Aug 1, 2014 — Think opera plots are tough to follow? Try wading through the complicated action offstage at the Metropolitan Opera. Here's who's involved — with perspective on disputes that aren't new.
Jul 31, 2014 — Labor disputes are nothing new to the Met Opera, but never have they been so public. With a deadline looming, both sides signal that negotiations are going nowhere.
Jul 30, 2014 — Watch highlights from the world premiere performance of the Pulitzer Prize winner's meditative and deeply moving outdoor work Sila: The Breath of the World at Lincoln Center.
Jul 28, 2014 — One hundred years after the start of World War I, hear a range of pop and classical music from artists of the era. Some music reflects the war's violence, some gives solace.
Jul 26, 2014 — With labor negotiations growing more strained, a lockout seems likely next week at the Metropolitan Opera. Management says payroll must be trimmed while unions want to curb production costs.
Jul 24, 2014 — If no contract deal is reached by July 31, Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb has warned union workers to plan for a work stoppage the next day.
Jul 22, 2014 — Hear the world premiere of a piece by Samuel Adams — son of composer John Adams — and watch the orchestra's signature encore, from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess.
Jul 20, 2014 — Milos, the one-named master of classical guitar, says the story of the instrument's 20th-century journey is told in the work of two Spanish composers.
Jul 16, 2014 — Twenty years ago, José Carreras, Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti gave a sold-out concert at LA's Dodger Stadium. It still echoes today in both the music business and public TV.
Jul 14, 2014 — From movies and musicals to hit songs, the French national anthem has been appropriated in many contexts. Are you enough of a Francophile to spot them?