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“The Curtain Rises at Metropolitan Opera in September ! Mr. Plotkin will talk about all operas in the season.”

08/30/21

  • After being closed for a year and a half, the Metropolitan Opera will finally open its doors on September 27. What kind of operas will be performed this season? What are the highlights of the season? Has the Met changed in the post-pandemic? Fred Plotkin, one of America’s foremost experts on opera, will answer all your questions, and will also talk about the entire season’s program. This webinar was an online talk by Fred Plotkin and Sumiko Ito (an interviewer) on Friday, August 20.

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    ■Guest Profile
    Fred Plotkin
    One of America’s most prominent opera commentators. He has a wide range of activities such as commentary on radio and television, lectures at opera houses such as Met, museums, and blogs. He holds the “Adventures in Italian Opera” course at New York University and offers interviews with famous opera singers and conductors. His writings include the best-selling “Opera 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Opera” and “Classical Music 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Classical Music”. Lives in New York.

    Sumiko Ito
    Lives in New York. After working as a national government employee of the Japanese government and an investment banker, became a business strategy consultant for a company. She has served on the board of art foundations in Japan and the United States, and is currently a board member of the Kronos Quartet Performing Arts (San Francisco). After learning about Jonas Kaufmann, she became an opera freak, and in November 2016, translated and published “Jonas Kaufmann: Tenor”.

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