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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Metropolitan Opera House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The first Metropolitan Opera House opened on October 23, 1883, and was located between 39th and 40th Street on Broadway.
The original Metropolitan Opera House was designed by J. Cleaveland Cady and was gutted by fire on August 27, 1892.
The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center was designed by architect Wallace K. Harrison.
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 Metropolitan Opera
Four operas were offered in Montreal in 1911: Aida with Louise Homer, Emmy Destinn, and Antonio Scotti under Arturo Toscanini; Madama Butterfly with Geraldine Farrar; Tannhäuser with Olive Fremstad, Alma Gluck, and Leo Slezak; and Faust with Jeanne Maubourg as Siebel.
Performances continued at the Gardens (annually until 1960) and the Forum 1952, 1953, 1955, 1957, and 1958), and six operas were presented in Toronto at O'Keefe Centre in 1961.
Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Opera National Company, a youthful troupe under the artistic direction of Risë Stevens, performed in Montreal, in Toronto and in Vancouver in 1965-6 (Cinderella, Madama Butterfly, Carmen, and Carlisle Floyd's Susannah) and in 1966-7 (La Bohème, La Traviata, The Marriage of Figaro, and The Rape of Lucretia).
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 Metropolitan Opera - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A full house at the old Metropolitan Opera House, seen from the rear of the stage, at the Metropolitan Opera House for a concert by pianist Józef Hofmann, November 28, 1937.
The Metropolitan Opera was founded in 1880 as an alternative to the Academy of Music.
The first Metropolitan Opera House opened on October 22, 1883, with a performance of Faust, was located between 39th and 40th Street on Broadway.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Metropolitan_Opera_House   (1074 words)

 Metropolitan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Of or relating to a metropolis or metropolitan area, in the sense of:
Metropolitan Police of the English metropolis known as Greater London
Metropolitan University, renamed Polytechnic insitutions in the United Kingdom after they were given university satus in 1992, e.g Manchester Metropolitan University.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Metropolitan   (210 words)

 Historic Opera - The Metropolitan Opera
In the 1920s John D. Rockefeller included a new home for the Metropolitan Opera in the plans for Rockefeller Center but by the 1930s the idea was shelved due to the Depression.
In 1966 the Metropolitan Opera moved to its present location in the Lincoln Center complex.
(7) The nickname for the early Metropolitan Opera house was "The Yellow Brick Brewery." Although this is a common postcard, the publisher tried to capture the color of the facade.
www.historicopera.com /jmetopera_page.htm   (1267 words)

 Today in History: October 22
The Metropolitan Opera House, located on Broadway at 39th Street in New York City, opened on October 22, 1883, with a performance of Charles Gounod's Faust, the tale of a German sorcerer who sold his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge, power, youth, and love.
The opera, although composed in French and based on Goethe's German poem, was sung on this occasion in Italian, the favored language of the Met's early management.
You'd get down to the Opera House just before eight, it wasn't stylish to be late those days; and when you got there, you'd escort your girl as far as the ladies' room, and leave her there, and then you'd join the other lads in the gent's room, and put on your dancing pumps.
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 Metropolitan Opera Company on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The new Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts opened in 1966 with a premier performance of Samuel Barber 's Antony and Cleopatra, written especially for the occasion.
Today's Metropolitan Opera produces an average of 23 different operas in six languages each season, and in addition to producing works from the traditional operatic repertoire it has been a pioneer in premiering works by such contemporary composers as Philip Glass, John Corigliano, William Hoffman, and John Harbison.
The Metropolitan Opera in the American century: opera singers, Europe, and cultural politics.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/M/MetropolO1C1.asp   (851 words)

 Metropolitan Opera v. Wagner-Nichols
The performance of the opera in the opera house and the broadcast of the opera performance over the network of the broadcasting company under the exclusive broadcast contract did not constitute an abandonment of plaintiffs' rights to the performance.
Metropolitan Opera has reserved to itself the right to approve all phonographrecords of its performances before they may be offered for sale to the public.
In the light of these cases the performance of operas by Metropolitan Opera and their broadcast over the net work of American Broadcasting cannot be deemed a general publication or abandonment so as to divest Metropolitan Opera of all of its rights to the broadcast performances.
cyber.law.harvard.edu /metaschool/fisher/linking/doctrine/metro.html   (5752 words)

 Historic Opera - Metropolitan Opera House
One of the less common postcards of the Metropolitan Opera is this vertical card showing the main entrance.
Exciting views of the first Metropolitan Opera House cannot be found due largely to its awkward location on Broadway between 39th and 40th Streets in New York.
The nickname for the early Metropolitan Opera house was "The Yellow Brick Brewery." Although this is a common postcard, the publisher tried to capture the color of the facade.
www.historicopera.com /metropolitan_opera_left.htm   (1255 words)

