The Metropolitan Opera will skip an entire season for the first time in its nearly 140-year history. Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in My Bones” will be the company’s first presentation by a Black composer.
By Ronald Blum, Associated Press
Many of the Met's singers and conductors travel regularly from Europe. Among the 21 canceled performances is this Saturday's matinee of a new staging of Wagner's "The Flying Dutchman" that was to have been televised to movie theaters around the…
By Associated Press
Despite reports that renowned soprano Renée Fleming is taking a bow from singing, this diva is not departing. Fleming, 58, plans to perform in concerts on stages around the world, and to take roles offstage as well. Fleming joins Jeffrey…
By PBS NewsHour
With opera attendance down some 34 percent over the last six years, New York's storied Metropolitan Opera is asking how it can help keep a cherished art form not only alive, but thriving.
World-renowned opera singer Luciano Pavarotti died in Italy at age 71 Thursday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. The NewsHour takes a look at the tenor's lifetime of work and talks with a music critic about his legacy.
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