Paris has a new, state-of-the-art concert hall, something the French have been waiting for since they dispatched Louis XVI in 1793, thus making possible government- funded arts venues for the people.
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There was part of me that didn't want to get involved in the discussion at all because I wanted the news about it to end so that the singer in question could just forget about it and move on.
When in the history of arts criticism has anyone mentioned a man being "stressed by fatherhood"? I would guess never.
Calling a perfectly beautiful and well-shaped woman fat turns what we do into little more than a wet t-shirt contest.
It's difficult to make inroads into opera, but this year is already proving to ease the challenge through a talented (and attractive) group of all-sta...
Even if you couldn't make it to England for the Glyndebourne Festival this summer, you can watch a full opera streamed from the site right at home.
Attention, Hollywood: you need Johannes-Martin Kränzle's comic services. No, you don't know him. He's an opera singer. While you have been cranking out bad comedies, opera has been cranking out new productions that will wow even the unmusical.
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."
I was moved by a piece in the Guardian today about The Rake's Progress which opens at Glyndebourne next Sunday. This will be the umpteenth revival of the celebrated John Cox/David Hockney production.
Director Peter Sellars is a visionary, an enlightening educator, and a man of peace. And of course he can also be the court jester. He displayed all the above, and a good more besides, this evening.
Being unable to attend the Glyndebourne Opera Festival can be counted among life's chief disappointments. Now, thanks to MediciTV, you can do your be...
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