Metropolitan Opera Opening Night Gala 2015

The Metropolitan Opera hosted its opening night gala on September 21. This year’s performance of Verdi’s Otello with Aleksandrs Antonenko as Otello and Sonya Yoncheva as Desdemona was preceded by a cocktail party and followed with a cast dinner in Damrosch Park, which had been designed to resemble the glass house sets seen in the production….

Metropolitan Opera Opening Night Gala 2014

The 2014-2015 season of the Metropolitan Opera House started on September 22nd with a new production of “Marriage of Figaro”, directed by James Levine. As usual, the attendees included many celebrities – actors, tv hosts, businessmen and fashion designers such as Vera Wang, Domenico Dolce,  Zac Posen and Austin Scarlett. In attendance the three Met…

Richard Tucker Award 2013: Isabel Leonard

On November 17th the Lincoln Center in New York hosted an event for the centenary of the birth of the great American tenor Richard Tucker. The concert, conducted by Riccardo Frizza, was attended by many opera stars. Many of the attendees were previously awarded by the Tucker Foundation – Stephanie Blythe, Joyce DiDonato, Renée Fleming,…