Category Archives: LIVE OPERA

February 03

BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: ANDRIS NELSONS CONDUCTS MOZART AND SHOSTAKOVICH FEATURING SOPRANO KRISTINE OPOLAIS

Andris Nelsons, conductor Kristine Opolais, soprano Alexander Tsymbalyuk, bass MOZART Serenade No. 10 in B-flat for winds, K.361, Gran Partita (40 min) SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 14* (48 min) *Sung in Russian with English supertitles The BSO presents one of Shostakovich’s most unusual symphonies, No. 14, which continues the BSO’s complete cycle of Shostakovich symphonies being recorded for future […]

January 14

MET OPERA: LE NOZZE DI FIGARO BACKSTAGE MEET & GREET

The trip to the Green Room this trip was outrageous!  We got to meet the entire cast- and they were so gracious.  I could not believe Ildar and Isabelle remembered me!  Ildar said “Everyone knows you.”  Nadine shouted “OMG I know you from Instagram.’  Ailyn was so nice!  I was able to have brief but […]

January 13

MET OPERA: LE NOZZE DI FIGARO

An exceptional ensemble of performers—including Ailyn Pérez, Nadine Sierra, Isabel Leonard, Luca Pisaroni, Mariusz Kwiecien, and Ildar Abdrazakov—share the stage in Mozart’s comic yet profound look at human nature and one crazy day in a wealthy Spanish household. Acclaimed Mozartean maestro Harry Bicket conducts Richard Eyre’s high-spirited production. TEXT: Courtesy of http://www.metopera.org VIDEOS: POSSE PHOTOS:

January 13

MET OPERA: THE GRAND TIER GROUP DINNER

We started our evening at the opera having dinner for 20 at The Grand Tier Restaurant! The food was incredible and the service was excellent.  As usual, the Met Opera team made us feel wonderfully welcome and special coming from coast to coast to see Le Nozze di Figaro!  Our group of adults and teens […]

January 12

MET OPERA: TOSCA BACKSTAGE MEET & GREET

I went backstage after the performance to congratulate Vittorio on an epic performance of Cavaradossi!  When I saw him- his voice was a whisper- it was finished from giving all to the performance.  He dashed away to take care of his voice and head to bed.  Truly, an incredible night! POSSE PHOTOS:

January 12

MET OPERA LIVE: TOSCA

Puccini’s melodrama about a volatile diva, a sadistic police chief, and an idealistic artist has offended and thrilled audiences for more than a century. Critics, for their part, have often had problems with Tosca’s rather grungy subject matter, the directness and intensity of its score, and the crowd-pleasing dramatic opportunities it provides for its lead […]

November 19

LA OPERA: BACKSTAGE MEET & GREET

OMG!  My first experience at the LA Opera was mindblowing!!  Not only did I thoroughly enjoy the performance of Nabucco with Placido and Liudmyla – I also was honored to meet John Nuckols EVP of the LA Opera, Christopher Koelsch – President and CEO of the LA Opera, and James Conlon – Richard Seaver Musical […]