Please note: The HD telecast dates and times have been removed from reviews of operas from previous Metropolitan Opera seasons. Too late for tickets anyway.
In Met Seventeen Eighteen: find the newly posted preview of the Met's 2017-2018 HD season (posted 5/17/2017).
In Met Sixteen Seventeen: find the newly posted review of the new Der Rosenkavalier (4/24; posted 4/27/2017), followed by a review of the revival of Met's 1982 production of Mozart's Idomeneo (3/13; posted 3/16/2017), then reviews of the 2011 production of Verdi's La Traviata (3/4; posted 3/7/2017), the 2014 production of Massenet's Werther (2/27; posted 3/1/2017), the 1976 production of Bellini's I Puritani (2/22, posted 2/24/2017), the new Rusalka (2/6, posted 2/8/2017), the new Romeo et Juliette (1/10/2017, posted 1/11/2017), the 2001 production of Nabucco (12/12, posted 12/14/2016), the Met's premiere production of L' Amour de Loin (12/6, posted 12/7/2016), the new Guillaume Tell (10/18, posted 10/19/2016), the new Tristan und Isolde (10/3, posted 10/5/2016), then lastly the preview of the complete 2016-2017 season of HD telecasts (posted 5/19/2016).
In Met Fifteen Sixteen, devoted to the 2015-2016 season, are reviews of the Met's new Elektra (4/14; posted 4/16/2016), Donizetti's Roberto Devereux, first time ever at the Met (3/28, posted 3/30/2016), the 2006 production of Madama Butterfly (3/17, posted 3/21/16), the new production of Puccini's Manon Lescaut (2/18; posted 2/21/16), the Zeffirelli production Turandot (1/11; posted 1/13/16), the new Les Pêcheurs de Perles (1/4/2016; posted 1/6/16), the new Lulu, (11/5; posted 11/9/2015), from the mid 1970s Tannhauser (10/12; posted 10/15/15) and the Met's new Otello (9/28; posted 9/30/15), and previews of the Met's first HD telecast, Verdi's Il Trovatore (posted 9/25/15) and the Met's complete 2015-2016 season of HD telecasts (posted 8/26/15).
In Met Fourteen Fifteen, devoted to the 2014-2015 season, incidentally OperaMetro's first review season, find reviews of the new production of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci (4/14, posted 4/15/15), Manon (3/12, posted 3/16/15), the Met's premiere production of Rossini's La Donna del Lago (2/25; posted 2/27/15), the new double bill of Iolanta (Met premiere) and Bluebeard's Castle (2/3; posted 2/6/15), Les Contes d'Hoffmann (1/22; posted 1/23/15), and the new The Merry Widow (1/6; posted 1/8/15), from 2014 reviews of the Met's Hansel and Gretel (12/18; posted 12/19/14), Die Meistersinger (12/6; posted 12/8/14), Il Barbiere di Siviglia (11/18; posted 11/19). Carmen (10/23/14); the Met's new Le Nozze di Figaro (10/02/14), both posted soon thereafter, followed at the bottom by the complete preview of the Met's 2014-2015 HD season (posted 8/14), which was my first Metropolitan Opera post on OperaMetro.com. These were converted on July 6 and 7, 2016.
In Regional Seventeen Eighteen: just posted a the review of Bard's Dimitrij (7/30/2017; posted 8/4/2017), followed by my Dimitrij preview (posted 6/23/2017), then a preview of Caramoor's Il pirata, (posted 6/10/2017), a preview of Princeton Festival's Fidelio (posted 6/1/2017) and a preview of the Berkshire Opera Festival's Ariadne auf Naxos, coming soon in August 2017 (posted 5/26/2017).
In Regional Sixteen Seventeen: just posted is a review of Troupers' Magic Knight and HMS Pinafore in Norwalk (4/2/2017; posted 4/5) followed by a preview of same (posted 3/23/2017), a review of a wonderful Ralph Vaughan Williams' opera Sir John in Love (1/22/2017; posted 1/24/17), then a preview/interviews about the same (posted 1/13/2017), interviews with the founding family of the Bronx Opera (posted 12/22/2016), a review of the Troupers' Thespis (11/6; posted 11/11/2016), its preview (9/30/2016), then the Berkshire Opera Festival's premiere season featuring Madama Butterfly (posted 7/26/2016), a review of Mascagni's Iris, at Bard's SummerScape (7/24; posted 7/25/2016), a review of the June 26 performance of Peter Grimes at Princeton (6/26; posted 6/29/2016), the preview of Bard's Iris (posted 6/24/2016), the preview/interview with Will Crutchfield concerning this year's Bel Canto at Caramoor (posted 6/14/2016), a preview/interview concerning the Princeton Festival's Peter Grimes in June of 2016 (posted 5/25/2016).
