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Separated by a Sea: "Die Entfürung aus dem Serail" and a New Production of "Elektra" at the Met

Opera Teen | Posted 04.25.2016 | Arts
Opera Teen

There's something in the water over in the Mediterranean. From the sunny shores of Turkey (as seen in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Die Entfürung aus dem...

On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 6: The Wagner Family and Questions of Forgiveness (Conclusion)

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 05.12.2016 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

Just as we think of the films of the exceptionally gifted Leni Riefenstahl as Nazi art, so we are in an inexorable process of appreciating much of the art of Richard Wagner as such.

On the Future of Wagnerism, Part 5: The Wagner Family and Questions of Forgiveness

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 05.12.2016 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

Instead of asking for forgiveness or otherwise expressing regret for the past, or even honestly and clearly acknowledging it, what most of these Nazi-tainted German artists have done at best, individually or collectively, is what might be called gestures of redress

First Nighter: Stravinsky's 'Rake's Progress' Back at the Met

David Finkle | Posted 05.03.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

Jonathan Miller's 1997 production of The Rake's Progress, revived at the Metropolitan Opera House for the first time since 2003, and around for only two additional performances, eschews the look.

'Downton Abbey' Meets Mozart At The Met Opera

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 11.26.2014 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

All's well that ends well, Shakespeare observed, and the summer of the Metropolitan Opera's discontent could not have ended any better than with its smashing new production of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro.

From True Blood and Fargo to Everything Else

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Trevor Morris: "Believe me, all my kids know or think is cool, is Dora the Explorer, not that I am a five-time Emmy-nominee."

On the Future of Wagnerism, Part 2: Jewish Wagnerites and Wagner Societies

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 06.23.2014 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

Part 1 of "On The Future of Wagnerism," "Do New Revelations of Hitler's Taste in Art Cast New Light on Wagner Appreciation?" was published on Huffingt...

First Nighter: The Met's New 'Wozzeck' with Matthias Goerne Confidently Stepping In

David Finkle | Posted 05.07.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

The first performance of the new Wozzeck production at the Metropolitan Opera House turned into one of those show-must-go-on episodes that turn up not...

On the Future of Wagnerism: Do New Revelations About Hitler's Taste in Art Cast New Light on Wagner Appreciation?

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

What's to be done about someone whose art is or seems to be so great, but whose prejudices were unquestionably contributory to great evil? How do you continue to appreciate art once aware of the enormity it was accessory to?

Tanglewood

Michael Kaiser | Posted 09.08.2012 | Home
Michael Kaiser

It is astonishing to me that this summer marks the 75th Anniversary of Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and even more asto...

Mallika Rao

Comparing Million Dollar Salaries At The Met

HuffingtonPost.com | Mallika Rao | Posted 06.19.2012 | Home

In today's opera news, the legendary music director of the Metropolitan Opera, James Levine, reportedly made $2.1 million in 2010, up 39 percent from ...

Classical Music In 2011: Ape Opera, Gehry In Miami, OWS And More

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 12.23.2011 | Home

To evaluate classical music in 2011 shows us a divided land. One troubling trend shows the continued financial struggles of classical music organizati...

Met Opera Music Director Out For 2012-2013 Season

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.09.2011 | Home

NEW YORK — The music director of New York's Metropolitan Opera will take a break from conducting for the rest of the company's current season and th...

Rome Opera Is Not Happy Their Conductor Left For The Met Opera

www.huffingtonpost.com | Posted 11.12.2011 | Home

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - ROME — Rome's Teatro dell'Opera says Fabio Luisi's last-minute bolting from his engagement to conduct "Elektra" so he could c...

Met Opera's Music Director Cancels All Fall Performances

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 11.06.2011 | Home

The end of an era: James Levine, the Metropolitan Opera's musical director, has canceled his fall performances. According to the Met's press releas...

First Nighter: Dmitri Hvorostovsky in Met's Ravishing Simon Boccanegra

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

During the first night of this season's Metropolitan Opera revival of the 1995 Giancarlo del Monaco production, the cast followed some straight-forward advice with prodigious rewards.

Susan Wadsworth: Almost 50 Years of Young Concert Artists Series

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jim Luce

Not many people can fulfill their passion - and build an institution - for fifty years. Susan Wadsworth can. The founder of the Young Concert Artist...