Metropolitan Opera

  1. Pavarotti Manager Herbert Breslin Dead At 87

    May 17, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Herbert Breslin, the hard-driving manager who helped propel Luciano Pavarotti to international fame during the 36 years they worked together, has died, his wife said Thursday. He was 87. Breslin collapsed at his hotel in Nice, France, on Wednesday ...

  2. Come Together: Musical Events Scheduled to Commemorate 10th Anniversary of 9/11

    September 08, 2011 5:30 PM EDT NEW YORK: Remember to Love Trinity Church Sept. 9, first performance at 11 a.m., last performance at 8:30 p.m. Performances by Bach Choir of Bethlehem (Pennsylvania), the Washington (D.C.) Chorus, New York City Master Chorale, Copley Singers (Bost ...

  3. Not Happening: Any Outdoor Concert in Irene's Path (Dave Matthews, ZZ Top, Afro-Punk Fest)

    August 26, 2011 7:45 PM EDT Hurricane Irene is wreaking havoc on just about every musical happening up and down the East Coast this weekend, including a Dave Matthews Band concert festival -- the DMB Caravan -- on Governor's Island in NYC, which canceled its Saturday an ...

  4. Latin Grammy Concert Honors Placido Domingo

    November 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Rock and pop crooners from throughout Latin America praised opera icon Placido Domingo as an inspiration to all Hispanics during a star-studded tribute concert in Las Vegas honoring the Spanish tenor's career. Domingo, known to popular music ...

  5. Met Opera Adds 300 Theaters To Its HD Broadcasts

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The close-ups were so tight you could see a tear slowly trickling down the tenor's face - and that the soprano's fingernail polish didn't match the color on her toes, though she did nail the high C. It was a live performance of the ...

  6. Sting Rocks Out With Orchestral Maneuvers

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "It's the biggest band I've ever had," bragged Sting about the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra that is accompanying him on a tour promoting his new album "Synchronicities." Featuring orchestral versions of songs ...

  7. Tupac Shakur, Willie Nelson, R.E.M. Among Inductees To National Recording Registry

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Recordings by Tupac Shakur, Willie Nelson, R.E.M. and the 1959 original cast album of "Gypsy" are among the 25 eclectic inductees announced Wednesday to the Library of Congress's National Recording Registry. Under the terms of 2000& ...

  8. Met Opera Sells Record $2.5 Million Of Tickets

    August 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Metropolitan Opera was singing a happy song about the first day of individual box office sales for the upcoming season. The Met sold $2.5 million worth of tickets on Sunday at its box office, telephone call center and Web site, up from $2 mill ...

  9. Prerecorded Music At Inauguration Causes Flap

    January 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, here we go again. The revelation that millions of people who saw the inauguration of President Barack Obama were actually listening to recorded music instead of the actual performance of the Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman ...

  10. Dallas Opera Co-founder Rescigno Dies In Italy

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nicola Rescigno, the co-founder of the Dallas Opera and one of Maria Callas' favorite conductors, has died at a hospital in Italy, officials said Tuesday. He was 92. Rescigno died Monday of complications following heart failure and breathing ...

  11. Opera Legend Luciano Pavarotti Dies At 71

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Opera superstar Luciano Pavarotti, beloved by millions of fans who heard him in venues ranging from the Metropolitan Opera to Dodger Stadium, died in the early hours of this morning (Sept. 6) at his home in Modena, Italy, after a year-plus battle ...

  12. Beverly Sills Dies At Age 78

    July 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT American coloratura soprano Beverly Sills passed away July 2 at her New York home at age 78. The cause was inoperable lung cancer. Sills, who was a whirlwind force onstage and off, was a beloved figure to opera fans and a wider public throughout a ...

  13. Sirius Q3 Revs Soar, Subs Up 135%

    November 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Revenue soared 150% to $167.1 million. Sirius Satellite Radio's total revenue soared 150% to $167.1 million during the third quarter, which ended Sept. 30, compared to the $66.8 million in revenue earned during the same period in 2005. Sirius ...

  14. Classical Score

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Peter Gelb's new rols as GM of the Metropolitan Opera creates a buzz. Read Anastasia Tsioulcas' column. Peter Gelb's new rols as GM of the Metropolitan Opera creates a buzz. Read Anastasia Tsioulcas' column. News Peter Gelb , A ...

  15. Opera Star Robert Merrill Dies

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Acclaimed singer Robert Merrill, the opera baritone who felt equally comfortable on opening night at the Metropolitan Opera House or opening day at Yankee Stadium, has died. He was 85. Merrill died Sa Acclaimed singer Robert Merrill, the opera bar ...

  16. Revered Conductor Carlos Kleiber Dies, Age 74

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Conductor Carlos Kleiber died July 13 after a long illness and was buried four days later in Konjsica, Slovenia. He was 74. Conductor Carlos Kleiber died July 13 after a long illness and was buried four days later in Konjsica, Slovenia. He was 74. ...

  17. Joseph Volpe Announces 2006 Met Retirement

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Joseph Volpe, the GM of the Metropolitan Opera, declared this morning (Feb. 10) that he will retire in August 2006. With no immediate prospects for a successor, Volpe's decision casts another element Joseph Volpe, the GM of the Metropolitan O ...