In Regional Fifteen Sixteen: find a review of the Troupers The Sorcerer in Norwalk (4/16, posted 4/18/2016), followed by the preview of same (posted 4/2,2016), then a review of Bard's American Stage Premiere of Ethel Smyth's The Wreckers at Bard College (7/26, posted 7/27/15), a preview/interview with Will Crutchfield about Bel Canto at Caramoor's La Favorite (posted 7/6/15).
In Regional Fourteen Fifteen, find a review of Troupers' Iolanthe at Norwalk (4/11, posted 4/15/15), followed by a preview/interviews for Troupers' Iolanthe in Norwalk (posted 4/8/15), an interview with local opera singer Bob Scrofani (posted 4/6/15), a preview of Curiosity Concerts' H.M.S. Pinafore in Greenwich, a review of Ms. Kroeger's recital Over There (posted 12/17/14), and the prior OperaMetro interview with soprano Brett Kroeger (posted 11/17/14).
In Interviews: an interview with Dan Montez (posted 8/22/2017), followed by a chat with Diana Damrau (posted 5/10/2017), an interview with Elza van den Heever, the Met's Elettra in Idomeneo (posted 3/15/2017), followed by a re-posting of OM's at the time exclusive interview with the Met's marvelous mezzo soprano Isabel Leonard, who starred in the Met's Il Barbiere di Siviglia (first posted 11/21/14) but is appearing in Werther this February (revised slightly, not much though, on 1/15/2017).
On Opera Events: Announcement of the kick off event of the New York Opera Alliance's Opera Fest (posted 4/22/2016).
In New Recordings: I re-posted my review of four DVDs from past Metropolitan Opera seasons (from the holidays 2015), followed by reviews of two recordings of Tchaikovsky's Iolanta (posted 2/2/15), the San Francisco Opera's Show Boat on DVD (posted 7/10/15), and four DVDs of Wagner's Parsifal (posted 5/27/15).
In Historical Recordings: I posted again my review of historic recordings of Weber's Der Freischutz, originally posted in fall 2014, followed by reviews of three remastered Pavarotti recordings (posted 1/8/15), a preview/review of Callas Remastered: The Complete Studio Recordings of Maria Callas (posted 12/16/14). Deeper down find reviews of recordings of Rimsky's Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh on CD and DVD (posted 10/31/14), a deep discography of Gilbert & Sullivan Ruddigore in preparation for NYGASP's 2014 production of Ruddigore in November posted (9/14), topped off by Sony Classical's release of two boxes of historic Met broadcasts, one Verdi, one Wagner (12/24/14).
In Remebrances: just posted (3/16/15) a long dialogue between three fans of Mara Callas celebrating the 50th anniversary of her Tosca at the Met in 1965, as well as two seasoned opera fans remember with OperaMetro the late tenor Jon Vickers, with suggested recordings for those wanting to see/hear him in action (posted 9/9/15).
In Addenda: Just posted (6/27/2017) Dimitrij: Some Background, followed by an essay on the impact of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, prior to the opening of the Met's season (posted 9/12/2016), then short asides on Puccini's Turandot (posted 1/13/2016), Thoughts on Berg's Lulu (posted 11/20/2015), Chat about Donizetti's La favorite (posted 7/7/15) and On the Phenomenal Points of Entry in Opera (posted 5/27/15), a digression on, among other things, the experience of the first rapture with an opera as an audience member, this last piece tinkered with every now and then.
These pages are still disabled: On the page Show and Tell: posted 3/5/15, two video excerpts of Callas in Tosca at Covent Garden from 1964 and a complete audio recording of the Met performance (3/19/1965).
In the section Programs: posted 3/18/15, scanned pages from the program for the Met's Tosca on March 19, 1965 with ads for the three principals and casts for the week.
In Further reading: a short Gilbert & Sullivan bibliography, all excellent resources. (posted 9/14)