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New York City Opera Presents a Historically Interesting Double-Bill of 'Aleko' and 'Pagliacci'

ZEALnyc | Posted 09.15.2016 | Arts

By Jose Andrade, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, September 15, 2016 New York City Opera's history during the 21st century has been filled with volatilit...

Producing for Pat

Glen Roven | Posted 06.21.2015 | Arts
Glen Roven

When legendary soprano Patricia Racette, currently starring at the Met in Pagliacci, called and asked if I would like to produce her new CD, I had to pinch myself. This is the kind of request that can make my day, week and month.

The Light in the Piazza: New Productions of 'Cavalleria Rusticana' and 'Pagliacci' at the Met

Opera Teen | Posted 06.16.2015 | Arts
Opera Teen

McVicar's choice to treat the operas as two separate pieces is interesting. Yes, they're two different pieces by two different composers, but they share multiple common themes. Pagliacci's composition was, in fact, inspired by Cavalleria.

But Doctor, I Am Pagliacci: The Passing of a Clown

Arthur Chu | Posted 08.14.2014 | Comedy
Arthur Chu

In a world filled with cutting satire and brutal parody and subversive deconstruction, he was one of those comics who really believed the purpose of comedy was to make people happy, to help people forget.

Killer Legends Available on DVD and iTunes

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 09.07.2014 | Entertainment
Stephen D. Winick

Good news for folklore enthusiasts and legend trippers: Killer Legends, a smart, scary documentary I discussed when it was first aired back in February, is now available on DVD and iTunes.

'Pagliacci' Returns To Detroit Opera After 27 Year Absence

David Kiley | Posted 07.18.2012 | Detroit
David Kiley

What's not to like about a mad, sad, murderous clown?

Opera: The Real Deal!

Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brian Dickie

There is nothing more exhilarating than being transported from this stressed out world to the complete knockout world of "real opera."