Ronald Blum

'It's fun to sing again!' Silenced by the virus, Met Opera links for a digital global gala

With the entertainment world shut down by the coronavirus pandemic, the Met staged an At-Home Gala on Saturday that would have been inconceivable a few years ago.

27 Apr 2020

The show must go on: DiDonato, Beczala sing opera from living room of NYC apartment

Joyce DiDonato and Piotr Beczala made sure the show went on, albeit in an unusual format and venue — from the living room of DiDonato's New York City apartment.

16 Mar 2020

'The last prima donna': Opera fans pay tribute to legendary Italian soprano Mirella Freni 

Mirella Freni, an Italian soprano whose uncommon elegance and intensity combined with a sumptuous voice and intelligence to enthral audiences for a half-century, has died at age 84.

10 Feb 2020