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The Great Dream: An American Opera

Daron Hagen | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
Daron Hagen

We're in for a wild ride the next few years. Some really great operas are going to be produced. The Great Dream is coming true.

On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 3: Beckmesser, Kissinger and the Klinghoffer Controversy

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

Playing out before us is the Wagner situation redux. In anticipation of the Metropolitan Opera's new production of The Death of Klinghoffer.

Joan Sutherland 1926-2010

Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Brian Dickie

Oh dear -- one of the greatest of all is gone, a singer who for my generation was a defining light, a miraculous singer, and as Luciano said, "the voice of the century."

Dudamel Redux: Music Critics Eat Their Words

Donna Perlmutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Donna Perlmutter

It was supposed to be the "Eat Your Heart Out" tour, with guest appearances by Gustavo Dudamel leading the Los Angeles Philharmonic in major U.S. cities. Very quickly, it became the "Sour Grapes" tour.