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Francesco Cilea’s “Adriana Lecouvreur” at the Met

Soprano Anna Netrebko joins the ranks of Renata Tebaldi, Montserrat Caballé, and Renata Scotto, taking on—for the first time at the Met—the title role of the real-life French...

Lutenist Nigel North performs Renaissance works in the 1607 Library of the House of the Redeemer

Nigel North, Lute A Decoration of Silence The lute music of “il Divino” Francesco Canova da Milano (1497 – 1543) ​ In the late 15th century, the Renaissance philosopher...

Carnegie Hall’s Opening Night Gala San Francisco Symphony

This will be a Carnegie Hall Opening Night you will never forget. A pair of vocal superstars—Renée Fleming and Audra McDonald—join Perspectives artist Michael Tilson Thomas...

Roberto Alagna and Elīna Garanča in “Samson et Dalila” at the Met

When mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Roberto Alagna joined forces for a new production of Carmen at the Met, the results were electrifying. Now this star duo reunites for...

“Der Rosenkavalier” at the 2018 Summer HD Festival

Sunday, September 2, 7:15 pm Der Rosenkavalier R. Strauss In Strauss’s poignant yet insightful comedy, soprano Renée Fleming and mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča lead an...

Bellini’s “Norma” — 2018 Summer HD Festival

Sunday, August 26, 7:45 pm Norma Bellini Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky takes on the commanding title role, alongside mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and tenor Joseph Calleja, in Sir...

Hershey Felder Captivates as Beethoven

What happens when a mere mortal (Hershey Felder) attempts to embody a god of classical music (Beethoven)? Ludwig Van Beethoven, the deaf composer — best known for such concertos...

Why I Chose to Make a Feature Documentary on the Life and Times of Gay Composer Gerald Busby

One day, while thumbing through The New York Times, my eye caught the Neediest Cases Section and I saw composer Gerald Busby’s photograph with the headline: “Back From...

Carnegie Hall Presents Sir András Schiff, Piano

The fantasy, sonata, and suite are forms that inspired tremendous creativity in composers from Bach to Brahms. Mendelssohn’s Fantasia in F-sharp Minor unfolds in three...

Carnegie Hall Presents Sir András Schiff, Piano

The fantasy, sonata, and suite are forms that inspired tremendous creativity in composers from Bach to Brahms. Mendelssohn’s Fantasia in F-sharp Minor unfolds in three...