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On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 3: Beckmesser, Kissinger and the Klinghoffer Controversy

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 07.18.2014 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

Playing out before us is the Wagner situation redux. In anticipation of the Metropolitan Opera's new production of The Death of Klinghoffer.

Aisle View: The Demon Barber of Lincoln Center

Steven Suskin | Posted 05.06.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

There is always a place for a production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd, especially one that gives us an oversized orchestra filling the hall with Sondheim's masterful score.

Romantic Conspiracies

George Heymont | Posted 03.20.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Last fall, the San Francisco Opera presented new productions of two of the operatic art form's greatest works. Each is a rollicking comedy in which young love triumphs over extremely vain and selfish elders who claim to have the ingenue's best interest at heart.

GREG FEDDERLY -- A Comprimario Tenor Extraordinaire

Sean Martinfield | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Around five years ago, opera tenor Greg Fedderly made the decision to remove himself from the Romantic Lead category. Years of doing that thing which most romantic leading tenor roles are all about -- can make a guy think.

My Takeaway From the Metropolitan Opera's New Rheingold

Albert Imperato | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Albert Imperato

The Metropolitan Opera's season-opening performances last week of Wagner's Das Rheingold got lots of media attention, and with good reason.