 Gilson v Metropolitan Opera (2005 NYSlipOp 00116)
Although the Metropolitan Opera has enacted a house rule that prohibits audience members from being seated after the house lights have gone down, this rule cannot breathe life into plaintiff's claim by creating a duty, regardless of whether we view the rule as one of etiquette or one of safety.
The dissent emphasizes that issues of fact exist as to whether house staff at the Metropolitan Opera were aware that this apparently infirm patron was returning to his seat after the hall had been darkened and the performance had begun.
For example, in arguing that defendant Metropolitan Opera is not liable as a matter of law, the majority makes specific reference to the inapplicability of the Performance Staff Rules and Guidelines (Guidelines) and the inadequacy of the evidence on the alleged violations of the City Building Code.
www.courts.state.ny.us /reporter/3dseries/2005/2005_00116.htm   (1664 words)

 Today's Opera News -- Metropolitan Opera Schedule -- AllAboutOpera.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Margaret Garner, a new opera from composer Richard Danielpour and author and librettist Toni Morrison based on the harrowing tale of a Kentucky slave, is the obvious centerpiece of the festival.
All operas are sung in the original languages with English surtitles (including "Margaret Garner") and are at 8 p.m.
Glyndebourne opera house, long regarded as a bastion of the ageing cultural establishment, is attempting to woo younger audiences with a new work written specifically for 20 to 30-year-olds.
www.allaboutopera.com /news/2005_06_01_archives.php   (12095 words)

 ChevronTexaco Press Release - ChevronTexaco Launches New Opera Information Center Web Site
Founded in 1883, the Metropolitan Opera is the largest performing arts organization in the United States, and one of the premiere opera companies in the world.
The Metropolitan Opera's most enduring and effective outreach is its 71-year-old tradition of live Saturday afternoon radio broadcasts, which have been sponsored for the past 63 years by ChevronTexaco in the most successful and longest-running sponsorship in broadcast history.
The Metropolitan Opera Guild was established in 1935 as an association to support America's national opera company and help insure its survival.
www.chevrontexaco.com /news/press/2002/2002-12-02.asp   (936 words)

 Metropolitan Opera   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The first Metropolitan Opera House opened October 23 1883 and was located between 39th and Street on Broadway.
The original Metropolitan Opera House was by J. Cleaveland Cady and was gutted fire on August 27 1892.
As is often the case, the reviews were mixed and compared the recording to great recordings of this opera, and when I listened to it, it la...
www.freeglossary.com /Metropolitan_Opera_House   (803 words)

 Metropolitan Opera Company - Facts from the Encyclopedia - Yahoo! Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A devastating fire prevented production of any opera during the season 1892—93, and rebuilding was undertaken by a new company, the Metropolitan Opera and Real Estate Company.
There was no resident company in the season 1897—98, but the Maurice Grau Opera Company was active from 1898 to 1903, and the period was brilliant with virtuoso singers.
The new Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts opened in 1966 with a premier performance of Samuel Barber's Antony and Cleopatra, written especially for the occasion.
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 Fidelio - Review - Metropolitan Opera - New York Times
Earlier this month, when James Levine announced that he had to withdraw from the rest of this season at the Metropolitan Opera because of a serious shoulder injury, Joseph Volpe, the company's intrepid general manager, hit the phones to line up replacements.
This strikingly contemporary and deeply humane staging took Beethoven's story of a fearless wife's rescue of her husband, a political prisoner, and zapped it to a stark and corrupt modern-day prison in some placeless and repressive country that seemed all too familiar.
Additional performances of "Fidelio" at the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center are on Friday, March 28 and April 1, 4, 8 and 13; (212) 362-6000.
www.nytimes.com /2006/03/22/arts/music/22fide.html?ex=1300683600&en=8f3fcc36d57aace8&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss   (892 words)

 The Metropolitan Soap Opera
Long the darling of the people and the media, the former opera star her fans know as Bubbles continues to be the public face of Lincoln Center, and the audiences thronging its houses every night assume that it's business as usual at the nation's leading performing-arts complex.
Last winter, Joseph Volpe, the fearsome general manager of the Metropolitan Opera -- the richest and most powerful of Lincoln Center's thirteen constituent arts organizations -- stormed out of the negotiations and was lured back into the fold only on the condition that each participant would have veto power over any plan that was adopted.
City Opera's desire for a home of its own generated a proposal to build a new house adjacent to the Met in Damrosch Park, which is most familiar to Lincoln Center-goers as the annual site of the Big Apple Circus.
www.newyorkmetro.com /news/articles/02/metsoap   (1707 words)

 Metropolitan Opera: Canadian Soprano Booed, Heckler Ejected
Canadian soprano Alexandra Deshorties (photo left) was loudly and repeatedly booed during her opening night as Konstanze in Metropolitan Opera’s revival of Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail on Jan. 20, 2003.
Her instrument is strident at times, with an edge to the top notes; her loud singing is better than her soft singing, and she is probably being groomed for big opera houses, where she will undoubtedly mature and thrive.” [full review here].
The Metropolitan Opera was far from full, confirming the Met General Manager’s recent public admission that the house’s average box office this season is a mere 70%.
www.scena.org /columns/anson/030120-PA-deshorties.html   (847 words)

