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Teachable Moments

George Heymont | Posted 09.24.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

As someone who enjoys wordplay, I have always been partial to the following moment at the end of Act I of Stephen Sondheim's 1979 musical thriller entitled Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Samuel Ramey Is Leo the Great in San Francisco Opera's 'Attila'

Sean Martinfield | Posted 06.11.2012 | Home
Sean Martinfield

The role of "Leone" in Verdi's Attila requires an artist of the larger-than-life variety. For the 2012 summer season at San Francisco Opera, that can be carried off by no one else but Samuel Ramey.

My Visit to Venice

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Kaiser

La Fenice in Venice has been one of the most important opera houses for over two centuries. Verdi alone wrote "Attila," "Rigoletto," "La Traviata" and "Simon Boccanegra" for La Fenice!

Culture Zohn Off the C(H)uff With Herzog & de Meuron

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Patricia Zohn

2010-02-18-mountain.jpgThe architectural team that prides itself on creating unexpected public spaces attractive to all layers of society turns to Verdi.