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Metropolitan Opera

  1. opera
    The Met Gets a $30 Million GiftUnfortunately, this might not keep the fat lady from singing.
  2. psa
    Tune in Tonight to Judge Luc Bondy’s Tosca for YourselfSo far only those who saw ‘Tosca’ live got to be outraged — or to be outraged at the outrage.
  3. tosca-gate
    Zeffirelli Puts Bondy on Blast, Again“He’s a very bad director for my money. He should not be allowed to touch these masterpieces.”
  4. The Met’s Tosca Booed on Opening Night“The production made no sense!”
  5. news reel
    Is Met Opera GM Peter Gelb Spending When He Should Be Cutting?Yes, claim his critics.
  6. the not-so-great outdoors
    The Metropolitan Opera Is Staying in the Air-conditioning This SummerOr at least, the orchestra and chorus will.
  7. news reel
    Met Collateralizes ChagallsThe Metropolitan Opera has borrowed money against the huge paintings by Marc Chagall hanging in its lobby.
  8. The Met Goes ViralThe Metropolitan Opera is launching its own video-on-demand service.
  9. gossipmonger
    ‘Gossip’ Girls Are Causing Mayhem in the Village!Blake walked her dog off the leash while Jessica ran up a $3,000 tab at Bagatelle! And everybody laughed at Bill Clinton’s quip about his own horniness! In today’s gossip roundup!
  10. the industry
    Ben Affleck Unable to ‘Extract’ Himself From New Mike Judge MoviePlus: Highbrow day! ‘Blackbird’ will be a movie, and Placido Domingo returns to the role in which he made his Met debut.
  11. apropos of nothing
    Currently in Line: Angry Old People and Funny Young PeopleClearly these Met subscribers have never attempted to purchase an iPhone.
  12. apropos of nothing
    Want to Download Juan Diego Flórez’s Met Encore?Plus, the ‘Times’ reveals the planning that went into this seemingly spontaneous moment.
  13. news reel
    Juan Diego Flórez Matches PavarottiFlórez looks, sounds, and acts nothing at all like Pavarotti, but he did get a Luciano-size ovation.
  14. news reel
    Rufus Wainwright and His Mom Catch History at the Metropolitan OperaRufus Wainwright is still waiting for his encore, but not his mother!
  15. the take
    Is the Met the Hot Zone of Opera?Someone buy these poor opera singers some Airborne. Wait, that doesn’t even work!
  16. run through
    YSL Takes Met Opera Under Its Wing for Four YearsThis just in: Coming hot on the heels of yesterday’s well-received < ahref="http://nymag.com/fashion/fashionshows/2008/fall/main/europe/womenrunway/yvessaintlaurent/">Yves Saint Laurent show, the maison has announced a four-year sponsorship of New York’s Metropolitan Opera — one the biggest philanthropic moves in the house’s history.
  17. apropos of nothing
    William Wegman Makes the Met’s ‘Macbeth’ a Real DogHas director Adrian Noble decided to dispense with singers altogether for his new production of the Verdi opera?
  18. news reel
    Soprano Angela Gheorghiu Fired in Chicago; Headed to New York to Sing Same Role at the MetSoprano Angela Gheorghiu, the self-appointed deity of the operatic stage, apparently has decided that rehearsing is for little people.
  19. the water cooler
    Opening Night at the Met: Natalie Dessay Falls on Her Ass, the ‘Times’ ApplaudsAnthony Tommasini is in love; the bloggers are not.
  20. photo op
    Ring in Summer! If it’s not quite summer for you without a little bit of Wagner to go with your fruity cocktails and pastel shirts, you’re in luck. Lincoln Center Festival and the Met are presenting the Ring Cycle, performed by the Kirov Opera. It kicks off at 8 p.m. tonight, and — though we know virtually nothing about opera — we can assure you the performance includes a singing women inside what looks like an oversize spun-sugar dessert. At least yesterday’s dress rehearsal did. Kirov Ring Cycle 2007 [MetOpera.org]
  21. the industry
    Dust Off Your Manolos: ‘Sex and the City’ Heading to the Big ScreenNew Line finalizes deal to produce Sex and the City movie, with series creator Michael Patrick King writing and directing and all four stars participating. Kim Cattrall had held things up with contract demands but receives a deal for a future show at HBO as part of negotiations for this project. [Variety]
  22. gossipmonger
    Tom Ford, CommandoTom Ford doesn’t wear underwear. Foxy Brown may get dropped from Def Jam, though this would come as news to her. Former flames Derek Jeter and Mariah Carey are set to meet this Friday, and it could be awkward. Chelsea Clinton recently got a job at a hedge fund, and her boyfriend may be her stockbroker. Is the Times playing favorites with suspended reporter Lola Ogunnaike and op-ed columnist Maureen Dowd? “Page Six”, ironically, lectures a company about freebies. (Also, it turns out Harvey Weinstein didn’t actually “swig” champagne on Halloween, as the “Six”ers reported. And that the “stripper” he was chatting up was actually Margherita Missoni. Whoops.) Ron Perelman is now dating designer Tory Burch, though she’s yet to finalize her divorce. Former Martha Stewart broker Peter Bacanovic tried to avoid getting his picture taken, failed. Lauren Bacall was denied backstage entry at the Metropolitan Opera. Guitarist Al Di Meola is a bad father. Tara Reid was drunk, again. A politician cheated on his wife in Albany, a married director got another woman pregnant, and the daughter of a retired news anchor got busy with a female fashion designer in a car, though names aren’t named. Joshua Jackson defended Lindsay Lohan. And her dad, who has thus far been unable to help himself, wants to write a self-help book.