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Dietrich Fischer Dieskau

Stephanie Blythe on 'Mrs. Lovett' - Now at San Francisco Opera through 9/29

Sean Martinfield | Posted 09.22.2015 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Is Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd an opera -- or what? The work has been around for thirty-six years and known all around the world -- challenging labels, accommodating professional and academic venues, always a kaleidoscope of actors who sing and singers who act.

The Inside Scoop

George Heymont | Posted 04.29.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

From psychics who claim to be communicating with the soul of the dead octopus to hucksters trying to establish whether Paul is an English or German citizen, The Life and Times of Paul the Psychic Octopus gives new meaning to Barnum's claim that "There's a sucker born every minute."

Performer Who 'Shaped The Culture Of Singing' Dies

AP | Posted 07.18.2012 | Home

BERLIN — Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, the renowned German baritone who performed for more than five decades on stages in Berlin, Vienna, London and...