Opera

New York City has the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, visiting opera companies and boutique operas too

Opera singer Andrea Bocelli has one of the world’s most beautiful voices

Wed-Thu, December 18-19, 2019
CHELSEA, NYC ~ The Grammy-nominated Italian opera singer entrances Madison Square Garden

SummerStage 2019

June 1 – August 27, 2019
Summer live music dance theatre festival
NYC PARKS ~ African, Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Creole, Cuban, Dominican, French, Garifuna, Haitian, Indigenous, Italian, Jewish, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Spanish culture and more. FREE

‘La Traviata’ Verdi’s Italian Opera at the Met

LINCOLN CENTER; CLOSES Sat Apr 27, 2019; Italian opera live music ~ Michael Mayer’s new production. ‘Sempre libera degg’io’ and ‘Addio, del passato.’

Il Divo French Spanish pop opera at the Beacon Theatre

UPPER WEST SIDE; Sat, Apr 6, 2019; French Swiss American Spanish pop opera live music ~ One of the world’s favorite classical crossover vocal groups

Plácido conducts last performance of Sonja Frisell’s ‘Aida’ at the Met

LINCOLN CENTER; Winter cast Jan 7 – Mar 7, 2019; Italian opera live music ~ Kristen Lewis stars in the final performances of Sonja Frisell’s production of Verdi’s grand opera set in ancient Egypt

‘Rigoletto’ at the Met Opera is ending for the season

LINCOLN CENTER | CLOSING Fri, May 10, 2019 | Live music Italian opera | The womanizing duke stirs trouble when he wants to sleep with the court jester’s daughter

“The Magic Flute” Met Opera

METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE, LINCOLN CENTER, Closes Sat, Jan 5 ~ This shortened family version of Mozart’s fairy tale in English has become a New York holiday tradition
#OPERA #CHRISTMASSHOW #FAMILY #CLOSING

Puccini’s ‘Tosca’ Italian Opera at The Met

LINCOLN CENTER; Sat Apr 6 (Last show), 2019; Italian opera live music ~ Starring Jennifer Rowley and Wolfgang Koch. “Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore” (I lived for art, I lived for love)

‘Samson et Dalila’ Saint-Saëns French Opera at the Met

LINCOLN CENTER; Sep 24, 2018 – Mar 28, 2019; French opera live music ~ Starring Anita Rachvelishvili (Georgia) and Aleksandr Antonenko (Latvia)


Opera History

From 1597 to today


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Opera Companies

Metropolitan Opera

METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE, LINCOLN CENTER, Mon-Sun, Late September to mid-May ~ One of the world’s great opera companies. It is America’s busiest classical music organization.
#OPERACOMPANY


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Opera Singers

Plácido Domingo Spanish-Mexican opera star conducts ‘Roméo et Juliette’

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
April 23 – May 12, 2018

Audiences can’t get enough of Mexican tenor Javier Camarena

‘Semiramide’
Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
February 19 – March 17, 2018

Isabel Leonard sings Cherubino in Met Opera’s ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’

Metropolitan Opera
Lincoln Center
Friday, January 19, 2018

Nadine Sierra is the Face of Opera’s New Generation

Susana in ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’
Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
December 29 – January 19
Friday, January 19, 2018

Rolando Villazón

World-class opera tenor Rolando Villazón, originally from Mexico City, sings Verdi´s “Requiem”…


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Opera in New York City

Isabel Leonard stars in Debussy’s “Pelléas et Mélisande” at the Met

LINCOLN CENTER, Thu, Jan 31 ~ Debussy’s only French opera is a slice of tragedy.
# french opera argentine star

Met’s Winter “La Bohème” stars Ailyn Pérez & Michael Fabiano

METROPOLITAN OPERA, LINCOLN CENTER, Thu, December 13, 2018 ~ Mexican-American soprano Ailyn Pérez and Italian-American tenor Michael Fabiano are Mimi and Rodolfo in Puccini’s classic
#ITALIAN #OPERA #LIVEMUSIC

Clémentine Margaine closes Bizet’s French opera “Carmen” at the Met

LINCOLN CENTER, Oct 30, 2018 to Feb 8, 2019 ~ French opera of Spanish Romani culture. French mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine and tenor Roberto Alagna star.

