Few operas can provide an evening of such pure delight as Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and few productions of Rossini's comic gem are as much fun as the o...
They performed the song a couple of times, thanked me, and left. A moment later, the singer returned, cheeks wet with tears. "Thank you, sir," she said, squeezing my hand. Then, urgently: "I love the songs so much."
I have to believe that if I had the access to social networking and the Internet that exists today, I would have experienced less isolation.
Some people say opera is dying. Others say it's experiencing a kind of rebirth. I'm in the latter camp, as I mentioned in my most recent articles about the burgeoning of exciting new opera companies in the United States during the past 10 years. But another aspect of the opera world that seems to be having a rebirth is opera marketing.
New Yorkers are in the enviable position that, sooner or later, everyone will come and visit the city. We do not have to travel the world - even though many of us love to do so - to learn about different cultures because the world comes to us.
Despite my enthusiasm for all things politically incorrect, I was completely surprised by my reaction to Klinghoffer.
Composer Brian Schober had been vacationing for at least a decade in Ocho Rios, Jamaica when one day he discovered the legendary Rose Hall, a plantation house located outside of Montego Bay. The property turned out to have a fascinating back story dating back hundreds of years.
Sometimes I was almost locked out of my mind by the anxiety. But balancing, to me, is possible if you're willing to stop planning a little bit. On any given day, the next day doesn't seem possible -- but it has to be possible, because you're being pulled.
Few operas can match Bizet's Carmen for passion, jealousy, revenge, and ultimate tragedy, set to stirring and glorious music, and the Met Opera's sweeping production by Richard Eyre brings it all vividly to life.
I understand that this is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Here is my story.
When you choose artists of the highest caliber and the finished product becomes not just an artistic experiment but truly an exceptional presentation of music and drama, you're really onto something.
The status of women in Romanian society has seen both improvements and setbacks over the last two decades. Accession to the EU initially brought advances, as the country had to meet European standards on equality. But some of those advances were short-lived.
We've been bamboozeled. Opera is so far from dying it isn't even funny. Opera in the U.S in 2014 is practically a newborn baby. Are the biggest companies suffering from financial strain? Yes. But is interest in opera waning? Absolutely not!
Raw lust for power dominates the Met Opera's stirring modernistic production of Verdi's Macbeth, which returned to the house last night with Anna Netr...
AMSTERDAM -- Everyone knows how splintered the online video industry is. Opera Software, a veteran web browser maker, reckons TV can learn a thing or ...
By Giorgi Ben-Meir Hand in hand, I walked with my older brother Sam into the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center in New York City. He was twe...