We hope that the end of your 2019 is a prosperous one and that the start of 2020 is even better.

As we look forward to the next calendar year, we are taking some time to reflect on the opera performances that defined 2019 for many of us. As with last year, many of OperaWire’s staff members are coming together to put a spotlight on opera around the world. Without further ado, here are our selections for the most memorable performances of 2019. […]

Logan Martell

The best performance I’ve seen this year was the Metropolitan Opera’s “Le Nozze di Figaro.

Luca Pisaroni and Nadine Sierra led a splendid cast of artists, with their respective talents showing clearly through almost every number. We all know the music, we all know the jokes, but the cast nonetheless kept the audience laughing, sounding great all the while. Such performances, in my opinion, make for shining examples of what opera can achieve through musical and dramatic excellence.

For OperaWire’s complete Best of 2019 list, click here.

Photo: Marty Sohl / Met Opera