We don't need fewer trained artists. We need to create more opportunities for them that allow them to earn a living.
The Kosky hyper modernistic interpretation of Jacques Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann is undeniably clear: dare to enter the embrace of Eros and live to write tales about it.
Angel Blue is an American soprano singer, Miss Hollywood 2005, and BBC presenter of the BBC Proms and the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competitio...
Imagine a world in which the Golden Age of Cinema had never ended. We had decided that it was so wonderful, it should just be preserved as it was. This world exists. It is the world of the opera establishment.
Michael Mayes has been making a big name for himself in the past few years, giving passionate and memorable performances in such works as Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking and Tom Cipullo's Glory Denied.
Opera and the iconic rock band, The Police may seem to be from different worlds but the group's co-founder and drummer, Stewart Copeland, bridges the gap as an accomplished musician in both genres.
It has taken the Met Opera 100 years to get Bizet's Les Pecheurs de Perles back on the stage, but the new production the company unveiled in a gala New Year's Eve premiere is such a spectacular success, beautifully sung and acted by a splendid cast and chorus, it should secure the opera a place in the repertory for years to come.
Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons Looking for the chance to spend a magical evening in Milan? Attending an opera at the famous La Scala theatre in...
There are few if any sure-fire hits in the theater. In opera about the closest one can come to a slam-dunk is The Barber of Seville, and the Met Opera's holiday staging of Rossini's comic masterpiece is a delicious confection that is at once sweet and light and immensely satisfying.
In a building in midtown, only one floor above the aural din that characterizes every New Yorker's existence, the white walls and clean lines of the EFA Project Space (The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts) create an aesthetically pleasing sanctuary for some avant-garde opera.
Writing about the arts seems light-weight at the time of extreme violence. I cannot sit silently anymore regarding the tragic events of the past few days in San Bernardino, Paris and elsewhere.
Ooh-la-la! As John Oliver mentioned in response to the recent attacks on France's capital, Paris will endure - largely due to its rich culture and pas...
Famed opera singer Renee Fleming joined me on my most recent podcast of The Dinner Party on WGN Radio's WGN Plus. In a funny, natural and easy-going ...
Today we learned of the death of Dick Horowitz at the age of 91. You perhaps never heard of him. If you went to the Metropolitan Opera or listened to its broadcasts any time from 1946 until two years ago, you definitely heard Dick Horowitz.
Opera thrives on femmes fatales, and there are none in all the repertory quite as fatale as Lulu, the titular siren of Alban Berg's unfinished final work which the Metropolitan Opera has returned to the stage in a dazzling new production by William Kentridge.
Lulu, it seems, is everywhere. Frank Wedekind's legendary femme fatale, who's beguiling behavior inspired nearly as many artists as Helen of Troy's beauty launched ships, can be found all over New York City.