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Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo -- A Stunning Debut in 'Partenope' at San Francisco Opera

Sean Martinfield | Posted 12.24.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

San Francisco Opera's current production of Handel's 1730 comedy, Partenope -- now transported to a high-toned Parisian salon in the 1920s -- is an intoxicating whirlwind of fresh air.

Meet The Break-Out Stars Of The Met

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.20.2012 | Arts

With every new season at The Metropolitan Opera comes a fresh batch of break-out stars, belting their way to the leading roles of infamous operas like...

Candide Travels the World and Arrives at Hollywood Bowl

Donna Perlmutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Donna Perlmutter

Victimized by bitter circumstance? Not on a bet. Bernstein's Candide showed up at the Hollywood Bowl in concert, courtesy of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Yes, it was almost the best of all possible worlds.

If This is Monday and Opera in Central Park, Why the Microphones?

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Finkle

My question, then, is: Whom are the presenters doing a favor by offering these recitals? Opera lovers will know they aren't hearing singing done under the proper conditions.