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Isabel Leonard (Marnie) and Iestyn Davies (Terry) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Superb production and cast can't make The Met's Marnie live

By , 22 October 2018
***11
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Eva-Maria Westbroek (Minnie) and Yusif Eyvazov (Dick Johnson) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Big, bold Minnie and Johnson in Met's Fanciulla: Eyvazov shines

By , 04 October 2018
*****
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Anna Netrebko (Aida) and Anita Rachvelishvili (Amneris) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

At The Met, Netrebko triumphs as Aida, with Rachvelishvili a powerful rival

By , 26 September 2018
*****
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Nicole Car (Mimì) and Vittorio Grigòlo © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Fresh talent breathes new life into The Met's traditional Bohème

By , 25 September 2018
****1
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Elīna Garanča (Dalila) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

A chiaroscuro-free, shiny Samson et Dalila at The Met

By , 24 September 2018
***11
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Anna Netrebko (Tosca) and Michael Volle (Scarpia) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

High Cs to burn: Netrebko stars in The Met’s new, hot-blooded Tosca

By , 30 April 2018
*****
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Ailyn Pérez (Juliette) and Andrea Shin (Roméo) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

An unexpected Met debut in Roméo et Juliette

By , 23 April 2018
***11
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Joyce DiDonato (Cendrillon) © Ken Howard | Met Opera
New York City

A pleasant last première of the season at the Metropolitan Opera

By , 20 April 2018
****1
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Sonya Yoncheva (Luisa) and Piotr Beczała (Rodolfo) © Chris Lee | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Superb Yoncheva and Beczała in The Met's Luisa Miller, anchored by Domingo

By , 02 April 2018
*****
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Guanqun Yu (Liù) © Richard Termine | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Guanqun Yu's Liù the shining star of Turandot at The Met

By , 31 March 2018
***11
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Serena Malfi (Dorabella) and Adam Plachetka (Guglielmo) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Lots of fun, but little regard for Mozart and da Ponte in the Met's Così

By , 20 March 2018
***11
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Christine Goerke (Elektra) and Mikhail Petrenko (Orest) © Karen Almond | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Elektra's misery: up close and personal at The Met

By , 05 March 2018
*****
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Ermonela Jaho (Cio-Cio-San) and Roberto Aronica (Pinkerton) © Karen Almond | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Ermonela Jaho lives the part of Butterfly at the Met

By , 26 February 2018
*****
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Michael Fabiano (Rodolfo) and Sonya Yoncheva (Mimì) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The Met's Bohème: As if it were new

By , 21 February 2018
*****
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Angela Meade (Semiramide) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

A gaudy stand-and-sing Semiramide at the Met

By , 19 February 2018
**111
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Evelyn Herlitzius (Kundry) and Klaus Florian Vogt (Parsifal) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Suffering, transcendence, redemption: The Met's Parsifal is a long trip, well worth it

By , 05 February 2018
*****
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Anita Rachvelishvili (Azucena) and Yonghoon Lee (Manrico) © Karen Almond | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Exquisite musicianship in Met's revival of Il trovatore

By , 22 January 2018
****1
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Roberto Alagna (Canio) in Pagliacci © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Alagna shines as murky Cav and exciting Pag reappear at The Met

By , 08 January 2018
****1
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Sonya Yoncheva (Tosca) and Željko Lučić (Scarpia) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Beautiful singing, realistic staging for the Met’s new Tosca

By , 03 January 2018
****1
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Susan Graham (Hanna Glawari) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The Met's Merry Widow fails to convince

By , 16 December 2017
***11
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Luca Pisaroni (Count Almaviva) and Christiane Karg (Susanna) © Chris Lee | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Met's revival of Figaro as relevant today as ever

By , 09 December 2017
****1
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Jamie Barton (Adalgisa) and Angela Meade (Norma) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

A mighty second cast for Met’s Norma revival

By , 05 December 2017
****1
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David Pittsinger (Polémon, left), Gerard Finley (Athanaël, singing) © Chris Lee | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Ailyn Pérez stands out in a mixed performance of Massenet's Thaïs at The Met

By , 15 November 2017
***11
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Hui He (Cio-Cio-San) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Weak leads sink beautiful Met Butterfly

