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Contemporary Opera

New York City Opera's Road Back -- An Interview with General Director Michael Capasso

ZEALnyc | Posted 01.03.2017 | Arts

Mark McLaren, ZEALnyc Editor in Chief, January 3, 2017 This week, New York City Opera continues its season with a Hal Prince mounting of Candide. Fro...

Keeping 'Classical' Alive by Remembering the Composers Who Aren't Dead

Jennifer Rivera | Posted 09.21.2016 | Arts
Jennifer Rivera

The frequent misconception that opera is only ancient definitely exists, because on more than one occasion I've had a stranger who struck up a conversation with me comment," wait -- you're singing a NEW opera? They still write operas?"

Vulcan Lyric's Powerful Glory Denied

Lew Whittington | Posted 08.21.2016 | Arts
Lew Whittington

Conductor Andrew Kurtz has established a new opera troupe in Philly called Vulcan Lyric, building on his previous venture, Center City Opera Theater, which focused on presenting new operas and collaborating with a roster of regular, mostly Philly-based singers.

The Rumors of Opera's Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated (Pt. 1)

Jennifer Rivera | Posted 12.02.2014 | Arts
Jennifer Rivera

We've been bamboozeled. Opera is so far from dying it isn't even funny. Opera in the U.S in 2014 is practically a newborn baby. Are the biggest companies suffering from financial strain? Yes. But is interest in opera waning? Absolutely not!

Music I (Mostly) Hold Dear: Glass

Daniel Asia | Posted 04.14.2014 | Arts
Daniel Asia

I became aware of Philip Glass's music in 1975 when Ron Perera at Smith College introduced me to Music in Fifths. I thought it intriguing.

Concerns With Contemporary Music

Jura Margulis | Posted 01.16.2013 | Arts
Jura Margulis

I personally have absolutely no problem with entertainment; I enjoy it immensely. What could compete with Avatar in 3D, Guns N' Roses, PSWii or Vegas? But let's not get confused.

VOX Opera Festival Announces New Lineup

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 11.01.2012 | Arts

The New York City Opera has recently announced the six selections that will appear in this year's VOX Festival in New York, a workshop program for new...