Mile-Long Opera, a biography of 7 o’clock, 1,000 singers, 100 stories

MEATPACKING & CHELSEA; Wed-Mon, Oct 3-8, 2018; Contemporary opera live music ~ An incredible participatory experience

SummerStage 2018 FREE Latin concerts in NYC parks

JUNE – SEPTEMBER
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Central Park SummerStage
Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
Parks across NYC

Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series 2018 FREE

June 11 – 29, 2018

‘Kamchatka’ is a new opera about a boy’s view of Argentina’s Dirty War

Produced by Americas Society
Dixon Place
Lower East Side, Manhattan
Tuesday – Wednesday
June 5 – 6, 2018

New York City Opera in the Park in Bryant Park

Bryant Park
Midtown, Manhattan
Occasional Dates
May 14 – September 17, 2018
FREE

Met Opera’s ‘Roméo et Juliette’ stars Ailyn Pérez and Charles Castronovo

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
April 23 – May 12, 2018

‘Cendrillon’ is a new Met Opera production of Massenet’s Cinderella opera

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
April 12 – May 11, 2018

Verdi’s ‘Luisa Miller’ stars Spanish-Mexican opera legend Plácido Domingo

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
March 29 – April 21, 2018

Opera fans go mad for Donizetti’s Italian opera ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
March 22 – May 10, 2018

Met Opera’s 2018 ‘Semiramide’ stars Angela Meade & Javier Camarena

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
February – March
FINAL PERFORMANCE
Saturday, March 17, 2018

New Met Opera production of Mozart’s ‘Così fan tutte’ set in Coney Island

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
March 15 – April 19, 2018

Metropolitan Opera presents Strauss’ German opera ‘Elektra’

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
March 2018
Friday, March 23, 2018

Wagner’s ‘Parsifal’ is an epic Arthurian Tale of the Holy Grail

Those who sit through this five-hour opera say they would immediately sit through it again. The music is that good.
Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
February 5 – 27, 2018

Grammys 2018 were a huge fail. ‘Despacito’ is Song of the Decade!

January 28, 2018 ~ ‘Despacito’ entered global popular culture. The entire world is singing in Spanish!
~ 2017’s most-streamed song
~ 2017’s most-purchased song
~ 16 weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100, tying the all-time record
~ “One of the biggest global hits ever”
I never even heard the winning song.The Recording Academy ignored the Latin community and the entire world. Why RA President Mr. Neil Portnow?

‘Cruzar la Cara de la Luna’ is the world’s first Mariachi opera

New York City Opera
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Rose Theater
Time Warner Center
Broadway at 60th St
Thursday – Sunday
January 25 – 28, 2018

‘Il Trovatore’ is Verdi’s twisted tale of love and vengeance in politics

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
January 22 – February 15, 2018

‘L’Elisir d’Amore’ is Donizetti’s comic opera about a love potion

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
January – February
Saturday, February 17, 2018

‘Cavalleria Rusticana’ & ‘Pagliacci’ is opera’s most popular double bill

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
January – February
CLOSING Thursday, February 1, 2018

Hansel and Gretel

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
December – January
CLOSES
Saturday, January 6, 2018

‘The Merry Widow’ is Lehár’s Rom-Com Opera

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
December – January
Thursday, January 11, 2018

‘Le Nozze di Figaro’ (Marriage of Figaro) is a day in a Spanish house

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
December – January
Friday, January 19, 2018

‘Thaïs’ stars Ailyn Pérez in Massenet’s tale of sensual ancient Egypt

Metropolitan Opera
Lincoln Center
November – December
CLOSES
Saturday, December 2, 2017

‘Madama Butterfly’ stars Mexican tenor Luis Chapa as Pinkerton

Metropolitan Opera
Lincoln Center
February – March
Friday, March 16, 2018

‘The Exterminating Angel’ is surrealist Luis Buñuel’s Hotel California

Metropolitan Opera
Lincoln Center
October – November
CLOSING NIGHT
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

‘The Paris Opera (L’Opéra)’ backstage with the world’s best opera ballet

Film Society of Lincoln Center
Francesca Beale Theater
Thursday, October 19, 2017
EXTENDED AGAIN
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Lincoln Center White Light Festival 2017 explores the art of spirituality

Lincoln Center and venues across Manhattan
October 18 – November 15, 2017

‘Turandot’ is Puccini’s Italian opera in which love conquers ancient China

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
October 12 – April 5, 2018

Les Contes d’Hoffmann is French comic opera at the Metropolitan Opera

Metropolitan Opera House Lincoln Center
September – October 2017
LAST SHOW THIS SEASON
Saturday, October 28, 2017

‘Norma’ is Bellini’s bel canto Italian opera masterpiece

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
September – December, 2017
Monday, December 11, 2017

‘Die Zauberflöte’ is Mozart’s Magic Flute

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
September 27 – October 14
FINAL PERFORMANCE
Saturday, October 14, 2017