Terence Blanchard Becomes First Black Composer At Metropolitan Opera On Historic Night At Lincoln CenterPeople in long gowns and tuxedos gathered around the fountain outside Lincoln Center waiting to go inside to see "Fire Shut Up in My Bones" at the Met.
Met Season To Open With First-Ever Opera By Black Composer“Fire,” with a score by jazz trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard, will be the first opera by a Black musician presented at the Met in its 138 years.
Metropolitan Opera Reaches Deal With Orchestra, Reopening Set For SeptemberTo celebrate, the Met scheduled two free outdoor performances on Sept. 4 and 5 at Lincoln Center.
Metropolitan Opera To Commemorate 9/11 Anniversary With Special PerformanceIt will be the first live performance for the opera since March 2020.
Hundreds Of Metropolitan Opera Stagehands, Musicians, Other Union Members Rally Amid Bitter Contract DisputeThe opera reached an agreement with the union that represents soloists, actors and dancers. Hundreds of stagehands, musicians and other union members, however, are still without a contract.
James Levine, Longtime Met Opera Conductor Fired After Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Dies At 77Levine died March 9 in Palm Springs, California, of natural causes, his physician of 17 years, Dr. Len Horovitz, said Wednesday.
Cancelations Of Major NYC Events Raises Concerns About Ripple Effects For Restaurants, Hotels And MoreLast year, more than 66 million tourists came to the Big Apple, supporting over 400,000 jobs and generating close to $73 billion.
COVID Cancellation: Metropolitan Opera Cancels 2020-21 Season, Announces 2021-22 LineupIn its announcement, the Met said it made the "painful decision" based on advice given from health officials to the Met and Lincoln Center.
Acclaimed Opera Star Jessye Norman Dies At 74Norman performed with opera companies around the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, where she debuted in 1983.
Metropolitan Opera Singer Placido Domingo Steps Down Amid Sexual Harassment AllegationsAfter 51 consecutive seasons with the Met, tonight’s opening performance of “Macbeth” will go on without the world-renowned tenor's booming voice.
Report: 9 Women Accuse Opera Legend Placido Domingo Of Sexual HarassmentRegarded as one of the greatest opera singers of all time including decades of performances at New York's Met Opera, Placido Domingo also is a prolific conductor.
Metropolitan Opera To Start Sunday Performances In 2019-20As part of three-year contracts, the Met has the right to present up to 17 Sunday matinees in 2019-20 and 27 the following season.
Court Documents Outline Sexual Misconduct Claims Against Ousted Met Conductor James LevineThe Met fired Levine as its music director emeritus on March 12, citing evidence of misconduct, but it did not make public any details at the time.
Met Opera Fires Longtime Conductor James Levine, Citing 'Credible Evidence' Of 'Sexually Abusive' ConductThe music director emeritus was suspended in December after allegations emerged that Levine sexually abused one man three decades ago beginning when the man was a teenager.
Met Opera Names Nezet-Seguin As New Music DirectorYannick Nezet-Seguin will become the Metropolitan Opera's music director next season, two years earlier than planned.