Departures 100: Top Cultural To Dos in 2017

The museum exhibitions, movie premieres, theater debuts, and other cultural highlights we’re most looking forward to in the year ahead.

Merri Cyr
OF 29

Soprano Surpreme

In her debut at La Scala, Milan’s famously unforgiving opera house, last year, Nadine Sierra got an almost unheard-of response: a mid-Rigoletto demand for an encore. At just 28, the Fort Lauderdale native has emerged as one of the most sought-after coloratura sopranos in the business. She will double up on Mozart this season: in Die Zauberflöte at the Paris National Opera (January 23–February 23) and Idomeneo at New York’s Metropolitan Opera (March 6–25).