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First Nighter: Maria Stuarda at the Met, Donna McKechnie at 54 Below

David Finkle | Posted 01.03.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

In setting Maria Stuarda to music, Gaetano Donizetti did some of his most beautiful writing, not just for the title character and her prevailing adversary Elizabeth I. Throughout, Donizetti also imagined any number of ensembles

A Most Magical New Flute

George Heymont | Posted 08.15.2012 | Arts
George Heymont


'Turn Of The Screw' Is An Online Hit

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 10.22.2011 | Home

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. ...

Turn of the Screw Gets a Stunning New Turn at LA Opera

Rodney Punt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rodney Punt

The Turn of the Screw's LA Opera production is a game-changer. Its musical realization is first rate, allowing the work to shine as a towering masterpiece.

That was the decade that was!

Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Brian Dickie

I have had the good fortune to have been in Chicago for the whole of the first decade of the 21st century which ended over the weekend. It has been a...

STREAMING LIVE NOW: Glyndebourne Opera Festival Streams Straight To Your Computer

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

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...

Potentially Quieter Day

Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brian Dickie

That was how I thought that I would mange to get over the stresses of the last few week. I managed to get a quiet few minutes in the sun at lunchtime -- bliss.

Where Maurice Sendak Has Been

Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brian Dickie

We watched HBO's documentary on Maurice Sendak alternately with laughter and tears. Maurice has been an important part of my life for the last 29 years.