Category Archives: LIVE OPERA

February 01

MET OPERA LIVE: PORGY & BESS

One of America’s favorite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years. James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. “If you’re going to stage Gershwin’s opera, this is how,” raved the Guardian when […]

February 01

PORGY & BESS BACKSTAGE MEET & GREET

After the incredible performance of Porgy & Bess, KAOP went backstage for a private Green Room with the artists.  We also went upstairs to the lobby to meet privately with Eric Owens and Angel Joy Blue after their CD signing.  What an incredible day! POSSE VIDEOS:   POSSE PHOTOS:

January 29

MET OPERA LIVE: LA DAMNATION DE FAUST

Berlioz’s compelling take on the Faust legend returns for the first time in a decade, with an ideal lineup of stars. High-flying tenors Bryan Hymel and Michael Spyres sing the doomed and besotted Faust, opposite dazzling mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča as the forsaken Marguerite and bass Ildar Abdrazakov as the malevolent Méphistophélès. Edward Gardner conducts. Please […]

November 30

MET OPERA: IL TRITTICO (IL TABARRO & SUOR ANGELICA

Jack O’Brien’s epic production of Puccini’s triple bill features first-class casting: tenor Marcelo Álvarez and soprano Amber Wagner are the illicit lovers of Il Tabarro, with baritone George Gagnidze as the spurned husband; soprano Kristine Opolais sings the shattering title role of Suor Angelica, alongside mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as the Principessa; and the ageless Plácido Domingo takes […]

November 30

IL TRITTICO BACKSTAGE MEET & GREET WITH KRISTINE OPOLAIS

Zipped backstage after Suor Angelica to see Kristine for a quick hello and completely lost track of time catching up!  Completely stunned by her performance!  So great to reconnect!  Missed most of Gianni Schicchi but it was worth it. PHOTOS: VIDEOS:                               […]

November 29

MET OPERA: LA BOHEME BACKSTAGE MEET & GREET

This performance of La Boheme left me speechless!  So great to reconnect with Angel, Duncan & Ailyn after and debrief the performance, and just talk opera with my people!  Dinner was amazing!  Another wonderfully late opera night in NYC! PHOTOS: VIDEOS:          

November 29

MET OPERA LIVE: LA BOHEME

“A thrilling La Bohème … radiating warmth … luxury cast” (New York Times). Puccini’s timeless masterpiece of love and loss features two casts of young stars. Sopranos Nicole Car (in her highly anticipated Met debut) and Ailyn Pérez share the role of the ill-fated Mimì, opposite tenors Vittorio Grigolo and Michael Fabiano as the ardent […]