September 24, 2019 First Try With Shakespeare
Verdi's affinity for Shakespeare, a true kindred artist, led to the crowning glories with which he finished his career. But his love for the English dramatist was already full-blown half-a-lifetime earlier, and Macbeth (starting 9-25 at the Met) helped Verdi become Verdi.
September 17, 2019 America's Opera
The only opera written since 1930 that is absolutely sure to sell tickets
was Gershwin's first and, tragically, last. Porgy and Bess, starting 9-23 at the Met