The Metropolitan Opera’s 1991 staging of “La Fanciulla del West,” which opened on Thursday evening, has cinematic polish but hollow realism.
From Victoria’s neat cursive to Rasputin’s illegible scrawl, a Morgan Library & Museum show celebrates the quirky traces left by the hands of notable historical figures.
The stakes were high and the cancellations many. What the Met delivered was fine singing in a traditional-looking, scrupulously inoffensive production.
These 10 clips show why a riveting 1953 version of Puccini’s opera deserves its status as one of the finest classical albums ever made.
The Metropolitan Opera's army of artisans has been working for a year to bring 19th-century Rome to life in a new production of Puccini's “Tosca.”
A lavish new staging of Puccini’s “Tosca,” envisioned as an act of redemption, loses three singers and two conductors. But the show must go on.
The hotly anticipated staging of Puccini’s classic has already lost its soprano, tenor and two conductors.
Puccini, composer of the beloved opera, had a rival in telling the story of artistic life at a cafe.
The opera will get a second chance at Teatro alla Scala in Milan, more than a century after its premiere met with catcalls and jeers.