 Metropolitan Opera National Council, Northwest Region
To provide a venue for young opera singers from all over the country and at all different levels of experience to be heard by a representative of the Metropolitan Opera and to assist those with the greatest potential in their development.
The auditions are a nationwide competition beginning at the National Council's district level and culminating in the National Council Grand Finals Concert at The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.
The National Grand Finalists perform two arias each on the stage of The Metropolitan Opera accompanied by The MET Orchestra in the form of a concert.
www.nwauditions.com   (316 words)

 Metropolitan Opera House Tickets Metropolitan Opera House Event Tickets
Metropolitan Opera House Ticket prices and availability are subject to change at any time.
Metropolitan Opera House A confirmation receipt will be issued upon full payment.
Metropolitan Opera House Ticket deliveries are guaranteed no later than the day before the event unless stated otherwise, however every effort will be made to deliver Metropolitan Opera House tickets as early as possible.
www.wstickets.com /theatre/events/metropolitan_opera_tickets.html   (414 words)

 metropolitan opera - Articles about metropolitan opera
Opera lovers can tune in to yet another season of performances of the Metropolitan Opera, beginning December 11.
In March, the Metropolitan Opera unveiled the final two of its four new productions for the season: Mozart's Don Giovanni and Strauss's Salome.
Dressing Room 10 on the 40th Street side of the Metropolitan Opera House is the most unprepossessing chamber.
www.wordiq.com /article/metropolitan+opera.html   (411 words)

 French culture | music : Metropolitan Opera: Georges Bizet's Carmen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Bizet's classic tale of lust in the dust is easily the most popular opera in the world.
Italian film and opera director Franco Zeffirelli has created the Metropolitan Opera's lavish new production of Carmen, replete with floor to ceiling macramé, diorama view of Seville, flamenco dancers, dogs, and donkeys.
Carmen will be heard on the Texaco-Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast on February 3, 2001, at 1 pm.
www.frenchculture.org /music/events/metopera/carmen.html   (272 words)

 The Metropolitan Opera
Sounds, images and text illuminate the sweep of Met History from the formation of the company in 1880, the first performances in 1883, through to the conclusion of the 2003-04 season.
Designed to entertain and inform, this story of The Metropolitan Opera is told with text, photographs and designs; brief audio clips offer tantalizing glimpses of great artists and refer the listener to the original recordings.
Search through this up-to-date chronicle of every Metropolitan Opera performance since 1883 for complete information on all performers, operas and ballets at the Met.
www.metopera.org /history   (106 words)

 Metropolitan Opera   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The 16-year general manager of the Metropolitan Opera is retiring after 40 years of service.
Notable amongst these attractions are the Metropolitan Opera House, The Lincoln Center Theatre, and The American Museum of Natural History.
During her career, Dunham choreographed "Aida" for the Metropolitan Opera and musicals such as "Cabin in the Sky" for Broadway.
www.ljseek.com /Metropolitan-Opera_s4.html   (688 words)

 DVD Empire - Item - Metropolitan Opera, The: Hansel And Gretel - Humperdinck / DVD-Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
And while children are certainly attracted to the operatic version of the famous fairy tale and have long constituted a large part of the audience at the Met, Humperdinck's music, so lush and sophisticated yet disarmingly enchanting, has a loyal following of adult devotees as well.
This presentation of Hansel and Gretel is sung in English and was taped during the December 25, 1982 performance at the Metropolitan Opera.
While opera, in general, is not known for the acting talents of its singers, in this performance, all of the singers are also wonderfully believeable in their various roles.
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 Alyson Cambridge Wins Metropolitan Opera Audition
Soprano Alyson Cambridge '02 has won the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions for 2003, held Sunday, April 6, during a Grand Finals Concert at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center in New York.
Cambridge's odyssey began in earnest in March, when she won the Metropolitan Opera's Middle Atlantic Regional Auditions, held in Washington, D.C., singing the same arias she performed at the finals.
Cambridge, who is now working on a master's degree in opera at the Curtis Institute of Music, where she is studying with Marlena Malas, says she is thankful for the education she received at Oberlin.
www.oberlin.edu /con/bkstage/200304/cambridge_alyson.html   (595 words)

 The American Experience | Andrew Carnegie | Gallery: Metropolitan Opera House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Society feuds marred New York's Gilded Age, and opera was a theater for battle.
Old-money families coldly refused opera boxes at the venerable Academy of Music to the likes of the Vanderbilts and the Goulds.
The building's yellow-brick facade along Broadway was not particularly ornate, owing in part to the rent-producing apartments added to the structure.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/carnegie/gallery/metman.html   (127 words)

 Images of the Metropolitan Opera House, by Wallace K. Harrison, 1966, New York City. Digital Imaging Project: Art ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Images of the Metropolitan Opera House, by Wallace K. Harrison, 1966, New York City.
Located between west 62nd to west 66th Streets and Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is comprised of a unity of several buildings--all of travertine--devoted to the performance of music, theater, opera, and dance.
The focal point of this complex, the Metropolitan Opera House, is located on the west side of Lincoln Center.
www.bluffton.edu /~sullivanm/lincent/met.html   (246 words)

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