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Putin's Precedent and Other Topics

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 12.02.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

A Sunday broadcast on Canal Plus treated me, for the umpteenth time, to the spectacle of the National Front presenting itself as the Mr. Clean of French politics. In response, I refer readers to investigative work demonstrating that the contrary is true.

'Rigoletto' At The Met Opera: Company Abandons Luc Bondy For Vegas Version

AP | By RONALD BLUM | Posted 02.23.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- The Metropolitan Opera has abandoned a new production of Verdi's "Rigoletto" by director Luc Bondy, whose grim version of Puccini's "Tosca...

Peter Gelb and His Met: No Booing Please

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

What occurs to me about the booing is that it might begin to color attitudes towards the Met under Peter Gelb for whom this 2009-10 season is the first with no vestigial ties to Joseph Volpe.

Why All the Booing?

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Kaiser

Making art is about taking risk. Embarrassing serious artists when they are taking important risks seems hardly a smart approach that will foster additional experimentation.

Tosca in Times Square, or, the Piazza di Nuova York

Alex Henry | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alex Henry

Having gone just to witness the scene, I stayed for the second and third acts, foraging for some pizza and Pellegrino at one of the intermissions to complete the Italian effect.

Culture Zohn Off the C(H)uff: Milena Canonero, Oscar-Winning Costume Designer Collaborates at the Metropolitan Opera

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Patricia Zohn

2009-09-21-zohnbox.jpg "In opera after the first night you don't know what will happen; it's a moveable feast!"