Met Opera Live

Callas would have found it a very big bore: Met Opera Live’s Nabucco reviewed

11 January 2017 11:27

Nabucco Met Opera Live Callas, writing to her husband Meneghini from Naples in 1949, where she was performing a run…

I’m sick of productions like the Met’s Tristan und Isolde

10 October 2016 12:07

Tristan und Isolde Met Opera Live I am sick to death of productions of Tristan und Isolde which leave me…

Giselle v Superman

5 April 2016 13:31

I’ve turned up at my local cinemas for quite a few of the live ballet relays that now represent a…

Manon Lescaut is a shambolic opera – but the Met’s production is mainly excellent

8 March 2016 11:29

Manon Lescaut Met Opera Live Puccini’s Manon Lescaut is his first opera worth seeing and hearing, and marks an astonishing…

What a tawdry piece it is: Met Opera Live’s Les pêcheurs de perles reviewed

18 January 2016 12:57

Les pêcheurs de perle Met Opera Live This is the first production at the Metropolitan of Bizet’s early opera for…

The Met’s Tannhäuser is outstanding – despite a vast and expressionless leading man

4 November 2015 16:13

This was a superb, thrilling performance, chiefly thanks to James Levine and his amazing orchestra – he got a tremendous…

What’s the point of the Met’s new Otello?

22 October 2015 17:04

The new production of Verdi’s Otello at the Met, with set designs by Ed Devlin, did make me wonder, as…

Iolanta/Duke Bluebeard’s Castle, Met Opera Live, review: enterprising take on two masterpieces

17 February 2015 12:53

Iolanta / Duke Bluebeard’s Castle  Met Opera Live The Met’s antepenultimate relay of the season was an enterprising pairing of two operas, one…

Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Met Opera Live, review: ‘superlative’

2 February 2015 13:44

Les Contes d’Hoffmann Met Opera Live This was another excellent performance from the Met, though that house’s addiction to enormously…