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Tristan Und Isolde

Sublime Stemme Opens Metropolitan Opera Season with Wagner

ZEALnyc | Posted 10.06.2016 | Arts

By Mark McLaren, ZEALnyc Editor in Chief, October 6, 2016 This week the Swedish soprano Nina Stemme joined the ranks of Callas, Sutherland, Pavarotti...

Tristan und Isolde in Times Square

Alice Carey | Posted 09.29.2016 | Arts
Alice Carey

Wagner would have loved it...I hope, the great surge of humanity gathered respectfully in Times Square to see opening night of Tristan und Isolde at t...

Met Opera Opens Monday - Season Highlights Here

ZEALnyc | Posted 09.23.2016 | Arts

Soprano Nina Stemme in Met Opera's 'Tristan und Isolde;' photo: Kristian Schuller Mark McLaren, ZEALnyc Editor in Chief, September 23, 2016 Fall is ...

A Profile of Soprano Christine Brewer - At the Interlochen Summer Arts Festival, 8/2

Sean Martinfield | Posted 07.29.2016 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

On Sunday, August 2, the lucky attendants at this year's Interlochen Summer Arts Festival will hear soprano Christine Brewer perform Samuel Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915.

Christof Loy's Tristan and Isolde

Mena Mark Hanna | Posted 06.26.2013 | Arts
Mena Mark Hanna

Experiencing the music of Richard Wagner can be excruciating, something even the composer himself admitted. While finishing Tristan and Isolde, Wagner predicted that the final act is "bound to drive people mad."

Is Sharing a Good Thing After All?

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

There is no doubt that sharing productions allows an opera company to show more new works than when every company builds each of its own productions. But is something lost in this endeavor? I think so.