By , 06 November 2017
***11
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Amanda Echalaz (Lucia de Nobile), Christian Van Horn (Julio) and Iestyn Davies (Francisco de Ávila) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Adès' riveting The Exterminating Angel debuts at the Metropolitan Opera

By , 26 October 2017
****1
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Oksana Dyka (Turandot) and Aleksandrs Antonenko (Calaf) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Dyka and Antonenko shine in an extravagant Turandot at the Met

By , 17 October 2017
***11
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Markus Werba (Papageno) © Richard Termine | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Julie Taymor’s Magic Flute is still mesmerizing at The Met

By , 10 October 2017
****1
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Dmytro Popov (Rodolfo) and Angel Blue (Mimì) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Angel Blue impresses in her Met debut in an enthralling Bohème

By , 06 October 2017
***11
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Vittorio Grigòlo (Hoffmann) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Grigòlo stars as Debus leads thrilling Hoffmann at The Met

By , 26 September 2017
****1
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Sondra Radvanovsky (Norma) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The Met opens its season with a fine new Norma

By , 25 September 2017
****1
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Michael Volle (The Dutchman) © Richard Termine | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Thrilling Flying Dutchman at the Met under Yannick Nézet-Séguin

By , 04 May 2017
****1
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Renée Fleming (The Marschallin) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

A Rosenkavalier for the radio at The Met

By , 17 April 2017
***11
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Anna Netrebko (Tatyana) and Mariusz Kwiecień (Onegin) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Netrebko a magnificent Tatyana in The Met's Onegin

By , 30 March 2017
*****
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Krassimira Stoyanova (Aida) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Krassimira Stoyanova triumphs in The Met's Aida

By , 27 March 2017
****1
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Adrianne Pieczonka (Leonore) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Jürgen Flimm's production of Fidelio returns to The Met after a long absence

By , 16 March 2017
****1
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Idomeneo at The Met © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Levine's orchestra shines in uneven Met Idomeneo

By , 06 March 2017
***11
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Sonya Yoncheva (Violetta) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

A superb portrayal: Sonya Yoncheva shines in a brilliant Traviata at the Met

By , 01 March 2017
*****
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Vittorio Grigòlo (Werther) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Vittorio Grigòlo energizes an uneven Met staging of Werther

By , 20 February 2017
***11
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Javier Camarena (Arturo) and Pretty Yende (Elvira) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Pretty Yende + Javier Camarena = pretty spectacular Puritani duo

By , 14 February 2017
****1
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Kristine Opolais (Rusalka) and Eric Owens (Vodník) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The Met's new Rusalka: a missed opportunity but with great musical values

By , 09 February 2017
***11
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Stephen Costello (The Duke of Mantua) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The Met hits the jackpot with revival of its Vegas Rigoletto

By , 20 January 2017
****1
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Diana Damrau (Juliette) and Vittorio Grigòlo (Roméo) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Star turns in Met's new Roméo et Juliette

By , 04 January 2017
****1
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Liudmyla Monastyrska (Abigaille) and Plácido Domingo (Nabucco) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

A Nabucco lacking a central baritone at The Met

By , 12 December 2016
***11
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Patricia Racette as Salome © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Racette an unlikely success at Met's Revival of Salome

By , 05 December 2016
****1
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Susanna Phillips (Clémence) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Kaija Saariaho's L'Amour de loin triumphs at the Met

By , 01 December 2016
****1
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Anna Netrebko (Manon) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Anna Netrebko overcomes flawed production of Manon Lescaut at the Met

By , 14 November 2016
****1
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Ekaterina Gubanova (Amneris) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Met's revival of Aida an occasion to celebrate an enduring masterpiece

By , 05 November 2016
***11
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Amanda Majeski (Donna Elvira) and Ildar Abdrazakov (Don Giovanni) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

A direct and engaging Don Giovanni at the Met

By , 04 November 2016
****1
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Karita Mattila (Kostelnička) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Karita Mattila - now Kostelnička - still steals Jenůfa at the Met

By , 31 October 2016
****1
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Janai Brugger (Jemmy) and Gerald Finley (Guillaume Tell) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Musically outstanding, but an awkwardly staged Guillaume Tell at the Met

By , 21 October 2016
***11
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