met: ‘Carmen,’ and a Soprano’s Family Recipes

nytimes.com
The Metropolitan Opera
01/17/2017 at 22:34. Facebook
Check out this sneak peek of Bizet's Carmen! Clémentine Margaine sings an excerpt from "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle" in early rehearsal. Carmen opens Jan 19: [ Bit.ly Link ]
The Metropolitan Opera
01/17/2017 at 18:30. Facebook
Michael Mayer's neon-bedecked production of Verdi's Rigoletto opens Jan 20! Watch a video of soprano Olga Peretyatko, who stars as the innocent Gilda, singing the act I aria, 'Caro nome' from the 2015-16 season. [ Bit.ly Link ]
The Metropolitan Opera
01/17/2017 at 16:01. Facebook
“Javier Camarena was also having a ball, whizzing though Almaviva’s ornate lines with audacious speed.”-- Observer Don't miss Javier Camarena as he says farewell to the role of Count Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia tomorrow, 1/18! Pretty Yende and Peter Mattei co-star in Rossini's comedy. bit.ly/2j0BmgN

Photo by Marty Sohl/Met Opera
The Metropolitan Opera
01/17/2017 at 15:39. Facebook
Dvořák's Rusalka opens February 2. Kristine Opolais stars in the title role. Tickets from $27 bit.ly/2i6wScu

Live in HD February 25 bit.ly/2jGFRhB.
The Metropolitan Opera
01/16/2017 at 22:00. Facebook
Gounod's Roméo et Juliette is on stage tomorrow, Jan 17! Only four performances remain with Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo in the title roles. Learn more at bit.ly/2i06ikb.

Photos by Ken Howard/Met Opera
The Metropolitan Opera
01/16/2017 at 19:30. Facebook
Follow us on Instagram @metopera as we share a series of costume designs in anticipation of the new production of Dvořák’s Rusalka on Feb 2. Seen here is the water nymph Rusalka’s costume before she exchanges her voice to become human. Kristine Opolais stars in the title role. Tickets from $27. bit.ly/2i6wScu

Costume design for the title character of Rusalka by Mara Blumenfeld. Rendering by...
View details ⇨
The Metropolitan Opera
01/16/2017 at 17:01. Facebook
A scene from Philip Glass's Satyagraha, sanskrit for 'the insistence on truth', and which premiered at the Met in 2008. Satyagraha features the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who is seen poignantly miming oration during the third and final act. #MLKDay

Photo by Ken Howard/Met Opera
The Metropolitan Opera
01/15/2017 at 15:20. Facebook
Sunday, fun day! Where do you fall in Shakespeare's web of love, misfortune, and revenge? Gounod's take on the timeless love story is on stage through January 28 in a new production by Bartlett Sher. Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo star. bit.ly/2i06ikb

Community Post: Which Romeo And Juliet Character Are You?

buzzfeed.com
The Metropolitan Opera
01/14/2017 at 21:00. Facebook
TONIGHT, 1/14: Only five performances remain with Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo in the title roles of Gounod's Roméo et Juliette. Watch an excerpt from the fervent Act IV duet "Nuit d’hyménée." Performances through Jan 28. bit.ly/2i06ikb
The Metropolitan Opera
01/14/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
"The Metropolitan Opera—the crème de la crème of all venues—is glitzy, glamorous and totally accessible to the average viewer," says Time Out New York. When was the last time you introduced someone new to the Met Opera? Explore the 2016-17 season: bit.ly/2ilPuVH

11 reasons why the Metropolitan Opera is seriously underrated

timeout.com
The Metropolitan Opera
01/13/2017 at 22:39. Facebook
#BTS! Soprano Kristine Opolais stars in the title role of the new production of Dvořák’s fairytale, Rusalka. Check out an early rehearsal as she sings excerpts from the haunting “Song to the Moon” and more! Rusalka opens Feb 2: bit.ly/2iRcc4y
The Metropolitan Opera
01/13/2017 at 15:58. Facebook
"Figaro, Figaro, Figaro!" Il Barbiere di Siviglia is on stage TONIGHT, 1/13! Peter Mattei stars as the wily barber, Figaro. Watch Mattei sing the famous high speed aria "Largo al factotum." Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena co-star. Tickets from $25. bit.ly/2j0BmgN

Il Barbiere di Siviglia: "Largo al factotum" (Peter Mattei)

Act I aria from Rossini's "Il Barbiere di Siviglia." Peter Mattei (Figaro). Conductor: Maurizio Benini. Prodution: Bartlett Sher (2006). 2011-12 season.

YOUTUBE.COM
The Metropolitan Opera
01/12/2017 at 19:30. Facebook
"Pretty Yende flings high notes into the air that swirl like confetti ... [Peter Mattei] owns the role of Figaro ... Javier Camarena, one of the most exciting tenors singing today, always brightens any stage he is on." - The Huffington Post Tickets to Il Barbiere start at $25. Performances through Feb 11. bit.ly/2j0BmgN

An All-Star Cast Dazzles in the Met's Joyful "Barbiere di Siviglia"

huffingtonpost.com
The Metropolitan Opera
01/12/2017 at 16:03. Facebook
Thinking Juliette has died, Roméo takes poison to share her fate. At that moment, Juliette awakes, and they share a final dream of future happiness. Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo star as the star-crossed lovers this Saturday, Jan 14 at 8:00 PM. Performances through Jan 28. bit.ly/2i06ikb.
Eric Owens interviews director of the fantastical new production of Dvořák’s Rusalka, Mary Zimmerman, and soprano Kristine Opolais, who sings the title role of the water nymph who sacrifices her voice to become human. Eric Owens sings the role of the Water Gnome. Rusalka opens Feb 2. bit.ly/2i6wScu.
Director Mary Zimmerman presents set designs from the new production of Rusalka to the cast of Dvořák’s fairy tale.

Kristine Opolais stars as the mythical water nymph. Eric Owens, Jamie Barton, Brandon Jovanovich, and Katarina Dalayman complete the star cast. Opens Feb 2. Tickets from $27. bit.ly/2i6wScu.