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Danielle De Niese

Languages of Love and Loss: Bel Canto at Chicago Lyric Opera

Opera Teen | Posted 01.19.2017 | Arts
Opera Teen

For whatever reason, humankind has an obsession with being trapped in close quarters and the bonds that emerge as a result. An opera based on Luis Bu...

Life Can Be Such a Drag!

George Heymont | Posted 03.27.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

So many questions about gender identity found a place in 2014's headlines that, as the world put last year to rest and got on with the business of 2015, I couldn't help but think back to a particular week last fall.

First Nighter: "El gato con botas," "Le Nozze di Figaro," Carlisle Floyd One-Acts as Opera Magnets

David Finkle | Posted 02.08.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Since perfect things come along infrequently, it's absolutely required that when they do, a whole lot of carrying on attends them. The perfect thing about which I'm now holding forth is the Gotham Chamber Opera and Tectonic Theater Project's revival of El gato con botas.

Mixed-Media Extravaganza -- and a Global Message

David Tereshchuk | Posted 04.03.2012 | Arts
David Tereshchuk

New York's Metropolitan Opera is currently wowing much of its faithful audience and, as hoped, enticing a newer public with its decidedly multimedia -- and multi-sourced -- confection, The Enchanted Island.

Going for Baroque

Danielle de Niese | Posted 03.01.2012 | Arts
Danielle de Niese

This season the Metropolitan Opera is having a "Baroque Coming-Out Party" on New Year's Eve with the world premiere of The Enchanted Island.

Inspired To Inspire

Danielle de Niese | Posted 02.15.2012 | Arts
Danielle de Niese

In the age we live in, where everything moves so fast, when instant gratification is considered a virtue, and when faster is usually better, it's a true gift when we are captivated -- when we simply stand still and witness a moment of inspiration.