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How Verdi Transcends Weltschmerz

Pia de Jong | Posted 05.03.2015 | Arts
Pia de Jong

Were you born here?" I ask Michael, the stonemason who repairs the flagstones along my driveway. They are in shambles because of the constant freezing, thawing and refreezing in recent weeks.

Placido Domingo Will Sing This Famous Opera For The First Time

AP | Posted 05.14.2012 | Home

LONDON — Placido Domingo will sing the title character in Verdi's "Nabucco" for the first time at The Royal Opera next year. The new production...

The Art of Criticism in the Technological Age -- Pros and Cons of Our Times

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 12.27.2011 | Arts
Melody Breyer-Grell

Why is arts criticism important? In a perfect situation, criticism would serve at least three-fold. Worthy artists would receive recognition, audience...

Jumpin' Jack Verdi, It's a Gas, Gas, Gas: Iran and the Pipelineistan Opera

Pepe Escobar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pepe Escobar

Whatever Washington thinks, the Europeans know that energy independence from Russia is, in reality, inconceivable. Bottom line when it comes to natural gas: Europe needs everything.