Tonight, Kathleen Battle returns to the Met

Tonight, Kathleen Battle returns to the Met


norman lebrecht

November 14, 2016

Twenty-two years after she was sacked by Met boss Joe Volpe for ‘unprofessional actions … profoundly detrimental to artistic collaboration’, the lyric soprano returns tonight in recital of Spirituals.

It’s an elegant way of laying things to rest.

kathleen battle

If you are attending, do let us know how it was.


  • Derfliegendeamerikaner says:

    It was yesterday

  • John says:

    NY Times covered the concert.

  • Holly Golightly says:

    The most appropriately named diva in music history!!

  • Audy says:

    Great Concert. She sounded marvelous. Her voice spun, was fresh —- really inspired. The choir was great. Their soloists also gifted with lovely voices. “an’ ain’t I a woman?” read by Cecily Tyson was brilliant. The harpist, the pianist, Wynston Marcellis all inspired!