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Opera Theatre of St Louis

A Profile of Soprano Christine Brewer - At the Interlochen Summer Arts Festival, 8/2

Sean Martinfield | Posted 07.30.2015 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

On Sunday, August 2, the lucky attendants at this year's Interlochen Summer Arts Festival will hear soprano Christine Brewer perform Samuel Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915.

Opera for the New World

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 08.27.2013 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

Opera is in effect sung theater. Opera, like theater, can be thought-provoking, historical, educational and a reflection of our society. Historically ...

Blood and Other Hazards of Opera

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 05.22.2012 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

While singing he kept signaling with his eyes for me to look at my knees. There I saw my bloody knee soaking my white stockings. Apparently while crawling on the deck (stage floor) I ripped it open on a nail.

The Time of My Life

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 07.04.2012 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

I find myself now in St. Louis rehearsing Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd for performances with the Opera Theatre of St Louis. The last time I sang with the company was in 1983. And here I am, having the time of my life.

Transgender Artists Help Make Transformative Art

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont


The Powerful Appeal of Opera To Ethnic Communities (VIDEOS)

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

In 1964, when a new musical based on the tales of Sholem Aleichem began its pre-Broadway tryout in Detroit, the producers feared the show might be "to...