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….

Opera News Awards 2014 – part 1

After London, also New York celebrated the world of opera. On the evening of April 13th, 2014, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and actor David Hyde Pierce presented the 9th Annual Opera News Awards at the Grand Ballroom of the Plaza Hotel. They were joined by a number of presenters – Luca Pisaroni, Susan Graham, Renata Scotto,…

Sondra Radvanovsky at the Kennedy Center Honors

December 8th was the date of the 36th celebration of the Kennedy Center Honors, the highest American honor for those who have contributed to the spread of American culture in the world. This year, one of the honorees was the famous soprano Martina Arroyo, who “had dazzled the world with her voice and continues to…