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On the Future of Wagnerism, Part 2: Jewish Wagnerites and Wagner Societies

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 06.23.2014 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

Part 1 of "On The Future of Wagnerism," "Do New Revelations of Hitler's Taste in Art Cast New Light on Wagner Appreciation?" was published on Huffingt...

WATCH: A Corpse Is The Unexpected Star Of This Haunting Ballet (NSFW)

Posted 11.05.2013 | Arts

Warning: This content may be graphic to some audiences. No matter what kind of dance you're into, most genres have at least one thing in common: da...

Totem, Cirque du Soleil, San Pedro, CA

James Scarborough | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
James Scarborough

If you could amend the Nobel Prize charter to consolidate all the individual awards into one, Cirque du Soleil's "Totem," written and directed by Robert Lepage, at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro would be the first, if not only, recipient.

Stage Malfunctions Make A Mess At The Met

AP | MIKE SILVERMAN | Posted 06.08.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — It's not just the golden ring that carries a curse. The Metropolitan Opera's production of Wagner's epic seems to as well. On Saturd...

'The Tempest' At The Met: No Happy Ending In Sight

Andrew Losowsky | Posted 12.25.2012 | Arts
Andrew Losowsky

The biggest problem with the Met's new production of The Tempest is, well, that it's The Tempest. There's no way of interpreting the story closely that doesn't involve a supposedly happy ending (spoiler alert for 400-year-old text, folks) being the return to royalty of an exiled European aristocrat who has in the meantime created his own colony built on the fear and subjugation of his new island home's original occupants. Not to mention the creepy patriarchal attitude towards his daughter.

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!

The Met Opera Season Analysis, Part One: What to Expect From September to October

Opera Teen | Posted 11.18.2012 | Arts
Opera Teen

On September 24th, the Metropolitan Opera opens its doors with a production of L'Elisir d'Amore for a whole new season. You can't help but be excited!

How 'The Ring' Was Staged

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 04.04.2012 | Home

When Richard Wagner wrote his Ring Cycle, did he dream of a giant steel machine twisting and sliding on stage? Probably not. But the Metropolitan O...

Totem -- An Artistic Triumph for Cirque du Soleil

George Heymont | Posted 01.10.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Not only does Cirque du Soleil's Totem deal with the process that allowed man to take his first steps, it also marks a turning point in the company's artistic standards.

3-D Opera!

AP | MIKE SILVERMAN | Posted 12.28.2011 | Home

NEW YORK — Welcome to the 3-D "Siegfried" – and we're not just talking about the dwarfs, the dragon and Deborah Voigt. Sure, all of them ...

The Ugly Side of Our Globalised World

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christina Patterson

Sometimes, it takes art to bring an issue alive. Sometimes, what it takes, in fact, is a play. Two weeks ago, I saw a play that was so beautiful, and ...

Theater: Not So "Good People," Fine "Timon," Lovely "Nightingale" and No KO for "Beautiful Burnout"

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

GOOD PEOPLE ** out of **** TIMON OF ATHENS *** NIGHTINGALE *** BEAUTIFUL BURNOUT ** GOOD PEOPLE ** out of **** Manhattan Theatre Club at Samuel J. F...

Metropolitan Opera Goes High-Tech With 'Ring' Debut

AP | MIKE SILVERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — When Robert Lepage signed on to direct the Metropolitan Opera's first new "Ring" cycle in more than 20 years, he saw his challenge as...

OPERA: CultureZohn (Singing in the Streets)

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

2010-09-27-rheingoldbox.jpgThe Metropolitan Opera offers proof that the double dealing, back-stabbing, larger-than-life emotion of Wagner rivals any of our great governmental dramas.