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On the Future of Wagnerism: Do New Revelations About Hitler's Taste in Art Cast New Light on Wagner Appreciation?

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

What's to be done about someone whose art is or seems to be so great, but whose prejudices were unquestionably contributory to great evil? How do you continue to appreciate art once aware of the enormity it was accessory to?

After the Gold Rush: Wagner's Ring Cycle

Joyce Morgan | Posted 01.31.2014 | Arts
Joyce Morgan

As twilight descends on Wagner's bicentenary, Australia has unveiled the final Ring cycle of the year. It is the first time Opera Australia has tackled the work, and it has staged it not in the iconic Sydney Opera House, where the problematic pit is too small to accommodate the massive orchestra needed, but in Melbourne.

The Met Season Analysis Part 4: What to Expect From March to May

Opera Teen | Posted 12.01.2012 | Arts
Opera Teen

Bow to the Met Season! It is your leader!

PHOTOS: Celebs Attend Opera Opening Night

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The highly-anticipated opening of the Metropolitan Opera took place Monday night with celebrities including Meg Ryan, Christine Baranski, Kerry Washin...

Buy LA Opera Stock

Laurence Vittes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

Just about the time the Lakers hit training camp this fall, LA Opera will return from the outer space of Achim Freyer's Ring cycle and launch a blockbuster new season.

Plan ForYourArt June 17-19

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

THURSDAY, JUNE 17 How Many Billboards? Closing Reception MAK Center (West Hollywood) 7-9pm The closing reception for How Many Billboards? the public ...

Hollywood Indifferent to Opera's Lord of the Rings

Steve Pond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Steve Pond

The movie industry can give 17 Oscars to 10 hours of movies about a magic ring, but they'd rather not pay attention to 19 hours of opera about a magic ring.

Inside LA Opera's $32-Million Ring Cycle Gamble

latimes.com | Mike Boehm >>> | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

In Richard Wagner's "The Ring of the Nibelung," a pile of sacred gold and a ring that's fashioned from it are said to confer "measureless might." Howe...